Inter Insular #3 1953

The match was played at College Field, Jersey
on Monday 3rd August 1953
Umpires (Guernsey) and (Jersey) unknown
Scorers (Guernsey) and (Jersey) unknown
Toss unknown
Jersey won by 2 wickets

Guernsey innings    RunsBallsMins4s6sSR Jersey bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRER
R J Van LeuvencMallinsonbHarmsworth12Atkinson196473
R E GuilbertcHarmsworthbLe Marquand8Le Marquand154511
A G RaebAtkinson5Harmsworth81601
*A M HunterlbwbAtkinson0Knight100334
H V StonebAtkinson85--114Poree2160
W F DrucecCollinsbKnight71Jones1010
J HollandcBlampiedbKnight26Collins30140
H F RichcCollinsbKnight14Blampied20200
+†W RobilliardcLe MarquandbKnight0
N Carternotout11
E C G Enevoldsondnb
Extras (b, lb, w, nb)13
Total (for 9 wickets dec in 60 overs)245
Fall of wickets
1-18, 2-29, 3-29, 4-29, 5-151, 6-198, 7-232, 8-232, 9-245

Jersey innings    RunsBallsMins4s6sSR Guernsey bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRER
J D HarmsworthcRobilliardbRich64Enevoldson183663
R PoreebEnevoldson41Carter61213
+†A R HydebEnevoldson13Rich18.11872
M MallinsonbEnevoldson0Stone90570
*E C JonescHollandbCarter22Holland20110
G W KnightcRichbCarter15
R DavycRobilliardbCarter8
J Atkinsonnotout59---4
J B V Collinsc____bRich18
F Le Marquandnotout2
W Blampieddnb
Extras (b, lb, w, nb)5
Total (for 8 wickets in 53.1 overs)247
Fall of wickets
1-91, 2-114, 3-114 (Mallinson), 4-127, 5-160, 6-161, 7-168, 8-216


It is apparent from the reports below that in 1953 they continued this demarcation between the two games, Guernsey v Jersey and GICC v JICC.

Press Tuesday 28th July 1953

Next Saturday the Guernsey Island Cricket Club has a fixture against the JICC at the College Field starting at 11.30. The following team has been selected to represent the GICC:

VG Collenette (capt), AE Martin, RE Guilbert, D Hotton, RG Rae, HV Stone, HF Rich, JA Martel, W Robilliard, N Carter and R Sutcliffe.

The annual Bank Holiday fixture against Jersey will be played in Jersey this year. The selected team is: AM Hunter (capt), HV Stone, RJ Van Leuven, RG Rae, RE Guilbert, HF Rich, WF Druce, W Robilliard, J Holland, GC Enevoldsen and N Carter.

Bill Robilliard

Jersey Post on Saturday 1st August

Today in Guernsey the GICC are playing the JICC (they did)

Star Monday 3rd August gave a brief account of the GICC match:

Undefeated with 77 runs after 3 hours batting, E C Jones, opening bat for the JICC, played a great part in Jersey’s hard fought and well deserved victory over the GICC on Saturday.

GICC; A Martin, R Guilbert, R Rae, H Stone, J Martel, D Hotton, V Collenette, W Robilliard, H Rich, N Carter, R Sutcliffe

Star Tuesday 4th August the following day gave an account of the Guernsey v Jersey match:

There was a thrilling finish to the annual cricket match between Guernsey and Jersey in Jersey yesterday. Guernsey batted first and declared at 245 – 9 wickets, thanks to a fine partnership between H V Stone and W F Druce who took the score from 29 for 4 to 151 for 5 before the partnership was broken, Stone scoring four sixes and eleven fours in his 85.

In spite of a good opening stand which put on 80 before tea Jersey scored slowly when the partnership was broken and it was left to Atkinson scoring 30 out of his 59 runs in the last 10 minutes to beat the clock and win the match for Jersey by 2 wickets.

The Press on Tuesday 4th August gave their account of the inter-insular match:

Jersey victory after whirlwind batting. Exciting finish to fine inter-island match.

Some fine batting by Atkinson of Jersey played a big part in the sister island gaining a cricket victory over Guernsey at the College Field, Jersey, yesterday. In a race against the clock Atkinson scored 30 runs in the final 10 minutes and so helped Jersey to win by two wickets.

It was Guernsey who batted first and thanks to a grand stand by Stone and Druce who added 122 the total was eventually carried to 245 for 8. The innings was then declared closed.

Jersey were given a fine start by Harmsworth and Poree who scored 80 before the tea interval but with 30 minutes left for play 70 runs were still wanted. At this stage however Atkinson really punished the Guernsey bowling. With 20 minutes left for play Jersey were still 39 runs behind. But the winning run came with ten minutes to spare.

Atkinson hit 59 not out, 30 of this total coming in the last ten minutes. Included in the innings was four sixes.

Earlier on it was HV Stone of Guernsey who was in great form with the bat.

Guernsey started badly and lost four wickets for only 29 runs. Then Druce joined Stone and the next wicket did not fall until 151 runs were on the board. Stone was dismissed after scoring 85. His innings included four sixes and 11 fours.

It was 3.25 when Jersey started to try and get the runs. After the opening pair had been dismissed the score was carried to 127 for 4 and Jones, Knight and Davy scoring slowly. Then came the Atkinson innings, the exciting finish, and the Jersey victory.