T20 International Inter Insular 2022

It’s Green vs Red Time Again !!
After a two-year gap College Field and KGV will welcome back this summer the Men’s Teams of Guernsey and Jersey for a T20I Tri-Series for the kiya.ai T20 Inter Insular Cup. These matches were last played in 2019 when, after a nail biter at College Field on the Friday night that went to a Super Over, Jersey ran out winners taking both games at KGV the following day.
The matches this year will follow the same format and will be;
Friday 20th May College Field 4.00PM
Saturday 21st May KGV 10.45AM
Saturday 21st May KGV 2.45PM
All three matches are recognised officially by ICC and afforded status as T20 Internationals.
Currently Jersey are ranked 23rd in the world and Guernsey 38th (Source: htps://www.icccricket.com/rankings/mens/team-rankings/t20i )
“We are obviously delighted to be hosting Inter Insular action again and renewing both old rivalries and friendships with our cricketing colleagues from across the water”, said Mark Latter, Guernsey Cricket CEO. “It has been a long time without these games, and we cannot wait to enjoy the thrills of sporting battle again. These games come at a great time to set us up for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Sub Regional Qualifier B later in July. It is especially appreciated that Wayne Gallichan and the team at kiya.ai are able to continue their support of this series, having been with us, then as InfrasoftTech, in 2019.”
Os Lopes, Director at Kiya.ai said, “As a pan Channel Island digital business, Kiya.ai is delighted and proud to once again sponsor the T20 cricket inter insular. It has been a long time since players and supporters have been able to enjoy sporting competition and it will be wonderful to renew relationships both on and off the pitch”.
Jersey Cricket are also looking forward to the re-start of inter insular competition, “We are looking forward to the fixtures against Guernsey in the Kiya.ai T-20i Series in May. This return to Inter Insular action will be eagerly anticipated by both sets of players and supporters. We expect fierce competition and a great atmosphere in Guernsey next month”, said Neil MacRae, Jersey Coach.

Johnson called up to Guernsey T20 squad

by Gareth Le Prevost                  Guernsey Press      18th May 2022

IT IS turning into quite a week for the Johnson family. Just two days after youngest brother Harry claimed seven wickets for the Guernsey under-15s in their victory over their Jersey counterparts at FB Fields, his oldest brother Ben was yesterday named in the Island men’s squad for their much-anticipated inter-insular return this weekend in the Kiya.ai T20I Inter-Insular Cup tri-series.

The l8-year-old left-arm seamer is the eye-catching inclusion in the 14-strong group and Guernsey Crick- et development manager Ben Ferbrache, who is Johnson’s coach at Elizabeth College and now also an Island teammate, believes his selection was fully merited.

‘He has been one of the stand-out bowlers in senior cricket in the last couple of years: Ferbrache said. ‘He has bowled really well for the OEA on the weekends and done well for Op- timists, too, in the Evening League.’ Ferbrache added that the young prospect has added a yard of pace this season and the coach knows all about it having been hit on the shoulder by Johnson in Monday night’s Evening League opener at the KGV. He revealed that Johnson has been working hard over the winter under the guidance of GCB coach Lee Forshaw with the help of a programme devised by fast-bowling coach Stef Jones. ‘He has certainly got a bit of pace about him. He is definitely a threat with the new ball: said Ferbrache. The option of having a left-arm pace bowler is a welcome addition to Guernsey’s armoury as they prepare to welcome Jersey back to these shores on Friday, when the opening match of the three-match T20I series will take place at the College Field starting at4pm.

On Saturday, the series moves to the KGV for a double-header, with match two starting at 10.45am and the concluding third rubber scheduled to begin at 3.15pm. Jersey, who are ranked 22nd in the ICC rankings compared to Guernsey at 38th, will be defending the T20I Inter-Insular Cup and have named a strong squad in what will be a hectic summer of international cricket for the Caesareans. ‘It is very exciting to be once again looking forward to inter-insular cricket action and it will be very interesting to see how the two teams match up after such a long break in the rivalry: said GCB chief executive Mark Latter. ‘We hope to see as many fans as possible at both venues to cheer the boys along.’


Guernsey: Josh Butler (captain), Matt Stokes, Zak Damarell, Ben Ferbrache, Luke le Tissier, Anthony Stokes, Tom Nightingale, Will Peatfield, Luke Bichard, Dec Martel, Ollie Newey, Ben Johnson, David Hooper, Ollie Nightingale.

Jersey: Chuggy Perchard (captain), Dan Birrell, Dom Blampied, Chariie Brennan, Harrison Carlyon, Jake Dunford, Nick Greenwood, Jonty Jenner, Elliot Miles, Rhys Palmer, Julius Sumerauer, Asa Tribe.

T20 Game 1

T20 Game 2

T20 Game 3