Inter Insular #5 1955

The match was played at Victoria College, Jersey
on Saturday 13th August 1955
Umpires G J Gowing (Guernsey) and (Jersey)
Scorers (Guernsey) and (Jersey)
Toss unknown
Match drawn

Guernsey innings    RunsBallsMins4s6sSR Jersey bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRER
R J MarquiscO'BrienbKnight6--00Pitman19.14591001153.1
*A M HunterbTreagus53--91Treagus20542600202.1
R C N RousselbTreagus19--10Knight23745300462.0
P WarrenbTreagus0--00
H V StonecHydebTreagus10--20
J A MartelcTreagusbKnight31--10
A BurtbTreagus0--00
J H HollandcTreagusbKnight5--10
H F RichbTreagus0--00
V M ChapellbPitman22--30
+†J W Brachenotout0--00
Extras (b0, lb7, w0, nb0)7
Total (in 62.1 overs)153
Fall of wickets

Jersey innings    RunsBallsMins4s6sSR Guernsey bowlingOvMdnRunsWktsWNbSRER
*P O'BriencHollandbRich8--10Burt13328200392.2
P R Le CrascMarquisbChapell22--40Holland208000-4.0
C PoreecRousselbBurt32--20Chapell20357300402.9
J Painterrunout29--30Rich10329110602.9
W Forresterc&bChapell3--00
†+A R HydelbwbBurt2--00
G W KnightcBurtbChapell16--20
J D Harmsworthnotout3--00
R Treagusnotout7--10
A Chanterdnb
D Pitmandnb
Extras (b9, lb1, w4, nb0)14
Total (for 7 wkts in 45 overs)136
Fall of wickets
1-27(O'Brien),2-39(Le Cras),3-93(Painter),4-103(Forrester),5-106(Hyde),6-125(Knight),7-125(Poree)


The Guernsey Press on Wednesday 10th August included in the team names the clubs that each player was selected from indicating a selection process and therefore teams truly representative of all players in each island.

Press Wednesday 10th August
The inter-insular cricket match will be played at the Victoria College Field, Jersey, on Saturday. Teams have been announced:
Jersey. O’Brien (Capt) (Beeches), Hyde (BEA), Poree, Painter, Tregus, Pitman (all St Luke’s), Le Cras, Knight, Harmsworth (Caesareans), Forrester (Civil Service), Chanter (Sylvans).
Guernsey. Hunter (Capt) (GICC and Pessimists), Chapell (Rovers), Roussel, Brache (GICC), Burt, Martel, Rich (Pilgrims), Marquis (Rovers), Stone (GICC), Warren (Pilgrims), Holland (Optimists).

Friday 12th August

The annual inter-insular match between teams representative of Jersey and Guernsey clubs will be played at the College Field, Mont Millais tomorrow.


Press Monday 15th August

‘Clock beats Jersey batsmen as they fight for victory’

Jersey were only 18 runs short of the Guernsey total and had three wickets in hand when stumps were drawn in the inter-insular match at the Victoria College Field on Saturday. Guernsey were all out for 153 and Jersey went in faced with the task of scoring 154 to win in 140 minutes. They made a great bid for victory but the clock beat them in the end.

Main batsman of the Guernsey innings was a fine knock by Alan Hunter who hit 53 – the match’s top score – before being bowled by Treagus. He opened the innings with Marquis but the latter fell victim to a catch by O’Brien after making only six.

Johnny Martel also did well with he bat, hitting a valuable 31 while Chapell and Roussel were also among the runs. Star of the Jersey attack was Treagus who took six for 42 and also brought off a catch to dismiss Holland.

The Guernsey bowling was steady and accurate throughout the Jersey innings with Chapell returning the best figures – three for 57. Poree, Painter and Le Cras spearheaded Jersey’s bid for victory with the first mentioned being top scorer with 32.

Star Monday 15th August

‘Jersey batsmen fail in effort to beat clock’

Set to score 154 runs in 140 minutes in the match with Guernsey at the College Field, Mont Millais, Jersey, on Saturday, Jersey failed to achieve their objective having made 136 for seven wickets when stumps were drawn at 6.30pm.

The game commenced at 11.30 in the morning with Guernsey taking first knock. At lunch they had scored 95 for four wickets, this including a fine knock of 53 by Alan Hunter and good supporting play by RCN Roussel who was bowled by Treagus after scoring 19.

After lunch Stone and Martel made a good stand but Burt, Holland and rich were quickly out. VM Chapell made the tail wag and at the crease for about 20 minutes he made 22 before falling a victim to Pitman’s bowling. Treagus took six wickets for 42 runs and Knight three for 45, Guernsey taking 205 minutes to put up their score.

O’Brien and Le Cras opened confidently for Jersey but with 27 on the board O’Brien, who had made eight, was caught by Holland off Rich. Le Cras was then joined by Poree and made 22 before being caught by Marquis off Chapell. Poree and Painter added 54 to the score, Painter going first with 29 runs to his credit.

Poree remained at the wicket with Forrester, Hyde and Knight, but was caught by Roussel off Burt’s bowling after making 32. Harmsworth and Treagus were the not out batsmen and Chapell and Chapell took three wickets for 57, Burt two for 28. It was mainly because of the steadiness and accuracy of the bowling that Jersey failed to make the required 18 runs to record a win before stumps were drawn.