Heavy defeat for Jersey in cricket inter-insular
Monday 5th September 2011, 2:10PM BST.
SELDOM has there been such a one-sided inter-insular.
The Sarnians beat Jersey by 147 runs at the KGV on Saturday. The fact that Jersey fell three runs short of matching Jeremy Frith’s individual score alone emphasises just how dominant Guernsey were.
Centurion Frith was the undoubted star of the performance as he collected yet another man-of-the-match award, but the strength in depth of the hosts’ squad was evident whereas, with several big name players absent, the visitors simply asked too much of a very youthful side.
With Guernsey starting proceedings with the bat, after a run out in the first over, credited to James Faudemer for his swift piece of fielding close in on the leg side which led to a direct hit, the wickets were scarce to be seen.
Frith was able to score 147 and help the home side on to 273, for seven, with Ben Stevens the pick of the bowlers on four wickets for 35 runs. Jersey then struggled to put the pieces together with the bat and found themselves quickly down to 41 for three.
Full report in Monday’s JEP