Guernsey remains unbeaten on Day 2 of European WCL Div 2

Thu, Jul 15, 2010 10:43 AM

Guernsey remains unbeaten on Day 2 of European WCL Div 2

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Wins for Guernsey, Germany, and France

Guernsey beat Israel, and the weather, to record their second win of the tournament

For the second consecutive day, Guernsey powered its way to victory, this time over Israel. Guernsey took advantage of morning cloud cover and damp conditions, inserting Israel and bowling them out for just 86 in 35.2 overs. The wickets were shared around the Guernsey attack. Israel set about its work in fine style, reducing the home side to 7-2, but calm was restored by an unbroken third wicket stand between skipper Stuart Le Prevost and youngster Tim Ravenscroft, who steered Guernsey to the winning post.

KGV Playing Fields, Rue Cohu, has proved an unhappy hunting ground for Gibraltar so far during the Division 2 Championships. Beaten comfortably there yesterday by Guernsey, it lost today to Germany. The pick of the Gibraltar bowlers was 16-year-old Julian Freyone, who took four wickets. Despite this effort, the Germans still managed to score 271 before seeing their final wicket fall on the last ball of the allocated 50 overs. In reply, Gibraltar fell 117 runs short. Farooq Ahmed starred with the ball for Germany, taking five wickets.

The tightest of the three games played on Day 2 of the Championships was battled out at College Field. Yesterday, Norway held its nerve to bowl out Israel for a four-run victory on the same ground. Today it failed to repeat the trick, losing to France by two wickets. Batting first, the Norwegians were restricted to 196. Faisal Shehzad top scored with 35, ably supported by 32 from Iram Dawood. Shahid Malik’s economic spell of 3-20 from 10 overs was crucial to the game. The French reply was built around Jonathan Houghton’s 61. Usman Khan smashed the ball through midwicket for four to spark French celebrations on Bastille Day.

Score summaries (day 2):

At College Field:
Norway 196-9 (50 overs)
France 197-8 (overs)
France won by two wickets

At Port Soif:
Israel 86 (35.2 overs)
Guernsey 90-2 (24 overs) S Le Provost 42*
Guernsey won by eight wickets

Germany 271 (50 overs) M Fernando 55, S Srinivas 51, A Leslie 40, J Eggleston 35, J Freyone 4-35
Gibraltar 154 all out (42.2 overs) Farooq Ahmed took 5-33, Shakeel Hassan 3-22
Germany won by 117 runs

Thursday 15th July 2010:

Rest day

Friday 16th July 2010:

Germany V Guernsey (College Field),
France V Israel (KGV Playing Fields),
Gibraltar V Norway (Rovers Club, Port Soif)

All matches start at 11am


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