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Jersey finish five-match tournament undefeated

Tue, Jul 20, 2010 10:43 AM


Jersey finish five-match tournament undefeated

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Ryan Driver receives most valuable player award

Heggelman posts first century of the competition

Hosts Jersey finished with a 116-run victory over Italy at FB Fields to finish the five-match tournament undefeated.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, Jersey was set on the road to a clean sweep with a stand of 131 for the second wicket by Dean Morrison, and Ryan Driver. Driver was the first to go, stumped off Andy Northcote for a 90-ball 53. Morrison soon followed having made 77 off 103 deliveries with nine fours and a six.

Peter Gough weighed in with 47 from 48 balls, but Gayashan Munasinghe (3-46) and Dilan Fernando (4-49) bit back for Italy, and Jersey was all out for 231.

Driver with three quick wickets soon had the Italians reeling on 23-3. Northcote and Michael Raso produced a partial recovery, but with Ben Stevens, James Faudemer and Peter Gough picking up two wickets each Italy were dismissed for 115. Driver ended with 3-23 to go with his half-century, and took the Man of the Match award.

The battle for second place between Ireland A and Scotland A at Grainville resulted in victory for the former, as it chased down the Scots' total of 235-9 to win by four wickets.

Scotland was given a good start by Freddie Coleman (38), Ryan Flannigan (42) and Ewen Chalmers. However it took some hard hitting from Sean Weeraratna and Marc Petrie in the closing overs to get the total up to something defensible. Albert van der Merwe was again the most successful of the Irish bowlers with 3-34.

Reinhardt Strydom and Niall McDonnell got their side off to a solid start. Together they put on 90 in 18 overs, but McDonnell departed for 38. Strydom started to raise the tempo, and reached his century in the 46th over. He and Rory McCann added 54 for the sixth wicket. Strydom went on to 108, made off 122 balls with ten fours and two sixes. McCann finished on 32 not out.

A depleted Netherlands A side completed a fine victory over Denmark, moving into fourth place in the process. Tom Heggelman, who posted the first century of the competition with a splendid 128, made off 153 deliveries with 17 fours and two sixes. He was involved in two century partnerships, the first of 104 with his captain Tim Gruijters (48), and the second of 122 with Tom de Grooth, who also made 48.

Heggelman then claimed Denmark's first wicket in his second over as it set out in chase of the Dutch total of 268-5, and then came back to finish it off by taking the last as the Danes were all out for 251, just 18 short of its target.

There were half-centuries from brothers Michael and Carsten Pedersen, and another from Jacob Larsen. Michael Pedersen top-scored with 70, made from 114 balls with six fours, while Carsten made 57 and Larsen 51. Adam Woutersen and Mattijs Luten collecting 3-51 and 3-40 respectively.

Score summaries:

At F.B. Fields:
Jersey 231, 49.4 overs (D Morrison 77; R Driver 53; P Gough 47; D Fernando 4-49, G Munasinghe 3-46)
Italy 115, 40.4 overs (R Driver 3-23)
Jersey won by 116 runs

At Farmers:
Netherlands A 268-5, 50 overs (T Heggelman 128; T Griujters 48)
Denmark 251, 49.3 overs (Michael Pederson 70; J Larsen 51; M Luten 3-40, A Woutersen 3-51)
Netherlands A won by 17 runs

At Grainville:
Scotland A 235-9, 50 overs (E Charlmers 61; R Flannigan 42; F Coleman 38; van der Merwe 3-34)
Ireland A 236-6, 47.5 overs (R Strydom 108; N McDonnell 38; R McCann 32 not out)
Ireland A won by 4 wickets


Table after round 5:

PWNRLPtsNRR
Jersey5500101.46
Ireland A540181.17
Scotland A520340.22
Netherlands A52034-1.31
Denmark51042-0.77
Italy51042-0.97


Notes:

Please find Photograph of the day attached.
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