Jersey Cricket wins big at Channel Island Sports Awards

Mon, Feb 4, 2008 10:44 AM

Jersey Cricket Board's successful 2007 was recognised last week when cricket in Jersey took home serval awards at the Sportingbet Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2008.

The glittering, televised, awards ceremony at Beau Séjour, Guernsey, awarded cricket's amazing season the Aurigny Team of the Year trophy and the Cenkos Coach of 2007 award.

Not given to any one team this time, but to the many Island sides under the banner of the Jersey Cricket Board, including the U15, U19 and U23 teams that all reached European Division II finals, with the latter two winning the titles. The senior Island side also beat Italy 2-0 away to meet playing standards required for associate membership of the ICC, as well as ending Guernsey's long run of success in the senior inter-insular.

Cricket edged out Jersey RFC's U18 Hampshire Cup winners, Jersey's highly successful Atlantic Rim bowlers, and Guernsey's record-breaking 4 x 400 metre relay team.

Chris Minty, Jersey's director of cricket, won the Coach of the Year award, despite being under considerable pressure from John Grady, Jersey's British Gymnastics Disabilities squad coach; Mavis Richards, Guernsey's junior indoor bowling team coach and Guernsey cricket's Jason Shambrook.

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