ICC European WCL Division 2 Championships are underway in Guernsey

Tue, Jul 13, 2010 12:59 PM

Guernsey produced a comprehensive 141 run victory over Gibraltar to seize the initiative in the European Division 2 Championships. Lee Savident's eye catching 91 guided the home team to 264 for 4 from their 50 overs.

In reply Gibraltar floundered early, at one stage being 9 for 3. They were dismissed for 123 in the 44th over. The wickets were shared between Andrew Hutchinson, Jonny Warr, Jamie Nussbaumer, Jeremy Frith, Gary Rich and Tim Ravenscroft.

Gibraltar are back on KGV Playing Fields, Rue Cohu tomorrow (Weds 14th July), when they will meet Germany. Guernsey will look to make it two wins out of two when they play Israel at Rovers Club, Port Soif.

Elsewhere, there was a far tighter game involving Germany and France. Germany scored 172 for 9. Farooq Ahmed led the charge with 40. France fell short in their bid for victory, though while Arun Ayyavooraju (63) was at the crease. Time was on the French's side, but the last pair needed 30 for victory and that was always too tall an order. They finished on 167 all out from 48.5 overs.

The third game on Day 1 was a hard fought contest between Norway and Israel at College Field. Norway were bowled out in the final over for 204. Damien Shortis top scored with 66. At 191 for 4 with nearly 4 overs remaining Israel looking in control, but number 11 Eliezer Sampson was run out on the penultimate ball of the match, with the Israelis still 4 short of victory.

Score summaries (day one):

At KGV: Guernsey 264-4 (50 overs) L Savident 91, S Le Prevost 68*, Latin 1-45
Gibraltar 123 (43 overs) M Bacarese 33
Guernsey won by 141 runs

At Port Soif: Germany 172-9 (50 overs) F Ahmed 40, A Khan 39, U Khan 3-26
France 167 (48.5 overs) A Ayyavooraju 63
Germany won by 5 runs

At College Field: Norway 204 (49 overs) D Shortis 66
Israel 201 (49.5 overs) G Schachat 68, E Solomon 48, Zaheer Ashiq 3-7
Norway won by 3 runs

Fixtures on Wednesday 14 July 2010:

Israel V Guernsey (Rovers Club, Port Soif), Gibraltar V Germany (KGV Playing Fields), Norway V France (College Field).
All matches start at 11am

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