Jersey dedicate win to Keith Dennis
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 2:57 PM
Jersey dedicates win to former Jersey Cricket president.
The loss of Keith Dennis was certainly felt by the Cricket Jersey team as they dedicated their victory against Guernsey to the former Jersey Cricket president.
The 71-year-old passed away yesterday due to heart attack and his passing was felt by the team as they donned black armbands throughout the match.
Dennis was in Malaysia to watch the team play and he has attended for every game until his passing yesterday.
Jersey manager Chris Minty said he was a real cricket man and before the match, Dennis’s wife called and urged the side to win the game against Guernsey.
“He is a very enthusiastic man. Keen to help youngsters play Cricket in this part of the region, he has done a lot for cricket.
“He is very supportive of cricket in Jersey and Guernsey. He is a true cricket fanatic,” said Minty.
At Kinrara Oval, Jersey had to dug deep to win against Guernsey as they beat them by only a wicket in a closely contested match. Dean Morrison impressed with 63 runs for Jersey while Guernsey’s Oliver Newey scored 56 runs.
Guernsey has yet to win a match so far in this tournament and they have been relegated to Division Six.