Island Games: stories in brief

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Women’s pair Jenny Anserson and Kay Le Febvre meet Guernsey’s Dawn Morgan and Kay Chivers, whom they beat in the CI finbal in May, after winning their semi-final today.

The Jersey pair won through beating the Isle of Man’s Jenny Griffiths and Louise Taggart 11-8, 11-4, 11-5.

Anderson and Le Febvre were silver medallists at the Isle of Man Games two years ago.

They qualified from their group yesterday, winning all four matches including a three-straight victory against the Sarnians.

Jersey have collected a silver in the men’s doubles through Eugene Ellis and David Cronin.

They were beaten in the semis today by Gotland’s Jakob Bendelin and Michael Svensson 11-7, 11-8, 11-2.

Spartan force: Jersey provided five officials for the athletics programme this week as Dave and Karen Dingle, Roy McCarthy, Betty McGough and Sylvia Wilson were the Spartans on duty at Footes Lane.Medical back-up:Guernsey’s Ambulance and Rescue Service have been easing the pressure on the hospital’s Accident and Emergency unit by providing the medical centre for the sports.

Up to Wednesday, they had dealt with 13 emergencies, with 50 per cent transferred to hospital, and 25 other cases.No Rhodes home: The disgraced Rhodes footballers missed their flight out of Guernsey yesterday.

Six of them have been banned for life from representing Rhodes at football again.

The island’s lady footballers played in the morning beating Isle of Man 4-0.

Five players were booked, three from Rhodes.Clay bronze: Laura Deards won a bronze in the English sporting clay target event in Sark earlier this week.

She had earlier won team gold with Sheila Davy.Rolled over: PISTOL team manager Terry Underwood was sporting a new mobile phone yesterday morning after his previous model was run over in the car park at the North ARC range.Fingers crossed: Defending champion Jeremy Cross, who goes for his fourth Island Games singles title at King’s Club today, is also in action in the doubles final with partner Jon Pankhurst.

They take on the impressive Karl Lindberg and Alec Arho-Havrén of Gotland.On the bounce: Jersey’s men have finished in bottom place in the basketball tournament after losing to the Isle of Wight 88-74 at the Guernsey tennis centre this morning.

Jersey BBA president Greg Ruellan top-scored with 19 baskets.

They lost 73-49 to Gibraltar at Longcamps yesterday with Marc Le Cornu top-scoring with 15 points.

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