Guernsey takes junior cricket honours

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Guernsey, boosted by 81 extras, won the U13 match by 38 runs while in Guernsey the hosts surpassed Jersey’s meagre total of 129 all out to win by three wickets.

Matthew Smith, Jersey’s U13 manager, said: ‘Over 500 runs were scored which was entertaining but unfortunately we let ourselves down with the ball.

‘Two-and-a-half hours in the sun was hard work for this young group and they will learn from the experience.

‘The will have learned about concentration and had we not conceded so many extras it would have been much closer.

‘If we’d have been chasing 200 runs I think we’d have won.

Chasing 260 for victory we left ourselves just too much to do.

‘We had many good performances as well, Michael Medway was excellent to take four wickets – he is tall and quick and he gets a lot of bounce while captain Aidan McGuire batted beautifully for his 69 before being run out to some excellent fielding.’ McGuire scored a century recently following on from three-figure scores in recent seasons by fellow schoolboys Sam de la Haye and Tom Gibbs.

Guernsey were led to victory by diminutive opener Zane Damarell.

He carried his bat to finish on 76 runs, ten fours, after facing 129 deliveries.

Derek de la Haye, Jersey’s U15s’ manager, said: ‘Guernsey thoroughly deserved to win, they were better than us on the day.

‘We disappointed with the bat but Guernsey also bowled well.

‘Sam de la Haye was unfortunate to hit a lot of fielders in his innings while Eddie Keane was going hard for runs at the end and unfortunately he was run out by a direct hit.

‘We never had enough runs to defend and despite getting an early wicket Guernsey fully deserved to win.’

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