Cricket:Future stars in Jersey

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The annual event is now in its 20th year and former winners Middlesex and Yorkshire are again taking part.

The Isle of Man take part for the first time with 50-overs-a-side games taking place on Monday through to Friday at various grounds in Jersey.

Island player Peter Gough, who himself played in the festival as a teenager, manages Jersey’s team who will be led by Lee Meloy.

Chris Minty, Jersey’s cricket development officer, said: ‘The Festival is an important event in Jersey’s calendar.

It is an excellent opportunity for the top young teams from around the country to compete against each other.

‘Many of the players taking part will go on and become stars in the future.’ Jersey open the festival again Yorkshire at the Farmer’s Field in St Martin.

Play starts at 10.30 am.

The full Jersey squad is: Meloy (captain), Matthew Hanley (wicket-keeper), Duncan Maccabe (wicket-keeper), William Golder, Nishant Sharma, Matthew Brookland, Tom Coward, Mark Chipperfield, Tom Gibbs, Charlie Johnson, Anthony Kay, Sam de la Haye, John Borg and Ben De Figueiredo.

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