Both clubs won their semi-finals on Saturday, Jersey’s champions Sporting Club defeating Romerils by 61 runs while Cobo conquered last year’s CI runners-up Old Victorians by 23 runs at the FB Fields.
Island captain Mathew Hague (Sporting Club) and former professional Ryan Driver (Romerils) both scored fine centuries – excellent news ahead of Saturday’s inter-Island match.
Hague hit 108 after clouting ten 4s and one six as he and Steve Carlyon, who has come out of retirement to play against Guernsey at Grainville, put on 94 runs for the first wicket.
Carlyon struck five boundaries before he was out for 51 but the runs continued to flow as former Island skipper Meeku Patidar stroked seven 4s in a fine knock of 83.
Hague and Patidar put on a second-wicket partnership of 125 before Bradley Vowden’s 30 helped Sporting Club to a 50-over total of 293.
Ryan Driver took two wickets for 52 runs in nine overs.
Driver was the mainstay in Romerils’ reply of 232 for 8.
Driver hit 117 including three 6s and a dozen 4s.
Hague and Jack Waters both collected two Romerils wickets while the containing job from the bowlers was done by Steve Carlyon, 1 for 35, and Nick Jewell, 1 for 34, both from nine-over spells.
Old Victorians were all out for 183 chasing Cobo’s 206 for nine.
Jeremy Frith scored a half-century while Jersey all-rounder Andy Dewhurst took four wickets for 25 runs.
Andy Brown and Tom Minty chipped in with a couple of wickets apiece but OVs failed with the bat despite good knocks from Tom Minty (55) and Peter Gough (45).
Veteran spinner Gary Rich took three wickets for Cobo.