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Jersey Cricket' s Chief Executive Officer has been talking about Jersey's recent success in the ICC Europe Division 1 T20 tournament on the 'Idle Summers' podcast which covers associate and affiliate tournaments.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the schedule of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015, which will be staged across eight Ireland and Scotland venues from 9 to 26 July.
The top six sides from the 18-day tournament during which 51 matches will be played, will join the 10 Full Members for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, which will be held from 11 March to 3 April 2016.
In the July tournament, Ireland will also aim to complete a hat-trick of titles after it won the March 2012 and November 2013 qualifiers, both times defeating Afghanistan in the final.
Afghanistan had taken the top honours in the February 2010 tournament, while Ireland and Netherlands shared the trophy in August 2009 in Belfast after the final was washed-out.
Both Ireland and Afghanistan are in different groups. Ireland is joined in Group A by Nepal, Hong Kong, Jersey, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Namibia and United States of America (USA), while Pool B includes Canada, Netherlands, Scotland, Kenya, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) apart from Afghanistan.
According to the format of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015, the sides that top the two groups will automatically qualify for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, while the sides that finish second and third in each of the two groups will play cross-over matches with the two winners joining the table-toppers for the India tournament.
The losing sides of the two play-off matches will then play the fourth-placed sides from each of the two groups in cross-over matches with the winners completing the 16-team line-up for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016.
The fifth-sixth and third-fourth position play-offs as well as the final will be played on the last three days of the tournament based on which these teams’ seeding/groupings for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 will be confirmed.
Malahide in Dublin and The Grange in Edinburgh will be the two broadcast venues. However, broadcast details of the ICC Word Twenty20 2015 will be announced closer to the start of the tournament.
Certain venue/matches will be ticketed and these details will be announced in due course.
The two groups are:
A1 – Ireland
A2 – Nepal
A3 – Hong Kong
A4 – PNG
A5 – Namibia
A6 – USA
A7 – Jersey
B1 - Afghanistan
B2 - UAE
B3 - Netherlands
B4 - Scotland
B5 - Canada
B6 - Kenya
B7 – Oman
On the final day of play at Pepsi ICC Europe Division 1, Jersey was crowned winners on net-run-rate. It was still possible that one of four teams could run out eventual winner of the tournament
and grab the qualification spot going into the start of the day with Italy, Jersey, Guernsey and Denmark all on equal points. Jersey defeated rivals Guernsey by four wickets, Denmark defeated Italy
by 16 runs and Norway beat France by 15 runs, to ensure victory was the hosts.
At Farmers, Guernsey scored 121 for nine and Jersey chased down the winning runs in 14.3 overs to win by four wickets, at Grainville, Denmark beat Italy by 16 runs, as they scored 142 for six in 20 overs and Norway defeated France by 15 runs at FB Fields after posting 116 for nine.
Guernsey posted 121 for nine in 20 overs with Tim Ravenscroft (39, four fours and one six) supported by Ben Ferbrache (19), Tom Kimber (16) and Matt Stokes (15). Nathaniel Watkins was the pick of the Jersey bowlers taking four wickets for 18 runs. Jersey’s batters took the attack to the Guernsey bowlers, opener Peter Gough (23, five fours) and Cornelis Bodenstein (36, six fours and one six) getting their team ahead of the run rate. Anthony Hawkins-Kay (25) secured victory in 14.3 overs, securing victory for Jersey and winning the tournament.
Captain, Peter Gough was delighted with the win “The Italy game was crucial and gave us a huge win, the defeat to Denmark was disappointing, but to stay in the tournament coming in to the last day was great, it gave us a huge shout. We came in to the Guernsey match initially looking for victory, we bowled well and in the chase we did lose wickets, but the batters coming in were positive and backed themselves looking for boundaries and we managed to finish up a few overs early,” said Gough.
Looking ahead to the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in Ireland and Scotland in July 2015: “It’s an amazing feeling, we have been trying to qualify for the past couple of years, getting to the semi-final stages, but we have done it now and looking forward to playing against different opposition and representing Europe,” said Gough.
Denmark put an end to Italy’s hopes after securing a 16-run over at Grainville. Freddie Klokker (67, seven fours) once again fired for the Danes and was supported by Hamid Shah (25). Michael Pedersen (11 not out) and Kamran Mahmood (11 not out) took the Danes to 142 for six from 20 overs. The pick of the bowlers from Italy were Carl Sandri 2-24 and Dilan Arsakulasuriya 2-31.
Italy’s reply faulted as they were 21 for four after 4.3 overs, as Petricola, Northcote, Sandri and Perera were all dismissed cheaply. Captain Damian Crowley (43) and Gino Rasa (45) steadied the ship, but the Italians were too far behind the run rate and came up short, with Denmark winning by 16 runs. The stand out Danish bowlers were Raja Basit Javed 3 wickets for 19 runs and Syed Bashir Shah 3 wickets for 26 runs.
Italy’s Carl Sandri picked up the award for the Most Valuable Player, as leading wicket taker for the tournament he took 12 wickets and scored 133 runs.
In the day’s other match at FB Fields Norway completed a 15-run victory over France. Sufyan Saleem scored a quick fire 39 from 37 balls including five fours and Shahzad Umran contributed with 29 runs. The pick of the French bowlers was Rameez Eshan (2-8). France’s reply consisted of falling wickets Rameez Ehsan (23) and Waseem Bhatti (20), as Shahzad Umran taking four wickets for 11 runs. Norway bowled out the French for 101 runs and won by 15 runs.
The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Jersey Cricket Board will take place at Grainville on 3rd June 2015 at 6pm. Formal notices have been sent to all clubs.
Please advise the Secretary who will be representing your club by 15th May 2015.
Keith Dennis ("KD"), former chairman of the Jersey Cricket Board, has been posthumously awarded the Global ICC Lifetime Achievement award.
KD was involved in cricket from the 1950s and sadly passed away during 2014 in Malaysia whilst supporting Jersey in its successful ICC World Cricket League Division 5 campaign.
Chris Minty, Chief Executive Officer, said: "KD dedicated his life to cricket and was instrumental in Jersey becoming members of ICC. This award confirms his standing in the game and he would have been very proud to receive it."
ICC's Head of Global Development Tim Anderson said: "I'm pleased to be able to congratulate the 2014 award winners who have all demonstrated incredible dedication to growing our sport."
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England know only too well that getting an innings off to a good start is vitally important in Test cricket. Losing an early wicket swiftly gives the bowling side momentum and puts pressure on the batting side. So the big question is who will partner Alastair Cook when England look to justify their position as series favourites when they tour West Indies in April? It’s a problem that selectors would love to see resolved before the Ashes against Australia this summer. Here, we take a look at the main contenders…
Last year saw Middlesex batsman Robson make his England debut and open the batting with Alistair Cook. Eleven innings produced a grand total of 336 runs at an average of 30.55. Only twice did he pass the half-century mark and if you take away his top two scores, he managed just 150 runs in nine innings You’d have expected him to perform well on his home ground but four test innings at Lord’s produced a meagre 44 runs. Perhaps more worrying is the fact in 11 test innings he was clean bowled four times. Robson opened for England Lions on their recent tour of South Africa and had a mixed run of form. A century in the opening game against Gauteng Invitation XI was followed by some early dismissals including scores of 5 and 0 (out first ball) in the opening game against South Africa ‘A’. That’s hardly the kind of form that guarantees him keeping his place in the Test team.
This is the year that should see Trott back in the Test set up and it could well be as an opening batsman. He seems to have recovered from his stress-related problems and recently hit an impressive double century for England Lions in South Africa. Michael Vaughan has already commented that the only way back into the England side for Trott could be as opening batsman. Always known as a solid, dependable batsman, the Warwickshire batter could well be the man who opens in the First Test against the West Indies in April.
Vince is well regarded by many and has been compared to Michael Vaughan. With his experience in charge of Hampshire he could even be a future England captain. He didn’t do his hopes of making an England debut any harm with an unbeaten 152 against South Africa ‘A’ and this could well be a big year for him, but whether that will be in one-day cricket or the Test side is up in the air at present.
Yorkshire are producing some excellent batsmen at present and many believe Lyth is going to be an England player sooner rather than later. He scored more than 1,600 runs last season at an average of 70, That runs total from 17 games was higher than his combined total in 2012 and 2013 from 30 matches. He’s also been on the England Lions tour of South Africa and started off with a century in the opening game. He backed that up with a half-century against South Africa ‘A’ and out-scored Robson. Not that he saw the Lions tour as a shoot-out between himself and the Middlesex man, telling the BBC: “I don't want to look too far ahead. Until I get that call all I can do is keep scoring runs."
The Hampshire batsman was visibly upset when dropped from the England set-up last year. True, his batting average in six tests is only 28.75 with just one half century in 12 innings but he faced an almightily difficult task batting against the Australians on the last Ashes tour. With more overseas experience gained in the recent Big Bash Down Under, Carberry could yet make the England squad for the West Indies tour.
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