Jersey cricketer Jonty Jenner was named Betway Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year at this year's CI Sports Awards held in Guernsey.
Jenner was the fourth highest run scorer at last year's World T20 Qualifiers in Ireland, earning rave reviews from watching pundits.
Jenner was last year's Rising Star and is currently with the Sussex Academy.
The Jersey Association of Cricket Officials are running a Level One umpires course at the end of February.
The English Cricket Board sanctioned course will take place on Friday 26 February between 6pm and 9pm and the following day between 9am and 4pm. Both sessions will be held at Victoria College followed by a written assessment at the same venue on the morning of Saturday 5 March.
Prospective candidates, possibly those contemplating retiring from playing but still want to be involved in the game, or active players wishing to improve their understanding of the game, can obtain further details from Robin Stockton, telephone 01534 482179.
Four of Jersey's most promising young bowlers will travel to Dubai for a 7 day training camp from 20th -27th February.
Senior Jersey Squad players Ben Kynman, Rhys Palmer, Elliot Miles & James Duckett will travel with Jersey Head Coach Neil MacRae to use the training facilities at the ICC Academy.
As part of the training camp the Jersey bowlers will join practice sessions as net bowlers for the West Indies squad which will be in Dubai preparing for the T-20 World Cup in March.
Neil MacRae commented "Following the success of the Jersey Senior team winning European Division 1 and performing well at the Global T-20 qualifiers in Ireland last summer we're keen to develop the quality and depth of our squad. We've highlighted four young bowlers who are under the age of 21 who will benefit from the experience of bowling in Asian style conditions in Dubai. All four have been working hard on strength & condition bowling programmes since October and will benefit from the opportunity of warm weather bowling at an excellent facility against a high standard of batsmen."
The Jersey Cricket Board recently ran an ECB Level 2 coaching course organised by Cricket Development Manager Lee Meloy and tutored by Jersey National Coach Neil MacRae and ECB Coach Education Tutors Jason Shambrook and Jeremy Frith.
Thirteen coaches took part - 8 for the Coaching Children course and 5 for the Coaching Young People & Adults course. The coaches were from Jersey Ladies Cricket, several Jersey clubs, Jersey Community Sport and JCB junior age group coaches.
The course consists of 8 modules including an assessment over three weekends. Candidates also have to do 40 hours of online learning and take part in 6 supported practice sessions.
During the second weekend tutors brought in players from junior and senior age groups to allow the coaches to experience the "real thing" rather than coach their peers. It is something not usually done during coaching courses but was very successful.
Lee Meloy said "It was a great experience for coaches and tutors as it was the first time these level 2 courses have been run on the island since their revamp 2 years ago. We were very impressed with the standard of coaching on display and are extremely proud that these coaches will be giving up their time to help develop cricket in Jersey. The new courses are very demanding of the coaches but they stuck with it and you could already see huge improvements."
The final assessments for the course will take place on Saturday 26th March and we wish all the coaches the very best of luck.
Corey Bisson and Tony Carlyon have successfully completed their ECB Level 2 coaching award.
Both coaches, supported by the Jersey Cricket Board, undertook a Level 2 course in Guernsey.
Corey has since been involved with the Women’s teams and Tony has been involved with various junior age groups and will be the lead coach for the U13 group in 2016.
The Jersey Cricket Board’s Coach Education programme is vital for the continued development of young cricketers in the Island as we seek to encourage more young people to get involved in the sport.
Jersey cricketer Jonty Jenner has been nominated for the Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year Award.
The award is decided by a public vote and you can vote for Jonty by calling (+44) 0845 60655 02. Phone lines are now open and close on the evening of 28th January so get voting and show your support.
The Jersey Cricket senior team is also up for the Team of the Year award which will be presented on the evening. This award is decided by a panel of experts.
During the 2015 autumn term the Jersey Cricket Board has continued its development of local cricket in Jersey with the support of the Ana Leaf Foundation. Throughout October, November and December the JCB have been developing skills of over 625 Key Stage 1 Children across 12 Jersey Primary schools. The programme focuses on the FUNdamental stage of the Long Term Athlete Development model. The skills taught include throwing, catching and striking.
Jersey Cricket Development Manager Lee Meloy added “This stage in a child’s development is vital in establishing a solid foundation for them to enhance their future sporting endeavours”.
Janvrin School PE Teacher Steve Ashton commented, “The FUNdamental skills program has had a great impact upon the development of physical literacy of children. Many of the skills that have been practised not only apply to cricket, but to PE and sport in general”
Lynette Ferguson, Year 2 teacher at St Martin’s School added “I feel the sessions are well planned to suit the needs of younger children. It is clear how each session has built on prior learning and our children have thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and look forward to Thursdays!”
Alongside the Key stage 1 programme the JCB have already been delivering community courses on Wednesday and Friday evenings to 114 local children across school years 3-8. These courses consist of one hour of soft ball skills and the second hour of the course aims to introduce and enhance the hard ball cricket experience.
From January 2016, 165 school children from Years 3 to 8 will get the opportunity to play cricket and learn new skills and techniques thanks to the 2016 Rathbones Spring Term Cricket Courses. Enrolment for the hugely popular courses opened on 30th November and application forms are available to download from gov.je.
The courses are open to both girls and boys and run for ten weeks commencing Wednesday 13th January 2016. Operated by qualified coaches, the sessions are held on Wednesdays at Oakfield and Fridays at Les Quennevais and Langford Sports Centre. Extra sessions have been put on to keep up with the increased demand.
Lee Meloy, Jersey Cricket Development Manager, comments “Since the introduction of hardball sessions during the 2015 Rathbones Spring Term Cricket Courses we have given around 110 children the opportunity to come and play hardball cricket. Therefore, this year we will be running an additional hardball session on a Wednesday night to cater for its popularity. As a knock on affect we are then able to increase the capacity of younger participants attending the softball sessions".
Thrilled by the success of the courses, Rathbone Investment Management International’s Managing Director, Jonathan Giles adds “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Spring Term Cricket Courses. With such a brilliant development programme we have the opportunity to nurture talented youngsters and look forward to seeing some really high level home grown cricketers.”
Tickets are selling fast for the screenings of Death of a Gentleman on 14th and 15th October at Fort Regent. Please book early to avoid disappointment!
The NatWest Annual Awards for 2015 were held on Friday with Mark Saralis yet again acting as compère. Nick Ferraby was NatWest Player of the Year and Jonty Jenner was Jersey Evening Post Young Player of the Year. The full list of winners is below:
NATWEST EVENING LEAGUE 3rd DIVISION - “D.H.LANDICK” SHIELD
WINNERS – St Ouen Springfield
NATWEST EVENING LEAGUE 2nd DIVISION - CHALLENGE CUP
WINNERS – Ashburton St John Spitfires
NATWEST EVENING LEAGUE 1st DIVISION SHIELD
WINNERS - Walkovers
NATWEST WEEKEND 2nd DIVISION MINOR CUP (T20)
WINNERS – International Royals
NATWEST WEEKEND 2nd DIVISION SHIELD
WINNERS – Farm.Caes. 3rds
NATWEST WEEKEND 1st DIVISION SENIOR CUP (T20)
WINNERS – Rathbones OV’s 2’s
NATWEST WEEKEND 1st DIVISION LEAGUE (PRESTON TRAVEL TROPHY)
WINNERS – Farm. Caes. 2nds
NATWEST WEEKEND PREMIER 40 SALVE
WINNERS – Farm. Caes. 1sts
NATWEST WEEKEND PREMIER T20 LEAGUE SALVER
WINNERS – Farm. Caes. 1sts
NATWEST WEEKEND PREMIER DIVISION (HARRY ROWE TROPHY)
WINNERS – Farm. Caes. 1sts
NATWEST EVENING LEAGUE DIVISION 3 PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Andy Richardson (19 wickets at an average of 9.05 – Best of 7 for 13 - MVP rating of 82.62) - also considered Andrew Hardwick & George Cousins
NATWEST EVENING LEAGUE DIVISION 2 PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Karl Le Fevre (Scored 509 runs at an average of 46.27 and took 7 wickets at 24.86 – Top score of 104 – MVP rating of 155.48) – also considered Mark Tribe & Peter Whitsey
NATWEST EVENING LEAGUE DIVISION 1 PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Duncan Ellis (Scored 22 runs at an average of 37.00 and took 8 wickets at 13.50 – Top score of 53no & bowling 3 for 11 - MVP rating of107.24) – also considered Tom Kearns & Bipin Zamre
NATWEST WEEKEND DIVISION 2 CRICKETER OF THE YEAR – Ani Sharma (Scored 300 runs at an average of 37.50 - Top score of 92 – MVP rating of 101.94) – also considered Tom Shenton
NATWEST WEEKEND DIVISION 1 & 2 YOUNG CRICKETER OF THE YEAR – Tom Shenton (Took 16 wickets at an average of 11.19 – Top performance 4 for 20 – MVP rating of 90.97) - also considered Julius Sumeraer
NATWEST WEEKEND DIVISION 1 PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Abhishek Hongekar (Scored 545 runs at an average of 54.50 – Top score of 134 - MVP rating of 163.29) - also considered Ward Jenner & Matt Bignell
NATWEST WEEKEND PREMIER DIVISION BATSMAN OF THE YEAR – Nick Ferraby (scored 501 runs at any average of 45.55 – Top score of 174 – MVP rating of 189.93) - also considered Sam Dewhurst & Peter Gough
NATWEST WEEKEND PREMIER DIVISION BOWLER OF THE YEAR – Tom Kearns (Took 17 wickets at an average of 16.53 – Top performance of 4 for 15 – MVP rating of 100.96) - also considered Sam Dewhurst & Ryan Driver
NATWEST PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR May – Alex Stokoe (Took 15 wickets)
NATWEST PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE – Karl Le Fevre (Scored 104 in an JEP KO match and also 53 ret) - also considered Ian Crocker, Alex Stokoe & Sam Dewhurst
NATWEST PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR JULY – Yezdi Patel ( Had 5 scores of 87, 51, 45, 39 and 31) - also considered Alan Morris, Jamie Ellis & Karl Le Fevre
NATWEST PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST – Abhishek Hongekar ( Had 3 scores of 134, 62 and 53 ret) - also considered Ben Stevens, Andrew Kearsey & Deepak V
JERSEY EVENING POST YOUNG CRICKETER OF THE YEAR – Jonty Jenner (slected for his Island performances and achievements with Sussex) also considered Will Harris, Elliot Miles (for their performance in the Island U19’s) Harrison Carlyon & Julius Sumeraer
NATWEST JERSEY CRICKETER OF THE YEAR – Nick Ferraby (scored 501 runs with the highest of 174 at any average of 45.55 in addition took 9 wickets at an average of 27.33) - also considered Peter Gough and Sam Dewhurst
The Jersey Cricket Board is delighted to bring to Jersey the cricket film that everyone is talking about. Death of a Gentleman is a story about greed, power, the endless pursuit of more and the precious things that are lost along the way.
A hard-hitting documentary for cricket fans and non-fans alike. Journalists Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber set off on a journey to follow a hunch that the 140-year old game of Test Cricket is under threat of extinction, only to stumble on something more sinister than they could ever have imagined. During their thrilling three-year journey they criss-cross the globe from London to Australia, from India to Dubai and back again, during which they meet players, the game's administrators, fans and controversial cricket financiers, resulting in a film that is about much more than cricket. This is a film about passion, about money, about power and standing up for what you care about before it is too late.
Duration: 99 minutes. Certificate: 12A
Starring: Giles Clarke, N Srinivasan, Lalit Modi, Michael Holding, Kevin Pietersen, Chris Gayle, Jonathan Agnew, Mark Nicholas, Ed Cowan and many more
Directors: Sam Collins, Jarrod Kimber, Johnny Blank
Tickets are available to book online in advance at Eventbrite. You must print off your ticket and bring it with you on the evening.
Screenings on 14th and 15th October 2015 at 7pm in the Don Theatre, Fort Regent, St Helier.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The JCB is delighted that Jersey umpire Heath Kearns has been appointed as one of the umpires in the World Cricket League Division 6 tournament in Essex this week.
This appointment recognises Heath's abilities and experience thus far and this tournament will provide him with invaluable experience of umpiring 50 over white ball cricket at this level.
This year's annual NatWest presentation evening will take place on Friday September 25th at The Drift, Royal Yacht Hotel. 6.30pm for 7pm. £10 per person to include buffet. Contact email@example.com to book or call Ward on 07797 723221 before 15th September.
Scottish cricket fan Alistair Gordon, now living in London, has set up a website listing the rankings of all 112 countries that have played international cricket in the last 4 years.
Alistair believes that these rankings are unique because not only do they cover all cricket playing countries but take into account factors such as strength of opposition, margin of victory/defeat, importance of games and extra weighting for most recent results.
Alistair will be updating his lists on a monthly basis and you can check them out below.
Under 23s at Grainville on Saturday from 10.30am. Jersey team: Charles Perchard, Corey Bisson, Dominic Blampied, James Duckett, Robert Duckett, Jake Dunford, William Harris, Ben Kynman, Elliot Miles, Rhys Palmer, Callum Rabet, William Robertson, Ben Stevens.
Scorer: Gina Kearns. Umpire: Neil Hall.
Over 35s at KGV in Guernsey on Saturday. Jersey team: Ryan Driver, Meeku Patidar, Ward Jenner, Mark Saralis, Chris Jones, Nigel Crocker, Karl Le Fevre, Jonathan Prince, Henry Wickham, Peter Blackburn, Mark Ashburn.
Scorer: Pauline Kelly Umpire: Suthan Selvachandran.
Over 45s at Grainville on Monday from 11.00am. Jersey team: Ward Jenner, Nigel Greenwood, Pat Dean, Mark Saralis, Mark Tribe, Stuart Robson, Karl Le Fevre, Micky Poulter, Dave Buxton, Paul Gothard, Tony Carlyon.
Scorer: Pauline Kelly Umpire: Heath Kearns.
Girls and Women's cricket continues to go from strength to strength in Jersey. Crick-Fit on the Beach and Summer Nights for Maidens have been developed for primary and secondary aged girls and Jersey hosted a European Womens Tournament. For the first time 14 girls from Jersey competed in the Mourant Ozannes Three Island Girls Tournament in Sark.
To find out more head to the Girls and Womens pages on the website.
Jersey's squad for this Saturday's Inter Insular at Port Soif in Guernsey is as follows:
Peter Gough (Captain), Corey Bisson, Dominic Blampied, Edward Farley, Nicholas Ferraby, Anthony Hawkins-Kay, Ben Kynman, Elliot Miles, Rhys Palmer, Chales Perchard, Callum Rabet, Ben Stevens, Jonty Jenner.
Manager: Tony Carlyon
Coaches: Neil MacRae and Lee Meloy
Sports Therapist: Craig Meredith
Jersey is hosting a European Women's Tournament this week. Teams from France, Italy, Germany and Norway will compete against Jersey in this T20 three-day event. The tournament is supported by the One Foundation, sponsors of Girls and Women's Cricket in Jersey.
The Jersey team comprises: Gemma Dunning (Captain), Amanda Smith, Tracey Vallois, Michele Leerson, Katie Ridley, Flo Copley, Rose Hill, Emily Le Feuvre, Helen Lagadu, Chloe Greechan, Charlie Miles and Lily Jones. Chloe, Charlie and Lily are all secondary school students and show the success of girls and women's development in the Island. Charlie and Lily will receive their caps on debut and Chloe returns for the squad after a successful tour to Berlin.
Jersey's Under 13 team travel to Kent next week to play 2 matches against Kent district sides Bromley District and Bexley Bashers before concluding their trip with an ‘international’ match vs Netherlands.
The squad worked hard during their winter programme and have enjoyed inter-insular success this season. These matches will provide valuable experience of playing on different grounds against unfamiliar opposition.
The squad comprises: Tom Boarer, Tyler Burton, Patrick Gouge, Tom Heelis, Will Howe, Hugo King, Dylan Kotedia, Josh Lawrenson, Ben Le Gallais, Adam O’Leary, Asa Tribe, Jamie Watling and Josh Williams.
Coaches: Tony Carlyon and Dominic Blampied.
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