The Jersey Cricket Board is pleased to announce that Charles Perchard has been appointed as Captain, replacing Peter Gough, who retired last year.
Charles and Anthony Kay (vice- captain) have been appointed as the new leadership team for the Senior squad as they prepare to play in World Cricket league Division 5.
Coach Neil MacRae commented ‘ Peter Gough was an outstanding leader and figurehead for some years. Both Charles and Anthony are very experienced cricketers having played in numerous ICC tournaments and we are confident that they will continue to take the team forward and enjoy further success in the future.’
Jersey U19s will be hoping to qualify for the 2018 U19 World Cup in New Zealand. The qualifying tournament takes place in Jersey from 24th - 31st July. More below.
Applications for the 2017 Summer school are now open! The summer school allows young cricketers in school years 2-8 to enjoy skill based games and modified soft/hard ball cricket. It runs during the first 2 weeks of the summer holidays.
More information on dates, times, locations and how to sign up can be found on the form below.
OV Vipers were crowned Fairway Super League champions on Sunday morning following a convincing 8 wicket victory over St Ouen Springfield Storm. A man of the match performance from George Richardson (4-11 & 18 not out) led the way in front of a big crowd at FB Fields.
Farmers Bulls took home the Fairway Plate award after a 6 wicket victory over Walkovers Warriors. It was a great team performance and a superb show of resilience having lost all 6 of their previous fixtures.
Most Valuable Player - George Daniels (184 runs, 4 stumpings, 5 catches and 3 wickets)
Most Improved Player - Cian Ridgard (7 wickets)
Moment of the Tournament - Stan Norman (hitting a 6 off the last over to win the match)
During Thursday and Friday of last week the U13 squad travelled to England for 2 competitive fixtures against Kent CC U13s. The aim of the trip was to expose the junior players to quality cricket and it turned out to be just that.
The first game saw Jersey put into the field. Sussex reached a total of 198-7 off their 40 overs. George Richardson took 2 wickets with the rest shared around. In reply, Jersey lost regular wickets against a quick opening attack and accurate spin bowling finishing 63 all out with captain Asa Tribe left on 22 not out.
In the second game Jersey once again lost the toss and were fielding first. A fine innings of 113 from Tommy Ealham (son of Mark) saw Kent to a massive 233-8. Tribe, Richardson and Will Perchard taking 2 wickets each. The batting effort saw big improvements from day 1 with the top order batters showing more grit and technique to cope with the testing bowling. Jersey were 53-2 at one stage but a mixture of rain delays, poor decision making and good bowling eventually saw them finish 106 all out. U11 player Charlie Brennan getting hold of their spinners to finish 26 not out.
A huge learning experience for the boys and a great opportunity for them to see what the game demands of them at the next level.
Jersey squad: Asa Tribe (c), George Daniels, Robin Carnegie, Stanley Tanguy, Charley Webster, Stanley Norman, Nick Lawrenson, Will Perchard, George Richardson, Nathaniel Gourlay, James Smith and Charlie Brennan.
Local scorer, Gina Kearns, has been asked to score in the upcoming Women's World Cup. She has been scoring for many years in Jersey with local clubs, junior teams and the Jersey senior side.
Gina will score two games for New Zealand against India and Pakistan in their group stage matches.
Congratulations and good luck!
For the first time in Jersey history there were 3 senior players representing county 2nd XI's last week. Jonty Jenner, Ben Kynman and Jake Dunford all regular senior squad members took part in 3 day fixtures.
Jenner was part of the Sussex side that lost to Kent while Kynman and Dunford were both in the Gloucestershire team that suffered a heavy loss to a strong Surrey line up including left arm seamer Mark Footitt.
Academy players Harrison Carlyon and Julius Sumerauer have been included in the Sussex and Somerset U17 county squads respectively for the 2017 season. Both players were with their counties at U15 age group last year and have pushed on to gain a place in the older age group.
Carlyon was selected for the senior squad at WCL4 in Los Angeles and Sumerauer, who currently attends Millfield school, has been training with the senior squad over the winter. Both will be looking to push for a place on the plane to South Africa for WCL5 in September.
Jersey Post Weekend League Results - 6th/7th May:
All games postponed on Saturday 6th May due to weather
T20 Div 1 - Rathbones OV 2's 105-8 (Hughes 49) bt SOS 2's 74 all out (Brown 3-15) by 31 runs
U13 FSL - Walkovers Warriors 123-8 (Tribe 31*)bt OV Vipers 107-6 by 16 runs
U13 FSL - SOS Storm 111-6 (Daniels 30*) bt Farmers Bulls 109-7 (Brennan 33*) by 4 wickets
4 senior squad members were in action this weekend to represent various clubs around the south of England. Jonty Jenner put on a fine all round performance for Preston Nomads CC scoring 105* off 81 balls and taking 3-16. Harrison Carlyon took 1-23 off his 9 overs on debut for Portslade CC in their loss to Lindfield CC.
Jake Dunford and Ben Kynman also made their league debuts Sparsholt CC and Bishops Stortford CC respectively.
The league handicaps are back for the 2017 season giving players a chance to be the MVP! For more information on how the scoring system works please see the document below.
Jon Giles of Rathbones has generously offered a prize of two tickets to Lords and a hamper for the Premier League winner.
Bollywood Bytes have offered a meal for two to the winner of Division 1.
Weekly standings will be available here.
Good luck to all players!
Jersey Coach Neil MacRae recently spent a week in Bangalore, India visiting the Indian National Cricket Academy at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The trip was a learning exercise to explore new training and practice methods in a different cricketing culture. In addition to visiting the National Academy, the Jersey Coach joined practice sessions at a local cricket academy in Bangalore coaching players aged 10-17.
New coaching ideas gained on the trip will be integrated into practice sessions at Senior and Age Group level over the coming months, building on the work already done in pre season training.
Neil MacRae is pictured above surveying the practice nets at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Jersey Academy players Patrick Gouge, Dylan Kotedia and Josh Lawrenson travelled to Ageas Bowl on Sunday to attend a training session with the Hampshire U15 squad. Accompanied by coach Neil MacRae, the players arrived at Ageas Bowl for an hour long batting assessment followed by a 90 minute session with Hampshire U15s.
The trio, who have been training hard in Jersey Academy and U15 squad sessions since the beginning of January, all performed well at the Ageas Bowl.
Following these performances all three have been invited to attend a further coaching session with Hampshire U15s on 2nd April.
The information regarding summer term community cricket has now been released. The form below has all the details of courses available, times, dates and locations.
To sign up download the form and return to us ASAP!
*TUESDAY HARD BALL COURSE IS NOW FULL - SPACES STILL AVAILABLE ON THURSDAYS*
The ICC Development Committee has approved that Eastern Cricket, South Africa will host ICC World Cricket League Division 5 in September 2017 from 3rd to 9th September.
The Committee thanked the Jersey Cricket Board for interest in hosting ICC World Cricket League Division 5.
The Jersey Sports Council annual awards dinner took place on Friday 17th March at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Jersey Cricket had a very successful night winning the Perpetual Team Trophy for the Jersey Cricket men’s team and Ray Pearce won the prestigious Sid Guy Memorial Trophy for his lifetime dedication to Cricket.
Following previous media announcements, surrounding the much welcomed return of the CI League to the inter insular cricket calendar, the Guernsey and Jersey Cricket Boards are delighted to announce that Praxis IFM have been secured as title sponsors for the next two years.
Pictured are David Piesing, Chairman of the Guernsey Domestic Cricket Committee (and also a director of PraxisIFM Trust Limited in Guernsey) on the left with Brian Morris, Executive Chairman of PraxisIFM Group in Jersey seated signing the sponsorship agreement with Chris Minty Chief Executive Officer, Jersey Cricket Board on the right.
Sign up is now closed due to the high demand. We apologise to anyone who missed out on a place and we will be reviewing the tournament to see how we can accomodate more players next year.
Ben Kynman produced an impressive bowling performance for Ottoman CC on Saturday in the Western Province Premier League. The Jersey opening bowler returned figures of 13 overs, 3 maidens, 4 wickets for 40 runs to put his team in a strong position in the 2 day game which will be completed next Saturday.
In the photo Gary Kynman presents a Jersey Cricket Board tie to the Chairman of Ottoman CC.
Another winter of hard work is under way for junior reds on the Jersey Cricket Board Development of Excellence programme. Selected players across U10-U15 age groups have been attending coaching sessions run by qualified JCB coaches on Saturday afternoons.
The 10 week programme is designed alongside the Long Term Athlete Development model with sessions, planned by the lead coaches, to suit the relevant stage. The aim is to provide an environment where players have the opportunity to focus on establishing core cricket skills as well as creating their own learning experiences.
The squads selected for 2017 are as follows:
U10s: Eddie Rothwell, Alistair Webster, Finley Thomson, Theo Pullman, Henry Johnson, John Cousins, Evan Lees, Kian Herlihy, Jared Carpenter, Sunny Reid, Josh Douglas, Alex Wood, Mihin Sugeeswaran, Charlie Hunter, Jayden Hosty, Max Mahony, Toby Marrett, Charlie Pallot, William Read and Jack Kemp.
U11s: Will Hodgson, Archie McKeon, Matthew Thornton, Casey Thubron, Joe Gower, Charlie Best, Harvey Sanders, Joseph Valerkou, Toby Thirkettle, Sam Reynolds, Lewis Ham-Howes, Celyn Thomas, Owen Graham, Ed Jeffries, Eben Buesnel, Roly King, Freddie Bracken-Smith, Drew Boylan-McGuire, Hugo Maclean, Louis Kelly, Chris McGinty and Toby Britton.
U13s Development: Harvey Bracken-Smith, Jonty Waite, Nathaniel Gourlay, Hamish Hollywood, Kai Pullman, Dean Lattimer, Sudeepa Tissera, Kyran Corbet, Anushan Elanco, Harvey Pallent, Dylan Stocks, Charlie Biddle, Joe Clarke, Will Howarth, Corey Heath, Sam Gott, Jack Gott, Finn Rogers, Archie King, Dan Daly, Charlie Reid, Jonty Butler and Oliver Rothwell.
U13s Performance: Asa Tribe, George Daniels, Robin Carnegie, James Smith, Charley Webster, Stan Norman, Stanley Tanguy, Ben Sweetman, George Richardson, Fraser Crow, Jack Stevens, Will Perchard, Nick Lawrenson, Matthew Webb, Charlie Brennan and Sam Watling.
U15s: Tom Boarer, Tom Heelis, Ben Le Gallais, Adam O’Leary, Chris Carnegie, Hugo King, Dylan Kotedia, Patrick Gouge, Josh Lawrenson, James Sunley, Robbie Forrest, Jamie Watling, Will Mulholland, Toby Clark and Will Jones.
MacRae named CI Coach of the Year
Head Coach Neil MacRae has been awarded Channel Island Coach of the Year for 2016. In a year that saw his side lift the ICC World League 5 trophy, produce their best performance in World League 4 despite relegation and regain the inter insular title it was topped off with a deserved award for the scotsman.
Speaking at the event MacRae was quick to point out "im accepting this award on behalf of the coaching team. There's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes and we have some really talented coaches working hard to help the squad."
When asked about the youthful look of his recent squads he said "we have a number of home grown players coming through our system and this is just the start as we have more in the pipeline".
The evening also saw Ron Halliwell pick up the Michael Lucas Sporting Hero award for outstanding contribution to sport in Jersey. Ron has been a vital part of the League Management Committee for many years and works closely with Walkovers Cricket Club. His efforts off the sporting field are inspiring and this award could not have been more fitting.
The Jersey national team were also nominated for Team of the Year.
Jersey opening bowler Ben Kynman has had a dream start to his 10 week trip to Cape Town.
Following a good bowling performance in his first game for Ottoman CC on Saturday, Kynman was invited to bowl to the South African T-20 squad in the nets at Newlands on Tuesday as they prepared for their T-20 game against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
After bowling well alongside Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel in the morning practice session, Kynman was then invited to bowl to the Sri Lankan T-20 batters in their afternoon practice session.
From Farmers Field, Jersey to Newlands, Cape Town, Kynman is on a steep learning curve which will benefit the Jersey team when he returns to the Island in April.
Ben is pictured below with South African batsman David Miller at the Newlands nets.
Jersey Umpire, Heath Kearns, has recently been appointed to the ICC Development Panel of International Umpires for 2017.
There was a thorough selection process and this appoinment reflects well on Heath's hard work and consistent performances.
Harrison Carlyon has joined Sussex League side Portslade CC for the 2017
season. Following visits to Sussex to play for the Sussex CCC youth teams in
2015 & 2016, joining Portslade CC represents an extension of Harrison's links with the County where he will also represent the Sussex U17 team in 2017.
Jersey Coach Neil MacRae said:
'Harrison has developed well over the past 12 months, captaining the Jersey
U15 & U17 teams and making his debut at Senior level which included selection in the Jersey squads for the Inter Insular and World Cricket League 4 in Los Angeles.
Joining Portslade CC will be a further step in Harrison's cricket education during the 2017 season.'
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Jersey Cricketers Jake Dunford and Will Robertson are enjoying the winter playing club cricket in the Western Australia Cricket Association League.
Both Jersey players are based at the University of Western Australia Cricket Club in Perth.
Wicketkeeper batsman Dunford and all rounder Robertson have impressed during the first half of the season, progressing from the club's 4th grade to 2nd grade side.
The Jersey players are now looking forward to a strong second half of the winter before they return to Jersey in March for the 2017 season.
Jonty Jenner recently returned to the island for a Christmas break after a highly successful tour to Cape Town with the Sussex County Cricket Academy and Development squad.
The squad was accompanied by Sussex coaching staff Carl Hopkinson, Academy director, Jon Lewis – a former England bowler and current Sussex player Chris Nash.
He was selected as captain of the Sussex Academy side for 5 of the 7 games played on the trip, which were mainly against Western Province Academy players.
Jonty had immediate success, top-scoring with 81 against club side St Augustines as Sussex started their tour with a convincing 140 run win.
Former Jersey resident, and current Cape Town based cricket coach, Laurie Ward attended the second game at the Durbanville ground.
The remaining games resulted in losses against very strong opposition. Jonty top-scored with an aggressive 58 and 100 partnership with fellow Channel Islander Jason Martin at Green Point stadium.
His personal highlight however came at the superb Vineyard Oval ground under Table mountain where he scored 100 off just 64 balls with 20 boundaries.
Jonty's performances during the tour have led to him returning to the Cape in January as an "Overseas Player" for Cape Town CC.
He travels out in early January for 3 months to play for Cape Town CC and to undertake specialised one-on-one coaching with one of the leading global batting coaches Gary Kirsten who is half-brother of former Jersey Coach - Peter Kirsten.
At the behest of Sussex First Team senior coach Mark Davis, Jonty is expected to re-join the Sussex squad in March for pre-season training and warm-up games before the start of the County season.
Jersey's opening bowler Ben Kynman will travel to Cape Town this Sunday for a 10 week stint as overseas player for Ottoman Cricket Club in the Western Province 1B League.
Kynman will play regular weekend fixtures for Ottoman CC from 21st January to 25th March.
Jersey Coach Neil MacRae commented:
'Ben had a successful season for Jersey in 2016 including being top wicket taker in World Cricket League 5 with 15 wickets.
Ben's development during 2016 was boosted by a Jersey Cricket training camp in Dubai in February and appearances for Kent CCC 2nd XI and Bromley CC.
10 weeks in Cape Town is a great opportunity for Ben to continue to develop his bowling skills in preparation for the 2017 season.'
2016 Annual Awards:
Finance Committee Report:
Leagues Committee Report:
ICC have asked for nominations for the ICC Development Panel of International Umpires 2017 - Heath Kearns/Neil Hall/Suthan Selvachandran have been nominated.
Development Committee Report:
Encouraging commitment in junior cricket.
JCB course bookings up, N.B. JCB only offer refunds under extenuating circumstances.
NatWest sponsorship will finish after 21 years. JCB looking for principle sponsor.
Next meeting - Wednesday 1st February 2017.
A new book by Tim Brooks is out now - Cricket on the Continent covers the history of cricket in Europe, discusses current themes & sets out proposals to support development in the
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The Jersey Cricket Board has selected the following squad to play in World Cricket League Division 4 to be played in Los Angeles from October 29th:
Peter Gough (captain), Corey Bisson, Harrison Carlyon, Jonty Jenner, Elliot Miles, Rhys Palmer, Ben Kynman, Charles Perchard, Robert McBey, Nat Watkins, William Harris, Jake Dunfor, Luke Gallichan and Anthony Hawkins-Kay.
The squad is travelling to Houston for some training and two warm up matches on the way to Los Angeles.
The NatWest Presentation Evening will be on October 14th at The View, Fort Regent.
6pm for 6.30pm
Further details to follow.
For photos of Saturday's Inter Insular go to Guernsey Sport Photography
Jersey Cricket Board squad for the Inter Insular match on Saturday - 11.00 start at Grainville.
Peter Gough (captain)
Jersey v Guernsey
Saturday, August 20th at Grainville, 11.00 start
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