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The Guernsey national cricket team is the team that represents the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a Crown dependency in international cricket. They became a member in 2005[1] and an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2008.[2]

Guernsey
Guernsey Cricket Board logo.png
AssociationGuernsey Cricket Board
Personnel
CaptainJamie Nussbaumer
CoachAshley Wright
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAffiliate (2005)
Associate member (2008)
ICC regionEurope
International cricket
First internationalGuernsey Guernsey v. Jersey 
(Saint Helier, Jersey; 14 August 1922)
As of 13 September 2015

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Guernsey and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[3]Guernsey are scheduled to play their first T20I against Jersey on 15 June 2019.

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International competitionEdit

Guernsey has a long rivalry with the neighbouring Channel Island of Jersey, playing an annual encounter against each other known as the inter-insular match. Jersey had a run of ten consecutive victories from 1992 to 2001.[1] however since then it has been pretty even.

They made their debut at the European Championship in 2006, and finished in 5th place in Division Two, the tournament being won by Norway. Since then they have won promotion to the T20 Championship Division One.

International matches are being played by Guernsey outside the above two events also, with matches against Bermuda and Namibia in 2005, and more matches against Bermuda in 2006. Games against France and a tour of Canada were planned for 2007.[4]

Guernsey placed second at the 2009 Global Division Seven tournament, advancing to Division Six. In Division Six Guernsey finished 4th and therefore remained in Division Six. They came first in the 2011 Division Six tournament, advancing to 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Five. However, they came third in the Division Five tournament, remaining in the division, before coming 5th and being relegated to Division Six for the 2015 season, winning immediate promotion puts them back in Division Five, where in 2016 they came 3rd, remaining in Division Five.

Guernsey is ranked 31st in the World and 7th in Europe in the World Cricket League (21 May 2016)

In September 2018, Guernsey qualified from Group C of the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Europe Qualifier to the Regional Finals of the tournament.[7]

Current squadsEdit

World Cricket League statisticsEdit

Team statisticsEdit

World Cricket League records against other teams
Opposition M W L Tie+W Tie+L NR Win% First Win
  Argentina 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00% 21 February 2012
  Bahrain 5 1 3 0 0 1 20.00% 18 February 2012
  Botswana 2 2 0 0 0 0 100.00% 4 September 2009
  Cayman Islands 4 3 1 0 0 0 75.00% 24 February 2012
  Fiji 2 2 0 0 0 0 100.00% 18 September 2011
  Gibraltar 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00% 18 May 2009
  Jersey 3 1 2 0 0 0 33.33% 17 September 2011
  Japan 2 1 0 0 0 1 50.00% 19 May 2009
  Kuwait 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00% 20 September 2011
  Malaysia 6 3 3 0 0 0 50.00% 5 September 2009
  Nigeria 4 2 1 0 0 1 50.00% 21 May 2009
  Norway 3 2 0 0 0 1 66.66% 1 September 2009
  Oman 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00% 27 May 2016
  Singapore 2 0 2 0 0 0 0.00%
  Suriname 3 2 1 0 0 0 66.66% 23 May 2009
  Tanzania 2 1 1 0 0 0 50.00% 22 May 2016
  Vanuatu 2 2 0 0 0 0 100.00% 21 May 2016
Total [9] 44 25 15 0 0 4 56.81%

Player statisticsEdit

ICC European Championship statisticsEdit

ICC European Tournaments records versus other nations
Opposition M W L Tie+W Tie+L NR Win% First Win
  Austria 2 1 1 0 0 0 50.00% 2013
  Croatia 2 2 0 0 0 0 100.00% 2008
  Denmark 3 1 2 0 0 0 33.33% 2015
  France 4 4 0 0 0 0 100.00% 2006
  Germany 3 2 1 0 0 0 66.67% 2008
  Gibraltar 5 5 0 0 0 0 100.00% 2006
  Greece 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.00%
  Israel 2 2 0 0 0 0 100.00% 2006
  Italy 3 1 2 0 0 0 33.33% 2011
  Jersey 3 0 3 0 0 0 0.00%
  Norway 4 4 0 0 0 0 100.00% 2010
  Sweden 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00% 2013
Total [10] 33 23 10 0 0 0 69.70%

Sussex Cricket LeagueEdit

Guernsey joined Division 2 of the Sussex Cricket League in 2016 after Sussex clubs voted unanimously to allow the island to join the competition,[11] playing as the Guernsey Sarnians. Guernsey Sarnians cannot be promoted or relegated as they will play less games. Each league team plays ONE match against the Guernsey Sarnians XI. The points from these matches are included in team totals, and the Guernsey Sarnians XI's points are factored (by adjustment of bonus points) to show their relative League position.[12]

HonoursEdit

Top five honours at international matchesEdit

Highest scores

Best Bowling figures

  • Jeremy Frith – 5/8 vs Suriname at King George V SG, Castel on 23 May 2009
  • Jamie Nussbaumer – 5/19 vs Bahrain at The Padang, Singapore on 18 February 2012
  • Jamie Nussbaumer – 5/35 vs Kuwait at Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur on 20 September 2011
  • David Hooper – 5/47 vs Cayman Islands at The Padang, Singapore on 25 February 2012
  • Max Ellis – 4/12 vs Cayman Islands at Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur on 6 March 2014

Updated to December 2015 [15]

Famous playersEdit

Two Guernsey players have played first class cricket elsewhere. Lee Savident, who was born on the island, played for Hampshire from 1997 to 2000, and Amitava Banerjee, who played for Bengal from 1996 to 2000, prior to moving to Guernsey. Batsman Tim Ravenscroft has played for Guernsey and played Hampshire, making one List A appearance in 2011. Another famous player from Guernsey Cricket team, Andrew Hutchinson (cricketer), a devout catholic and philosophy graduate has moved on to teach Religious Education at the prestigious location of St Leonard’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Secondary School, in Durham City Centre.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Island gets international cricket". BBC. 30 June 2005.
  2. ^ "Guernsey Archive". Cricketarchives.
  3. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Interview with the chairman of the Guernsey Cricket Board". caughtbehind.com. 14 August 2006.
  5. ^ "Jersey win World Cricket League Division 5". The News International. 30 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Defeat sees Guernsey finish fourth in Euro T20 Championship". Guernsey Press. 13 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Finalists confirmed after final day's play". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Road to ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 starts in South Africa". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  9. ^ "ICC WCL Tournaments". Guernsey Cricket. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  10. ^ "European Tournament Results by Country". Guernsey Cricket. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Guernsey to Join Sussex Cricket League from 2016". BBC. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  12. ^ "1st XI Division 2 - 2016". Sussex Cricket League.
  13. ^ "ICC WCL Division 6 Essex 2015 Guernsey v Botswana".
  14. ^ "ICC WCL Div 6 Essex Guernsey v Fiji".
  15. ^ "ICC WCL Best Performances". Retrieved 17 January 2016.

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