Guernsey cricket team
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 and an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2008.
|Association||Guernsey Cricket Board|
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Affiliate (2005) |
Associate member (2008)
|First international|| 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.Guernsey are scheduled to play their first T20I against Jersey on 15 June 2019.
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. 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.
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)
World Cricket LeagueEdit
European Championship Division 2Edit
European T20 Championship Division 1Edit
World Cricket League statisticsEdit
|World Cricket League records against other teams|
|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|
|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|
Performance by Guernsey's cricketers in World Cricket League matches
ICC European Championship statisticsEdit
|ICC European Tournaments records versus other nations|
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, 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.
Top five honours at international matchesEdit
- Matthew Stokes - 135* vs Botswana at Ashlyns Road, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex on 8 September 2015
- Oliver Newey - 129* vs Fiji at Castle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester, Essex on 7 September 2015
- Jeremy Frith – 106 vs Suriname at King George V Sports Ground, Castel on 23 May 2009
- Jeremy Frith – 101* vs Nigeria at College Field, St Peter Port on 21 May 2009
- Jeremy Frith – 101 vs Malaysia at The Padang, Singapore on 5 September 2009
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 
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.
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