Guernsey break Jersey's run
Jersey won both the Under-23 and Under-19 Second Division tournaments earlier in the year, but their run was ended in the Under-15 Second Division by their oldest rivals Guernsey.
In a tournament that was remarkable for the amount of wides bowled, it is perhaps not surprising that the final went the way of the team that bowled the fewest of those deliveries.
Guernsey won the toss and chose to bat first, and lost both openers with 32 on the board. A 93 run partnership between Adam Hindle and Thomas Kirk steadied things, and Hindle stayed on to top-score with 48, which along with the 49 wides from the Jersey bowlers led to their total of 189/7 from their 35 overs.
The target was a tricky, but not impossible, one for Jersey, but some tight bowling from Guernsey, giving away only 32 runs in extras, meant that they struggled. Only two batsmen reached double figures. Thomas Kirk and Thomas Still took three wickets each as Jersey were restricted to 120/9 from their overs, Guernsey winning by 69 runs.
In the other play-off matches yesterday, the Isle of Man beat hosts Spain by 8 wickets to secure third place, despite a fine knock of 50 from Matthew Smith. Fifth place goes to Belgium, who beat Italy by six wickets, and Germany secured seventh place after beating Cyprus by 19 runs in a match that saw wides score a century in the German innings. Gibraltar easily beat France in the 9th place play-off on Friday.