In the 2015 T20 World Cup Qualifiers, Peter Gough's brilliant unbeaten 81 led his Jersey side to a shock but totally deserved win over Hong Kong at Bready just outside Derry in Northern Ireland.

Peter Gough after his match-winning inningsPeter Gough after his match-winning innings

Gough shared an opening stand of 112 in just 76 balls with Ed Farley, as the Channel Islanders made light work of a 153 run chase.

Farley smashed four sixes and three fours in his 57 from just 35 balls. With the wicket-keeper batsman targeting the much vaunted Hong Kong spin attack, reducing the side that had beaten Bangladesh the year before into one that looked desperately short of ideas and options in the face of the relentless onslaught.

Peter Gough and Ed FarleyPeter Gough and Ed Farley

Gough took up the mantle after Farley's departure and together with talented teenager Jonty Jenner (10*) ensured there would be no nerves as the winning line approached.

Gough not surprisingly earned the Man of the Match verdict for his unbeaten 81 from just 60 balls (including 10 fours).

A jubilant Jersey squad after their victoryA jubilant Jersey squad after their victory

The Jersey fielding was exceptional - a testament to the hard work on their fitness and skill levels installed by head coach Neil McRae over the past year. They chased every ball - even the seemingly lost causes, and frequent diving stops meant Hong Kong were left frustrated in their quest for boundaries.

Alas there would be no fairytale ending for the Jersey boys who would miss out on qualification, but Hong Kong would get through, beating Afghanistan in a play-off match in Dublin.