In what was the first meeting between the two sides since 1990, Guernsey travelled to Brussels this weekend for a four match T20I series against Belgium at the Royal Brussels Cricket Club in Waterloo.

For the first match yesterday morning, Guernsey won the toss and chose to bowl first. After losing both openers cheaply Belgium recovered to post 154-6 from their 20 overs, with Shaheryar Butt's 38 from 19 balls their top score. Matthew Stokes hit an unbeaten 63 from 51 balls in the Guernsey reply to help his team secure a six wicket win with 11 balls to spare.

Belgium won the toss in the afternoon game and chose to bowl first. Stokes contributed again with 38 from 20 balls but was outscored by Zak Damarell who made 40 from 24 balls in Guernsey's total of 197-9. Knocks of 43 from 22 balls by Burhan Niaz and 40 from 25 balls by Shaheryar Butt were significant in Belgium's run chase, with Sheraz Sheikh's unbeaten 33 also playing a key role as Belgium won by four wickets with four balls to spare.

Guernsey were put into bat for the third game this morning, with Tom Nightingale their top scorer this time, scoring 73 from 47 balls before becoming the third of three wickets taken by Sajad Ahmadzai. Shaheryar Butt starred with the bat again for Belgium, hitting an unbeaten 76 from 42 balls. He shared in a match-winning 75 run partnership with Saber Zakhil who made a brief but brutal contribution of 42 from only 14 balls as Belgium took a series lead with a six wicket win.

The final game this afternoon was a lower scoring affair than the first three games of the series. Put into bat, Belgium were 71-8 at one point before Murid Ekrami and Sajad Ahmadzai added 54 for the ninth wicket to take their total to 125-9, the last wicket falling from their last ball. Ben Fichet top scored for Guernsey in their reply with 41 as his team completed a seven wicket win in 15.3 overs.

Both teams will be involved later this summer in European sub-regional qualifying for the 2026 T20 World Cup. Belgium will play in Qualifier B in Germany next month whilst Guernsey host Qualifier C in August.