Denmark comprehensively beat Jersey by 58 runs at Farmers this afternoon to leave all to play for in the final round of matches in Group B.

Having been put into bat by Jersey skipper Peter Gough, the Danish openers Frederik Klokker (57 off 49 balls) and Shehzad Ahmed (35 off 32 balls) raced along to 57-0 in 8 overs. Anthony Hawkins-Kay then clean bowled Ahmed but Denmark continued on their merry way as captain Michael Pedersen came to the crease.

Pedersen (53 off 32 balls) and Klokker batted with great poise to put on 91 for the second wicket, playing proper cricket shots as they put the Jersey bowlers to the sword. Denmark eventually finished their 20 overs on 168-3 with Aftab Ahmed also chipping in with a valuable 11 off 7 balls.

Slow left-armer Ben Stevens and seamer Hawkins-Kay took the brunt of the damage, returning figures of 1-42 and 1-39 respectively.

In response Jersey never really got going, losing openers Dean Morrison (8) and Ed Farley (3) with only 16 on the board. Denmark's spinners then put the squeeze on Jersey and any realistic hopes they had of getting close to the Danish total rested upon the experienced duo of Ryan Driver (16) and Tony Carlyon (13). So when both were dismissed within the space of 6 balls, Carlyon caught off the bowling of Ahmed and Driver bowled trying to hit Chawla for six, the game was all but over.

Jersey battled on and recovered from 59-6 to end on 110-9 in 20 overs, Ben Stevens making 27 off 18 balls including one 4 and two 6s, but it was all too little too late. Denmark's four spinners had proven the key and Chawla returned the best figures of them, picking up 3-10 in his four overs.