Jersey Cricket in Kuala Lumpur

Another oppressively hot day at the Club Aman and the Jersey team played some good cricket but struggled to bat effectively against a battery of spinners in the Malaysian Royal Air Force team.

The Air Force team batted first and were all out for 140 - wickets were shared around the Jersey bowlers - Tom Minty (2 for 17) and Ben Stevens (2 for 20 ) both bowled well in the heat and humidity. There were also wickets for Anthony Kay, Paul Connolly, James Faudemer, Alex Cooke and Charles Perchard. The Jersey fielders stuck to their task very well in the difficult conditions with Ben Stevens taking 4 catches.

So Jersey required 141 to win - the early loss of Edward Farley was not ideal - Dean Morrison looked good but was given out lbw for 8 - Stevens batted solidly before being caught for 23. The other contributions wetre from Peter Gough (17) and Anthony Kay (25 not

out) as Jersey were spun out for only 96. the Air Force side had 1 seam bowler and used 5 very effective spinners.

Jersey Coach Craig Hogan commented 'This was a good work out and learning experience - bowlers and fielders did very well and had the batters played straighter to combat the spinners it would have been a different game. They have to get used to playing spin in this part of the world - they'll see a lot more when the tournament proper starts'.

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Chris Minty

Chief Executive Officer

Jersey Cricket Board