Savident and Frith set up Guernsey win
Guernsey looked well set to continue its winning ways when Lee Savident and GH Smit headed to the middle to start the day for the island nation against Fiji at Bayeumas Oval.
Savident made his intentions clear for the day when he raced his way to a half-century in 57 balls, Smit was removed from matters though after scoring just 23 when he was judged to be leg-before off the bowling of Waisake Tukana.
On a blustery day in Kuala Lumpur, Savident was joined by Jeremy Frith and the duo continued to add runs to the board but Savident's run of form was to be bought to an end on 82 runs when he was also judged lbw but this time off the bowling of Jikoi Kida.
As the clouds became grey there was a brief stop for rain but that didn't stop the sides completing the first innings. Frith had another good turn with the bat striking 82 runs before departing after Kitiano Tavo rearranged the 33-year-old's stumps.
Tim Ravenscroft and Ross Kneller failed to fire but Stuart Le Prevost made a star-turn with the bat scoring 52 not out in his outing to the middle to help Guernsey to post a score of 279 at the conclusion of the innings.
Kida and Tukana proved expensive for the Fijians with the pair taking a wicket each and both going for some 46 runs. Iniasi Cakacaka bowled his full set of overs but the spinner had no luck today with taking wickets, while Tavo and Kika took two-a-piece.
In reply, things didn't start well for the Fijians losing two of their top order before it has even made 25 runs. Sekove Rakova and Cakacaka both departed early leaving Joe Rika at the top of the order and then later Tukana and Joe's brother Colin to help make runs.
Unfortunately for Fiji, Guernsey had other ideas and Frith alongside Gary Rich the pair took two wickets each while wicketkeeper Tom Kimber had a good day with the gloves, catching Cakacaka, Josefa Dabea Balecicia and Colin Rika and rounding off his day with a stumping of Maciu Gauna. Frith earned his second Man of the Match award of the tournament for his efforts with bat and ball.
A delighted Guernsey captain, Le Prevost said: 'Fiji did challenge us early on, their new ball bowlers were fairly tight but when we got past 200 their heads began to drop. I don't think we take any opposition lightly and they certainly challenged us.
'There were great runs from Jeremy Frith again and also good to see Lee Savident adding to the total and obviously it's nice to be able to contribute myself.'
Next up the side face Kuwait on Tuesday, an opposition the team has not faced before. 'We've seen Kuwait's scores, but not seen much of them at all as a side, so we will go look at them tomorrow when Jersey play them in their re-match at Kinrara to get a feel for the side,' said Le Prevost.