After having a day off yesterday, Jersey resumed their European Under-19 Division Two Championship campaign today with a big win over their Channel Island rivals Guernsey at Frinton On Sea Cricket Club.
Batting first, the Jersey opening pair of William Robertson and Benjamin Ward put on 50 before Ward was the first man out. The rest of the Jersey innings was then dominated by Jonty Jenner. Nobody stayed with him until number 8 Robert Duckett though.
That pair put on 97 for the seventh wicket, with Jenner the man out having scored 120 from just 75 balls. Duckett ensured that the tail was able to put on another 55 before the last wicket fell from the final ball of the innings, with Duckett unbeaten on 55, and Jersey having scored 288.
In reply, Guernsey found runs hard to come by. Thomas Nightingale batted well for his 66, but the next highest score was Barnaby Thompson's 26. David Martin took 3-29 as Guernsey were restricted to 168-9 from their 50 overs, losing by 120 runs - the margin of defeat being equivalent to Jonty Jnner's innings.
Jersey head into tomorrow's rest day on top of the table thanks to their net run rate being superior to that of the Netherlands. Those two sides will play each other at Colchester Cricket Club in a match that could well decide who wins the tournament. Guernsey now have two days off before their next match on Friday, which will also be against the Netherlands.
Jersey Under-19s beat Guernsey Under-19s by 120 runs
Frinton On Sea Cricket Club, 29 July
Jersey Under-19s 288 (50 overs, J Jenner 120, R Duckett 55*)
Guernsey Under-19s 168-9 (50 overs, T Nightingale 66, D Martin 3-29)