Jersey cricket team

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Jersey
Jerseyc.jpg
ICC membership granted 2005
ICC member status Associate member
ICC development region Europe
World Cricket League division Four
Captain Peter Gough
Coach Scotland Neil MacRae
First recorded match 1957 v Guernsey
As of 18 August 2009

The Jersey cricket team is the team that represents the Crown dependency of Jersey in international cricket matches. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 2005, and an associate member in 2007.[1]

They are currently ranked at 29th in the world by the ICC, and at sixth amongst European non-test teams. They are in Division Four of the World Cricket League[2] and Division One of the European Championship.[3]

History[edit]

Jersey first played international cricket against neighbouring Channel Island of Guernsey in the inaugural Inter-insular match in 1957. The match was drawn, Jersey eventually picking up their first win in 1960. They won ten of the matches in a row between 1992 and 2001, before a run of five consecutive victories for Guernsey until 2006.[4]

Jersey became an affiliate member of the ICC in 2005,[1] and took part in Division Two of the European Championship in Scotland in 2006, losing to Norway in the final.[5] The following March, they beat Italy in a three match series that they had to win to be promoted to associate membership of the ICC.[6] They were granted associate status at an ICC meeting at Lord's in June.[7]

In August, Jersey won the inter-insular by 4 runs to end Guernsey's run of wins,[8] but lost the first inter-insular Twenty20 match in September by five wickets.[9]

In May 2008, Jersey hosted Division Five of the World Cricket League. Jersey performed well and topped Group B after the group qualifying matches. Jersey then beat the United States in their semi-final before losing the final to Afghanistan. As Division Five runners-up, Jersey were promoted to Division Four of the World Cricket League.[10]

In August 2008, Jersey travelled to neighbours Guernsey to take part in Division Two of the European Championship against; Croatia, France, Germany, Gibraltar and Guernsey. Jersey improved on their 2006 performance, edging out Guernsey by one run in the final group match to win the tournament undefeated.[11]

In October 2008, Jersey travelled to Tanzania to participate in Division Four of the World Cricket League. Division Four proved to be a step too far for Jersey, as with a series of poor batting displays Jersey won only one group match, before losing to Fiji in a positional playoff and finishing sixth. On the basis of their sixth-place finish in this tournament, Jersey were relegated back to Division Five.[12]In 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Five in Nepal,they finished 5th to be relegated to 2011 ICC World Cricket League Division Six in Malaysia,where they finished 4th to remain in 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Six. During the 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Six, Jersey remained unbeaten in their 5 games, going on to win and gain promotion to the 2013 ICC world Cricket League Division Five.In March 2014 WCL5 was held in Malaysia. Jersey were again unbeaten and gained promotion to WCL4. The squad for the WCL4 Tournament being held in Singapore is Peter Gough (Captain), Edward Farley, Ben Stevens, Anthony Hawkins-Kay, Dean Morrison, Nat Watkins, Andrew Dewhurst, Sam Dewhurst, Tom Minty, Charles Perchard, Jonty Jenner, Corey Bisson, James Duckett and Corne Bodenstein.


Tournament history[edit]

European Cricket Championship[edit]

  • 1996 to 2004 inclusive: Not eligible, not an ICC member[1]
  • 2006: Division Two Runner-up[5]
  • 2008: Division Two Winner[13]
  • 2010: Division One Winner

World Cricket League[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Four players have played for Jersey and at first-class level for another team (or teams):

Several other first-class players were born on the island, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jersey at CricketArchive
  2. ^ ICC's one-day rankings
  3. ^ Ireland to host European Championship, ICC Europe Media Release
  4. ^ Inter-insular records
  5. ^ a b 2006 European Division Two Championship at CricketEurope
  6. ^ Mission accomplished by Andrew Nixon, 28 March 2007 at CricketEurope
  7. ^ Jersey granted associate status, ICC Europe Media Release, 3 July 2007
  8. ^ 4-run win for Jersey in inter-insular thriller by David Piesing, 12 August 2007 at CricketEurope
  9. ^ Guernsey win inaugural Twenty20 inter-insular by David Piesing, 1 October 2007 at CricketEurope
  10. ^ [1] Cricinfo, Accessed 17 October 2008
  11. ^ [2] ICC Europe, Accessed 18 October 2008
  12. ^ [3] Cricinfo, Accessed 17 October 2008
  13. ^ [4] ICC Europe, Accessed 18 October 2008
  14. ^ [5] Cricinfo, Accessed October 2008
  15. ^ [6] Cricinfo, Accessed October 2008
  16. ^ Cornelis Bodenstein – CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  17. ^ Ryan Driver – CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  18. ^ Albert Geary – CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  19. ^ Nathaniel Watkins – CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  20. ^ Arthur Coode – CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  21. ^ Robert Copland-Crawford – CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  22. ^ Herbert Lyon – CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  23. ^ Robert Osborne-Smith – CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 May 2015.

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