Guernsey cricket team

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Guernsey
Guernsey Cricket Board logo.png
Association Guernsey Cricket Board
ICC status Affiliate (2005)
Associate (2008)
ICC region ICC Europe
WCL 2016 Division Five
Coach Ashley Wright
Captain Jamie Nussbaumer
First international
Guernsey Guernsey v. Jersey 
(Saint Helier, Jersey; 14 August 1922)
As of 13 September 2015

The Guernsey cricket team is the team that represents the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a Crown dependency in international cricket matches. They became a member in 2005[1] and an associate member of the International Cricket Council in 2008.[2]

International competition[edit]

Guernsey has a long rivalry with the neighbouring Channel Island of Jersey, playing an annual encounter against each other known as the inter-insular match. Jersey had a run of ten consecutive victories from 1992 to 2001.[1] however since then its been pretty even.

They made their debut at the European Championship in 2006, and finished in 5th place in Division Two, the tournament being won by Norway. Since then they have won promotion to the T20 Championship Division One.

International matches are being played by Guernsey outside the above two events also, with matches against Bermuda and Namibia in 2005, and more matches against Bermuda in 2006. Games against France and a tour of Canada were planned for 2007.[3]

Guernsey placed second at the 2009 Global Division Seven tournament, advancing to Division Six. In Division Six Guernsey finished 4th and therefore remained in Division Six. They came first in the 2011 Division Six tournament, advancing to 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Five. However, they came third in the Division Five tournament, remaining in the division, before coming 5th and being relegated to Division Six for the 2015 season, winning immediate promotion puts them back in Division Five, where in 2016 they came 3rd, remaining in Division Five.

Guernsey is ranked 31st in the World and 7th in Europe in the World Cricket League

Current squads[edit]

World Cricket League statistics[edit]

Team statistics[edit]

World Cricket League records against other teams
Opposition M W L Tie+W Tie+L NR Win% First Win
 Argentina 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00% 21 February 2012
 Bahrain 5 1 3 0 0 1 20.00% 18 February 2012
 Botswana 2 2 0 0 0 0 100.00% 4 September 2009
 Cayman Islands 4 3 1 0 0 0 75.00% 24 February 2012
 Fiji 2 2 0 0 0 0 100.00% 18 September 2011
 Gibraltar 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00% 18 May 2009
 Jersey 3 1 2 0 0 0 33.33% 17 September 2011
 Japan 2 1 0 0 0 1 50.00% 19 May 2009
 Kuwait 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00% 20 September 2011
 Malaysia 6 3 3 0 0 0 50.00% 5 September 2009
 Nigeria 4 2 1 0 0 1 50.00% 21 May 2009
 Norway 3 2 0 0 0 1 66.66% 1 September 2009
 Oman 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.00%
 Singapore 2 0 2 0 0 0 0.00%
 Suriname 3 2 1 0 0 0 66.66% 23 May 2009
 Tanzania 2 1 1 0 0 0 50.00% 22 May 2016
 Vanuatu 2 2 0 0 0 0 100.00% 21 May 2016
Total [6] 44 25 15 0 0 4 56.81%

Player statistics[edit]

ICC European Championship statistics[edit]

ICC European Tournaments records versus other nations
Opposition M W L Tie+W Tie+L NR Win% First Win
 Austria 2 1 1 0 0 0 50.00% 2013
 Croatia 2 2 0 0 0 0 100.00% 2008
 Denmark 3 1 2 0 0 0 33.33% 2015
 France 4 4 0 0 0 0 100.00% 2006
 Germany 3 2 1 0 0 0 66.67% 2008
 Gibraltar 5 5 0 0 0 0 100.00% 2006
 Greece 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.00%
 Israel 2 2 0 0 0 0 100.00% 2006
 Italy 3 1 2 0 0 0 33.33% 2011
 Jersey 3 0 3 0 0 0 0.00%
 Norway 4 4 0 0 0 0 100.00% 2010
 Sweden 1 1 0 0 0 0 100.00% 2013
Total [7] 33 23 10 0 0 0 69.70%

Sussex Cricket League[edit]

Guernsey joined Division 2 of the Sussex Cricket League in 2016 after Sussex clubs voted unanimously to allow the island to join the competition,[8] playing as the Guernsey Sarnians. Guernsey Sarnians cannot be promoted or relegated as they will play less games. Each league team plays ONE match against the Guernsey Sarnians XI. The points from these matches are included in team totals, and the Guernsey Sarnians XI's points are factored (by adjustment of bonus points) to show their relative League position.[9]

Honours[edit]

Top five honours at international matches[edit]

Highest scores

Best Bowling figures

  • James Frith – 5/8 vs Suriname at King George V SG, Castel on 23 May 2009
  • Jamie Nussbaumer – 5/19 vs Bahrain at The Padang, Singapore on 18 February 2012
  • Jamie Nussbaumer – 5/35 vs Kuwait at Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur on 20 September 2011
  • David Hooper – 5/47 vs Cayman Islands at The Padang, Singapore on 25 February 2012
  • Max Ellis – 4/12 vs Cayman Islands at Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur on 6 March 2014

Updated to December 2015 [12]

Famous players[edit]

Two Guernsey players have played first class cricket elsewhere. Lee Savident, who was born on the island, played for Hampshire from 1997 to 2000, and Amitava Banerjee, who played for Bengal from 1996 to 2000, prior to moving to Guernsey. Batsman Tim Ravenscroft has played for Guernsey and played Hampshire, making one List A appearance in 2011.


See Also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Island gets international cricket". BBC. 30 June 2005. 
  2. ^ "Guernsey Archive". Cricketarchives. 
  3. ^ "Interview with the chairman of the Guernsey Cricket Board". caughtbehind.com. 14 August 2006. 
  4. ^ "Jersey win World Cricket League Division 5". The News International. 30 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Defeat sees Guernsey finish fourth in Euro T20 Championship". Guernsey Press. 13 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "ICC WCL Tournaments". Guernsey Cricket. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "European Tournament Results by Country". Guernsey Cricket. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Guernsey to Join Sussex Cricket League from 2016". BBC. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "1st XI Division 2 - 2016". Sussex Cricket League. 
  10. ^ "ICC WCL Division 6 Essex 2015 Guernsey v Botswana". 
  11. ^ "ICC WCL Div 6 Essex Guernsey v Fiji". 
  12. ^ "ICC WCL Best Performances". Retrieved 17 January 2016.