Jersey September 16, 2008

Family affair in Jersey squad

By Tony Munro

By Tony Munro

Jersey has named four sets of brothers in their squad for their World Cricket League Division 4 campaign in Tanzania next month.

One of those pairs is opener Steve, and medium-pacer, Tony Carlyon, who were unavailable for Jersey's successful European Division 2 tilt on home soil recently.

The other inclusions are left-arm spinner, Ben Stevens, who was named Player of the Tournament at the European under-17 event in Belfast earlier this year, Meeku Patidar and reserve wicket-keeper, Matt Hanley.

They replace Nigel and Ian Crocker, Bradley Vowden, Sam de la Haye and Chris Jones who is unavailable due to a shoulder operation.

Chris Minty, Jersey Cricket Board's director of cricket, said: "It's a young energetic squad who can all field and bat - nine players under 26 - all good for the future." The team will be coached by former Derbyshire batsman, Peter Kirsten.

Jersey squad: Mathew Hague (capt), Tony Carlyon, Steve Carlyon, Jonathan Gough, Peter Gough, Robert Minty, Thomas Minty, Andrew Dewhurst, Sam Dewhurst, Meeku Patidar, Ryan Driver, Anthony Kay, Ben Stevens, Matthew Hanley.