Guernsey April 21, 2009

Guernsey warm up for WCL Division Seven

Tony Munro

Tony Munro

Guernsey will continue their preparations for the World Cricket League Division Seven this weekend with two matches against near neighbours Jersey. The matches will be part of a lengthy buildup for the tournament to be played in Guernsey from May 17-24 which also involves Bahrain, Gibraltar, Japan, Nigeria and Suriname.

Last weekend Guernsey played a match against a Sussex Cricket Academy XI containing about five first team regulars while some of the team members played the same opposition two days later as part of a Development (Under-23) XI. The regular domestic season also starts this weekend providing Guernsey players with two rounds of competitive cricket before the Division Seven tournament.

Meanwhile, the hosts have announced their squad for the tournament, which contains four players new to international cricket at the ICC level - Ross Kneller, Justin Meades, Tom Kimber and Mark Renouf. Stuart Le Prevost, who captained Guernsey to the final of last year's European Second Division tournament, has been retained as skipper while Andy Cornford of Sussex CC would be coach.

Guernsey: Stuart Le Prevost (capt), Lee Savident, Matthew Oliver, Jeremy Frith Ross Kneller, Justin Meades, Gary Rich, Ben Ferbrache, Kris Moherndl, Jamie Nussbaumer, Blane Queripel, Stuart Bisson, Tom Kimber, Mark Renouf; Dave Hearse (manager)