May 23, 2009

Guernsey

Frith powers Guernsey to promotion

Andrew McGlashan

A outstanding all-round performance from Jeremy Frith, who scored his second successive century and took five wickets, helped Guernsey secure promotion from the ICC World Cricket League Division 7 with a thumping 263-run victory against Suriname, who relegated to Division 8

Frith, who has scored 364 runs in the tournament to date, won his third man-of-the-match award this week but he was happier to focus on his side’s promotion and Sunday’s final against Bahrain than his own individual success.

“As I said earlier in the week, the man-of-the-match award is incidental. The important thing was to win the game and book a place for Singapore which is what we set out to do,” Frith said. “Stuart [Le Prevost] and I have batted well on a few occasions. It was nice to get 300 on the board, as this week we have fielded first a lot.

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Andrew McGlashan
Assistant Editor Andrew arrived at ESPNcricinfo via Manchester and Cape Town, after finding the assistant editor at a weak moment as he watched England's batting collapse in the Newlands Test. Andrew began his cricket writing as a freelance covering Lancashire during 2004 when they were relegated in the County Championship. In fact, they were top of the table when he began reporting on them but things went dramatically downhill. He likes to let people know that he is a supporter of county cricket, a fact his colleagues will testify to and bemoan in equal quantities.

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