September 4, 2009

World Cricket League

What a relief

Nishi Narayanan
GH Smit plays through point, Botswana v Guernsey, ICC World Cricket League Division 6, Singapore, September 4, 2009
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Well that was quite a match for us today and all credit to Botswana who played extremely well and were an extremely nice bunch of chaps.

What a relief to be staying in Division 6 – we had a bad start to this tournament facing the hosts first and since our other two losses, I’m really pleased with how the team has turned itself around in the last two days.

Today’s match was a good game of cricket and I have to congratulate Frithy (Jeremy Frith) for another half-century and some good bowling and also credit has to go to Jamie Nussbaumer whose 4 for 42 was outstanding.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s game against Malaysia, it’s going to be a tough one and I’m sure they’re a bit upset having lost out on promotion to Bahrain who walloped Norway by 233 runs, so they’ll come at us hard no matter what.

I’ve really enjoyed my time in Singapore, it’s been a totally different experience and a new climate to play cricket in and tomorrow will be the culmination of a lot of hard work on and off the field for all the lads.

I’m off out tonight to celebrate our win with the team but it won’t be a late one as I’ve still got one more match to win before I head back to Guernsey to see my wife and son, which I must admit is something I’m really looking forward to doing!

Nishi Narayanan is a staff writer at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by Vikram Maingi on (September 9, 2009, 10:53 GMT)

All is well that ends well. Guernsey beat Malaysia in the 3rd-4th position play-off and ended in the top 50 percent of the 6 teams.

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Staff writer Nishi studied journalism because she didn't want to study at all. As she spent most of the time at j-school stationed in front of the TV watching cricket her placement officer had no choice but to send out a desperate plea to the editor of ESPNcricinfo to hire her. Though some of the senior staff was suspicious at that a diploma in journalism was the worst thing that could happen to ESPNcricinfo and she did nothing to allay them, she continues to log in everyday and do her two bits for cricket.

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