Guernsey stay unbeaten with win over Germany
Jeremy Frith produced a fine all-round performance, scoring an unbeaten century and taking three wickets, as Guernsey beat Germany by 8 wickets to remain unbeaten in their quest for the ICC European Division Two title.
The hosts won the toss and chose to bowl. led by Frith, they reduced Germany to 123-6 but an unbeaten seventh wicket stand of 65 between Rishi Pillai and Shakeel Hassan helped Germany partially recover to 188-6 from their 50 overs. Frith finished with 3-37 from his 10 overs.
Guernsey lost both openers with just 57 on the board, but Frith and Tim Ravsenscroft came together to put on 133 and see Gurnsey home, with Frith making exactly 100*.
Norway beat Gibraltar by three-wickets thanks to a 71-run partnership for the eighth wicket between Shahbaz Butt and Aziz Ataul. Chasing 190, Norway were in all sorts of trouble at 122 for 7, but Butt’s superb 70 from 88 balls, with eight fours, carried them home with almost six overs to spare. Gibraltar made of 189 for off their 50 overs.
In the day’s third match, France defeated Israel by 65 runs in a high scoring encounter. Batting first, France made 271, led by Arun Ayyavooraju’s 78. Despite a number of contributions, Israel was never in the hunt and were bowled out for 206.
Guernsey currently tops the table with six points, followed by Germany, France and Norway with four points each.