THE island's tight housing regulations are having an impact on the senior island cricket team, as are poor fitness levels.
That's the viewpoint of Andy Cornford, pictured,who ended his five-year stint as the island's part-time national cricket coach back in the autumn.
Ahead of the imminent arrival of Guernsey cricket's first full-time director of cricket, Cornford has spoken on a wide variety of issues affecting the local game and, at the same time, looked back at his spell in the hot seat.
'When I first took on the coaching role, the senior side only really had the inter-insular and MCC as major fixtures.
'These are still high profile games, but we could rely on a small player pool to cover these and any other odd games.
'As we've moved into ICC cricket the player demands and tournaments have increased, putting more pressures on our set-up and limited player pool.'