Mr Cricket comes up trumps again

COMETH the hour and in Guernsey international cricketing terms that normally means cometh Jeremy Frith.

Jeremy Frith leaves the field after hitting an unbeaten 99 to guide Guernsey to victory over Norway yesterday in Horsham. (Picture by Rob Batiste, 1333363)
Jeremy Frith leaves the field after hitting an unbeaten 99 to guide Guernsey to victory over Norway yesterday in Horsham. (Picture by Rob Batiste, 1333363)

COMETH the hour and in Guernsey international cricketing terms that normally means cometh Jeremy Frith.

The star all-rounder again came up with the goods as the national side opened their ICC European T20 Division One campaign with a seven-wicket win over the Norwegians at Horsham.

Frith, who had already produced the best bowling spell (2 for 24) to check the Norwegians’ attacking intent on the small and picturesque ground, steered the young Guernsey side to their first two points of the week with a superb 99 that came from just 59 deliveries and contained nine fours and five sixes.

His main ally was the effervescent Dave Hooper, who scored a vital unbeaten 41 from 35 balls as the pair turned potential defeat into a morale-boosting opening win with a stand of 128.

Afterwards, Hooper said his fourth-wicket partner had delivered with ‘perfect timing’.