Halfway to Hove

THE opportunity to play at the Sussex county ground in Hove with the further prize a trip to Dubai in the autumn is looming larger for Guernsey.

Guernsey’s star all-rounder Jeremy Frith continued his imperious form with the bat with an unbeaten 87 yesterday. (Picture by CricketEurope)
Guernsey’s star all-rounder Jeremy Frith continued his imperious form with the bat with an unbeaten 87 yesterday. (Picture by CricketEurope)

THE opportunity to play at the Sussex county ground in Hove with the further prize a trip to Dubai in the autumn is looming larger for Guernsey.

After making it two wins from two by beating Austria yesterday, skipper Jamie Nussbaumer reckoned two more wins from the remaining three round-robin games would get his side through to Saturday’s semis at Hove and as the Greens prepared for a rest day, it certainly seems only a bizarre turnaround in form will halt the semi-final charge.

In moving into second place in the Group A table behind the tournament favourites Italy, who have clocked up three comfortable victories on the opening two days, Guernsey are certainly looking good and no-one more so than

Jeremy Frith, who added an undefeated 87 from 47 balls on the back of his brilliant unbeaten 99 the previous afternoon.

‘We are in a good situation,’ said the captain, who left coaches Nic Pothas and Lee Savident at the beautiful Preston Nomads ground to gauge the Italians against Norway.

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