Cricket

England star Taylor returns

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ENGLAND women’s star Sarah Taylor is back in the island this week as part of a four-strong Sussex coaching contingent here to take the next step in developing the local girls and women’s game.

Hampshire cricketers requested

Guernsey’s new director of cricket Nic Pothas has named his first official squad ahead of the European T20 Championship in Sussex next month. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1293630)

NIC POTHAS is hoping to lure talented Hampshire club cricketers here this summer to improve the quality of the Swoffers Premier League.

‘Kings’ of the past in merger

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TWO of the island’s leading Evening League teams – Rovers and St Pierre – have merged and will start the new 2015 season as St Pierre Rovers.

Overs cut to attract players

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TOP flight weekend cricket is set to be reduced to 40 overs per side in a measure that is hoped will provide a more attractive product for players.

Jones on board to beef up bowling attack

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STEFFAN JONES, the former Somerset and Derbyshire fast bowler, aims to give more firepower to island bowling attacks after being named as the island’s first fast-bowling consultant.

Hove summit looms for GCB

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WHEN Guernsey and Sussex league officials sit down at the county ground in Hove next month to discuss the island’s proposed entry into the county league, the Sarnians are sure to get ‘a good hearing’.

Guernsey have the Will to win

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WITH injuries having prevented any previous involvement, Will Peatfield is hoping to make the most of a belated inter-insular debut against Jersey tomorrow.

Barker’s 79 the highlight of second loss

Cricket - Carlsberg Trophy 2014, Guernsey v Denmark in SussexOllie Newey

GUERNSEY travelled to the north-east about 70% whole in terms of strength, so although beaten a second time by the Northern Universities, there was encouragement in the performance.

Northern Universities spree

Cricket - Carlsberg Trophy 2014, Guernsey v Denmark in SussexJamie Nussbaumer

JAMIE NUSSBAUMER’S typical belligerence down the order saved Guernsey from a real hiding at the hands of the Northern Universities Students Select yesterday.