Cricket

Greens will test different tactics

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NIC POTHAS believes that Guernsey are now mentally strong enough to withstand the challenge at the ICC European Division One T20 Championship.

Guernsey name squad for European T20 Championship

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TEENAGERS Josh Butler and Alex Bushell have both been named in the Guernsey squad for next month’s ICC European Division One T20 Championship in Jersey ­– and there is a return for Tim Ravenscroft.

Eight of the ‘greats’ benched at KGV

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TWELVE of the island’s all-time best cricketers are to be honoured with specially designed concrete seating benches at the King George V Field, home of island cricket.

New challenge will benefit batsmen

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

JAMIE NUSSBAUMER believes Guernsey are entering at the right level of UK competition after being accepted into Division Two of the Sussex Premier League.

‘Come on in’ - GCB gets voted aboard

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IT WILL set the Guernsey Cricket Board back £30,000 per summer, but from the 2016 season the island’s elite players will get the regular competitive tests they require to improve them for the world stage via a place in the Sussex Premier League.

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’.