The Reds retained the Inter-Insular Trophy with a five-wicket win at the KGV on Saturday as they made short work of chasing down a revised target of 177 in 40 overs after the rain arrived during the lunch interval after they had bowled Guernsey out for 194.
There were quality half-centuries for both man-of-the-match Corey Bisson and debutant Nick Greenwood before Dom Blampied and Anthony Kay saw them over the line with 7.4 overs to spare to make it three 50-over victories in a row over the old enemy.
As is so often the way in these matches, the home side were left pondering over a couple of ‘what ifs’, particularly that oh so common question of ‘what if we had scored just a few more runs?’ because after winning the toss and opting to bat, Guernsey got off to just the sort of start they would have hoped for.
Matt Stokes and Josh Butler put on a opening stand of 53, with Stokes going on to make the top score in the match with an excellent 74, but from looking set for a score around 250, they posted 194 all out with off-spinner Rhys Palmer taking 4 for 32.
More in Monday's Guernsey Press.