Guernsey Press

Griffins and Cobo to face off in all-Guernsey CI League final

From fourth to first in on one sunny Saturday – Griffins put their mid-summer slump behind them to book their place in the Belasko CI League final.

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Adam Martel contributed with bat and ball to see Griffins into next weekend's final of the Belasko CI League on Saturday. (

Having given themselves an uphill task with no room for error going into August, Tom Kirk’s side rose to the challenge, put three successive wins together and will now go into the all-Guernsey showpiece against Cobo at the KGV on Saturday as the form team in the competition.

‘We’re just delighted that we’ve put a string of performances together and we’ve done what we need to get to this position,’ said Griffins captain Kirk after his side’s comprehensive 96-run victory over Walkovers at the KGV, having scored 236.

‘We needed to win another game and from my perspective, with these Jersey guys, it’s difficult knowing if they’ve got a good team over or if they haven’t. I don’t recognise a lot of their names, so they could be gun players, or they could be second team.

‘We just had to do our bit today and fortunately, we did we got we got a total on the board and defended it pretty easily in the end.’

For their part, Cobo suffered quite a scare in their final round-robin game when only a massive defeat would have see them slip out of the top two spots.

Having been set a target of 286 at the College Field by an Old Victorians side who were given a blistering start by Charlie Brennan, while Elliot Corbin made a century, the understrength Guernsey champions collapsed to 20 for 4 before digging themselves out of that hole sufficiently to finish ahead of St Ouen Springfield on net run-rate with something to spare in the end, despite falling to a 146-run defeat.

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