World League Five: Guernsey preserve status with win over Vanuatu

Ollie Newey in action in previous match
Guernsey finish third in World League Five and avoid relegation

Guernsey preserved their World League status with a tense 19-run win over Vanuatu in the third-place play-off.

Matt Stokes (82) and Ollie Newey (56) helped the Channel Island side post 230-6 at Farmers Field in Jersey.

In reply, Vanuatu's Nalin Nipiko hit 68 to give his side a chance of avoiding relegation.

But he was bowled by Luke Nussbaumer (4-43) with 6.1 overs to go and the Pacific nation were all out for 211 off the final ball.

Vanuatu are therefore relegated from Division Five, along with Nigeria and Tanzania, out of the World League structure and into regional tournaments.

Guernsey, meanwhile, finish third and are the only side to remain in Division Five for now as finalists Jersey and Oman are both promoted.

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