Guernsey boss Ashley Wright challenges youngsters to deliver results

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Guernsey finished third in last year's World Cricket League Five tournament

Guernsey cricket boss Ashley Wright has challenged his side to fulfil their potential by gaining promotion from World Cricket League Five in September.

The islanders take on the Netherlands this weekend, with further warm-ups against Scotland and Denmark to come.

"We've got a very good team now and we're going to try and win the tournament," Wright told BBC Guernsey.

"We've got a young exciting squad now, and it's time to start turning some of that potential into results."

He continued: "As always we're aiming to get promoted, like I imagine every team is who's going there."

Guernsey will host a Twenty20 match and two one-day games against the Dutch at the King George V Club.

Director of cricket Wright will be without all-rounder Matt Stokes for the triple-header, while teenage bowler Will Fazakerley remains with Leicestershire, where he has a professional deal.

"It's given a few of our emerging players, and some of the lads on the fringe, to actually get in against a team like this," he added.

"If they go well then they can start pushing to get that first-team spot for when we go off to South Africa.

"As a sportsman you always want to try and test yourself against the best people you can, and that's why we're trying to more cricket on the island."

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