World Cricket League: Guernsey narrowly beat Jersey

Jersey's Ed Farley
Ed Farley top-scored for Jersey with 64 but it was not enough to beat Guernsey

Guernsey narrowly beat Jersey by nine runs in the final over at the ICC World Cricket League Division Six.

Guernsey won the toss and batting first made 251-8, helped largely by 80 from all-rounder Jeremy Frith.

In response Jersey openers Dean Morrison and Ed Farley put on 131 for the first wicket on a thundery day in Malaysia.

Despite scoring 19 runs from the 44th over, Jersey were dismissed with four balls remaining.

Guernsey skipper Stuart Le Prevost said: "Credit to the Jersey guys they put up a great fight.

"We possibly could have got a few more runs but we would have taken that score at the start.

"It's always important to get a win in the first game."

The top two teams in the tournament will be promoted to Division Five.

Chris Minty, chief executive of the Jersey Cricket Board, said: "The boys worked very hard in the field to hold Guernsey to 251 on a good batting pitch.

"Some missed chances early on proved to be costly however."