Jersey lost their re-arranegd ICC World Cricket League Division Six match to Kuwait by a single wicket in Malaysia.
Batting first Jersey hit 156-8 in a reduced 34-overs-a-side match with Corey Bisson top-scoring with 54 and skipper Peter Gough hitting 52.
In reply the Kuwaitis made their target with just three balls to spare and with one wicket left as Aamir Javed hit 42.
Ben Stevens took three wickets for Jersey who are now second-from bottom and in danger of relegation.
Jersey face bottom side Nigeria on Tuesday in a game they must win if they are to avoid a third successive relegation in the ICC World Cricket League pyramid.