Jersey beat rivals Guernsey to regain cricket inter-insular trophy

Jersey celebrate at Grainville
Jersey took early wickets in windy conditions at Grainville

Jersey got their hands back on the inter-insular trophy with a 49-run win over rivals Guernsey at Grainville.

Put into bat first after losing the toss, Jersey skipper Peter Gough made 95 before being run out, in a total of 206 all out.

Guernsey lost early wickets in reply, struggling to 22-4, but wicketkeeper Jason Martin (64) steadied the ship.

Three wickets apiece from Ben Stevens and Anthony Hawkins-Kay, though, helped dismiss the visitors for 157.

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Peter Gough, Jersey captain, on BBC Radio Jersey: "It was actually a tough game, we got into a good position with the bat but then lost a couple of wickets.

"We know we can defend 206, we knew it was a bit less than what we wanted, but I'm so pleased with how we did in the field.

"I can't explain how gutted I was for the 10 minutes after [getting run out for 95], it was a massive opportunity to get a hundred in an inter-insular but it's a team game so it was 10 minutes of being a stroppy little kid and then out with the boys."

Guernsey batting at Grainville
Guernsey struggled early in their run chase and could not retain the title they won the previous season

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