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GUERNSEY TOO HOT FOR SPAIN
 
3rd September 2007

COACHING ADVICE FOR SPAIN 

As Jersey and France played it out on the top pitch, a century opening stand (140) between CJ Peatfield (109) and Will Thompson (57) set Guernsey on their way to a total of 237-3 that would be too much for host country Spain and would guarantee an all-Channel Islands denouement to the championship.

Near to the end of Guernsey’s innings. Peatfield became the tournament’s second centurion. His excellently controlled innings of 109 came up off 103 balls and included ten boundaries.

With Thompson again batting fluently for his second fifty of the week, there were slim pickings for the Spanish bowlers, but, in spite of how the scorecard reads, they bowled with discipline and commitment throughout.

More than six an over from the off is always a tall order, and for Spain it was no different, especially against Guernsey’s dangerous and accurate attack.

Seamers Hutchinson (2-19) and Renouf (five overs for four runs) yet again denied the batsmen any opportunity to hit out early on and, with the spinners again giving nothing away (Max Ellis was again extremely parsimonious with figures of 7-3-12-3), Spain fell ever increasingly behind the required rate.In the end Guernsey ran out eventual winners by a 155 run margin ensuring a final between Channel Island rivals Jersey.Spain will now entertain Isle of Man in the 3rd/4th place play off.

  • Guernsey (2) beat Spain (0) by 155 runs.
    La Manga, 30 August. [
    Scorecard]
    Guernsey 237-3 (35.0 overs, CJ Peatfield 109, W Thompson 87)
    Spain 82-8 (35.0 overs)