|European Division 2: Guernsey, July 2010|
Frith leads Guernsey to eight wicket win
Jeremy Frith put in a fine all-round performance as Guernsey moved a step closer to the European Division Two title at College Field today.
Guernsey captain Stuart Le Prevost won the toss on a sunny morning and didn't hesitate to put Germany in on what looked to be a bowler's wicket. Germany started well though with Milan Fernando hitting a quickfire 32 from just 30 balls before Savident removed him.
Savident also removed the other opener and bowled his ten overs straight through to finish with 2-25. Jonathan Warr also bowled his overs straight through to finish with 0-25 with Germany having scored 50 from their first 20 overs. Jeremy Frith then took 3-37 to help reduce Germany to 123-6.
An unbroken seventh wicket partnership of 65, interupted by a brief rain shower, helped Germany recover to post 188-6 from their 50 overs.
In their reply, Guernsey lost both openers for just nine, with the score on 57, by which time Jeremy Frith was already going well. He was joined by Tim Ravenscroft, who recently signed a development contract with Sussex, and the pair put on an unbeaten 133 for the second wicket.
Jeremy Frith, who along with Ravenscroft was running very well between the wickets, hit three to bring up his century, and three balls later Ravenscroft hit a four to end the match and secure a two wicket win for Guernsey.
Guernsey will play France tomorrow, whilst Germany will play Norway. Israel and Guernsey will also play in a battle of the two teams without a win.