Guernsey Promoted to Regional Qualifier for ICC T20 2020 World Cup
After the nail-biter of a day on Saturday, when a big six from Luke Le Tissier finally saw Guernsey over the line against Sweden, today saw the Greens officially promoted to the next stage of qualification for ICC T20 2020.
This was a less tense affair with Guernsey in control with both bat and ball in a resounding victory against Czech Republic.
ICC Media Release below......
Guernsey secured the final qualification place with an emphatic win over Czech Republic. Batting first in Voorburg, Guernsey produced one of the highest scoring innings of the tournament with 181 for 4. Needing 9 runs per over for the win, the Czech Republic were forced to take risks in their batting. This didn’t pay off as the Czechs lost early wickets and could not gather momentum in the chase. The Czech Republic score was left stranded on 59 in the 16th over. Norway finished top of Group C with a win over Israel. Batting first, Norway was bowled out for 143 in the 20th over. Despite solid contributions from the Israel middle order, they were unable to chase the runs in Amstelveen. Israel were eventually bowled out for 119 in the 19th over. Sweden ended the event with a win over Gibraltar. Batting first, Sweden posted 149 for 6 in Voorburg, before restricting the Gibraltar innings to 118 for 4. The result put Sweden in third position in the final standings, with three wins out of their five matches.
Sweden 149/6 (20 overs) defeat Gibraltar 118/4 (20 overs) by 31 runs
Norway 143 all out (19.5 overs) defeat Israel 119 all out (18.3 overs) by 24 runs
Guernsey 181/4 (20 overs) defeat Czech Republic 59 all out (15.5 overs) by 122 runs
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Ant Stokes was named Most Valuable Player for Group C