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‘Pioneering move’ a surprise – even for JFA

Phil Austin, Andrew Shaw, Brian Little and Neville Davidson

JERSEY Football Association president Phil Austin has admitted that Brian Little’s recruitment as their director of football came as somewhat of a surprise, stating that chief executive Neville Davidson ‘almost fell off his seat’ when Little’s services were initially offered.

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Jersey defeated at the death

Jonny Bentley converted three of JRFC's four tries against Worcester Warriors Picture: Ken Sparks

JERSEY RFC came agonisingly close to ending Worcester Warriors' nine-game unbeaten run at Sixways Stadium on Friday night as a last minute penalty gave the former Premiership outfit a 32-29 victory.

Ten new starters for the Reds at Worcester

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SOUTH AFRICAN full-back Ross Jones-Davies will make his debut appearance for Jersey at Worcester Warriors tomorrow, as Harvey Biljon makes 12 changes to the starting XV that suffered defeat against London Scottish.

Reds suffer defeat in Richmond

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London Scottish demonstrated exactly why they're currently third in the Greene King IPA Championship table this evening at the Athletic Ground in Richmond, as the Exiles beat Jersey 38-17.

Cricket

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Guernsey cricket bid for Sussex slot

Cricket inter-insular at the Farmers CC. Tom Kimber. Picture: JON GUEGAN

JERSEY Cricket Board’s chief executive officer Chris Minty says he was surprised to learn that rivals Guernsey are hoping to enter their senior team into UK league cricket.

Howzat for a new home?

St Ouen Cricket Club chairman Richard Clews, left, with committee member Meeku Patidar on the site of the club's proposed new ground Picture: Rob Currie

THERE could be exciting developments for St Ouen Cricket Club in the not-too-distant future after club officials revealed they’re in talks with the Planning Department about developing their own ground.

Farmers duo scoop Island cricket's top awards

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IT was an occasion to remember for everyone involved with Farmers-Caesareans Cricket Club yesterday evening at The Royal Hotel in David Place, as two of their young members collected the top awards at the JCB's annual NatWest Presentation Dinner.

Athletics

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Pole vault debut on the cards?

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JERSEY 2015 organisers and athletics officials have announced that they intend to hold the first ever NatWest Island Games women’s pole vault competition — and the first men’s event in eight years — when the biannual sporting festival visits next summer.

Record falls in Marathon

Aleksey Troshkin smashed the course record by almost six minutes Picture: Tony Pike

RUSSIAN Aleksey Troshkin smashed the course record by almost six minutes as he stormed to victory in the 2014 Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon.

High hopes for Hawky in Hawaii

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IT MAY still be a month away, but focus and preparation for the 2014 World Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii, become all the more important for Island triathlete Dan Halksworth today as he flies out to the Pacific islands to begin warm-weather training.

Cycling

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French ace denies Mansell a treble

The early stages of the men's elite pro criterium with eventual winner Mederic Mancel  second from right

The absence of team-mates cost two-time Jersey Evening Post Town Criterium winner Greg Mansell dearly on Sunday as he failed to make it three in a row on the streets of St Helier.

Spence (45) puts in another solid show

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JERSEY’S Chris Spence finished an admirable 31st from 56 starters in Thursday’s 38.4 kilometre road race in Glasgow, as teammate Richard Tanguy was forced to withdraw prior to the event with injury.

Bike trio give their all

Rhys Hidrio finished 19th in the mountain bike cross-country yesterday

MOUNTAIN BIKE trio Rhys Hidrio, Richard Tanguy and James Patterson finished 19th, 22nd and 23rd respectively in Glasgow yesterday as Jersey’s cyclists finally began their Commonwealth quests at Cathkin Braes.

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Jets bounce back

Team Jets picked up their fifth victory of the season against Norfolk United Picture: DAVID FERGUSON

TEAM JETS made an immediate return to winning ways in Premier League 3 on Sunday morning with a 47-41 defeat of Norfolk United.

Falcons inflict Jets defeat

Jacy Brown and Team Jets lost 52-46 to Falcons Black  in Leicestershire Picture: DAVID FERGUSON

TEAM JETS suffered their third loss of the season away to Falcons Black on Saturday, relinquishing a three-quarter-time lead to finish 52-46 behind.

Defensive worries for Team Jets’ away-day

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TEAM JETS head coach Linda Andrews has called up un-capped youngster Ebony Troy to her ten-player squad for tomorrow’s Premier League 3 encounter with Falcons Black following the withdrawal of captain Lauren Devine.

Motorsport

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