All-Jersey CI final date for St Ouen and Farmers
NEXT month’s PraxisIFM Channel Islands final will be an all-Jersey affair after the seven-club round-robin tournament concluded on Saturday.
Five clubs were in contention at the start of play and victories for St Ouen Springfield and Farmers Caesareans gained them places in next month’s final.
St Ouen ran out eight-wicket winners against Rathbones OVs, at FB1, while Farmers scored a massive 308 for five in a 90-run win at the Farmer’s Field against RGA Walkovers SCF.
Jersey U19 captain Harrison Carlyon scored 135 runs for Farmers, fellow teenager Zak Tribe 90 and Nick Ferraby a quick-fire 55, including eight boundaries and two 6s off 41 deliveries.
Carlyon and Ferraby put on 95 runs for the first wicket, in 14 overs, before Carlyon and Tribe featured in a second-wicket partnership of 185. Carlyon struck 16 boundaries and one 6 and Tribe eight boundaries.
Walkovers opener Jamie Brewster also batted well for 101 runs, his century registered in 114 balls, together with featuring in a seventh-wicket partnership of 74 with teenager Dan Birrell.
Dean Morrison hit the winning run in St Ouen’s success, Peter Gough thought he had achieved that a couple of balls earlier only to guide the ball to square leg and into Matt Donaldson’s grateful hands.
Gough hit ten boundaries off 82 deliveries before being dismissed for 61 as St Ouen chased down the OVs total of 103 all out in 23.1 overs.
St Ouen displayed great control with the ball in the early overs as OVs struggled to get bat on ball and Jack Maton and Jonny Best restricted OVs to just eight runs off the first five overs.
Dom Blampied was impressive with the ball for St Ouen, as he worked his way through OVs' mid order, claiming a final four victims to wipe them out in 34.5 overs
Gough, St Ouen’s captain, said: ‘I really wanted to be not out at the end and see us home, but I’ll have to settle for getting us very close.
‘I was seeing the ball well, I just needed to be patient because it was not a high total to chase.
‘We got two early wickets and then Steve Le Maistre and Matt Donaldson proved a difficult partnership to break, but when we broke them Dom Blampied and Ben Manser came on and bowled really well helping us restrict them to just over 100 on what I thought was a 150-run wicket.
‘It was an easy decision to change ends for Dom because he didn’t bowl very well from the other end!
‘It’s been a great competition this year and we now look forward to playing in the final.’
Full report in Monday's JEP.
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