CI Cricket League title win for Saints
A SPARKLING second-wicket partnership of 99 runs laid the foundations for a first PraxisIFM Channel Islands League title win for Redcoin St Ouen Springfield on Saturday.
At the Farmer’s Field in St Martin, former Guernsey player Ollie Nightingale, former Jersey Player of the Year Dean Morrison and man-of-the-match Dom Blampied all scored half-centuries in a six-wicket win against Farmers Caesareans.
There was also a fine half century from Farmers’ Ben Kynman, a solid 45 from opener Harrison Carlyon and 39 runs from Zak Tribe, but batting first on a new wicket and after a heavy early morning shower, their 45-over total of 225 was slightly short of what they would have hoped for.
Peter Gough, St Ouen’s captain, said: ‘It was an interesting game. We got a couple of wickets before they had scored 50 runs and that was important.
‘Jon Best and Jack Maton bowled really well at the start and we were happy that we also got a couple of their batters out around their 40-run mark, because had they gone on to score 70 or 80 we could well have been chasing a much bigger target.
‘Kinners [Kynman] batted really well for them and, in the end, we were happy to hold them to 225.
‘It was such a good partnership from Ollie [Nightingale] and Deano [Morrison]; Dean batted aggressively and took the game to them – he had the bit between his teeth, he was really good today.
‘He led the team in the field as well and his batting was brilliant.
‘After Dean was out we needed another partnership and Dom [Blampied] produced it to get us home.’
Full report in Monday's JEP.
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