Jersey Post and Guernsey Post have joined forces for a third successive year to support the annual, junior inter-island cricket matches. The Under 11’s and Under 13’s matches will take place at FB Fields on Saturday 29 June, and the Under 15’s match will take place in Guernsey at Elizabeth College Field on Saturday 6 July.
The junior inter-insulars have been part of the annual inter-island game for many years and give local youngsters in both islands the chance to train within the cricket development system and work towards gaining a place in the team for their age group.
Tim Brown, Chief Executive at Jersey Post said, “I’m very pleased that we are able to work alongside Guernsey Post in order to support this initiative for a third successive year. We both believe that supporting the game at grass roots level is essential for the future of the sport at senior level in both islands.”
The matches are set to be closely fought contests and spectators are welcome to attend. Each match will start at 11:00 and should finish around 17:00. The trophies will be presented at the respective pavilions shortly after the matches finish.
Boley Smillie, Chief Executive at Guernsey Post stated, “We are very pleased to continue our support of these matches for a further year. Guernsey has a strong community focus and supporting young, sporting talent in our Island not only helps to secure the future of cricket in the Island, but also reinforces the sense of community in the younger generation.”
The remaining inter-island cricket match is the senior event which is taking place on 31 August at KGV in Guernsey. Following the successful introduction of the T20 format into the senior league this season, the inter-island match will revert to the traditional 50 over format. The match starts at 11:00 and spectators are very welcome to attend throughout the day.