Eurowrap: Asa Tribe and Ferraby run riot in Jersey

The cricket leagues of Europe are in full flow, with a scorecard of shock in Jersey in this week's Eurowrap.

Having beaten Rathbones on the opening day of Jersey’s 40-over Premier League, Farmers Caesareans got off to a record-breaking start to their second match of the competition on Saturday, Nick Ferraby and Asa Tribe sharing an opening stand of 320 against the Walkovers at Grainville.

Ferraby eventually fell to Kareem Caddle on 116, but Tribe went on to make 186, from just 137 deliveries with 24 fours and five sixes, and the Caesareans finished with 355 for two.

That was always going to be beyond the Walkovers, but they belied their name with a solid response, reaching 213 for eight before they ran out of overs; Toby Britton’s three for 22 from eight overs helped keep the scoring within reasonable bounds.

At Les Quennevais St Ouen Springfield kept pace with the defending champions with an 80-run victory over Old Victorians, largely thanks to an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 102 between Dominic Blampied, who finished with 88 not out, and Jonathan Best (43).

Then Blampied and Best were among four St Ouen bowlers who claimed two wickets apiece as the Old Victorians were bowled out for 123.

There were mixed fortunes in the Elite Division in Denmark, where promoted side Glostrup beat Herning on Saturday, only to crash to defeat against KB the following day, while Herning lost again on Sunday, this time to Soraner.

The hero of Glostrup’s defeat of Herning was veteran international Fred Klokker, whose unbeaten 54 guided his side to their three-wicket victory after they had dismissed their opponents for 135; Herning’s Patrick Matautaava was unable to help his side with the bat this time, going for a first-ball duck, although his three for 17 from ten overs kept them in the game.

He did make 46 against Soraner as Herning posted 187, but Romaq Tanija’s 52 saw Soraner home by four wickets with almost five overs to spare.

Glostrup, meanwhile, collapsed to 77 all out chasing KB’s 322 for eight, the latter built on an opening stand of 135 between Zameer Khan (71) and Lucky Malik (65) and a seventh-wicket partnership of 76 between Amjad Khan (53) and Brian Chari (60 not out).

Amjad then took three for 11 and Malik three for 35, while Bashir Shah cleaned up the tail with four for 3.

The game between Skanderborg and Svanholm saw a fine double from Anders Bülow, who made 33 in his side’s total of 121, Shangeev Thanikaithasan top-scoring with 52, and then took three for 13 as Svanholm crashed to 49 all out.

All the weekend’s action in Germany’s Bundesliga was in Group 1, where leaders Kummerfelder SV had a comfortable seven-wicket victory over SG Findorff: Ahmed Musaddiq took three for 35 as Findorff made 157 for nine, and then smacked a 15-ball 35, but it was Rohit Singh’s 57 from 25 deliveries with six sixes which enabled his side to race to the win in just 12.3 overs.


Elsewhere, Köln remained unbeaten as they saw off Blackcaps Düsseldorf by six wickets, and BSC Rehberge had a five-wicket win against Berlin.

In the Czech Republic, Prague Barbarians stayed on top thanks to a 12-run victory over the Spartans’ Vanguards side: Divyendra Singh’s 57 helped them to 150, and although Naveen Gunasekara and Kranthi Venkataswamy shared an opening stand of 61 when the Vanguards replied three wickets apiece for Harsha Chaganty and Birendra Kumar enabled the Barbarians to dismiss their opponents for 138.

A double-header on Saturday saw Prague Bohemians win their first game, against Vinohrady, by eight wickets, Sabawoon Davizi hitting an unbeaten 54-ball 66 as they chased down Vinohrady’s 137 for six in 16.4 overs, but they lost the second to Prague CC by four wickets, due in large part to Sharan Ramakrishnan’s double of three for 26 and 49.

Highlights of the Liga Catalana in Spain were Lakhbir Brar’s seven for 20 which enabled Viledecans Tigers to skittle Farners for 72 and win by five wickets, and Karan Datta’s 76-ball 110 out of a total of 188 for Raval Sporting against Men in Blue.

There were also victories for Azad Chadikalah over Dreams XI and for Fateh against Catalunya Zalmi.

In the 35-over competition in Austria, Vienna had a comfortable victory over Lords CC in Group 1, Daniel Eckstein (53) and Mark Simpson-Parker sharing an opening stand of 70 as Vienna reached 243 for eight before Jawad Sadran claimed six for 15 and Lords were all out for 71 in reply.

In Group 2 Amit Nathwani took four for 17 and Karim Khanna three for 24 as Austria Wien bowled the United Nations CC out for 82, and Austria then knocked off the runs for the loss of five wickets in 15.4 overs.

In Sweden Djurgårdens had a very easy win against Värmdö, making 301 for eight and then dismissing their opponents for 59, while in Luxembourg Vikram Vijh was in great form for Heritage, hitting a 32-ball 57 against Star and then taking four for 21 as Star finished on 111 for nine in pursuit of Heritage’s 121 all out.

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