European Cricket Network and the Guernsey Cricket Board have teamed up for charity to live stream the resumption of cricket on the island on Saturday May 30.
Featuring the island’s top players in a much-anticipated return to the pitch, Guernsey Head of Cricket Andy Cornford and Performance coach Olly Tapp have selected two T20 teams for a charity COVID-19 Appeal Match on Saturday May 30.
Captained by Josh Butler (no, not that one) and Guernsey wicketkeeper/batsman Jason Martin respectively, the action will begin at midday (CEST) on Saturday at the KGV ground in Guernsey.
“Only a year ago I was playing at KGV myself, it truly is a truly magnificent venue for cricket. Now with the sudden re-opening of the ground and ability to get out in the sunshine and play this match, we think this represents a great moment to help support the game and Guernsey’s COVID-19 appeal at the same time,” said ECN Founder Daniel Weston.
Guernsey Cricket Board chief executive Mark Latter said: “The two sets of players, a mix of under19 and full internationals, will each be wearing their own club colours to ensure they do not have to share any kit. It promises to be very Barbarianseque.”
Olly Tapp’s XI: Tom Nightingale, Jason Martin (capt./wk), Nick Hutchinson, Ben Ferbrache, Nathan Le Tissier, Luke Bichard, Will Peatfield, Tom Veillard, Matt Philp, Charles Vorster, Jordon Martel.
Andy Cornford’s XI: Lucas Barker, Zak Damarell (wk), Josh Butler (capt.), Jamie Nussbaumer, Ollie Newey, Luke Le Tissier, Dan Le Messurier, Ant Stokes, Matt Renouf, Nic Buckle, Kieran Le Gallez.
Tune in to the action from midday (CEST) on Saturday via the European Cricket Network – www.ecn.cricket – the digital home of European cricket and go-to platform to live stream European cricket with live scores and stats available on web and mobile platforms.