Jonty Jenner in action for Jersey in 2019 Europe T20 World Cup regional finals in Guernsey - Image by Martin Gray @MartinGrayPhoto (Twitter)

It was a case for Netherlands and Jersey camps to provide match practice for some of the senior national squad members and also try out some of the youngsters (on the sidelines of national call-up) in the 4-match series played out in Essex county.

Although Netherlands ‘A’ squad won all the matches (3 T20 and one-off 50-overs) in the series, it was good exposure for most of the younger members of the squad. Both countries will be part of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifiers in Oct/Nov 2019 in UAE and might even be in the same group and these matches will have provided the head coaches of both the camps to assess each other’s strengths and weakness. Netherlands, will however, will definitely have all their major professional players available for the qualifiers and that will make them the team to beat.

For Netherlands ‘A’, Stephen Myburgh, Vikram Singh, Clayton Floyd and Sebastiaan Braat performed well throughout the series, while Corey Bisson and N Greenwood impressed for Jersey. Jersey have a busy International cricket period ahead with the qualifiers, followed by the 1st round of ICC CWC Challenge League Group B tournament in Hong Kong in Nov/Dec 2019.

Brief Scores

01st T20I: Netherlands A 191/3 in 20 overs (Stephen Myburgh 108, Scott Edwards 44, Adam Wiffen 31, N Greenwood 2/25, W Robertson 1/35) beat Jersey 120/9 in 20 overs (Corey Bisson 63, Vikram Singh 3/34, Max Hoornweg 2/28, Sebastiaan Braat 2/32, Clayton Floyd 1/8) by 71 runs

02nd T20I: Jersey 192/3 in 20 overs (Corey Bisson 73 n.o, Nick Ferraby 42, Harry Carlyon 35, N Greenwood 26, Clayton Floyd 2/34, Vivian Kingma 1/23) lost to Netherlands A 194/7 in 19.5 overs (Tonny Staal 57 n.o, Vikram Singh 47, Stephen Myburgh 34, Scott Edwards 31, Elliott Miles 4/42, Harry Carlyon 1/20, J Sumerauer 1/37) by 3 wickets

One-off 50-overs: Netherlands A 229 all out in 48 overs (Adam Wiffen 61, Vikram Singh 57, Stephen Myburgh 45, Clayton Floyd 24, N Greenwood 3/33, Elliott Miles 3/43, Dominic Blampied 3/49, Harry Carlyon 1/23) beat Jersey 173 all out in 36.5 overs (Jonty Jenner 50, Dominic Blampied 27, N Greenwood 22, Clayton Floyd 3/31, Sebastiaan Braat 3/54, Vivian Kingma 2/36, Max Hoornweg 1/6) by 56 runs

03rd T20I: Netherlands A 197/4 in 20 overs (Vikram Singh 75, Adam Wiffen 50, Bas de Leede 22, J Sumerauer 2/32, Harry Carlyon 1/19) beat Jersey 142 all out in 20 overs (Corey Bisson 58, Jonty Jenner 22, Clayton Floyd 2/18, Saqib Zulfiqar 2/22, Sebastiaan Braat 2/31, Max Hoornweg 1/12) by 55 runs

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