|2022 T20 World Cup Europe qualifier, Almeria|
|Jersey 137-7 (20 overs): Carlyon 50, Naqash 3-30|
|Germany 133-5 (20 overs): Khan 32|
|Jersey beat Germany by 4 runs|
Jersey started their 2022 T20 World Cup qualifying marketing campaign with a four-run win over Germany in Spain.
Batting first, Jersey’s Harrison Carlyon impressed with 50 from 44 balls as he and Zak Tribe (18) placed on 68 for the second wicket, with German bowler Sahir Naqash taking three wickets.
In reply, Vijayshankar Chikkannaiah (21) and Talha Khan (32) placed on 57 for Germany’s opening wicket.
However after an excellent begin Jersey’s bowlers reined Germany in to seal the win.
Jersey are in a four-team group alongside the Germans, Denmark and Italy, with all sides taking part in each other twice.
The highest two sides will progress to the worldwide qualifying event for subsequent yr’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
Jersey opener Nick Ferraby was caught on the offside within the third over, however Carlyon and Tribe made good progress as Carlyon hit 5 fours and two sixes in his innings.
However the pair went within the house of three balls to the pacey Naqash, whereas a mix of fine fielding and poor decision-making noticed three Jersey batters run out in the direction of the tip of the innings.
Germany began strongly earlier than Chikkannaiah was stumped off the bowling of Carlyon with the ultimate ball of the eighth over earlier than Khan fell to a superb run out by Carlyon an over later.
Michael Richardson and Faisal Mubashir placed on 30 for the third wicket earlier than Charles Perchard bowled Richardson early within the 14th over after which took his substitute Dylan Blignaut 4 balls later.
Germany’s run-rate continued to fall away from their goal and needing 14 off the ultimate over, the Germans couldn’t attain their goal regardless of Faisal bin Mubashir making an unbeaten 31.
Jersey’s subsequent two matches are in opposition to Italy on Saturday (15:15 BST) and Denmark on Sunday (10:15 BST).