Jersey, who are nominated for the LRD Big Idea Team of the Year at the Channel Islands Sports awards on Thursday, won the Euro T20 competition they hosted for the first time ever.
Then at the final World T20 qualifiers in Dublin in July Neil MacRae's men stunned established associate nations Hong Kong and Nepal to narrowly miss out on a place in the next stage.
But the island's longest serving player believes losing in successive semi-finals to Italy spurred them on to finally take the title.
After the first innings of both matches Jersey were well placed but conspired to lose before fine wins over Italy and Guernsey proved good enough this time.
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