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Nussbaumer steps down as Guernsey captain

Nussbaumer skippered Guernsey to one inter-insular victory in 2015. Credit: ITV

Jamie Nussbaumer has stepped down as Guernsey cricket captain after five years leading the island side.

He was appointed by former head coach Nic Pothas and skippered Guernsey to one inter-insular victory in 2015.

The fast bowler also captained the island at four ICC World Cricket League tournaments, most recently in South Africa this month where Guernsey were relegated after finishing sixth.

The Sarnians also endured relegation in 2014, but bounced straight back a year later after regaining the inter-insular from Jersey that summer.

Nussbaumer says he will still make himself available for selection as Guernsey look to return to Division 5 once again.

It’s meant everything to me. This is something I’ve treasured for a long time. As a youngster growing up and seeing Guernsey sides all I ever wanted to do was play for Guernsey and one day captain Guernsey. There have been lots of lows, lots of highs - it’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I’ve put everything into the five years I’ve done. Although we didn’t end on a high, it’s never been about me, it’s always been about what’s best for the team. I’m happy I’ve done all I can, and I think the team’s in a good place now to hear a different voice.

– Jamie Nussbaumer