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Jersey's cricketers set for World Cup Challenge League in Oman

Neil MacRae's 14-man squad are off to Oman for the first stage of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup in India. Credit: ICC

Just a few weeks after catching eyes at the T20 World Cup Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates, Jersey's cricketers are heading back off to the middle east tomorrow (23 November).

Neil MacRae's 14-man squad are off to Oman for the first stage of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup in India.

It is the first of three annual 50-over tournaments involving the same six sides - one of which will progress to the next stage.

Jersey's fixtures in Oman:

  • Monday 2 December - v Uganda
  • Thursday 5 December - v Hong Kong
  • Friday 6 December - v Italy
  • Monday 9 December - v Kenya
  • Wednesday 11 December - Bermuda

I think the last two 50-over tournaments, there have been sizeable improvements. That's going back over the last two years, and now this squad is starting to mature.

Some of the players who were youngsters even two years ago are coming into their 20s now and have played a lot more cricket, so we think we've got a really good blend to take into this tournament, it's a big opportunity for us.

– Neil MacRae, Jersey Cricket's Head Coach

Jersey squad for Oman: Chuggy Perchard (c), Danny Birrell, Corey Bisson, Dom Blampied, Harrison Carlyon, Jake Dunford, Nick Greenwood, Jonty Jenner, Elliot Miles, Rhys Palmer, Will Robertson, Ben Stevens, Julius Sumerauer, Nat Watkins.

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