Guernsey Cricket took centre stage on Saturday as the island became the first place in the British Isles to hold a game this summer.
"It was very nice, and really good recognition for Guernsey as an island to credit all the work we've done in the circumstances", said player Nathan Le Tissier.
"To be able to broadcast that to the rest of the nation is a really nice feeling".
Among those to express their interest in the fixture on social media were former England captain Michael Vaughan and England bowler Stuart Broad, who commented on a brilliant catch taken by Matt Renouf.
Cricket in England is suspended until at least 1 July, while the England and Wales Cricket Board has not put a timeframe on the return of the recreational game.
Players were asked to arrive at the ground separately and were not allowed to come into contact on the field.
Guernsey Cricket player and development manager Ben Ferbrache was delighted that they were able to get the game on.
"For me actually, I field on the boundary so it was quite nice not having to run in and give high-fives out", he joked.
"It was a little bit strange, but I think it's better to be strange and actually play a game of cricket rather than not play at all."
Guernsey Cricket plan to stage another exhibition match in two weeks time, with domestic league action in line to start soon after.
"We're kind of working on starting about three weeks from here", said CEO Mark Latter, "all things being well and the green light continuing.
With considerable interest in the island's early return to cricket, local administrators are also exploring the possibility of streaming some of this season's domestic competitions.