Saturday 13th July 2013, 2:00PM BST.
GH SMIT hit an impressive half-century as Guernsey set up their expected semi-final with Denmark, who stand in the way of a historic place in the World Twenty20 Qualifier in Dubai this winter.
Nic Pothas’ young Sarnian side did what was needed of them in comfortable fashion in Horsham yesterday afternoon, beating Sweden by seven wickets.
Coupled with Italy’s win over Norway, Guernsey finished second in Group A of the ICC European T20 Division One Championship and set up a semi-final clash this afternoon against Group B winners Denmark.
The Scandinavians were the joint tournament favourites and Guernsey must upset the form book to defeat them and book their spot in the Middle East, which is the final qualifier for the World Twenty20 itself next year.
Whoever wins that last-four clash will book a final against Italy or Jersey under the floodlights this evening, but for Pothas’ men, 2.30pm is when they will face their do-or-die clash.
- Live streaming of both semi-finals and the final from Hove will be available online at ICC Europe TV.
Selected highlights from the group matches are available on the ICC Europe YouTube channel and on the tournament website.