Clobbered by Klokker
Monday 15th July 2013, 2:29PM BST.
A GLORIOUS week under endless blue skies ended in the blackest of moods.
Guernsey, with real hopes of reaching the final under the lights at Hove, were simply blown away by Denmark.
The Danes were, bluntly, too good and it showed in every aspect.
While Nic Pothas’ young side had given Italy, the ultimate winners, a real battle on the Horsham Two pitch two days earlier, they were bludgeoned out of this one by a wonderful display of batting by Freddie Klokker, the captain.
It is a few years now since Klokker strutted the English county circuit, his wicket-keeping a useful ally to his pugnacious batting, but nevertheless not quite classy enough to nail down a long-lasting career.
But Klokker is still playing professionally in Holland and he bulldozed Guernsey out of the tournament, smashing a match-winning 125 from 65 balls with 19 fours and two sixes.