Guernsey fail with the bat again
Monday 9th September 2013, 1:00PM BST.
THE slow strangling of Guernsey’s top batsmen – what’s left of them after injuries and retirements – made for excrutiating viewing in the late Saturday afternoon sunshine at KGV.
Jersey left with the Marlborough Trust Trophy, deservedly so, and the Sarnians were left to mull over an innings repeated time and time again this summer and which had captain Jamie Nussbaumer bemoaning ‘we threw it away again’.
Just for once in this international season blighted by Guernsey batting collapses with the pot of gold in sight, Nussbaumer’s men, and he was playing a key role, were in charge and seemingly on their way to victory.
Then the collapse: only this was one which was in slow motion, which made it worse for the large home crowd.
‘We should have closed it down and there are no excuses,’ said the captain.
‘Our fielding and bowling was very good, but we just didn’t back it up with the bat.’