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Jersey ready for Singapore opener

Matt Hague
Jersey captain Matt Hague prior to last month's game with Guernsey

Jersey's cricketers are fitter than they have ever been and raring to go for the arrival of the ICC World Cricket League in the island.

Jersey's first match in the Division Five tournament is against Singapore at Grainville on Friday.

And captain Matt Hague told BBC Jersey: "The tournament is almost on us. We're just looking to get started.

"I think there's not a lot known about any of the teams really, but I don't think that's a bad thing either."

Also in Group B are Afghanistan who should prove to be Jersey's fiercest competition.

Jersey play Afghanistan next Wednesday in a game that should decide the group, but Hague said he is not too concerned.

"I think obviously they should be a good team and it'll be nice to play them," said Hague. "We'll just concentrate on our game and play our best, and hopefully that will be enough."

see also
Jersey to host world cricketers
15 May 08 |  International Teams
Romerils bowlers set up victory
19 May 08 |  Cricket
Jersey reveal World League squad
07 May 08 |  Cricket

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