Jersey bid for softball double

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Travelling with them is the Jersey B team who hope to maintain the winning form they showed in last year’s inaugural B team match.Training started in early June and the competition for squad places has been, as ever, very high.

In all two squads of 13 players each will travel, with four coaches accompanying them.Team manager Graeme Ferguson has been delighted with the build-up to the matches.

‘All the players have trained really hard, particularly since we announced the final squad of 26,’ he said.

‘We have some great pitchers – and there are a couple of others who can consider themselves unfortunate not to be starting.’Last year the A team let themselves down, while the B team were fantastic.

This year, both teams are up for the challenge.’JSA president Ali Wade added: ‘The inter-insulars are obviously the most important matches in this year’s calendar.

There is the added incentive that this will be another step towards the JSA sending a Jersey team to the Europeans in Austria next year.’Both matches are at Beau Séjour, the B-team game starts at 12.30 pm and the A-team game at 2.30 pm.Jersey A: Ramon Alexander (captain), Greg Ardanowski, Marcus Le Cornu, Rafe Garvin, Ronnie Jubb, Helen Le Cornu (all 69ers); Jon Webster, Lynette Le Gresley, Neil Cowling (all Wheway Wildcats II); Steve Querée, Julie Sangan (all Wheway Wildcats I); Karen Le Cornu (Ansbacher Flyers); Neath Lamb (The Falcons).Jersey B: Russell Wynn (captain), Kelly de la Haye (all Wheway Wildcats II); Peter Warrell, Jennie Carnegie (all 69ers); John Rive, Phil Bouchard, Richard Le Cornu, Sarah Le Brocq (all Ansbacher Flyers); Sean Bilson, Sam Palmarei, Sharon McGrath (all CPA); Kirsten Buttle (Scotia Bank Storm); Wayne Weaver (MGs).

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