Jersey suffered their first defeat in the European Division Two qualifier for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup with a nine-wicket loss to Germany.
Annalise Merritt and Grace Wetherall’s seventh-wicket stand of 101 helped the islanders recover from a dreadful start as they progressed from 20-6 to 121-6.
In reply, Germany’s Warwickshire batter Christina Gough hit 70 not out as Germany reached 122-1 in 18.4 overs.
Jersey face Turkey later on Tuesday in their third game in the event.
The top two sides in the six-team tournament will win promotion to Europe Division One later this year.
The Germans raced through Jersey’s top order as their captain Anuradha Doddaballapur took 3-12 while Emma Bargna claimed 2-9 as none of the islanders’ first five batters scored more than five runs.
But with Jersey staring at a heavy defeat, Merritt and Wetherall steadied the innings with a superb 67-ball partnership of 101 to guide Jersey to a…