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Jersey set another T20 record in Switzerland win

Ben Ward appeals for a wicket
Ben Ward's figures of 4-6 were the second-best of any Jersey bowler in a T20 international [ICC]

Jersey secured a second successive record T20 international win as they crushed Switzerland by 167 runs in their 2026 T20 World Cup qualifier in Germany.

Jersey recovered from 19-2 early in their innings to post 219-9 in their 20 overs before dismissing their opponents for 52.

Jonty Jenner smashed 67 off 30 balls to steady the islanders after the loss of their early wickets, while Charlie Brennan made 52 off 25 balls.

Ben Ward took 4-6 while Nick Greenwood claimed 3-12 in Jersey's biggest T20 international win.

Having beaten Serbia by a then-record 165 runs on Sunday the win keeps Jersey top of their pool in Europe Qualifier B.

Jersey face Belgium on Wednesday and Croatia on Friday, with the winners of their group facing the top side in the other five-team group for a place in the final round of European qualifying.

Having scored Jersey's first T20 international century on Sunday, Harrison Carlyon had the opposite experience as he was bowled by Ali Nayyer for one off the fourth ball.

It got worse for Jersey two overs later when Nayyer claimed Nick Greenwood's wicket for five as he was caught at point to leave Jersey on 19-2 off 2.4 overs.

Jenner came in and smashed 26 off the fourth over, but five balls later Zak Tribe was bowled by Abdullah Rana for seven to leave Jersey on 54-3.

Jenner and Brennan added 59 for the fourth wicket before Jenner - who hit four sixes and six fours - was caught at the start of the 11th over.

Brennan went on to hit five sixes in his rapid half-century before he was trapped lbw by Nayyer, who finished with figures of 3-30.

Dominic Blampied made a quickfire 29 off 18 balls before being run out as Jersey ended on 219-9 - their second-highest score in a T20 international.

Jonty Jenner bats for Jersey
Jonty Jenner recovered from a first-ball duck in Jersey's opening match against Serbia to hit 67 off 30 balls [ICC]

Switzerland could not deal with Jersey's attack as they tried to chase a target of 220.

Dan Birrell claimed skipper Faheem Nazir's wicket with the fourth ball of the innings for a duck, while Julius Sumerauer bowled Arjun Vinod for one in the next over to leave them on 4-2.

Birrell dismissed Ahmed Hassan (1) as Switzerland slumped to 13-3 off three overs before Idrees Ul Haque and Abdullah Rana put on 22 for the fourth-wicket before Rana was bowled by Ward for 10.

Any slim outside hopes of a Swiss win were dashed when Ul Haque was caught for 19 by Carlyon off the bowling of Greenwood to leave them 37-5 after eight overs.

Ward and Greenwood went on to cruise through the Swiss lower order as they lost their final five wickets for just 15 runs.