The first event of the European international summer came to a conclusion today with Spain taking home the title in the men's T20I tri-series they hosted which also involved Guernsey and Norway.

They came into the day knowing that they needed to win one of their two matches to secure the title. Were they to lose both, then net run rate would come into the calculations.

Guernsey were the opponents first up, and the hosts chose to bat first after winning the toss. Josh Trembearth-Moro top scored for them with 28 whilst Daniel Doyle-Calle scored 24 as they were bowled out for 107. Guernsey then had little trouble chasing down their target.

Isaac Damarell top scored with 38 whilst captain Josh Butler and Matthew Stokes also chipped in with knocks of 28, the latter unbeaten. The eight wicket win was completed with two overs to spare. They hadn't scored the runs quickly enough to give them a chance at topping the table on net run rate though, so were left to watch Spain and Norway fight it out in the afternoon.

The home side again won the toss and chose to bat first in that game. An innings of 38 by Daniel Doyle-Calle and 32 by Hamza Dar helped them post 125-8 from their 20 overs. Bilal Safdar was the pick of the Norwegian bowlers with 3-17.

Norway needed to score their runs very quickly if they were to have any chance of winning the tri-series, and got off to a poor start when captain Khizer Ahmed was bowled from the second ball of their reply. No batter was able to make any sort of significant contribution and they were eventually bowled out for 84, Yasir Ali taking 3-18.

The 41 run win secured the tri-series title for the hosts, and will no doubt give them a boost in confidence ahead of the first stage of European qualifying for the 2024 T20 World Cup. All three teams will be involved - Guernsey and Norway in Finland at the end of July and Spain in Belgium at the end of June.

Guernsey are the only team with confirmed fixtures before those qualifiers as they will host rivals Jersey for a three-match T20I series on 20-21 May.