The senior inter-insular matches between Channel Island rivals Guernsey and Jersey returned this weekend for the first time since 2019. And it was Jersey who emerged triumphant, sweeping home team Guernsey in the three match series and extended their winning streak against Guernsey in T20Is to seven games, including one via a super over.

The opening match of the series was played at College Field with the visitors batting first after Josh Butler won the toss and put them in. The opening pair of Harrison Carlyon and Nick Greenwood put on fifty before the former was out for 23 in the last over of the powerplay. Greenwood went on to score 48 from 27 balls but the top scorer was Julius Sumerauer who finished the innings unbeaten on 54 as part of a 88 run fifth wicket partnership that took Jersey's score to 178-4.

Matthew Stokes top scored in Guernsey's reply with 48, but there were no other contributions of note as the home side were kept to 141-7 from their 20 overs. Harrison Carlyon was the pick of Jersey's bowlers, taking 3-14 to help his team to a 37 run win.

The action moved to the KGV ground for the final two matches today. Jersey were again put in to bat in the morning contest, Harrison Carlyon in the runs again with 56 from 38 balls. Contributions from Asa Tribe (35), Jonty Jenner and Julius Sumerauer (both 28) helped Jersey score 168-6 from their 20 overs. William Peatfield took 4-22 for the home team.

Some tight Jersey bowling helped ensure that Guernsey didn't get near their target. Jersey captain Chuggy Perchard was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-17 as Guernsey were restricted to 108-8 from their 20 overs, losing by 60 runs.

With the series win secured, the final match took place this afternoon. Yet again Jersey were put into bat after Josh Butler won the toss. Their innings was built around an 85 run third wicket partnership between Asa Tribe and Jonty Jenner, the partnership ending when Tribe was out having clubbed 65 from just 32 balls.

Jenner batted on and scored 53 as Jersey racked up 185-7 from their 20 overs. Guernsey again batted out their 20 overs in reply but fell short at 151-4, losing by 34 runs.

A disappointing weekend for Guernsey, but the series will still have served as useful preparation for their qualifying campaign for the 2024 Men's T20 World Cup which gets underway in Finland at the end of July. Jersey have a bye to the regional final and for them it was part of a successful weekend of sport. Their representative football team also beat their Guernsey counterparts in the Muratti Vase today in Jersey.