The Under-19 event in Guernsey is not the only ICC pathway event underway in the Channel Islands this week as Challenge League B has entered its final leg in Jersey.

The hosts took on Uganda in their opening match of the leg today at Farmers, the visitors batting first after winning the toss. Arnold Otwani top scored in the first half of the Ugandan innings with 56 but he was outdone by his captain Deusdedit Muhumuza who scored an unbeaten 86 from 80 balls to help his team score 266-6 from their 50 overs.

Harrison Carlyon top scored with 96 in Jersey’s reply, continuing his form from the second leg. He was assisted by Asa Tribe, who contributed 68, and Julius Sumerauer who scored a rapid unbeaten 39 from 18 balls as the home team completed a five wicket win with 2.2 overs to spare.

In today’s other match Hong Kong, top of the table after the second leg, were put into bat by Kenya and scored 213-9 from their 50 overs at Grainville. Babar Hayat top scored with 38, with Scott McKechnie close behind on 37.

Hong Kong then bowled well to defend their low total. Kinchit Shah took 4-24 and Ehsan Khan took 3-20 to bowl Kenya out for 162, Hong Kong winning by 51 runs and staying at the top of the table ahead of Jersey.

In yesterday’s opening game, Italy scored 304 against Bermuda, Anthony Mosca top scoring with 104. Bermuda were then bundled out for just 116, five Italian bowlers taking two wickets apiece.

Saturday is a rest day and play resumes on Sunday when Italy take on Uganda and Bermuda play Hong Kong.