Jersey have secure the CWC Challenge League B title despite a defeat by Kenya today at Grainville.

Batting first they were bowled out for 172 with only Josh Lawrenson (52) and Asa Tribe (36) making any sort of significant contribution. Shem Ngoche and Vraj Patel both took three wickers for the visitors.

Kenya lost opener Aman Gandhi in the first over of their reply, with fellow opener Rushab Patel following soon afterwards. Irfan Karim and Rakep Patel put on 62 for the third wicket to steady the ship, and Karim finished the game unbeaten on 53 to help secure a four wicket win with 7.2 overs to spare.

Over at Farmers, Uganda put on a sensational batting display against Hong Kong. Simon Ssesazi and Arnold Otwani put together an opening partnership of 290 before both fell in successive overs, the former having scored 137 and the latter 129.

Dinesh Nakrani and Riazat Ali Shah both scored rapid fifties as Uganda scored 103 from the last 40 balls to take their total to a mammoth 397-3, the third highest total by an associate member in List A cricket.

Frank Nsubuga was then the pick of Uganda’s bowlers, taking 3-27 as Hong Kong were bowled out for 179, losing by 218 runs.

Uganda needed a big win and a Jersey defeat if they were to have any hope of reaching first place, but even that huge total wasn’t enough as Jersey remained top of the table on net run rate.

Jersey will now join the bottom four of the ongoing CWC League 2 tournament and the winners of Challenge League A - the last leg of which is set for Malaysia in December - in the six team Cricket World Cup Qualifier play-off early next year.

Barring any change in ICC policy - as happened at the Women’s ODI World Cup Qualifier last year - that event will see Jersey play their first ODIs.