After an exciting final day in Jersey, Italy and France qualified for Division One of the European leg of qualifying for the next Women's T20 World Cup.
Italy booked their ticket first with a comprehensive victory over Turkey. Sharon Withanage and Methnara Rathnayake started their innings with an opening partnership of 128, scoring 58 and 51 respectively. The final total for the Italians was 163-5.
Burcu Taylan put in the best batting performance so far for Turkey with a knock of 36. Nobody else reached double figures, but Turkey did manage to bat out their 20 overs this time, scoring 75-9 and losing by 88 runs. Regina Khan was the pick of Italy's bowlers with 3-8.
That result eliminated Jersey from completion, and they were playing Sweden over at FB Fields in the other match of the morning session. After scoring 129-7 they bowled Sweden out for just 28 with Chloe Greechan taking five wickets for just four runs including three maiden overs, the first five wicket haul for Jersey in women's T20I cricket.
The tournament then concluded with a straight shootout between France and Germany for the second promotion spot. Poppy McGeown top scored for France with 34 as they scored 112-9 from their 20 overs. Tina Gough was the pick of the German bowlers with 3-11.
Gough, fresh from innings of 87 and 72 the previous day, this time only scored 1 run before Thea Greham had her lbw in the second over of their run chase. Germany never recovered from losing such a key player and batted out their overs to score 99-6, losing by 13 runs and securing France their place in Division One.
Germany will be disappointed with their fourth place finish after long being the best associate women's team in Europe after the "big two" of Scotland and Netherlands, but it serves as evidence that the teams at this level are becoming more competitive.
France and Italy now have three months to spare before coming up against Scotland and the Netherlands in Spain.