Cricket

UKAF cricketers enjoy T20 win over Grenada national side

With ties to Grenada strengthened further, it is hoped future fixtures between the teams will be added to the calendar.

The vibrant colours of the Caribbean lit up the Army cricket ground to end the UK Armed Forces season with a clash against the Grenada national side.

UKAF cricketers enjoyed a successful conclusion to their season, beating the Grenada national side by 61 runs in a T20 clash in Aldershot.

It is hoped future fixtures between the teams, home and away, will be added to the calendar, with ties to Grenada strengthened further with the end-of-season clash.

Opportunities for British military players to test themselves against overseas opposition are few and far between but RAF batsman Tom Shorthouse was giving the visiting bowlers plenty to ponder.

The Army's Liam Fletcher, alongside Shorthouse, amassed 62 runs before the Air Force opener was out for 29. He was caught by Darron Nedd from the bowling of Andre Fletcher, and Grenada had the breakthrough.

Grenada-born soldier Tade Carmichael joined Fletcher at the crease and the run rate went up yet again as the Army pair were scoring at almost 12 runs an over.

Fletcher eventually fell for 39 and Carmichael was out for 34, which saw UKAF score 165 for 9 at the end of the innings.

The visitors struggled with their reply with Shorthouse claiming the opening wicket of Johann Jeremiah with just two runs on the board.

Grenada continued to falter with the bat, precision bowling from Nick Schofield saw the Army get back-to-back wickets.

They left themselves far too much to do. And thanks to their Grenada-born contingent, it was the UK Armed Forces who claimed a comfortable 61-run win.