Jersey miss out on T20 final after narrow loss to Italy

Jersey suffered a heart-breaking six-run defeat by Italy in the semi finals of European T20 Division One at Hove.

After winning the toss the Italians posted 120-9, with 42 from opener Dinidu Marage their highest tally.

In reply Jersey failed to chase down the target, despite 41 from skipper Peter Gough, and finished on 114-9.

The two finalists - Italy and either Guernsey or Denmark - will go through to November's ICC World T20 Global Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates.