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Island's cricketers suffer another ICC defeat


The Isle of Man have lost their first match of the day at the ICC European Division One Championship in Sussex.

France beat them by 20 runs.

Batting first, the French finished their 20 overs on 197-5.

Komalan Thavalingam was the pick of the batsmen, hitting 87 off 44 balls, including eleven fours and four sixes.

Dan Hawke, Luke Lacey, Alex Stokoe and Akkie Van Den Berg claimed one wicket each, with one batsman run out.

The Island's innings didn't get off to the best start.

Jaco Jansen was out second ball for a duck.

Phil Littlejohns came in and formed a good partnership with Max Stokoe, the pair scoring 92 off 10.4 overs before Stokoe was out for 39.

Littlejohns top scored for the Island, before he was run out in the last over.

He finished on 81 off 58 balls, including six fours and four sixes.

The Isle of Man ended up on 177-5 off their 20 overs.

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