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World Cricket League: Jersey coach Neil MacRae targets division four title

Jersey won all five of their matches in World Cricket League Division Five Jersey coach Neil MacRae says his team is capable of winning World Cricket League Division Four next year after gaining promotion from the tier below. The Channel Islanders were crowned division five champions for the third time in South Africa on Saturday. However, MacRae’s side have been relegated on each of their past three tournaments at division four level. “This side is still young but they’ve got a lot of tournament experience now,” he told BBC Radio…

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World Cricket League: Jersey top group but Guernsey relegated in South Africa

Ben Stevens (left) has made 116 runs and taken 10 wickets in Jersey’s three group games Jersey cruised into the World Cricket League Division Five semi-finals with a 108-run win over Ghana, but Guernsey have been relegated. Jersey finished top of Group B with a 100% record in South Africa and will face Qatar in the last four. Guernsey faced Qatar in Group A knowing victory would take them through, while a defeat would see them go down. They posted 231-9, but Qatar chased it down with three wickets and…

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Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome takes red jersey as Vincenzo Nibali wins third stage

Vincenzo Nibali won the Vuelta in 2010 Britain’s Chris Froome has taken the red jersey and leads the Vuelta a Espana, as Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali won the third stage. The four-time Tour de France champion finished third on the stage, with Spain’s David de la Cruz in second. The Team Sky rider is aiming to become the third man to win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same year. He holds a two-second advantage over De la Cruz, Nicolas Roche and Tejay van Garderen, with Nibali 10 seconds…

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ICC clear Jonty Jenner to play for Jersey despite England sub appearance

Jonty Jenner has represented Jersey in the World Cricket League and at the 2015 ICC World T20 qualifying tournament Sussex batsman Jonty Jenner has been cleared to play for Jersey in the World Cricket League in September by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Jenner was 12th man for England’s first Test against South Africa which, under ICC rules, would normally prevent him from playing for Jersey for two years. However the Jersey Cricket Board (JCB) has been given dispensation to pick the 19-year-old for the tournament. Jersey coach Neil MacRae…

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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome wins yellow jersey for the fourth time

Froome reflects on ‘incredible’ fourth Tour win Britain’s Chris Froome won the Tour de France for the fourth time as Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to victory in Paris on the 21st and final stage. Groenewegen defeated German Andre Greipel in a frenetic final sprint on the Champs Elysees but the day belonged to 32-year-old Froome. The Team Sky rider is now second in the all-time list after completing his third successive victory. Rigoberto Uran was second, 54 seconds behind, with Romain Bardet third. “Each time I have won has been so…

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Tour de France: Chris Froome feared he would not retain yellow jersey

I thought it was game over – Froome Britain’s Chris Froome thought it was “game over” in his bid to win a fourth Tour de France title when his bike had a mechanical issue on stage 15. The Team Sky rider lost almost a minute to his rivals after he was forced to swap his rear wheel with Polish team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski on Sunday. However Froome, 32, recovered to rejoin the group of favourites and retain the leader’s yellow jersey going into the final week of the Tour. “That was…

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Tour de France 2017: Froome retains yellow jersey as Mollema wins stage 15

Froome finished 28th in an eventful 15th stage on Sunday Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage. Britain’s defending champion Chris Froome overcame mechanical issues to retain his 18-second lead after stage 15 of the Tour de France. Froome, who reclaimed the yellow jersey on Saturday, maintained his advantage over Italy’s Fabio Aru. Trek-Segafredo rider Bauke Mollema won Sunday’s 189.5km stage from Laissac-Severac l’Eglise…

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Tour de France: Team Sky’s Chris Froome reclaims yellow jersey

From white to yellow – Froome returned to a familiar colour at the end of stage 14 Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage. Chris Froome sensationally reclaimed the yellow jersey after a thrilling uphill sprint at the end of stage 14 of the Tour de France. Australia’s Michael Matthews beat Greg van Avermaet up to the line in Rodez – but the real…

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Tour de France 2017: Geraint Thomas has ‘used jersey for sale’

Thomas (right) was a key helper for race leader Chris Froome Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage. Britain’s Geraint Thomas has joked that he has a jersey for sale “not in 100% condition” following the horrific crash that ended his Tour de France. The 31-year-old Welshman was second overall when he broke his collarbone in a crash on the damp descent of the…

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