December 7, 2007

Mexico

Mexico takes Central America Championship

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mexico, the host country, captured the second Central America Championship with wins against Costa Rica and El Salvador, who were playing their first ever internationals. Costa Rica defeated El Salvador, with Ben Smith making 102 of the 253 runs then rolling them for 81, to finish second.

The tournament gives developing affiliates and new territories an opportunity to gain valuable experience and it is a stepping stone for the lowest ranked affiliates to the Americas Division 3 competition.

A spokesman for El Salvador said they had really enjoyed the experience. “We have enthusiasm and some kind donations with which nets and an artificial pitch can be purchased. With better training facilities and more experience we hope to improve and get to the standard where we are in a position to win some games.”

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