Vanuatu December 9, 2007

Japan and Vanuatu qualify for World Cricket League

ESPNcricinfo staff
Japan and Vanuatu have qualified for the ICC World Cricket League Division 5 tournament following their wins in the final round of the EAP Trophy in Auckland on Saturday.

Japan and Vanuatu have qualified for the ICC World Cricket League Division 5 tournament following their wins in the final round of the EAP Trophy in Auckland on Saturday.

Japan ended the tournament unbeaten following their five-wicket victory against Cook Islands, while Vanuatu made it four from five with a 65-run win against Tonga. Andrew Mansale again led for Vanuatu, with 79 in a total of 226.

Samoa, meanwhile, consigned Indonesia to their fifth straight loss with a three-wicket victory with ten overs to spare. The ties were a replay of the washed-out fourth round.

Japan and Vanuatu will now head to Jersey in May 2008 to represent the East Asia-Pacific region in the WCL Division 5.

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