January 9, 2008


Singapore win Under-15 title

Will Luke

Singapore won the ACC U-15 Elite Cup 2007 last week, beating Kuwait by four wickets in the final played in Bhaktapur.

Kuwait made 121 for 7 in 40 overs after choosing to bat first. Apporv Sanjay Gaur notched 43 while Sarangdev Krishnan took two wickets. In reply, Singapore were down to 17 for 4 at one stage but patient batting from Mohit Kulkarki (24), Man of the Match Prasheen Param (30*) and Usman Manazir (26*) took them to victory in the 35th over.


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Posted by Usman on (May 8, 2008, 12:17 GMT)

I think that the level of cricket in kuwait is not so good.I have played under-15 cricket in my school and i have realized that the standard of cricket in kuwait is very low. When ever there is any tournament in kuwait they don't inform any one.Just a person go give trial n so on.

Posted by Arjun Chaudhuri on (January 10, 2008, 5:19 GMT)

Though the ACC U-15 Elite Cup 2007 final didn’t really go down to the wire, the intensity of the competition was heartening. More encouraging was the fact that the young Nepal boys held their nerve to seal victory, without trying to go the hara-kiri way, as some of their more illustrious counterparts are infamous for doing once too often.

Only time will tell whether the young ICC Associate member prospects can sustain the good work to make a mark at the highest level. The local cricket administrators would do well motivate them to continue with cricket as a career.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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