March 7, 2008


Panama youngsters defy the rain

Will Luke

Rain interrupted play in Panama’s league during the month but it did not stop the juniors who used the time to get some valuable practice in to improve their skills. Panama hosted six teams from the USA with the much travelled Houston Cricket Club (also visiting Mexico) being the eventual winners of the tournament.

In local competition a new club – Alianza Cricket Club – has shown surprising strength winning their first three games. The club’s success was due to good bowling performances by Ibrajim Boda, Tariq Daya and Irfan Tarajia. Their major success was a victory over last year’s champion Dada Bhai Cricket Club.

Selection has begun for Panama’s national team to ICC Americas Division 2 tournament in Suriname next month.


Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by shabbir veshmia on (April 5, 2008, 4:55 GMT)

hey wayne how are you glad to see you panama cricket miss you trio are well but unfortunetly they are retired from cricket now although still there are cricket on paraiso ground i will talk to mike about your coment see you

Posted by Wayne Henry on (March 20, 2008, 1:07 GMT)

I am pleased to see that cricket in Panama continues to develop solidly. It is also good to see that Dada Bhai Cricket Club is still the team to beat. If anyone has information on Trio or Paraiso players Mike, Ronnie, and Jimmy Thompson please post or pass along my email address

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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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