April 7, 2008

ICC Americas

Suriname stun dire Bahamas

Martin Williamson
Suriname and Troy Dudnauth celebrate another Bahamas wicket, Bahamas v Suriname, ICC Americas Division 2 Championship, Paramaribo, April 6, 2008
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Suriname provided a major upset on the final day of the ICC Americas Division 2 Championship, not only beating odds-on favourites Bahamas but also leapfrogging them to the title and promotion to Division One.

On the eve of the match, we wrote that “Suriname will need an extraordinarily comprehensive win to have any chance of overtaking the Bahamas”, and that’s just what happened. Needing only 83 to avoid being pipped to the title on net run rate, Bahamas were utterly woeful as they crashed to 57 all out and a thumping 146-run defeat.

Click here for a full report plus final table.

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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Posted by tim nice but dim on (April 8, 2008, 11:22 GMT)

Bahamas played some poor cricket on the day, but many factors went against them on a day to forget. In the previous 2 days they played some great cricket also.

Suriname also deserve credit and were an under rated team.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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