December 1, 2008


USA romp to Americas title

Will Luke

USA beat Cayman Islands in a rain-interrupted match to clinch the ICC Americas Division 1

In a rain-interrupted match at Brian Piccolo Park, USA clinched the title with an 87-run win Cayman Islands, thus finishing their campaign unbeaten. A commanding opening stand of 194 between Sushil Nadkarni and Carl Wright put the USA firmly in the driving seat, with Wright going on to make a brilliant 112 from 105 balls. Nadkarni, the player of the tournament, made 84 from 103 balls with 10 fours. Kevon Bazil bowled well in difficult conditions to take 4 for 75 as USA reached 289 for 6 in 49 overs. Rain interruptions curtailed Cayman Islands' response and the match was eventually called to a halt with them struggling on 65 for 4 in the 24th over.

Click here for the final-day match reports along with quotes from Steve Massiah.


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Posted by rob heinen on (December 2, 2008, 13:00 GMT)

Was it necessary to harass the surinam team about visas? The us gained their victory anyhow. Will vanquish always on their home turf. By all means possible. By all means probable & improbable. Congratulations US Team! How do you say that? O yes, you done a great job.

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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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