December 9, 2008

Chile

Viña del Mar take Chile honours

Martin Williamson

On Sunday November 23, the Chilean Cricket Association organised the first National Under-15’s Trios Tournament, which was held at The Grange School, Santiago.

Eight teams from Santiago, Viña del Mar and Chillán competed throughout the morning in a cup and plate competition, with Viña del Mar taking top honours. In the plate final, Chillán ‘A’ edged Santiago ‘B’ . The day also saw the inaugural Timothy W. Messner Cup as The Regions took on Santiago at U-15 level in a twenty over encounter.

The Regions batted first and made a patient 79 all out. In reply, a clearly pumped Regional bowling unit bowled as a pack and ran amok with a batting line up that, on paper, should have easily chased down the total. Santiago collapsed for 19 all out.

The cup was named in honour of the ‘Godfather’ of Chilean cricket development and former ICC Volunteer of the Year, Tim Messner, who moves back to his native Australia in early 2009 having set in motion one of South America’s most exciting development programs.

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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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