Chile December 9, 2008

Viña del Mar take Chile honours

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.

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.

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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