September 12, 2009


ICC U-19 World Cup Qualifier goes down to the wire

Martin Williamson

A dramatic day at the ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier in Toronto on Friday set up a fascinating finish with three teams competing for the final qualification spot separated only by net run-rate.

Netherlands, Uganda and Hong Kong are all tied on six points. Netherlands will face Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong will take on the USA on the final day on Sunday - Saturday is a rest day - while Uganda will anxiously wait for the results of these two matches to know about their fate after having already played their nine matches.

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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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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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