November 12, 2010

ICC World Cricket League Division Eight

Vanuatu finish on a high


Trevor Langa, Vanuatu's wicketkeeper, writes about the World Cricket League Division 8

Well my wish came true and we beat Zambia to make sure we remain in ICC WCL Div. 8 and that there are four East-Asia Pacific sides in the World Cricket League!

Today’s game was by no means easy for us – Zambia set us a decent total and their opening batsman Allan Nsensha really smashed the ball about the park to the disappointment of our bowling attack that had been strong all week.

We always knew when we went out to bat that we could make the total and even when we lost some batsmen we knew how well we could run between the wickets and that we still had some big hitters in the side, including myself and Patrick Matautaava and as it turns out Freddie Timakata too. He totally supported our captain Andrew Mansale out there today to help us win the game. Andrew’s century was awesome and it was definitely key to us winning today.

The mood in camp is really good tonight, we’ve just been for a team meal and everyone is really happy and pleased we won and are staying in Division 8. We leave here tomorrow afternoon for the long journey back to Port Vila.

I’m looking forward to seeing all my family and getting back to work at Vanuatu Cricket Association and getting more kids involved in cricket so that when we play Division 8 again Vanuatu comes back bigger, stronger and ready to be promoted!


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