Unbeaten Canada win Americas Under-19 Championship
Canada emerged winners of the Americas Under-19 Championships with a five-run win over Bermuda in a rain-curtailed match at the Maple Leaf South-East Ground in King City. In a match reduced to 33 overs, Canada made 170 for 7, with Hiral Patel top scoring with 95. In the chase, Bermuda progressed to 111 for 4 in the 25th over before the dark storm clouds and howling winds forced the players indoors. At that stage, Canada were already ahead by five runs by the Duckworth-Lewis Method.
With five straight wins, Canada have not only claimed the championship, but also a place in the ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifiers in September. USA have also progressed to the qualifier, with four wins and one loss. Bermuda, who won the Americas U-19 title in 2007, finished third with three wins and two defeats. Bermuda's Chris Douglas took 14 wickets to end the tournament as the leading bowler. Canada's Rustum Bhatti was named best wicketkeeper.
At the Maple Leaf North-East Ground, Bahamas U-19s beat Argentina U-19s by 57 runs, also by the Duckworth-Lewis Method. Bahamas made 187 for 7 in 31 overs while Argentina struggled to 88 for 7 in 22 overs before poor weather struck.
Summary of scores
Canada 170 for 7 (33 overs) beat Bermuda 111 for 4 (24.2 overs) by 5 runs (D/L method)
USA 226 for 8 (35 overs) beat Cayman Islands 65 (28 overs) by 161 runs
Bahamas 186 for 7 (31 overs) beat Argentina 88 for 7 (22 overs) by 57 runs (D/L method)