Papua New Guinea v Hong Kong, 2nd ODI, Townsville

An ODI triumph years in the making for PNG

On Sunday, Papua New Guinea became the first country to win their first two one-day internationals - that performance was not a result of chance but painstaking efforts have been made on and off the field over the last several seasons

Tony Ura and Chris Amini embrace after securing Papua New Guinea's nine-wicket win

County news

Old dog Jones ready for new tricks

Moving to a new county to take up captaincy at the age of 38 would be a challenge for most. But Geraint Jones, once of England now of Papua New Guinea, is keen to stay fresh

Geraint Jones played three Championship matches for Gloucestershire in 2014

The rise of the Associates

Cricket below the international top tier is well structured, with incentives for teams that do well. It's a pity the Test-playing world doesn't take a leaf out of their book

Afghanistan take a lap of honour

A tussle for crumbs

It was a year when Canada and Kenya tripped up while others like Afghanistan, Nepal, Netherlands and UAE made some loud noises

Subash Khakurel scored 54 opening the batting