Cayman wins two in ICC tournament

The Cayman Islands earned their first win Thurday in Maylaysia at the ICC World Cup Qualifying Series with a victory over Zambia.

Cayman defeated the Africans by 19 runs in what must have felt like a do-or-die match for the Cayman Islands players and coaching staff after disappointing losses in their first two matches (Fiji, Qatar).

Cayman scored 179 runs for the loss of ten wickets. In reply, Zambia was all out for 160 in 47 overs.

Cayman’s Pierson Best was named Man of the Match.

On Friday, the Cayman Islands won again, this time in their Plate semifinal match against Italy. Italy won the toss and elected to bat first. The Italians were all out for 194 in 49.4 overs. Finding their stride their tournmant, Cayman replied with 199 runs in 47.6 overs for the loss of six wickets. Man of the Match was Cayman’s Ainsely Hall.

The Cayman Islands dropped their first two matches against Fiji and Qatar. Cayman will now face Kuwait in the Plate Final on Sunday.

The Cayman Islands have not qualified to advance. However, as national coach Theo Cuffy stated before his team departed for Malaysia, Cayman’s programme will move forward simply by having demontstrated that it can field an intenationally competitive team before the eyes of the ICC leadership. Sunday’s complete schedule of Final matches is as follows:

PNG vs. Fiji

Venue: Royal Selangor Club

Cayman vs Kuwait (5th vs. 6th)

Venue: Selangor Turf Club

Italy vs Zambia (7th vs. 8th)

Venue: Kelab Aman

Nepal vs Qatar (3rd vs. 4th)

Venue: Bayuemas Oval

Day 4 (25th Feb 2005)

Semi-Final 1 (A1 vs. B2)

PNG v Qatar

*PNG Won by 36 Runs*

*Man of the Match- Toka Gaudi *

Qatar won the toss and elected to field.

After 50 Overs PNG Scored 259 for the loss of 9 Wickets.

Qatar all out for 224 in 48.5 Overs.

Semi-Final 2 (A2 vs. B1)

Nepal v Fiji

*Fiji Won by 3 Runs*

*Man of the Match- Kitione Tavoi *Nepal won the toss and elected to field.

After 50 Overs Fiji Scored 143 for the loss of 8 Wickets. Nepal all out for 140 in 40 Overs.

Plate Semi-Final (A3 vs. B4)

Kuwait v Zambia

*Kuwait Won by 150 Runs*

*Man of the Match- Haji saud *

Zambia won the toss and elected to field.

After 50 Overs Kuwait

Scored 275 for the loss of 7 Wickets.

Nepal all out for 125 in 40 Overs.

Plate Semi-Final (A4 vs. B3)

Italy v Cayman

*Cayman Won by 4 Wickets*

*Man of the Match- Ainsley Hall *

Italy won the toss and elected to bat.

Italy all out for 194 in 49.4 Overs.

After 47.6 Overs Cayman

Scored 199 for the loss of six wickets.

Day 3 Results

Cayman v Zambia

*Cayman Won by 19 Runs*

*Man of the Match- Cayman’s Pierson Best *

Zambia won the toss and elected to field.

After 50 Overs Cayman

Scored 179 for the loss of 10 Wickets.

Zambia all out for 160 in 47 Overs.

Italy v Nepal

*Nepal Won by 88 Runs*

*Man of the Match- Shakty Prasad Gauchan *

Italy won the toss and elected to field

After 50 Overs Nepal

Scored 304 for the loss of 6 Wickets.

After 50 Overs Italy

Scored 216 for the loss of 7 Wickets.

Kuwait v PNG

*PNG Won by 8 Wickets*

*Man of the Match- Toka Gaudi *

PNG won the toss and elected to field.

Kuwait all out for 123 in 44.4 Overs.

After 30.4 Overs PNG

Scored 124 for the loss of 2 Wickets.

Fiji v Qatar

*Fiji Won by 59 Runs*

*Man of the Match- Neil Maxwell *

Qatar won the toss and elected to field. After 50 Overs Fiji

Scored 213 for the loss of 8 Wickets.

Qatar all out for 154 in 41.2 Overs.

ICC World Cup Qualifying Series

Group A

Team P W L Points

Italy 3 0 3 0

Kuwait 3 1 2 2

Nepal 3 2 1 4

PNG 3 3 0 6

Group B

Team P W L Points

Cayman 3 1 2 2

Qatar 3 2 1 4

Fiji 3 3 0 6

Zambia 3 0 3 0