Belize goes undefeated to win Division 3

Sat, Mar 19, 2011 10:02 AM


Belize goes undefeated to win Division 3
In the final day's play of the Americas Division 3 Championship undefeated Belize took on second place Chile while the host Costa Rica tangled with rivals Mexico.

Game One Chile vs Belize

Chile won the toss and elected to bat under sunny but very windy conditions, opener and tournament leading run scorer John Fecci got the innings off to a good start with a quick contribution of 21, the middle order batsmen did not stay around for any time but were aided by 14 wides and 3 no balls bowled by the Belize bowlers. Pablo Mejias contributed a useful 19 not out at the end to guide his team to 85/7 in their 20 overs.

In reply some early wickets gave hope for a Chilean upset but the tournament's MVP Conway Young with 23 and Mykelt Anthony 34 brought Belize to a comfortable 5 wicket victory with four overs to spare. The victory kept Belize undefeated during the tournament and the Americas Region Division 3 Championship.

Game Two Mexico vs Costa Rica

Mexico won the toss and elected to bat. Runs came at a steady pace as Kaushal Ahuja (37), Tushar Gupta (22) and Yasir Patel (33*) all had solid innings. At the end of their 20 overs Mexico had set a respectable target of 130 while losing only 5 wickets. For Costa Rica Sam Arthur was the top bowler with 3/27.

Costa Rica in reply offered no resistance, only Ben Smith (15) and Nasir Ali (14) got into double figures as Yasir Patel 5/16 and Tushar Gupta 4/19 completely destroyed the batting line up to give Mexico a convincing victory by 95 runs.

At the presentation following the final lunch Ambassadors from the United Kingdom, Chile, Peru and Mexico together with the secretary from the Ministry of Education Costa Rica assisted with the presentation of various awards.

Tournament Awards went to:

Most valuable PlayerConway YoungBelize
Most RunsJohn FecciChile
Most WicketsKeve FlowersBelize
Best Wicket KeeperConway YoungBelize


Championship and promotion to Division 2Belize
2nd Place Peru
3rd PlaceChile

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