12 Nov 2010

Vanuatu cricketers miss out on promotion

11:27 am on 12 November 2010

Vanuatu have failed in their bid to be promoted from World Cricket League Division 8 after losing their tournament semi-final to Germany in Kuwait overnight.

Germany were bowled out for 185 in the 50th over with Patrick Matautaava continuing his fine tournament with another three wickets, match his teammate Patrick Haines.

However the Melanesians were unable to mount a challenge with the bat, rolled for just 93 inside 35 overs, with captain Andrew Mansale top-scoring with 27.

Germany will meet host nation Kuwait in the final, with both sides already guaranteed promotion to Cricket League 7.