7 Feb 2011

Fiji fall to Japan at U19 cricket champs

11:23 am on 7 February 2011

Fiji had a surprise 24 run loss to Japan in their opening game at the East Asia Pacific Under 19 Cricket Championships yesterday.

Despite beating the Japanese in a practice match on Friday the Fijians were unable to chase down Japan's 138-9 off their 50 overs.

Cricket Fiji's general manager Jon Symonds says it was a disappointing start to the tournament in a game that Fiji would have been heavily favoured to win.

Fiji's play competition favourites Papua New Guinea on Monday.