USA And Italy Earn Promotion To WCL Division Three

USA And Italy Earn Promotion To WCL Division Three
USA And Italy Earn Promotion To WCL Division Three
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The United States of America and Italy have earnt promotion to ICC World Cricket League Division Three after they finished in the top two positions of the Division Four tournament in Italy.

A win for USA over Argentina and Italy's victory over Tanzania on the final day of group matches secured their places at the top and their dream of qualifying for the 2015 World Cup remains alive.

Argentina and the Cayman Islands, who lost to Nepal, will be relegated to Division Five with Nepal and Tanzania remaining in Division Four.

Division Three will take place in Hong Kong next year while the finals of the Division Four tournament take place tomorrow (21st August).

Italy will play USA for the right to call themselves champions, while positional play-offs see Nepal meet Tanzania and Argentina play the Caymans.

Score Summaries - final group matches

At Pianoro: USA 306-6, 50 overs (Cush 58, Thyagarajan 102 not out, Marshall 122 not out; Savage 3-61)
Argentina 110 all out, 27.2 overs (Francis 32, L Paterlini 27; Darlington 3-21, Shuja 3-33, Gordon 3-25)
USA won by 196 runs

At Medicina: Cayman Islands 69 all out, 39.5 overs (Bovell 31 not out; B Regmi 4-13, Bhattarai 3-8)
Nepal 70-3, 17.2 overs, (Chhetri 19, Khadka 13, Gauchan 13 not out; Wright 2-32)
Nepal won by seven wickets

At Bologna: Italy 259-7, 50 overs (Petricola 89, Crowley 38, Patrizi 49 not out; Rehmtullah 2-30)
Tanzania 92 all out, 27 overs (Nassoro 34; Fernando 4-32, Petricola 4-25)
Italy won by 167 runs

Final Group Standings: USA, Italy 8 points, Nepal, Tanzania 6 points, Cayman Islands 2 points, Argentina 0 points

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