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SPAIN SQUEEZE INTO THE FINAL
 
24th August 2007

In an amazing game of cricket that went right down to the wire Spain squeezed into the ECC Division 3 final courtesy of losing fewer wickets.Both teams scored 179 runs but Spain only lost 8 wickets thus ensuring a re-match with Croatia who beat them in the group stages of the competition.The winner will then travel to Israel for the right to play in Division 2 next year.

Semi-finals
Croatia defeated Malta by 9 wickets

Mechelen. Malta won the toss.
Malta 66 all out (35.2 overs, Siljeg 3-14, J Vujnovich 3-17)
Croatia 67-1 (20.2 overs)

Isle of Man lost to Spain by virtue of having lost fewer wickets
Gent. Spain won the toss.
Spain 179-8 (50 overs, Ali 41, Climent Yarwood 36*, Roome 3-13)
Isle of Man 179 all out (48 overs, Hawke 34, Beal 3-31)
Play-offs
  • 5th-8th: Portugal beat Cyprus by 118 runs (42 over match).
    Gent, 23 August. [Scorecard]
    Portugal 234-6 (42.0 overs, N Butt 87, T Aziz 47)
    Cyprus 116 (33.4 overs, B Khan 5-20, M Shoaib 3-33)
  • 5th-8th: Belgium beat Finland by 69 runs (29 over match).
    Ohain, Brussels, 23 August. [Scorecard]
    Belgium 171 (28.4 overs, S Butt 44, S Viola 3-19)
    Finland 102-9 (29.0 overs, J Iqbal 4-20)
  • 24 August (postponed from 23 August due to rain)
    • Semi-final: Isle of Man v Spain (Antwerp)
    • Semi-final: Croatia v Malta (Mechelen)
    • Croatia beat Malta by 9 wickets.
      Mechelen, 24 August.
      Malta 66 (35.2 overs, P Siljeg 3-14, J Vujnovich 3-17)
      Croatia 67-1 (20.2 overs)

  • 25 August
    • Final: (Brussels)
    • 3rd-4th Place: (Mechelen)
    • 5th-6th Place: Belgium v Portugal (Antwerp)
    • 7th-8th Place: Finland v Cyprus (Gent)

The winner will play-off with Division 2 6th place in Aug-Oct 2007 away, while 7th & 8th will be relegated to Division 4 for 2009 (no play-off).

Group Stage

Group A

 P W T NR L Pts Croatia 3 3 0 0 0 6 Spain 3 1 0 1 1 3 Finland 3 1 0 0 2 2 Portugal 3 0 0 1 2 1 
  • Portugal (0) lost to Finland (2) by 32 runs.
    Ohain, Brussels, 19 August. [Scorecard]
    Finland 171-9 (50.0 overs)
    Portugal 139 (46.2 overs, P Moilanen 5-17, A Bhatia 3-31)
  • Spain (0) lost to Croatia (2) by 16 runs.
    Antwerp Indians CC, 19 August. [Scorecard]
    Croatia 198-6 (50.0 overs, P Vujnovich 71)
    Spain 182 (48.2 overs, P Siljeg 3-36)
  • Spain (2) beat Finland (0) by 28 runs.
    Antwerp CC, Rumst, 20 August. [Scorecard]
    Spain 186-6 (43.0 overs, S Ali 68, LP Venus Valiente 35, P Moilanen 3-25)
    Finland 119 (31.0 overs, LP Venus Valiente 4-39)
  • Croatia (2) beat Portugal (0) by 8 wickets.
    Gent, 20 August. [Scorecard]
    Portugal 58-8 (10.0 overs)
    Croatia 59-2 (9.5 overs)
  • Spain (1) v Portugal (1) - no result.
    Antwerp CC, Rumst., 22 August.
  • Croatia (2) beat Finland (0) by 80 runs.
    Gent, 22 August. [Scorecard]
    Croatia 167 (48.1 overs, J Vujnovich 47, C Pivac 47, T Ilva 5-13)
    Finland 87 (36.3 overs, C Pivac 3-12, P Siljeg 3-13)

Group B

 P W T NR L Pts Isle of Man 3 2 0 1 0 5 Malta 3 1 0 1 1 3 Cyprus 3 1 0 1 1 3 Belgium 3 0 0 1 2 1 
  • Cyprus (0) lost to Malta (2) by 7 wickets.
    Gent, 19 August. [Scorecard]
    Cyprus 160 (46.1 overs, S Tsangarides 35, R Sacco 4-24)
    Malta 161-3 (36.0 overs, SP Dhandapani 36, J Callus 41)
  • Belgium (0) lost to Isle of Man (2) by 11 runs.
    Antwerp CC, Rumst, 19 August. [Scorecard]
    Isle of Man 162 (46.4 overs, G Garrett 60, G Morris 38, S Khan 4-28)
    Belgium 151 (42.5 overs, S Butt 58, S Pearce 4-17, G Morris 4-36)
  • Belgium (0) lost to Cyprus (2) by 23 runs.
    Mechelen, 20 August. [Scorecard]
    Cyprus 229-8 (42.4 overs, S Fernando 102)
    Belgium 190 (38.1 overs, J Iqbal 52, S Muhammad 47, S Arthanayake 4-38)
    Revised target: 213 to win in 40 overs
  • Malta (0) lost to Isle of Man (2) by 92 runs.
    Ohain, Brussels, 20 August. [Scorecard]
    Isle of Man 170-6 (25.0 overs, P Richards 79, G Morris 62, R Sacco 4-17)
    Malta 78-6 (25.0 overs)
  • Isle of Man (1) v Cyprus (1) - no result.
    Ohain, Brussels, 22 August.
  • Belgium (1) v Malta (1) - no result.
    Mechelen, 22 August.
    • Semi-final: Isle of Man v Spain (Antwerp)
    • Semi-final: Croatia v Malta (Mechelen)
    • Croatia beat Malta by 9 wickets.
      Mechelen, 24 August.
      Malta 66 (35.2 overs, P Siljeg 3-14, J Vujnovich 3-17)
      Croatia 67-1 (20.2 overs)
  • 25 August
    • Final: (Brussels)
    • 3rd-4th Place: (Mechelen)
    • 5th-6th Place: Belgium v Portugal (Antwerp)
    • 7th-8th Place: Finland v Cyprus (Gent)

The winner will play-off with Division 2 6th place in Aug-Oct 2007 away, while 7th & 8th will be relegated to Division 4 for 2009 (no play-off).

Group Stage
Group A
 P W T NR L Pts Croatia 3 3 0 0 0 6 Spain 3 1 0 1 1 3 Finland 3 1 0 0 2 2 Portugal 3 0 0 1 2 1 
  • Portugal (0) lost to Finland (2) by 32 runs.
    Ohain, Brussels, 19 August. [Scorecard]
    Finland 171-9 (50.0 overs)
    Portugal 139 (46.2 overs, P Moilanen 5-17, A Bhatia 3-31)
  • Spain (0) lost to Croatia (2) by 16 runs.
    Antwerp Indians CC, 19 August. [Scorecard]
    Croatia 198-6 (50.0 overs, P Vujnovich 71)
    Spain 182 (48.2 overs, P Siljeg 3-36)
  • Spain (2) beat Finland (0) by 28 runs.
    Antwerp CC, Rumst, 20 August. [Scorecard]
    Spain 186-6 (43.0 overs, S Ali 68, LP Venus Valiente 35, P Moilanen 3-25)
    Finland 119 (31.0 overs, LP Venus Valiente 4-39)
  • Croatia (2) beat Portugal (0) by 8 wickets.
    Gent, 20 August. [Scorecard]
    Portugal 58-8 (10.0 overs)
    Croatia 59-2 (9.5 overs)
  • Spain (1) v Portugal (1) - no result.
    Antwerp CC, Rumst., 22 August.
  • Croatia (2) beat Finland (0) by 80 runs.
    Gent, 22 August. [Scorecard]
    Croatia 167 (48.1 overs, J Vujnovich 47, C Pivac 47, T Ilva 5-13)
    Finland 87 (36.3 overs, C Pivac 3-12, P Siljeg 3-13)
Group B
 P W T NR L Pts Isle of Man 3 2 0 1 0 5 Malta 3 1 0 1 1 3 Cyprus 3 1 0 1 1 3 Belgium 3 0 0 1 2 1 
  • Cyprus (0) lost to Malta (2) by 7 wickets.
    Gent, 19 August. [Scorecard]
    Cyprus 160 (46.1 overs, S Tsangarides 35, R Sacco 4-24)
    Malta 161-3 (36.0 overs, SP Dhandapani 36, J Callus 41)
  • Belgium (0) lost to Isle of Man (2) by 11 runs.
    Antwerp CC, Rumst, 19 August. [Scorecard]
    Isle of Man 162 (46.4 overs, G Garrett 60, G Morris 38, S Khan 4-28)
    Belgium 151 (42.5 overs, S Butt 58, S Pearce 4-17, G Morris 4-36)
  • Belgium (0) lost to Cyprus (2) by 23 runs.
    Mechelen, 20 August. [Scorecard]
    Cyprus 229-8 (42.4 overs, S Fernando 102)
    Belgium 190 (38.1 overs, J Iqbal 52, S Muhammad 47, S Arthanayake 4-38)
    Revised target: 213 to win in 40 overs
  • Malta (0) lost to Isle of Man (2) by 92 runs.
    Ohain, Brussels, 20 August. [Scorecard]
    Isle of Man 170-6 (25.0 overs, P Richards 79, G Morris 62, R Sacco 4-17)
    Malta 78-6 (25.0 overs)
  • Isle of Man (1) v Cyprus (1) - no result.
    Ohain, Brussels, 22 August.
  • Belgium (1) v Malta (1) - no result.
    Mechelen, 22 August.
    • Semi-final: Isle of Man v Spain (Antwerp)
    • Semi-final: Croatia v Malta (Mechelen)