Cricket

Mixed start for Fiji and Vanuatu cricketers

After putting Guernsey into bat, Viliame Manakiwai dismissed both openers without scoring to have their opponents reeling at 2 for 2.

But a century stand for the third wicket between Oliver Newey, who made 129, and Tim Ravenscroft, who blasted 74 from 63 balls, laid the platform for Guernsey's imposing total of 287 for 7.

Fiji never got close - Jone Wesele top-scoring with 20 as they were rolled for just 99 inside 38 overs.

Shane Jurgensen says they let Guernsey off the hook.

Vanuatu and Fiji begin bid for World Cricket League success

The Melanesian side came up short at the same stage two years ago, finishing third behind hosts Jersey and Nigeria.

They rounded off preparations with a seven wicket win over Botswana at the weekend and face the Cayman Islands in today's opening round of pool matches, before games against Norway and Saudi Arabia.

The President of Vanuatu Cricket, Mark Stafford, says they won't be holding back in their approach.

PNG down Tonga by 8 wickets

Tonga batted first with Nikolasi Moala (14) and Aloisio Pau’u (22) putting on a solid opening partnership of 36.

But good bowling from PNG’s Alei Nao had the pair dismissed.

The rest of the Tongan batters did not put up much of a fight as the next five wickets fell for 18 runs.

Tail ender Lea Tenisi chipped in late in the innings with 12 runs.

Tonga was all bowled out for a measly 83.

Jason Kila was the best of the PNG bowlers picking up 3/10.