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Old 28th January 2011, 00:08   #10
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Originally Posted by Slater View Post
An article about the 'Lions' on the ECB website mentioned England A had competed in the West Indies domestic competition a decade ago. Searched around on the net and found Cricket Archive had scorecards from the Competition - Busta Cup 2000/01.

West Indies B v England A: England A won by 224 runs
Trinidad and Tobago v England A: Draw
Guyana v England A: Draw
Barbados v England A: Draw
Jamaica v England A: England A won by 7 wickets
Windward Islands v England A: England A won by an innings and 17 runs
Leeward Islands v England A: Draw

Busta Cup 2000/01 Points Table
1) Barbados - 57 Points (4 Wins, 3 Draws)
2) Guyana - 57 Points (3 Wins, 4 Draws)
3) England A - 54 Points (3 Wins, 4 Draws)
4) Jamaica - 51 Points (3 Wins, 3 Draws, 1 Defeat)
5) Leeward Islands - 48 Points (3 Wins, 3 Draws, 1 Defeat)
6) Trinidad and Tobago - 38 Points (2 Wins, 3 Draws, 2 Defeats)
7) West Indies B - 20 Points (1 Win, 2 Draws, 4 Defeats)
8) Windward Islands - 0 Points (7 Defeats)

The only different fixture this time around is against 'Combined Campuses & Colleges' rather than West Indies B. If Wikipedia is correct Barbados have been the most successful domestic side, however Jamaica have won the last 3 First Class Titles. England Lions start their tour tommorow with a two day warm up game against a St Kitts/Nevis combined side.
I think the selectors have done a better job this time round. That was rather a poor team.
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