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The 1988 McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup was an international cricket tournament played in Australia from 28 February to 13 March 1988. Sponsored by McDonald's, it was the inaugural edition of what is now the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and formed part of the celebrations for the Australian Bicentenary.

1988 Youth Cricket World Cup
Dates28 February–13 March 1988
Administrator(s)ICC
Cricket formatU19 ODI (50-over)
Tournament format(s)Round-robin, finals
Host(s) Australia
Champions Australia (1st title)
Participants8
Matches played31
Most runsAustralia Brett Williams (471)
Most wicketsAustralia Wayne Holdsworth
Pakistan Mushtaq Ahmed (19 each)
1998

The tournament was primarily organised by the Australian Cricket Board (ACB), with only limited oversight from the International Cricket Conference (ICC).[1] Eight teams participated, with the seven Test-playing ICC members joined by a composite team of players from ICC associate members.[a] Australia defeated Pakistan in the final by five wickets, with England and the West Indies being the losing semi-finalists. The tournament play-offs were held at Adelaide Oval, with the other matches held at country venues in the states of New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria. Australia's Brett Williams was the leading run-scorer at the tournament, while his teammate Wayne Holdsworth and Pakistan's Mushtaq Ahmed were the joint leading wicket-takers.[2][3]

Contents

SquadsEdit

Players at the tournament had to be 18 years or younger on 1 January 1987, restricting participation to those born after 1 January 1968.[4]

  Australia[5]   England[6] ICC Associates[7]   India[8]
  New Zealand[9]   Pakistan[10]   Sri Lanka[11]   West Indies[12]

Round-robinEdit

Points tableEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  Australia 7 6 1 0 0 12 4.577
  West Indies 7 5 2 0 0 10 3.711
  Pakistan 7 5 2 0 0 10 3.371
  England 7 4 3 0 0 8 3.194
  Sri Lanka 7 3 4 0 0 6 3.475
  India 7 3 4 0 0 6 2.951
  New Zealand 7 2 5 0 0 4 3.526
  ICC Associates XI 7 0 7 0 0 0 2.969
Source: CricketArchive
  • Note: run rate (adjusted to a team's full allocation of overs if all out) was used as a tiebreaker if teams finished on an equal number of points, rather than net run rate (as is now common).[13]

MatchesEdit

28 February
Scorecard
Australia  
238/5 (50 overs)
v
  West Indies
165 (39.5 overs)
Australia won by 73 runs
Mildura City Oval, Mildura, Victoria

28 February
Scorecard
England  
172/8 (50 overs)
v
  India
173/8 (49.4 overs)
India won by 2 wickets
Renmark Oval, Renmark, South Australia

28 February
Scorecard
ICC Associates  
163 (49.2 overs)
v
  Pakistan
166/5 (35.2 overs)
Pakistan won by 5 wickets
Chaffey Park, Merbein, Victoria

28 February
Scorecard
New Zealand  
178/9 (50 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
166 (47.4 overs)
New Zealand won by 12 runs
Berri Oval, Berri, South Australia

29 February
Scorecard
India  
132 (45.3 overs)
v
  Australia
136/3 (39.2 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Berri Oval, Berri, South Australia

29 February
Scorecard
England  
205/8 (50 overs)
v
  ICC Associates
175 (48.3 overs)
England won by 30 runs
Mildura City Oval, Mildura, Victoria

29 February
Scorecard
West Indies  
236/9 (50 overs)
v
  New Zealand
202/9 (50 overs)
West Indies won by 34 runs
Wentworth Oval, Wentworth, New South Wales

29 February
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
151 (48.3 overs)
v
  Pakistan
152/3 (39.2 overs)
Pakistan won by 7 wickets
Barmera Oval, Barmera, South Australia

2 March
Scorecard
Australia  
249 (48.4 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
225 (47.4 overs)
Australia won by 24 runs
Chaffey Park, Merbein, Victoria

2 March
Scorecard
England  
174/7 (50 overs)
v
  West Indies
111 (43.2 overs)
England won by 63 runs
Renmark Oval, Renmark, South Australia

2 March
Scorecard
ICC Associates  
131 (41.2 overs)
v
  New Zealand
132/6 (37.3 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets
Loxton North Oval, Loxton, South Australia

2 March
Scorecard
Pakistan  
194/7 (50 overs)
v
  India
126 (39.3 overs)
Pakistan won by 68 runs
Wentworth Oval, Wentworth, New South Wales

3 March
Scorecard
Australia  
303/8 (50 overs)
v
  ICC Associates
126 (44.2 overs)
Australia won by 177 runs
Wentworth Oval, Wentworth, New South Wales

3 March
Scorecard
England  
102 (41.1 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
103/6 (35.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets
Barmera Oval, Barmera, South Australia

3 March
Scorecard
India  
164 (46.3 overs)
v
  New Zealand
120 (45.5 overs)
India won by 44 runs
Loxton North Oval, Loxton, South Australia

3 March
Scorecard
West Indies  
121 (49 overs)
v
  Pakistan
101 (43.4 overs)
West Indies won by 20 runs
Mildura City Oval, Mildura, Victoria

6 March
Scorecard
Australia  
206/7 (50 overs)
v
  England
146 (49 overs)
Australia won by 60 runs
Renmark Oval, Renmark, South Australia

6 March
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
231/7 (50 overs)
v
  ICC Associates
184/7 (50 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 47 runs
Mildura City Oval, Mildura, Victoria

6 March
Scorecard
West Indies  
193/6 (50 overs)
v
  India
123 (46 overs)
West Indies won by 70 runs
Chaffey Park, Merbein, Victoria

6 March
Scorecard
New Zealand  
198/7 (50 overs)
v
  Pakistan
199/3 (46 overs)
Pakistan won by 7 wickets
Loxton North Oval, Loxton, South Australia

7 March
Scorecard
Australia  
254 (49.3 overs)
v
  New Zealand
206/8 (50 overs)
Australia won by 48 runs
Wentworth Oval, Wentworth, New South Wales

7 March
Scorecard
England  
126 (46.3 overs)
v
  Pakistan
70 (24.1 overs)
England won by 56 runs
Chaffey Park, Merbein, Victoria

7 March
Scorecard
ICC Associates  
111 (45 overs)
v
  India
112/3 (29 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
Berri Oval, Berri, South Australia

7 March
Scorecard
West Indies  
201/8 (50 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
101 (39.4 overs)
West Indies won by 100 runs
Barmera Oval, Barmera, South Australia

8 March
Scorecard
Pakistan  
199 (49.4 overs)
v
  Australia
167 (47.2 overs)
Pakistan won by 32 runs
Mildura City Oval, Mildura, Victoria

8 March
Scorecard
England  
193/6 (50 overs)
v
  New Zealand
154 (44.3 overs)
England won by 39 runs
Renmark Oval, Renmark, South Australia

8 March
Scorecard
West Indies  
272/6 (50 overs)
v
  ICC Associates
149/7 (50 overs)
West Indies won by 123 runs
Wentworth Oval, Wentworth, New South Wales

8 March
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
190/9 (50 overs)
v
  India
140 (28.2 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 50 runs
Berri Oval, Berri, South Australia

FinalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

10 March
Scorecard
West Indies  
203/8 (50 overs)
v
  Pakistan
204/8 (47.5 overs)
Jimmy Adams 65
Shakeel Khan 2/37 (10 overs)
Shahid Anwar 76
Jimmy Adams 2/26 (5 overs)
Pakistan won by 2 wickets
Adelaide Oval
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

11 March
Scorecard
England  
194 (50 overs)
v
  Australia
196/3 (45.2 overs)
Nasser Hussain 58 (69)
Wayne Holdsworth 2/47 (10 overs)
Brett Williams 57 (69)
Mark Alleyne 1/30 (10 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Adelaide Oval
Player of the match: Mark Alleyne (Eng)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

FinalEdit

13 March
Scorecard
Pakistan  
201 (49.3 overs)
v
  Australia
202/5 (45.5 overs)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 37 (69)
Geoff Parker 3/36 (10 overs)
Brett Williams 108 (134)
Mushtaq Ahmed 2/59 (10 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets
Adelaide Oval
Player of the match: Brett Williams (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bowl.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ South Africa, though a full member of the ICC, was subject to a sporting boycott at the time of the tournament, and consequently did not participate. The ICC Associate XI was made of players from six countries – Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Zimbabwe.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (13 December 2013). "1988: The First Step" Archived 28 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine – ICC. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  2. ^ Batting and fielding in McDonalds Bicentennial Youth World Cup 1987/88 (ordered by runs) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  3. ^ Bowlingin McDonalds Bicentennial Youth World Cup 1987/88 (ordered by wickets) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Young cricketers feature in '88"The Canberra Times, 18 September 1987.
  5. ^ Records / McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup, 1987/88 - Australia Under-19s (Young Cricketers) / Batting and bowling averages – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  6. ^ Records / McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup, 1987/88 - England Under-19s / Batting and bowling averages – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  7. ^ Records / McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup, 1987/88 - ICC Associates Young Cricketers / Batting and bowling averages – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  8. ^ Records / McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup, 1987/88 - India Under-19s (Young Cricketers) / Batting and bowling averages – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  9. ^ Records / McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup, 1987/88 - New Zealand Under-19s / Batting and bowling averages[permanent dead link] – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  10. ^ Records / McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup, 1987/88 - Pakistan Under-19s / Batting and bowling averages – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  11. ^ Records / McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup, 1987/88 - Sri Lanka Under-19s / Batting and bowling averages Archived 22 November 2016 at the Wayback Machine – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  12. ^ Records / McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup, 1987/88 - West Indies Under-19s / Batting and bowling averages – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  13. ^ Shell Bicentennial Women's World Cup 1988/89 table – CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 August 2015.