1990 Women's European Cricket Cup

The 1990 Women's European Cricket Cup was an international cricket tournament held in England from 18 to 22 July 1990. It was the second edition of the Women's European Championship, and all matches at the tournament held One Day International (ODI) status.

1990 Women's European Cricket Cup
Dates18 – 22 July 1990
Cricket formatODI (55-over)
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
Host(s) England
Champions England (2nd title)
Participants4
Matches7
Most runsEngland Wendy Watson (229)
Most wicketsIreland Susan Bray (8)
1989
1991

Four teams participated, with the hosts, England, joined by the three other European members of the International Women's Cricket Council (IWCC) – Denmark, Ireland, and the Netherlands. A round-robin format was used, with the top teams proceeding to the final. England was undefeated in the round-robin stage and beat Ireland by 65 runs in the final, winning the championship for a second consecutive time. [1] England's Wendy Watson led the tournament in runs for a second year running, while Ireland's Susan Bray was the leading wicket-taker.[2][3] The tournament was hosted by East Midlands Women's Cricket Association, a member of England's Women's Cricket Association, and matches were played at venues in three English counties (Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire).[4]

SquadsEdit

  Denmark   England
Coach: Ruth Prideaux
  Ireland
Coach: Joseph Caprani
  Netherlands
Coach: Marc Nota

Round-robinEdit

Points tableEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  England 3 3 0 0 0 6 4.312
  Ireland 3 2 1 0 0 4 3.828
  Netherlands 3 1 2 0 0 2 2.588
  Denmark 3 0 3 0 0 0 2.848

Source: CricketArchive

FixturesEdit

18 July
Scorecard
Ireland  
234/4 (55 overs)
v
  Denmark
185/8 (55 overs)
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bowl.

18 July
Scorecard
Netherlands  
57 (33 overs)
v
  England
58/2 (19.5 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Aylestone Road, Leicester
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.

19 July
Scorecard
England  
270/5 (54 overs)
v
  Denmark
64 (24.3 overs)
England won by 206 runs
John Player Ground, Nottinghamshire
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bowl.
  • England's Gillian Smith took 5/15, the best bowling figures of the tournament.

19 July
Scorecard
Ireland  
198/4 (50 overs)
v
  Netherlands
172/9 (50 overs)
Ireland won by 26 runs
John Player Ground, Nottinghamshire
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bowl.
  • The match was reduced to 50 overs per side.

20 July
Scorecard
Netherlands  
123/7 (53 overs)
v
  Denmark
89 (39.1 overs)
Denmark won by 34 runs
Aylestone Road, Leicester
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bowl.
  • The match was reduced to 53 overs per side.

20 July
Scorecard
Ireland  
169/9 (52 overs)
v
  England
170/1 (41.4 overs)
England won by 9 wickets
Leicester Ivanhoe Cricket Club, Kirby Muxloe
  • England won the toss and elected to bowl.
  • The match was reduced to 52 overs per side.

FinalEdit

22 July
Scorecard
England  
224/3 (55 overs)
v
  Ireland
159/8 (55 overs)
Wendy Watson 107* (168)
Anne Linehan 1/31 (5 overs)
Mary-Pat Moore 44 (125)
Clare Taylor 2/7 (8 overs)
England won by 65 runs
Great Oakley Cricket Club, Great Oakley
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • England's Wendy Watson made 107 not out, the highest score (and only century) of the tournament.

StatisticsEdit

Most runsEdit

The top five run scorers (total runs) are included in this table.

Player Team Runs Inns Avg Highest 100s 50s
Wendy Watson   England 229 3 229.00 107* 1 1
Jane Powell   England 171 4 85.50 98* 0 1
Mary-Pat Moore   Ireland 169 4 42.25 99 0 1
Anne Murray   Ireland 113 4 28.25 61 0 1
Stella Owens   Ireland 103 2 103.00 84* 0 1

Source: CricketArchive

Most wicketsEdit

The top five wicket takers are listed in this table, listed by wickets taken and then by bowling average.

Player Team Overs Wkts Ave SR Econ BBI
Susan Bray   Ireland 44.0 8 12.25 33.00 2.22 5/27
Ingrid Dulfer   Netherlands 24.0 7 6.00 20.57 1.75 4/14
Gillian Smith   England 33.3 7 11.28 28.71 2.35 5/15
Clare Taylor   England 32.0 6 9.16 32.00 1.71 2/7
Janet Tedstone   England 21.0 6 11.50 21.00 3.28 4/35

Source: CricketArchive

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Women's European Championship 1990 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  2. ^ Bowling in Women's European Championship 1990 (ordered by wickets) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  3. ^ Batting in Women's European Championship 1990 (ordered by runs) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  4. ^ Women's European Cricket Cup 1990 (tournament brochure), p. 22. Retrieved from Women's Cricket History, 30 November 2015.