1991 European Women's Cricket Championship

The 1991 European Women's Cricket Championship (Dutch: Europees Kampioenschap Dames Cricket 1991) was an international cricket tournament held in the Netherlands from 16 to 20 July 1991. It was the third edition of the Women's European Championship, and all matches at the tournament held One Day International (ODI) status.

1991 European Women's Cricket Championship
1991 European Women's Cricket Championship logo.png
Dates16 – 20 July 1991
Cricket formatODI (55-over)
Tournament format(s)Round-robin, final
Host(s) Netherlands
Champions England (3rd title)
Participants4
Matches7
Most runsEngland Wendy Watson (229)
Most wicketsEngland Jo Chamberlain (12)
1990
1995

Four teams participated, with the hosts, the Netherlands, joined by the three other European members of the International Women's Cricket Council (IWCC) – Denmark, England, and Ireland. A round-robin format was used, with the top two teams proceeding to the final. England was undefeated in the round-robin stage and beat Denmark by 179 runs in the final, winning the championship for the third time in a row. The tournament was marked by low scoring, with the seven matches yielding only two individual half-centuries and one team score over 200.[1] England's Wendy Watson led the tournament in runs for a third consecutive time, while her teammate Jo Chamberlain was the leading wicket-taker.[2][3] All matches at the tournament were played in Haarlem, at the Sportpark Koninklijke HFC.[4]

SquadsEdit

  Denmark
Coach: Stig Hammerhøj
  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 3.092
  Denmark 3 1 2 0 0 2 2.176
  Ireland 3 1 2 0 0 2 1.982
  Netherlands 3 1 2 0 0 2 1.875

Source: CricketArchive

FixturesEdit

16 July
Scorecard
England  
177/8 (55 overs)
v
  Ireland
102 (52.2 overs)
England won by 75 runs
Sportpark Koninklijke HFC, Haarlem
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to bowl.

16 July
Scorecard
Netherlands  
126 (54.5 overs)
v
  Denmark
122 (54.2 overs)
Netherlands won by 4 runs
Sportpark Koninklijke HFC, Haarlem
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bowl.

17 July
Scorecard
Denmark  
132/7 (55 overs)
v
  Ireland
90 (49 overs)
Denmark won by 42 runs
Sportpark Koninklijke HFC, Haarlem
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to bowl.
  • Denmark beat Ireland in an ODI for the first and only time in its history.[5]

17 July
Scorecard
England  
178/8 (55 overs)
v
  Netherlands
88/9 (55 overs)
England won by 90 runs
Sportpark Koninklijke HFC, Haarlem
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

19 July
Scorecard
Denmark  
47 (29 overs)
v
  England
48/1 (20.2 overs)
England won by 9 wickets
Sportpark Koninklijke HFC, Haarlem
  • England won the toss and elected to bowl.

19 July
Scorecard
Ireland  
97 (44.3 overs)
v
  Netherlands
72 (42.4 overs)
Ireland won by 25 runs
Sportpark Koninklijke HFC, Haarlem
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to bat.

FinalEdit

20 July
Scorecard
England  
225/5 (55 overs)
v
  Denmark
46 (33 overs)
Wendy Watson 69 (109)
Janni Jønsson 2/35 (11 overs)
Lene Hansen 8 (10)
Carole Hodges 4/14 (9 overs)
England won by 179 runs
Sportpark Koninklijke HFC, Haarlem
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

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 102 3 34.00 69 0 1
Helen Plimmer   England 99 3 33.00 50 0 1
Debra Maybury   England 97 3 32.33 47 0 0
Nicola Payne   Netherlands 67 3 22.33 41 0 0
Carole Hodges   England 65 4 21.66 26 0 0

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
Jo Chamberlain   England 37.0 12 3.91 18.50 1/27 7/8
Carole Hodges   England 31.0 8 6.25 23.25 1.61 4/14
Judith Herbison   Ireland 31.0 7 10.85 26.57 2.45 3/29
Suzie Kitson   England 28.2 6 7.33 28.33 1.55 3/26
Angela Venturini   Netherlands 29.3 6 9.16 29.50 1.86 4/17

Source: CricketArchive

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Women's European Championship 1991 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  2. ^ Bowling in Women's European Championship 1991 (ordered by wickets) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ Batting in Women's European Championship 1991 (ordered by runs) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  4. ^ Europees Kampioenschap Dames Cricket '91 (tournament brochure), p. 22. Retrieved from Women's Cricket History, 1 December 2015.
  5. ^ Records / Women's One-Day Internationals / Team records / Results summary (by opposition) – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 1 December 2015.