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The 1994 ICC Trophy (formally the ABN AMRO ICC Trophy) was a cricket tournament that took place in Kenya between 12 February and 6 March 1994. It was the fifth ICC Trophy tournament to be staged, and acted as the qualifying tournament for the 1996 Cricket World Cup.

1994 ICC Trophy
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatLimited overs cricket
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s) Kenya
Champions United Arab Emirates (1st title)
Participants20
Most runsNetherlands Nolan Clarke (517)
Most wicketsNamibia Gavin Murgatroyd (19)
Papua New Guinea Fred Arua (19)
1990
1997

Zimbabwe, the winners of the previous three tournaments, had been granted full membership of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1992 and so were no longer eligible to participate in the ICC Trophy and automatically qualify for the World Cup.

For the first time three spots were on offer to qualify for the World Cup, matches were played over 50 overs a side, though white clothing and red balls were still used.

The United Arab Emirates won the tournament, defeating host nation Kenya in the final, while the Netherlands won the third place play-off. All three sides thus qualified for the World Cup for the first time.

Contents

Teams and squadsEdit

Twenty teams contested the tournament. All twenty-two associate members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) at the time were eligible to compete at the tournament, with Belgium and Japan the only ones not to send a team. Ireland, Namibia, and the United Arab Emirates were making their tournament debuts.

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  Netherlands 4 4 0 0 0 16 4.700
  Ireland 4 3 1 0 0 12 3.975
  Papua New Guinea 4 2 2 0 0 8 3.374
  Malaysia 4 1 3 0 0 4 3.010
  Gibraltar 4 0 4 0 0 0 2.240
Source: CricketArchive
12–13 February
Scorecard
PNG  
248/5 (50 overs)
v
  Gibraltar
113 (38.2 overs)
PNG won by 135 runs
Jaffery Sports Club, Nairobi

12 February
Scorecard
Malaysia  
118/9 (50 overs)
v
  Netherlands
119/1 (28.4 overs)
Netherlands won by 9 wickets
Nairobi Club Ground, Nairobi

14 February
Scorecard
Gibraltar  
80 (44.4 overs)
v
  Netherlands
85/0 (9.5 overs)
Netherlands won by 10 wickets
Premier Club Ground, Nairobi

14–15 February
Scorecard
Ireland  
230/8 (50 overs)
v
  PNG
88/7 (32 overs)
Ireland won on faster scoring rate
Ngara Sports Club, Nairobi
  • Papua New Guinea's innings was limited to 32 overs.

16–17 February
Scorecard
Gibraltar  
136/9 (50 overs)
v
  Ireland
138/4 (37.3 overs)
Ireland won by 6 wickets
Sir Ali Muslim Club Ground, Nairobi

16–17 February
Scorecard
PNG  
165 (47.5 overs)
v
  Malaysia
121 (46.4 overs)
PNG won by 44 runs
Jaffery Sports Club, Nairobi

18 February
Scorecard
Malaysia  
253/4 (50 overs)
v
  Gibraltar
119/9 (50 overs)
Malaysia won by 134 runs
Ngara Sports Club, Nairobi

18 February
Scorecard
Netherlands  
235/8 (50 overs)
v
  Ireland
165 (48 overs)
Netherlands won by 70 runs
Ruaraka Sports Club, Nairobi

20 February
Scorecard
Malaysia  
110 (48.2 overs)
v
  Ireland
111/1 (24.3 overs)
Ireland won by 9 wickets
Simba Union Ground, Nairobi

20 February
Scorecard
Netherlands  
212/5 (50 overs)
v
  PNG
113 (41 overs)
Netherlands won by 99 runs
Aga Khan Sports Club, Nairobi

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  United Arab Emirates 4 4 0 0 0 16 4.600
  Bangladesh 4 3 1 0 0 12 3.905
  United States 4 2 2 0 0 8 4.822
  Argentina 4 1 3 0 0 4 3.270
East and Central Africa 4 0 4 0 0 0 2.190
Source: CricketArchive
13–14 February
Scorecard
Argentina  
120 (43.2 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
123/3 (35.2 overs)
Bangladesh won by 7 wickets
Simba Union Ground, Nairobi

13–14 February
Scorecard
East and Central Africa  
92 (37.3 overs)
v
  UAE
93/3 (26.5 overs)
UAE won by 7 wickets
Sir Ali Muslim Club Ground, Nairobi

15–16 February
Scorecard
East and Central Africa  
98 (36.2 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
99/3 (22.5 overs)
Bangladesh won by 7 wickets
Impala Sports Club, Nairobi

15–16 February
Scorecard
United States  
206 (47.5 overs)
v
  UAE
209/6 (47.1 overs)
UAE won by 4 wickets
Aga Khan Sports Club, Nairobi

17 February
Scorecard
Argentina  
128 (49.2 overs)
v
  UAE
129/2 (24.3 overs)
UAE won by 8 wickets
Jaffery Sports Club, Nairobi

17 February
Scorecard
East and Central Africa  
105 (35.1 overs)
v
  United States
106/1 (14.4 overs)
United States won by 9 wickets
Nairobi Club Ground, Nairobi

19 February
Scorecard
Argentina  
180 (48 overs)
v
  East and Central Africa
143 (38.1 overs)
Argentina won by 37 runs
Ngara Sports Club, Nairobi

19 February
Scorecard
United States  
145 (45.4 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
147/7 (46 overs)
Bangladesh won by 3 wickets
Jaffery Sports Club, Nairobi

21 February
Scorecard
United States  
337/6 (50 overs)
v
  Argentina
226/6 (50 overs)
United States won by 111 runs
Sir Ali Muslim Club Ground, Nairobi

21 February
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
233/7 (50 overs)
v
  UAE
236/4 (46.3 overs)
UAE won by 6 wickets
Ngara Sports Club, Nairobi

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  Kenya (H) 4 4 0 0 0 16 4.846
  Canada 4 2 1 0 1 10 4.502
  Namibia 4 2 2 0 0 8 3.304
  Israel 4 1 3 0 0 4 2.556
  Singapore 4 0 3 0 1 2 2.127
Source: CricketArchive
12–13 February
Scorecard
Canada  
159/8 (30 overs)
v
  Singapore
50/8 (20.1 overs)
  • The match was reduced to 30 overs per side before the start of play.

12–13 February
Scorecard
Israel  
99 (41.4 overs)
v
  Kenya
100/1 (15 overs)
Kenya won by 9 wickets
Premier Club Ground, Nairobi

14 February
Scorecard
Namibia  
51 (16.3 overs)
v
  Canada
52/0 (11.5 overs)
Canada won by 10 wickets
Nairobi Club Ground, Nairobi

14 February
Scorecard
Singapore  
76 (34.5 overs)
v
  Kenya
77/1 (9.2 overs)
Kenya won by 9 wickets
Ruaraka Sports Club, Nairobi

16–17 February
Scorecard
Israel  
89 (29.1 overs)
v
  Canada
90/2 (21.4 overs)
Canada won by 8 wickets
Ruaraka Sports Club, Nairobi

16 February
Scorecard
Singapore  
116 (38 overs)
v
  Namibia
117/5 (32.3 overs)
Namibia won by 5 wickets
Ngara Sports Club, Nairobi

18 February
Scorecard
Singapore  
120 (49.3 overs)
v
  Israel
121/8 (48.2 overs)
Israel won by 2 wickets
Ngara Sports Club, Nairobi

18 February
Scorecard
Kenya  
198 (48.3 overs)
v
  Namibia
178 (49.4 overs)
Kenya won by 20 runs
Simba Union Ground, Nairobi

20 February
Scorecard
Namibia  
257/9 (50 overs)
v
  Israel
198 (47.3 overs)
Namibia won by 59 runs
Impala Sports Club, Nairobi

20 February
Scorecard
Canada  
210/9 (50 overs)
v
  Kenya
213/7 (47 overs)
Kenya won by 3 wickets
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi

Group DEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  Bermuda 4 4 0 0 0 16 3.939
  Hong Kong 4 3 1 0 0 12 4.958
  Denmark 4 2 2 0 0 8 3.956
  Fiji 4 1 3 0 0 4 2.840
  West Africa 4 0 4 0 0 0 2.185
Source: CricketArchive
13–14 February
Scorecard
West Africa  
93 (46.3 overs)
v
  Bermuda
94/2 (21.4 overs)
Bermuda won by 8 wickets
Aga Khan Sports Club, Nairobi

13–14 February
Scorecard
Denmark  
192 (46.5 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
192/8 (50 overs)
Hong Kong won by losing fewer wickets
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi

15–16 February
Scorecard
Hong Kong  
154 (47.2 overs)
v
  Bermuda
154/8 (50 overs)
Bermuda won by losing fewer wickets
Jaffery Sports Club, Nairobi

15–16 February
Scorecard
Denmark  
219 (49.3 overs)
v
  Fiji
126 (35.3 overs)
Denmark won by 93 runs
Simba Union Ground, Nairobi

17 February
Scorecard
West Africa  
146 (47.4 overs)
v
  Denmark
147/6 (37.2 overs)
Denmark won by 4 wickets
Premier Club Ground, Nairobi

17 February
Scorecard
Fiji  
126 (35 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
127/3 (17 overs)
Hong Kong won by 7 wickets
Aga Khan Sports Club, Nairobi

19 February
Scorecard
Fiji  
84 (29.4 overs)
v
  Bermuda
85/1 (16 overs)
Bermuda won by 9 wickets
Nairobi Club Ground, Nairobi

19 February
Scorecard
Hong Kong  
355/8 (50 overs)
v
  West Africa
110 (30.5 overs)
Hong Kong won by 245 runs
Sir Ali Muslim Club Ground, Nairobi

21 February
Scorecard
Denmark  
183/7 (50 overs)
v
  Bermuda
185/4 (43.5 overs)
Bermuda won by 6 wickets
Ruaraka Sports Club, Nairobi

21 February
Scorecard
Fiji  
232/9 (50 overs)
v
  West Africa
88 (39.1 overs)
Fiji won by 144 runs
Jaffery Sports Club, Nairobi

Second roundEdit

Group EEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  Kenya 3 3 0 0 0 12 5.491
  Netherlands 3 2 1 0 0 8 4.953
  Bangladesh 3 1 2 0 0 4 4.520
  Hong Kong 3 0 3 0 0 0 2.807
Source: CricketArchive
23 February
Scorecard
Netherlands  
205 (48.3 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
158 (48 overs)
Netherlands won by 47 runs
Premier Club Ground, Nairobi
Player of the match: Huib Visée (Neth)

23 February
Scorecard
Hong Kong  
86 (33.1 overs)
v
  Kenya
90/2 (16 overs)
Kenya won by 8 wickets
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi
Player of the match: Alfred Njuguna (Ken)

25 February
Scorecard
Netherlands  
288/8 (50 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
154 (41.1 overs)
Netherlands won by 134 runs
Nairobi Club Ground, Nairobi
Player of the match: Nolan Clarke (Neth)

25 February
Scorecard
Kenya  
295/6 (50 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
282/8 (50 overs)
Kenya won by 13 runs
Simba Union Ground, Nairobi
Player of the match: Maurice Odumbe (Ken)

27 February
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
238/8 (50 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
181 (48.5 overs)
Bangladesh won by 57 runs
Aga Khan Sports Club, Nairobi
Player of the match: Minhajul Abedin (Ban)

27 February
Scorecard
Netherlands  
250/8 (50 overs)
v
  Kenya
251/8 (49.5 overs)
Kenya won by 2 wickets
Ruaraka Sports Club, Nairobi
Player of the match: Steve Tikolo (Ken)

Group FEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 0 12 6.108
  Bermuda 3 2 1 0 0 8 5.250
  Canada 3 1 2 0 0 4 4.384
  Ireland 3 0 3 0 0 0 4.333
Source: CricketArchive
23 February
Scorecard
Canada  
149 (43.2 overs)
v
  Bermuda
151/2 (34.5 overs)
Bermuda won by 8 wickets
Simba Union Ground, Nairobi
Player of the match: Noel Gibbons (Ber)

23 February
Scorecard
UAE  
295/4 (50 overs)
v
  Ireland
236/9 (50 overs)
UAE won by 59 runs
Ruaraka Sports Club, Nairobi
Player of the match: Mazhar Hussain (UAE)

25 February
Scorecard
Ireland  
202 (48.4 overs)
v
  Bermuda
206/3 (45.5 overs)
Bermuda won by 7 wickets
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi
Player of the match: Clay Smith (Ber)

25 February
Scorecard
Canada  
278/7 (50 overs)
v
  UAE
279/9 (49.2 overs)
UAE won by 1 wicket
Aga Khan Sports Club, Nairobi
Player of the match: Azhar Saeed (UAE)

27 February
Scorecard
Bermuda  
329/9 (50 overs)
v
  UAE
330/9 (48.4 overs)
UAE won by 1 wicket
Nairobi Club Ground, Nairobi
Player of the match: Saleem Raza (UAE)

27 February
Scorecard
Ireland  
212/7 (50 overs)
v
  Canada
213/5 (46 overs)
Canada won by 5 wickets
Premier Club Ground, Nairobi
Player of the match: Mark Cohen (Ire)

FinalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Of the four semi-finalists, Kenya and the Netherlands had made the semi-finals at the previous tournament in 1990, Bermuda had last made the semi-finals at the 1986 tournament, and the United Arab Emirates were making their tournament debut.


1 March
Scorecard
Kenya  
318/5 (50 overs)
v
  Bermuda
254/9 (50 overs)
Kenya won by 64 runs
Aga Khan Sports Club, Nairobi
Player of the match: Maurice Odumbe (Ken)
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to bat.

3 March
Scorecard
Netherlands  
194 (48.3 overs)
v
  UAE
195/4 (44.4 overs)
UAE won by 6 wickets
Nairobi Club Ground, Nairobi
Player of the match: Saleem Raza (UAE)
  • UAE won the toss and elected to field.

Third-place play-offEdit

The third-place play-off determined the twelfth and final team at the 1996 World Cup.


5 March
Scorecard
Netherlands  
306/2 (50 overs)
v
  Bermuda
203 (42.2 overs)
Netherlands won by 103 runs
Simba Union Ground, Nairobi
Player of the match: Steven Lubbers (Neth)
  • Bermuda won the toss and elected to field.

FinalEdit

6 March
Scorecard
Kenya  
281/6 (50 overs)
v
  UAE
282/8 (49.1 overs)
UAE won by 2 wickets
Ruaraka Sports Club, Nairobi
Player of the match: Mohammad Ishaq (UAE)
  • UAE won the toss and elected to field.

Plate competitionEdit

The plate competition was contested by the teams finishing third and fourth in each first-round group.

Group GEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  Papua New Guinea 3 3 0 0 0 12 4.515
  Namibia 3 2 1 0 0 8 4.413
  Argentina 3 1 2 0 0 4 3.200
  Fiji 3 0 3 0 0 0 3.180
Source: CricketArchive

Group HEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  United States 3 3 0 0 0 12 5.286
  Denmark 3 2 1 0 0 8 4.329
  Malaysia 3 1 2 0 0 4 3.353
  Israel 3 0 3 0 0 0 1.827
Source: CricketArchive

FinalEdit

Wooden spoon competitionEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  West Africa 3 3 0 0 0 12 4.157
  East and Central Africa 3 2 1 0 0 8 4.342
  Singapore 3 1 2 0 0 4 4.131
  Gibraltar 3 0 3 0 0 0 3.053
Source: CricketArchive

The wooden spoon competition was contested by the teams finishing last in each first-round group.


23 February
Scorecard
East and Central Africa  
266/8 (50 overs)
v
  Singapore
225/9 (50 overs)
East and Central Africa won by 41 runs
Nairobi Club Ground, Nairobi

23 February
Scorecard
West Africa  
214 (48 overs)
v
  Gibraltar
61 (27.1 overs)
West Africa won by 153 runs
Aga Khan Sports Club, Nairobi

25 February
Scorecard
East and Central Africa  
123 (36.3 overs)
v
  West Africa
124/4 (34 overs)
West Africa won by 6 wickets
Premier Club Ground, Nairobi

25 February
Scorecard
Gibraltar  
227/9 (50 overs)
v
  Singapore
231/6 (49.5 overs)
Singapore won by 4 wickets
Ruaraka Sports Club, Nairobi

23 February
Scorecard
Gibraltar  
170 (49.2 overs)
v
  East and Central Africa
174/2 (29.4 overs)
East and Central Africa won by 8 wickets
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi

23 February
Scorecard
Wes Africa  
219 (50 overs)
v
  Singapore
163 (43.4 overs)
West Africa won by 56 runs
Simba Union Ground, Nairobi

StatisticsEdit

Most runsEdit

The top five run scorers (total runs) are included in this table, ordered by runs, then by batting average, and then alphabetically.

Player Team Runs Inns Avg Highest 100s 50s
Nolan Clarke   Netherlands 517 9 86.16 121* 3 1
Dexter Smith   Bermuda 392 9 56.00 110 1 2
Maurice Odumbe   Kenya 391 7 65.16 158* 2 1
Clay Smith   Bermuda 391 9 55.85 108 1 3
Azhar Saeed   United Arab Emirates 370 9 52.85 126* 1 2

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 Best
Gavin Murgatroyd   Namibia 49.5 19 10.26 15.73 3.91 4/31
Fred Arua   Papua New Guinea 63.2 19 10.52 20.00 3.15 5/31
Ole Mortensen   Denmark 62.4 18 8.22 20.88 2.36 7/19
Stewart Brew   Hong Kong 54.0 18 13.22 18.00 4.40 4/16
Pacer Edwards   Bermuda 81.0 18 18.61 27.00 4.13 5/27

Source: CricketArchive

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit