1994 ICC Trophy
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.
|Administrator(s)||International Cricket Council|
|Cricket format||Limited overs cricket|
|Tournament format(s)||Round-robin and Knockout|
|Champions||United Arab Emirates (1st title)|
|Most runs||Nolan Clarke (517)|
|Most wickets|| Gavin Murgatroyd (19)|
Fred Arua (19)
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.
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.
|Papua New Guinea||4||2||2||0||0||8||3.374|
230/8 (50 overs)
88/7 (32 overs)
- Papua New Guinea's innings was limited to 32 overs.
|United Arab Emirates||4||4||0||0||0||16||4.600|
|East and Central Africa||4||0||4||0||0||0||2.190|
159/8 (30 overs)
50/8 (20.1 overs)
- The match was reduced to 30 overs per side before the start of play.
|United Arab Emirates||3||3||0||0||0||12||6.108|
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.
318/5 (50 overs)
254/9 (50 overs)
- Kenya won the toss and elected to bat.
194 (48.3 overs)
195/4 (44.4 overs)
- UAE won the toss and elected to field.
The third-place play-off determined the twelfth and final team at the 1996 World Cup.
306/2 (50 overs)
203 (42.2 overs)
- Bermuda won the toss and elected to field.
The plate competition was contested by the teams finishing third and fourth in each first-round group.
|Papua New Guinea||3||3||0||0||0||12||4.515|
Wooden spoon competitionEdit
|East and Central Africa||3||2||1||0||0||8||4.342|
The wooden spoon competition was contested by the teams finishing last in each first-round group.
The top five run scorers (total runs) are included in this table, ordered by runs, then by batting average, and then alphabetically.
|Azhar Saeed||United Arab Emirates||370||9||52.85||126*||1||2|
The top five wicket takers are listed in this table, listed by wickets taken and then by bowling average.
|Fred Arua||Papua New Guinea||63.2||19||10.52||20.00||3.15||5/31|
|Stewart Brew||Hong Kong||54.0||18||13.22||18.00||4.40||4/16|