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The 2001 ICC Trophy was a cricket tournament played in Ontario, Canada in 2001. It was the qualifying tournament for the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Three spots in the World Cup were on offer and the Netherlands, host nation Canada and for the first time, Namibia all qualified. Scotland failed to qualify losing in the 3rd place play off and finishing fourth. The Netherlands won the final against Namibia.

2001 ICC Trophy
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatLimited overs cricket
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s) Canada
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Participants12
Player of the seriesNetherlands Roland Lefebvre
Most runsNamibia Daniel Keulder (366)
Most wicketsNetherlands Roland Lefebvre (20)
Denmark Soren Vestergaard (20)
1997
2005

Bangladesh had by now been promoted to full Test and ODI status, and so did not take part in this competition and Kenya who gained full ODI status also didn't take part and as a result both countries qualified for the 2003 Cricket World Cup automatically.

Contents

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

The first round group stage saw a unique two division format, designed to eliminate the mismatches that had blighted previous ICC Trophy tournaments. Each division had two groups of six teams, making 24 teams in total.

However, Italy withdrew before the tournament started to protest Joe Scuderi being ruled ineligible despite being an Italian citizen. West Africa also withdrew, leaving one of the Division Two groups with just four teams, after Canadian immigration officials refused the West African team entry into the country due to concerns the players, especially from Sierra Leone, would stay in Canada illegally after the tournament.

The top three teams from the first round Division One groups went through to the Super League stage, whilst the fourth place team in each group played off against the winners of the Division Two groups.

Points TablesEdit

Division One, Group A Table
Team Played Won Lost Points NetRR
  Netherlands 5 5 0 10 1.374
  Scotland 5 4 1 8 1.030
  Canada (H) 5 3 2 6 0.724
  United Arab Emirates 5 2 3 4 −0.294
  Fiji 5 1 4 2 −1.362
  Singapore 5 0 5 0 −1.851
Division One, Group B Table
Team Played Won Lost Points NetRR
  Denmark 5 4 1 8 1.636
  United States 5 3 2 6 0.187
  Ireland 5 3 2 6 0.531
  Bermuda 5 3 2 6 0.026
  Hong Kong 5 1 4 2 −1.057
  Papua New Guinea 5 1 4 2 −1.494
Division Two, Group A Table
Team Played Won Lost NR Points NetRR
  Namibia 5 5 0 0 10 3.152
    Nepal 5 4 1 0 8 −0.382
  Germany 5 3 2 0 6 −0.772
  Gibraltar 5 2 3 0 4 −1.632
  Italy 5 0 4 1 0 0
West Africa 5 0 4 1 0 0
Division Two, Group B Table
Team Played Won Lost Points NetRR
  Uganda 5 5 0 10 1.969
  Argentina 5 4 1 8 −0.700
  Malaysia 5 3 2 6 0.928
  East and Central Africa 5 2 3 4 0.473
  France 5 1 4 2 −1.516
  Israel 5 0 5 0 −1.006

Play off stageEdit

In the first play off, Bermuda played the winners of Division Two, Group A, Namibia. Namibia batted first and scored 221, then bowled Bermuda out for 146 for a 75 run win, and qualification for the Super League. In the other play-off, the UAE beat Uganda.

Super LeagueEdit

Team Pld W L T PCF Pts NRR
  Netherlands 4 3 1 0 6 12 +0.533
  Namibia 4 4 0 0 2 10 +0.735
  Scotland 4 3 1 0 4 10 +0.303
  Canada 4 2 2 0 2 6 +0.152
  United Arab Emirates 4 3 1 0 0 6 −0.310
  Denmark 4 0 4 0 4 4 −0.086
  United States 4 0 4 0 4 4 −0.652
  Ireland 4 1 3 0 2 4 −0.011
9 July
Scorecard
Canada  
189 (48 overs)
v
  Namibia
190/8 (49.3 overs)
Namibia won by 2 wickets
Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
Player of the match: Melt van Schoor (Nam)

9 July
Scorecard
Netherlands  
174 (48.5 overs)
v
  Denmark
133 (45.4 overs)
Netherlands won by 41 runs
Ajax Cricket Club, Toronto
Player of the match: Roland Lefebvre (Ned)

9 July
Scorecard
Ireland  
174/8 (50 overs)
v
  Scotland
175/3 (42 overs)
Scotland won by 7 wickets
Malton Cricket Club, Toronto
Player of the match: Colin Smith (Sco)

9 July
Scorecard
United States  
153/8 (50 overs)
v
  UAE
155/3 (37.1 overs)
UAE won by 7 wickets
Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City
Player of the match: Ahmed Nadeem (UAE)

10 July
Scorecard
Canada  
161 (47 overs)
v
  Denmark
136 (47.4 overs)
Canada won by 25 runs
Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City
Player of the match: John Davison (Can)

10 July
Scorecard
Ireland  
283/7 (50 overs)
v
  UAE
285/6 (46.4 overs)
UAE won by 5 wickets
Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
Player of the match: Arshad Ali (UAE)

10 July
Scorecard
Namibia  
181/8 (50 overs)
v
  Netherlands
108 (44 overs)
Namibia won by 73 runs
G. Ross Lord Park, Toronto
Player of the match: Deon Kotze (Nam)

10 July
Scorecard
United States  
159 (47.5 overs)
v
  Scotland
161/5 (45.5 overs)
Scotland won by 5 wickets
G. Ross Lord Park, Toronto
Player of the match: Keith Sheridan (Sco)

12 July
Scorecard
Canada  
265 (50 overs)
v
  UAE
144 (38.4 overs)
Canada won by 121 runs
Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
Player of the match: Joseph Harris (Can)

12 July
Scorecard
Scotland  
194/9 (50 overs)
v
  Denmark
165 (46.5 overs)
Scotland won by 29 runs
Malton Cricket Club, Toronto
Player of the match: Gregor Maiden (Sco)

12 July
Scorecard
Netherlands  
217 (48.2 overs)
v
  Ireland
215 (49.5 overs)
Netherlands won by 2 runs
Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City
Player of the match: Kyle McCallan (Ire)

12 July
Scorecard
Namibia  
179/7 (50 overs)
v
  UAE
117 (34.3 overs)
Namibia won by 62 runs
Ajax Cricket Club, Toronto
Player of the match: Louis Burger (Nam)

13 July
Scorecard
Canada  
217 (49.5 overs)
v
  Ireland
218/3 (44.4 overs)
Ireland won by 7 wickets
G. Ross Lord Park, Toronto
Player of the match: Peter Davy (Ire)

13 July
Scorecard
Denmark  
167 (47.5 overs)
v
  UAE
168/5 (37.3 overs)
UAE won by 5 wickets
G. Ross Lord Park, Toronto
Player of the match: Arshad Ali (UAE)

13 July
Scorecard
Namibia  
256/6 (50 overs)
v
  Scotland
247 (48.4 overs)
Namibia won by 9 runs
Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
Player of the match: Burton van Rooi (Nam)

13 July
Scorecard
Netherlands  
203/8 (50 overs)
v
  United States
170 (47.5 overs)
Netherlands won by 33 runs
Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
Player of the match: Sebastiaan Gokke (Ned)

FinalsEdit

3rd-place play-offEdit

The third-place play-off determined the fourteenth and final team at the 2003 World Cup.


17 July
Scorecard
Scotland  
176/9 (50 overs)
v
  Canada
177/5 (39.5 overs)
Drew Parsons 48 (96)
Sanjayan Thuraisingam 5/25 (8 overs)
Ishwar Maraj 50 (77)
John Blain 2/34 (8 overs)
Canada won by 5 wickets
Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
Player of the match: Sanjayan Thuraisingam (Can)
  • Scotland won the toss and elected to bat.

FinalEdit

15 July
Scorecard
Namibia  
195/9 (50 overs)
v
  Netherlands
196/8 (50 overs)
Gavin Murgatroyd 50 (68)
Tim de Leede 3/47 (10 overs)
Jacob-Jan Esmeijer 58* (51)
Rudi van Vuuren 3/35 (10 overs)
Netherlands won by 2 wickets
Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
Player of the match: Jacob-Jan Esmeijer (Ned)
  • Namibia 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
Daniel Keulder   Namibia 366 9 45.75 104 1 3
Ed Joyce   Ireland 359 8 71.80 87 0 4
Joseph Harris   Canada 329 9 41.12 79 0 3
Colin Smith   Scotland 326 9 46.57 88 0 3
Ahmed Nadeem   United Arab Emirates 318 10 45.42 67 0 3

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
Roland Lefebvre   Netherlands 72.3 20 11.05 21.75 3.04 5/16
Søren Vestergaard   Denmark 66.5 20 11.55 20.05 3.45 3/11
Burton van Rooi   Namibia 57.4 19 11.31 18.21 3.72 6/43
Khurram Khan   United Arab Emirates 95.0 19 13.52 30.00 2.70 4/18
Sanjayan Thuraisingam   Canada 79.1 19 15.00 25.00 3.60 5/25

Source: CricketArchive

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