2016 ICC Europe Division Two

The 2016 ICC World Cricket League Europe Division Two was an international 20-over cricket tournament played in Stockholm, Sweden, from 17 to 20 August 2016. It was the first official (ICC-approved) international cricket tournament to be played in Sweden.[1]

2016 World Cricket League Europe Division Two
2016 ICC Europe Division Two.jpg
Dates17 – 20 August 2016
Administrator(s)ICC Europe
Cricket format20-over
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
Host(s) Sweden
Champions Germany
Participants6
Matches15
Most runsIsrael Josh Evans (92)
Most wicketsIsrael Srinath Arachichige (8)
2014

Six teams participated in the tournament – Germany, Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, Israel, Spain, and Sweden. The tournament was heavily affected by the weather, with five out of the fifteen games being abandoned. The top two teams, Germany and Sweden, qualified for the 2017 ICC Europe Division One event. Germany finished undefeated, while Sweden were level with Israel and Spain on points, but had a superior net run rate. The leading run-scorer was Israel's Josh Evans, while the leading wicket-taker was another Israeli player, Srinath Arachichige.

The tournament featured the first international cricket match between Gibraltar and Spain.[2] That match may also have been the first senior international between the two teams in any sport (Gibraltar being a disputed territory that is claimed by both Spain and the United Kingdom).[3]

SquadsEdit

  Germany[4]   Gibraltar[5]   Isle of Man[6]
  Israel[7]   Spain[8]   Sweden[9]

Points tableEdit

     Qualified for 2017 ICC World Cricket League Europe Region Division One
Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
1   Germany 5 3 0 0 2 8 3.070
2   Sweden 5 2 1 0 2 6 2.126
3   Spain 5 2 1 0 2 6 0.540
4   Israel 5 2 1 0 2 6 0.284
5   Isle of Man 5 1 2 0 2 4 −1.891
6   Gibraltar 5 0 5 0 0 0 −2.060
Source: ESPNcricinfo

MatchesEdit

17 August
10:00
Scorecard
Germany  
166/8 (20 overs)
v
  Isle of Man
66 (15.5 overs)
Germany won by 100 runs
Skarpnäck Cricket Ground, Stockholm

17 August
10:00
Scorecard
Gibraltar  
104/6 (20 overs)
v
  Israel
106/5 (14 overs)
Israel won by 5 wickets
Skarpnäck Cricket Ground, Stockholm

17 August
10:00
Scorecard
Spain  
117 (19.4 overs)
v
  Sweden
121/4 (19.3 overs)
Sweden won by 6 wickets
Gärdet Cricket Ground, Stockholm

17 August
15:00
Scorecard
Germany  
69/6 (10 overs)
v
  Sweden
28/3 (5 overs)
Germany won by 7 runs (DLS method)
Gärdet Cricket Ground, Stockholm

17 August
15:00
Scorecard
Gibraltar  
61/3 (12 overs)
v
  Isle of Man
70/1 (9.5 overs)
Isle of Man won by 9 wickets (DLS method)
Skarpnäck Cricket Ground, Stockholm

17 August
15:00
Scorecard
Israel  
83/9 (18 overs)
v
  Spain
84/3 (12.4 overs)
Spain won by 7 wickets
Skarpnäck Cricket Ground, Stockholm

19 August
10:00
Scorecard
Gibraltar  
81/9 (20 overs)
v
  Germany
82/2 (15.4 overs)
Germany won by 8 wickets
Gärdet Cricket Ground, Stockholm

19 August
15:00
Scorecard
Israel  
119/8 (20 overs)
v
  Isle of Man
109/6 (20 overs)
Israel won by 10 runs
Gärdet Cricket Ground, Stockholm

19 August
15:00
Scorecard
v
  Spain
Match abandoned
Skarpnäck Cricket Ground, Stockholm

19 August
15:00
Scorecard
Israel  
v
  Sweden
Match abandoned
Skarpnäck Cricket Ground, Stockholm

20 August
10:00
Scorecard
v
  Israel
Match abandoned
Skarpnäck Cricket Ground, Stockholm

20 August
10:00
Scorecard
v
  Sweden
Match abandoned
Skarpnäck Cricket Ground, Stockholm

20 August
10:00
Scorecard
Spain  
94 (19.5 overs)
v
  Gibraltar
87/4 (20 overs)
Spain won by 7 runs
Gärdet Cricket Ground, Stockholm

20 August
15:00
Scorecard
v
  Spain
Match abandoned
Skarpnäck Cricket Ground, Stockholm

20 August
15:00
Scorecard
Sweden  
179/6 (20 overs)
v
  Gibraltar
84/9 (20 overs)
Sweden won by 95 runs
Gärdet Cricket Ground, Stockholm

StatisticsEdit

Most runsEdit

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

Player Team Runs Inns Avg S/R Highest 100s 50s
Josh Evans   Israel 92 3 46.00 119.48 50 0 1
Bilal Zaigham   Sweden 88 2 44.00 122.22 58 0 1
Iain Latin   Gibraltar 87 5 17.40 90.62 41 0 0
Usman Arif   Sweden 84 3 84.00 164.70 59 0 1
Adam McAuley   Isle of Man 66 3 22.00 83.54 43 0 0

Source: ESPNcricinfo

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
Srinath Arichichige   Israel 9.0 8 4.50 6.7 4.00 4/13
Usman Arif   Sweden 10.0 6 6.33 10.0 3.80 4/12
Arnie van den Berg   Isle of Man 11.0 6 11.00 11.0 6.00 3/21
Adam Orfila   Gibraltar 5.0 5 6.40 6.0 6.40 4/22
Kuldeep Lal   Spain 8.0 5 8.20 9.6 5.12 3/12

Source: ESPNcricinfo

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andrew Nixon, "Germany top after opening day in Stockholm", CricketEurope, 17 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. ^ Joe Duggan, "Gibraltar cricket team to take on Spanish side", The Gibraltar Olive Press, 5 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  3. ^ Andrew Nixon, "Germany remain top as rain affects day three in Stockholm", CricketEurope, 19 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  4. ^ Germany Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  5. ^ Gibraltar Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  6. ^ Isle of Man Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  7. ^ Israel Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  8. ^ Spain Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  9. ^ Sweden Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2016.

External linksEdit