2019 Oman Cricket World Cup Challenge League B

The 2019 Oman Cricket World Cup Challenge League B was the inaugural edition of Group B of the 2019–2022 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League, a cricket tournament which formed part of the qualification pathway to the 2023 Cricket World Cup.[1][2] It took place in Oman,[3] with all the matches having List A status.[4][5][6]

2019 Oman Cricket World Cup Challenge League B
Dates2 – 12 December 2019
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatList A
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
Host(s)Oman Cricket
Participants6
Matches15
Most runsUganda Shahzad Ukani (275)
Most wicketsItaly Gareth Berg (11)
2022

Initially, it was scheduled to take place between 25 November and 10 December 2019 in Hong Kong.[7] However, citing the instability in Hong Kong, the first round of matches in League B were moved to Oman.[8][9] Uganda won the series, after they won all five of their matches.[10]

SquadsEdit

  Bermuda[11]   Hong Kong[12]   Italy[13]   Jersey[14]   Kenya[15]   Uganda[16]

Bermuda's vice-captain Rodney Trott was unable to travel to Oman due to an administrative error, after it was discovered that his passport was due to expire within six months.[17] He was replaced in the squad by Coolidge Durham.[17] Initially, when Kenya announced their squad, they did not name their captain.[18] Cricket Kenya then made some changes to the management of the team, also naming Irfan Karim as the captain, replacing Shem Ngoche.[19]

FixturesEdit

2 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Uganda  
248/8 (50 overs)
v
  Jersey
223 (49.1 overs)
Dinesh Nakrani 79* (70)
Julius Sumerauer 3/51 (8 overs)
Ben Stevens 43 (58)
Dinesh Nakrani 3/32 (8.1 overs)
Uganda won by 25 runs
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Rahul Asher (Oma) and Tabarak Dar (HK)
Player of the match: Dinesh Nakrani (Uga)

3 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Kenya  
210 (49.4 overs)
v
  Italy
211/6 (46.5 overs)
Irfan Karim 71 (121)
Michael Ross 4/35 (9.4 overs)
Nikolai Smith 102* (122)
Collins Obuya 3/38 (10 overs)
Italy won by 4 wickets
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Rahul Asher (Oma) and Vinod Babu (Oma)
Player of the match: Nikolai Smith (Ita)

3 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Bermuda  
291/8 (50 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
294/7 (49.2 overs)
Kamau Leverock 63 (40)
Aftab Hussain 3/39 (10 overs)
Kinchit Shah 116* (135)
Onais Bascome 2/49 (10 overs)
Hong Kong won by 3 wickets
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Vinay Kumar Jha (Nep) and Shiju Sam (UAE)
Player of the match: Kinchit Shah (HK)

5 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Jersey  
173 (49.4 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
177/6 (42.5 overs)
Nathaniel Watkins 31 (69)
Kinchit Shah 3/35 (10 overs)
Kinchit Shah 59* (75)
Ben Stevens 3/28 (10 overs)
Hong Kong won by 4 wickets
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Vinay Kumar Jha (Nep) and Harikrishna Pillai (Oma)
Player of the match: Kinchit Shah (HK)
  • Hong Kong won the toss and elected to field.
  • Adit Gorawara (HK) made his List A debut.

5 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Kenya  
253/6 (50 overs)
v
  Uganda
254/7 (49.2 overs)
Naman Patel 60 (83)
Frank Nsubuga 2/38 (10 overs)
Ronak Patel 86 (106)
Nehemiah Odhiambo 3/53 (8.2 overs)
Uganda won by 3 wickets
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Rahul Asher (Oma) and Tabarak Dar (HK)
Player of the match: Ronak Patel (Uga)

6 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Bermuda  
208 (45.2 overs)
v
  Uganda
211/3 (40.1 overs)
Tre Manders 59 (99)
Henry Ssenyondo 4/35 (8.2 overs)
Shahzad Ukani 86 (116)
Kyle Hodsoll 1/23 (8 overs)
Uganada won by 7 wickets
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Vinod Babu (Oma) and Tabarak Dar (HK)
Player of the match: Shahzad Ukani (Uga)

6 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Jersey  
280/8 (50 overs)
v
  Italy
158 (41 overs)
Nick Greenwood 102 (111)
Gareth Berg 3/32 (10 overs)
Joy Perera 47 (59)
Ben Stevens 3/24 (9 overs)
Jersey won by 122 runs
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Vinay Kumar Jha (Nep) and Shiju Sam (UAE)
Player of the match: Nick Greenwood (Jer)

8 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Hong Kong  
170/7 (45.3 overs)
v
  Italy
Shahid Wasif 39 (51)
Michael Ross 2/25 (10 overs)
No result
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Rahul Asher (Oma) and Vinay Kumar Jha (Nep)
  • Italy won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain during Hong Kong's innings prevented any further play.
  • Ahmed Hassan (Ita) made his List A debut.

8 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Bermuda  
230/7 (46.4 overs)
v
  Kenya
Tre Manders 51 (63)
Lameck Onyango 3/52 (10 overs)
No result
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Vinod Babu (Oma) and Tabarak Dar (HK)
  • Bermuda won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain during Bermuda's innings prevented any further play.
  • Derrick Brangman (Ber) made his List A debut.

9 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Jersey  
233/5 (50 overs)
v
  Kenya
239/3 (46.2 overs)
Corey Bisson 58* (44)
Shem Ngoche 3/24 (10 overs)
Rakep Patel 101* (106)
Julius Sumerauer 2/34 (8 overs)
Kenya won by 7 wickets
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Rahul Asher (Oma) and Harikrishna Pillai (Oma)
Player of the match: Rakep Patel (Ken)
  • Jersey won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Sachin Bhudia (Ken) made his List A debut.

9 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Uganda  
218 (48.3 overs)
v
  Italy
180 (46.4 overs)
Shahzad Ukani 78 (88)
Gareth Berg 4/25 (9.3 overs)
Gian-Piero Meade 43 (94)
Bilal Hassan 5/27 (8.4 overs)
Uganda won by 38 runs
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Vinod Babu (Oma) and Tabarak Dar (HK)
Player of the match: Bilal Hassan (Uga)
  • Italy won the toss and elected to field.

11 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Hong Kong  
147 (47.5 overs)
v
  Uganda
150/4 (36.2 overs)
Waqas Barkat 27 (43)
Bilal Hassan 3/33 (9 overs)
Arnold Otwani 66* (112)
Aizaz Khan 2/16 (7 overs)
Uganda won by 6 wickets
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Rahul Asher (Oma) and Vinay Kumar Jha (Nep)
Player of the match: Arnold Otwani (Uga)
  • Uganda won the toss and elected to field.

11 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Bermuda  
110 (23 overs)
v
  Jersey
113/4 (19.3 overs)
Delray Rawlins 31 (27)
Elliot Miles 4/8 (5 overs)
Jake Dunford 35 (50)
Derrick Brangman 1/21 (3.3 overs)
Jersey won by 6 wickets
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Tabarak Dar (HK) and Harikrishna Pillai (Oma)
Player of the match: Elliot Miles (Jer)

12 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Bermuda  
180 (40.3 overs)
v
  Italy
181/5 (32 overs)
Kamau Leverock 40 (15)
Madupa Fernando 3/21 (10 overs)
Gian-Piero Meade 49 (63)
Zeko Burgess 3/29 (5 overs)
Italy won by 5 wickets
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Tabarak Dar (HK) and Vinay Kumar Jha (Nep)
Player of the match: Gian-Piero Meade (Ita)
  • Italy won the toss and elected to field.
  • Jaspreet Singh (Ita) made his List A debut.

12 December 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Kenya  
213 (47 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
217/7 (41.5 overs)
Collins Obuya 63 (90)
Nasrulla Rana 5/46 (9 overs)
Aizaz Khan 53 (62)
Shem Ngoche 2/40 (10 overs)
Hong Kong won by 3 wickets
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Rahul Asher (Oma) and Harikrishna Pillai (Oma)
Player of the match: Nasrulla Rana (HK)
  • Hong Kong won the toss and elected to field.

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