Estonia national cricket team
The Estonian national cricket team is the team that represents the Republic of Estonia in international cricket. Granted affiliate status in June 2008 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and became an associate members in 2017, Estonian cricket relies upon the support of touring sides from Britain and other European nations to get matches to play. In the 2007 season they won over 80% of all their games and in 2008 they won 94% of their games (34 out of 36).
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Associate member with T20I status (2017)|
|First international||24 July 1999|
|As of 2 September 2009|
The founder of the Estonian Cricket Association (ECA) is Barry Jason, who holds the world record for the most countries played in by one person, 128 in total. Estonians who have recently[when?] made the grade as international players include Andres Burget, Glebs Bihanovs, Andrus Kämbre, and Kristjan Kogerman.
The most famous tourists to Estonia have been Sir Tim Rice, and his team the Heartaches, the MCC, the Lord's Taverners and most recently[when?] Carmel & District Cricket Club captained by Timothy Abraham.
2007 saw the formation of the Estonian cricket league, which consists of four Tallinn-based teams who compete in a round-robin format. Players who are members of the Estonian Cricket League are eligible to be selected for the national side. 2007 and 2008 saw a victory for Kalev CC captained by Andres Burget.
In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Estonia and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.
Estonia in May 2011 competed in the European T20 Division 3 Championships in Slovenia, where after all matches were completed, finished as runners-up to a highly experienced Swedish National Team.
In August 2011, Estonia finished its international fixtures for the year, by becoming Baltic Champions in a final win over the Lithuanian Cricket Team.
During the European T20 Division 3 Championships in Slovenia:
Captain Tim Heath scored a remarkable 113 of 45 deliveries.
The Estonian Domestic and Premier League competitions are growing year on year and an intense program of regional development will continue into 2011 and onwards. Their number of home-grown Estonian players is increasing along with the added experience of a number of expatriate persons from full member nations who have been residing in Estonia for a number of years and are always willing to pass on experience and general playing tips to up and coming Estonians for the future of Cricket here.
They have recently had several of our members complete & pass the ICC development course for Umpiring & also for Scoring both courses completed are for level 1.
2012: European Division 3 Champions – 8th in ICC Division 2 Corfu
- The following list contains members of Estonia's squad for the ICC European T20 Division 3 Championship and ICC European T20 Division 2 Championship:
Tim Heath (c), Murali Mohan Rao (vc), Nand Lal Riar, Siva Arunachalam, Rana Rahman, Vineeth Govind, Peter van Buuren, Mike Tiffin, Marko Vaik (+), Kalle Vislapuu, Mart Tammoja, Remo Raud, Mario Tammoja, Sasha Ruut, Timothy Filer
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