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The Estonian national cricket team is the team that represents the Republic of Estonia in international cricket.[2] Granted affiliate status in June 2008 by the International Cricket Council (ICC)

Estonia
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Personnel
CaptainTimothy Heath
ManagerStuart Hook
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member with T20I status[1] (2017)
ICC regionEurope
International cricket
First international24 July 1999
As of 30 March 2019

Estonians who have recently made the grade as international players include;

  • Andres Burget,
  • Glebs Bihanovs,
  • Andrus Kämbre,
  • Kristjan Kogerman,
  • Mart Tammoja,
  • Mario Tammoja,
  • Marko Vaik,
  • Kalle Vislapuu,
  • Remo Raud,
  • Annemari Vessik

The most famous tourists to Estonia have been Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley, who supported the ICC event in 2012. 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.

2014 Saw a reshuffle of the domestic league, there are 4 teams currently playing in the league:

  • Tallinn Hippos
  • Eesti Tigers
  • Tallinn United
  • Viking Stars

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.[3]

Estonian Cricket at Tallinn Hippdroom
Estonian Cricket at Tallinn Hippdroom
Estonian Cricket at Tallinn Hippdroom
Estonian Cricket at Tallinn Hippdroom

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HighlightsEdit

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.

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).

During the European T20 Division 3 Championships in Slovenia:

Captain Tim Heath scored a remarkable 113 of 45 deliveries.

  • 2008 Estonia competed and won an invitational non-ICC event in Wales
  • 2009 Estonia competed in 50 over ICC competition in Corfu, finishing mid table
  • 2012 Estonia won a round-robin ICC competition in Tallinn Hippodroom against Slovenia and Bulgaria
  • 2012 Estonia competed in T20 ICC competition in Corfu, finishing mid-table
  • 2019 Estonia played to Spain and Malta in La Magna Spain during 2019 Spain Triangular T20I Series, lost all matches.

Domestic CricketEdit

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

SquadEdit

The following list contains members of Estonia's squad for 2019 Spain Triangular T20I Series
  • Travis Beswick
  • Akash Chandrashekaran
  • Tim Cross
  • Timothy Filer
  • Sachin HM
  • Stuart Hook
  • Ashish Rana
  • Malcolm Sedgwick
  • Ashraful Shuvo
  • Mart Tammoja
  • Marko Vaik
  • Kalle Vislapuu
  • Moshiur Rahman

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ireland and Afghanistan ICC newest full members amid wide-ranging governance reform". International Cricket Council. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Estonian Cricket Association". estoniancricket.com. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  3. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

SourcesEdit

  • Slogging The Slavs: A Paranormal Cricket Tour from the Baltic to the Bosphorus, by Angus Bell

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