Samoa national cricket team

The Samoan cricket team is the team that represents the Independent State of Samoa in international cricket. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2000. They competed in the Pacifica Championship in 2001 and 2002, hosting the tournament on the second occasion. They came 6th in 2001, and 5th in 2002. In 2005, they competed in the East Asia/Pacific Cup, finishing in last place, thus missing out on qualification for the 2011 World Cup. Since 2017, they became an associate member.[1]

SICA logo
CaptainDom Michael
CoachTarun Nethula
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
ICC regionEast Asia-Pacific
ICC Rankings Current[2] Best-ever
T20I 56th 49th (12-May-2019)
International cricket
First internationalv  Papua New Guinea at Colin Maiden Park, Auckland, New Zealand; 03 February 2001[3]
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv  Papua New Guinea at Faleata Ovals, Apia; 8 July 2019
Last T20Iv  Vanuatu at Faleata Ovals, Apia; 12 July 2019
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[4] 4 1/3 (0 ties, 1 no result)
This year[5] 0 0/0 (0 ties, 0 no result)
As of 11 July 2021



In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Samoa and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[6]

Samoa played their first T20I against Papua New Guinea during the 2019 Pacific Games.[7]

8 July 2019
83/5 (15 overs)
  Papua New Guinea
29/1 (3.1 overs)
Sean Cotter 25 (22)
Chad Soper 2/15 (4 overs)
Tony Ura 14 (12)
Lester Evile 1/0 (1 over)
Papua New Guinea won by 9 wickets (DLS method)
Faleata Oval 1, Apia
Umpires: Mac Markia (Sam) and Mervyn McGoon (Fij)
  • Papua New Guinea won the toss and elected to field.
  • Papua New Guinea were set a revised target of 24 runs from 5 overs due to rain.
  • First ever T20I match for Samoa with Twenty20 International status.


Faleata Garden Ovals
Locations of all stadiums which have hosted international cricket matches within Samoa


2011 East Asia-Pacific Division TwoEdit

Samoa hosted the East Asia-Pacific Division Two tournament from 4 to 7 April 2011. The tournament was part of a qualifying pyramid for the 2012 twenty-20 cricket world cup in Sri Lanka. The competing teams were as follows:

Samoa won the event, thus qualifying for the 2011 East Asia-Pacific Division 1.

2011 East Asia-Pacific Division 1Edit

The East Asia-Pacific Division 1 was held in Papua New Guinea from 4 to 7 July 2011. Samoa finished 4th out of the 5 teams with 2 wins, upsetting Fiji in the opening game and beating Japan in the final round-robin game. They then lost their semi-final against PNG by 141 runs, then they beat Fiji for the second time in the tournament in the 3rd Place Play-off. The competing teams were:

2012 ICC World Cricket League Division EightEdit

The men's team qualified for the World Cricket League following good performances in the Oceania regional competitions. They hosted the 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Eight in September 2012 after they were approved as hosts by the ICC.[8]

Tournament historyEdit

ICC T20 World Cup East Asia-Pacific QualifierEdit


This was the first time that Twenty20 games were played in the EAP trophy. The matches were held from 17–18 September with the eight teams being split into two groups of four in which each team played the other three. The play-offs were based on the final standings from the group stage. The final was between Papua New Guinea and Fiji and Papua New Guinea won comfortably.

Pos. Team
1   Papua New Guinea
2   Fiji
3   Samoa
4   Japan
5   Vanuatu
6   Cook Islands
7   Tonga
8   Indonesia

Pacific GamesEdit

Records and StatisticsEdit

International Match Summary — Samoa[9]

Last updated 12 July 2019

Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 4 1 3 0 0 8 July 2019

Twenty20 InternationalEdit

  • Highest team total: 148/8 (19.2 overs) v Vanuatu, on 9 July 2019 at Faleata Oval No 1, Apia.[10]
  • Highest individual score: 55*, Dom Michael v Vanuatu, on 12 July 2019 at Faleata Oval No 3, Apia.[11]
  • Best bowling figures in an innings: 3/47, Daniel Burgess v Vanuatu, on 12 July 2019 at Faleata Oval No 3, Apia.[12]

T20I record versus other nations[9]

Records complete to WT20I #825. Last updated 12 July 2019.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
vs Associate Members
  Papua New Guinea 2 0 2 0 0 8 July 2019
  Vanuatu 2 1 1 0 0 9 July 2019 9 July 2019

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Ireland and Afghanistan ICC newest full members amid wide-ranging governance reform". International Cricket Council. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ "ICC Rankings". International Cricket Council.
  3. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive".
  4. ^ "T20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  5. ^ "T20I matches - 2021 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  6. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Vanuatu and Samoa look to defend their titles in 2019 Pacific Games T20I". CzarSports. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Samoa prepares for home turf tournament". Auckland Cricket. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Records / Samoa / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Records / Samoa / Twenty20 Internationals / Highest totals". ESPNcricinfo.
  11. ^ "Records / Samoa / Twenty20 Internationals / High scores". ESPNcricinfo.
  12. ^ "Records / Samoa / Twenty20 Internationals / Best bowling figures". ESPNcricinfo.

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