2004 ICC Intercontinental Cup

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2004 ICC Intercontinental Cup
2004 ICC Intercontinental Cup logo.svg
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format First-Class cricket
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Final
Champions  Scotland (1st title)
Participants 12
Matches played 15
Most runs Scotland Fraser Watts (413)
Most wickets United Arab Emirates Ali Asad (24)

The 2004 ICC Intercontinental Cup was the inaugural edition of the ICC Intercontinental Cup first class cricket tournament, an international cricket tournament between nations who have not been awarded Test status by the International Cricket Council. The tournament took place last from 25 March to 23 November 2004. The competition included 12 teams, divided by geographical region into four groups of three, followed by semi-finals and a final which were all played in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Points System[edit]

In order to encourage competitive play and avoid deadlocks, a point system including bonus points was used:

  • Win: 14 points
  • Tie: 7 points
  • Draw or loss: 0 points
  • Batting bonus points: 0.5 points for each 25 runs scored in the first 90 overs of each innings, to a maximum of 6 points per innings.
  • Bowling bonus points: 0.5 points per wicket taken in each innings.

Results[edit]

Africa Group[edit]

Team P W L D Points
 Kenya 2 1 0 1 45.5
 Uganda 2 1 1 0 41
 Namibia 2 0 1 1 32

The major surprise in the African group was the victory of Uganda over Namibia. Uganda's subsequent loss against Kenya paved the way for the Kenyans to the next round, despite a player's strike the day before their match against Namibia.

23–25 April
Scorecard
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165 (67.1 overs)
Gerrie Snyman 46 (59)
Joel Olwenyi 2/26 (11 overs)
274 (105 overs)
Nandikishore Patel 74 (170)
Louis Burger 2/19 (11 overs)
289 (98.1 overs)
Danie Keulder 67 (131)
Kenneth Kamyuka 5/83 (31.1 overs)
183/5 (44.1 overs)
Benjamin Musoke 72 (112)
Kola Burger 2/24 (13 overs)
Uganda won by 5 wickets
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, Namibia
Umpires: Gerrie Pienar (SA) & Shadih Wadvalla (SA)
Player of the match: Frank Nsubuga (Uganda)
  • Points: Uganda 32, Namibia 16

23–25 July
Scorecard
v
152 (65.3 overs)
Nandikishore Patel 42 (159)
Thomas Odoyo 3/27 (12 overs)
307/6 d (89.3 overs)
Ravi Shah 135 (244)
Kenneth Kamyuka 4/83 (21.3 overs)
151 (57.2 overs)
Joel Olwenyi 51 (72)
Maurice Odumbe 3/17 (13 overs)
Kenya won by an innings and 4 runs
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Umpires: Earl Hendrikse (SA) & Muhammed Nanabhay (SA)
Player of the match: Ravi Shah (Kenya)
  • Points: Kenya 30, Uganda 9

1–3 October
Scorecard
v
357/6 d (87.1 overs)
Danie Keulder 90 (188)
Ragheb Aga 3/86 (20.1 overs)
258 (81.2 overs)
Lameck Onyango 67 (64)
Sarel Burger 3/54 (25 overs)
202/5 d (44.4 overs)
Stefan Swanepoel 74* (98)
Hitesh Modi 2/41 (7.4 overs)
259/3 (80 overs)
Ravi Shah 187 (268)
Deon Kotze 1/35 (16 overs)
Match drawn
Aga Khan Sports Club Ground, Nairobi, Kenya
Umpires: Zed Ndamane (SA) & Craig Shoof (SA)
Player of the match: Ravi Shah (Kenya)
  • Points: Namibia 16.5, Kenya 15.5

Americas Group[edit]

Team P W L D Points
 Canada 2 1 0 1 50
 United States 2 1 1 0 47
 Bermuda 2 0 1 1 29
28 – 30 May
Scorecard
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221 (73.5 overs)
John Davison 84 (113)
Nasir Javed 5/78 (23.5 overs)
136 (40.4 overs)
Aijaz Ali 36 (41)
John Davison 8/61 (14.4 overs)
145 (72.5 overs)
Sunil Dhaniram 65* (148)
Tony Reid 2/10 (6 overs)
126 (44.2 overs)
Mark Johnson 41 (70)
John Davison 9/76 (21.2 overs)
Canada won by 104 runs
Brian Piccolo Park, Fort Lauderdale, USA
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) & Norman Malcolm (WI)
  • Points: Canada 30.5, USA 15

13 – 15 July
Scorecard
v
297/9 d (90 overs)
Steve Massiah 104 (234)
Dennis Archer 3/30 (15 overs)
201/8 d (86.5 overs)
Clay Smith 62 (142)
Nasir Javed 3/62 (20 overs)
183 (46.2 overs)
Mark Johnson 46 (39)
Dwayne Leverock 7/57 (16.2 overs)
166 (68.3 overs)
Clay Smith 65 (161)
Howard Johnson 5/38 (17 overs)
USA won by 114 runs
National Stadium, Hamilton, Bermuda
Umpires: Hubert Smythe (Cay) & Courtney Young (Cay)
Player of the match: Steve Massiah
  • Points: USA 32, Bermuda 16.5

13 – 15 August
Scorecard
v
250/9 d (88.4 overs)
Ashish Bagai 66 (177)
Saleem Mukuddem 3/28 (18 overs)
107 (51 overs)
Irving Romaine 40 (94)
John Davison 5/19 (14 overs)
250/4 d (51.1 overs)
Haninder Dhillon 102 (138)
Ryan Steede 2/30 (7 overs)
221/9 (87 overs)
Clay Smith 63 (151)
Kevin Sandher 6/68 (31 overs)
Match Drawn
Sunnybrook Park, Toronto, Canada
Umpires: Hubert Smythe (Cay) & Courtney Young (Cay)
Player of the match: Haninder Dhillon
  • Points: Canada 19.5, Bermuda 12.5

Asia Group[edit]

Team P W L D Points
 United Arab Emirates 2 1 0 1 50.5
   Nepal 2 1 0 1 42
 Malaysia 2 0 2 0 23
25 – 27 March
Scorecard
v
   Nepal
293/9 d (82.1 overs)
Arshad Ali 143 (216)
Binod Das 5/61 (23 overs)
213 (76 overs)
Raju Khadka 67 (94)
Ali Asad 9/74 (27 overs)
253/6 d (83 overs)
Fahad Usman 102* (163)
Raju Khadka 2/17 (11 overs)
141/5 (75 overs)
Sharad Vesawkar 50* (172)
Ali Asad 4/52 (20 overs)
Match Draw
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: Shakeel Khan (PAK) & Gamini Silva (SL)
Player of the match: Ali Asad (UAE)
  • Points: UAE 18, Nepal 14

23 – 25 April
Scorecard
v
   Nepal
132 (54.5 overs)
Rohan Selvaratnam 56 (113)
Sanjam Regmi 3/25 (18 overs)
198 (84.1 overs)
Shakti Gauchan 69 (231)
Suresh Navaratnam 5/61 (20 overs)
99 (51.2 overs)
Matthew William 27 (35)
Mahaboob Alam 3/25 (12 overs)
34/1 (7.1 overs)
Paresh Lohani 16* (25)
Suresh Navaratnam 1/16 (4 overs)
Nepal won by 9 wickets
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) & Zameer Haider (PAK)
Player of the match: Mahaboob Alam (Nepal) & Shakti Gauchan (Nepal)
  • Points: Nepal 27.5, Malaysia 9.5

17–19 September
Scorecard
v
231/9 d (57 overs)
Khurram Khan 66 (70)
Mohammad Shukri 3/32 (6 overs)
173 (72.5 overs)
Rohan Selvaratnam 53 (108)
Mohammad Tauqir 4/34 (13 overs)
211/7 d (48 overs)
Arshad Ali 78 (99)
Sarath Jayawardene 3/33 (10 overs)
145 (58.1 overs)
Rakesh Madhavan 60 (128)
Mohammad Tauqir 6/17 (17.1 overs)
UAE won by 124 runs
Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Umpires: Shishir Chowdhury (BAN) & Manzur Rahman (BAN)
Player of the match: Mohammad Tauqir (UAE)
  • Points: UAE 32.5, Malaysia 13.5

Europe Group[edit]

Team P W L D Points
 Scotland 2 1 0 1 48.5
 Ireland 2 1 1 0 43
 Netherlands 2 0 1 1 27
11 June
Scorecard
v
314/7 d (87 overs)
Craig Wright 88 (129)
Edgar Schiferli 3/73 (22 overs)
257 (75.4 overs)
Bas Zuiderent 78 (140)
Ryan Watson 5/74 (21.4 overs)
250/8 d (66 overs)
Fraser Watts 79 (132)
Sebastiaan Gokke 4/77 (21 overs)
207/3 (76 overs)
Bas Zuiderent 68* (139)
Bruce Patterson 2/17 (6 overs)
Match Draw
Mannofield Park, Aberdeen, Scotland
Umpires: Trevor Henry (Ire) & Richard Illingworth (Eng)
  • Points: Scotland 17.5, Netherlands 16.5

13 July
Scorecard
v
200 (80.5 overs)
388/8 d (87 overs)
141 (56.1 overs)
Ireland won by an innings and 47 runs
Sportpark Het Schootsveld, Deventer, the Netherlands
  • Points: Ireland 30, Netherlands 10.5

6 August
Scorecard
v
193 (59.4 overs)
167 (59.1 overs)
178 (51.4 overs)
206/2 (53.3 overs)
Scotland won by 8 runs
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, Ireland
  • Points: Scotland 31, Ireland 13

Final round[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

The semifinals was played in UAE, but were delayed because the death of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Originally were scheduled to start on 16 November and were postponed one day.[1] Canada and Scotland advanced to the final, both in draws by points.[2]

17–19 November
Scorecard
v
300/5 d (88.3 overs)
Fraser Watts 146 (222)
Lameck Onyango 1/38 (14 overs)
95 (31.5 overs)
Ravi Shah 32 (63)
Paul Hoffmann 5/5 (5.5 overs)
401/7 d (120 overs)
Kyle Coetzer 133 (219)
Lameck Onyango 2/17 (8 overs)
163/4 (52 overs)
Amit Bhudia 79 (148)
Ryan Watson 2/45 (16 overs)
Match drawn
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Umpires: Saleem Badar (Pak) & Gamini Silva (SL)
Player of the match: Paul Hoffmann (Scotland)
  • Points: Scotland 19, Kenya 10.5

17–19 November
Scorecard
v
337/6 d (81 overs)
Zubin Surkari 139 (218)
Ali Asad 4/59 (20 overs)
254/8 d (85.4 overs)
Syed Maqsood 100* (154)
Umar Bhatti 3/44 (15.4 overs)
253/8 d (81.1 overs)
Ian Billcliff 63 (154)
Zahid Shah 4/53 (15.1)
194/9 (55 overs)
Kashif Khan 56 (71)
Umar Bhatti 5/43 (13 overs)
Match drawn
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: Siddiq Khan (Pak) & Tyron Wijewardene (SL)
Player of the match: Zubin Surkari (Canada)
  • Points: Canada 19.5, UAE 15.5

Final[edit]

The final started at 21 November. Canada won the toss and elected to bat. However Canada had a poor start, losing Ashif Mulla to the last ball of the first over of the match, bowled by John Blain. In the same day, Scotland took advantage of 80 runs.[3] In the second day Scotland declared with 177 runs ahead. Canada only scored 93 runs for the easy victory of Scotland.[4]

21–22 November
Scorecard
v
110 (41.1 overs)
Ian Billcliff 31 (125)
Ryan Watson 3/1 (4.1 overs)
287/8 d (88.1 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 115 (242)
Umar Bhatti 4/49 (17.4 overs)
93 (29.5 overs)
Umar Bhatti 41 (93)
Asim Butt 4/10 (8 overs)
Scotland won by an innings and 84 runs
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium
Umpires: Gamini Silva (SL) & Tyron Wijewardene (SL)
Player of the match: John Blain (Scotland)

Stats[edit]

Most runs[5][edit]

Player Matches Runs Average HS
Scotland Fraser Watts 4 413 68.83 146
Kenya Ravi Shah 3 366 122.00 187*
United Arab Emirates Arshad Ali 3 338 58.07 143
Scotland Ryan Watson 4 251 41.83 57
  Andrew White 2 230 115.00 152*

Most wickets[6][edit]

Player Matches Wickets Average BBI
United Arab Emirates Ali Asad 3 24 15.95 9/74
Canada John Davison 2 23 9.13 9/76
Scotland Asim Butt 3 16 10.62 5/47
Canada Umar Bhatti 3 13 14.00 5/43
Bermuda Dwayne Leverock 2 13 20.23 7/57

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Intercontinental Cup semis delayed". Cricinfo.com. 10 November 2004. 
  2. ^ "Canada through to meet Scotland in final". Cricinfo.com. 19 November 2004. 
  3. ^ "Scotland take charge in Sharjah". Cricinfo.com. 21 November 2004. 
  4. ^ "Scotland cruise to innings victory". Cricinfo.com. 22 November 2004. 
  5. ^ "ICC Intercontinental Cup, 2004 - Most Runs". Cricinfo.com. 22 November 2004. 
  6. ^ "ICC Intercontinental Cup, 2004 - Most Wickets". Cricinfo.com. 22 November 2004.