Anguilla cricket team

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The Anguilla national cricket team is the representative cricket team of Anguilla.

The team takes part in inter-regional cricket competitions in the Caribbean, but has only appeared in major cricket twice, in the two Stanford 20/20 tournaments. For domestic first-class and List A purposes, Anguilla is subsumed into the Leeward Islands cricket team. The first Anguillan to play Test cricket for West Indies was Omari Banks in 2003.

History[edit]

Representative cricket has been played by Anguilla since the late 1970s. Early games were played as part of the three-day (but not first-class) Heineken Challenge Trophy (the sponsored Leeward Islands Tournament), although at first the team was not a full participant and played only two games each year in the 1977, 1978 and 1979 tournaments.[1] The team suffered a run of heavy defeats in their early years; Anguilla's first win in the competition came against Montserrat in the 1980 tournament.[2]

Anguilla's only games of major cricket have come in Twenty20, as part of the Stanford 20/20 competitions in 2006 and 2007-08. Their debut at this level was against Barbados at the Stanford Cricket Ground in Coolidge, Antigua on 18 July 2006; Barbados won the match by 38 runs.[3] On 3 February 2008, they played Grenada, who won by 16 runs despite a 39-ball unbeaten 75 from Anguilla's Montcin Hodge.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Scorecard Oracle". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Anguilla v Montserrat in 1980". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Anguilla v Barbados in 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Anguilla v Grenada in 2007/08". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 April 2009.