Greece national cricket team

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Greece
Flag of Greece
Flag of Greece
ICC membership granted 1995
ICC member status Affiliate member
ICC development region Europe
World Cricket League division {{{WCL_division}}}
Captain Anastasios Manousis
Coach Iosif Misfout
First recorded match 19 August 1997 v Portugal at Zuoz, Switzerland
As of 2 October 2009

The Greek cricket team is the team that represents the country of Greece in international cricket matches. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 1995. They are usually called Hellas when playing cricket. The governing body of the sport in the country is called the Hellenic Cricket Federation.

Cricket in the country is played mainly on the island of Corfu which has eleven of the fourteen clubs in the country. The HCF are trying to expand the game further outside Corfu. Corfu itself sees many foreign teams visiting over the summer. [1][dead link]

History[edit]

The Greek cricket team appeared in every edition of the ECC Trophy from 1999 to 2005, hosting and winning the tournament in 1999. This enabled them to play in Division Two of the European Championship in 2000, finishing in sixth place. They once again played in the tournament in 2006, but this time they met with controversy. After winning all three of their first round group games, they looked to be a favourite for the tournament, and promotion to Division One. However, it was revealed that they had fielded two ineligible players and their wins were cancelled. Then they opted not to travel to RAF Lossiemouth to play Israel in the eighth place play-off, despite being fully aware that this would forfeit that game, and relegate them.[2]

In September 2009 Greece took part in the 2009 European Cricket Championship Division Five in Corfu, Greece. The national team won the event with five wins out the five games [3].

Tournament history[edit]

European Cricket Championship[edit]

  • 2000: 6th place (Division Two)[4]
  • 2006: Disqualified (Division Two)[5]
  • 2009: 1st place (Division Five)[6]
  • 2011: 6th place (Division Two) [7]
  • 2012: 5th place (Division 2)[8]
  • 2014: 4th place (Division 3)[9]

The last squad to participate in Division 3 is as follows:

  • Anastasios Manousis(Captain)
  • Spiros Bogdos
  • Spiros Gasteratos
  • Spiros Goustis
  • Alexandros Grammenos
  • Nasos Karakantas
  • Andrew Koutsoufis
  • Alex Lagos
  • Christos Molinaris
  • Othonas Nikitas
  • Spiros Nikokavoura
  • Alexandros Souvlakis
  • Dimitris Triantafillidis
  • Ioannis Vasilas
  • Iosif Misfout (Coach)
  • Stylianos Goustis (Team Manager)

In 2012 the European T20 Championship was be held in Corfu.Hellas were captained by former Hampshire wicket-keeper Nic Pothas.

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