Luxembourg national cricket team

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Luxembourg
Luxembourg Cricket Federation Emblem
Luxembourg Cricket Federation Emblem
ICC membership granted 1998
ICC member status Affiliate member
ICC development region Europe
World Cricket League division N/A
Captain Tony Whiteman
Coach Tony Whiteman / Ben Embleton
First recorded match 10 August 2003 v Switzerland at Seebarn Cricket Centre, Austria
As of 20 June 2012

The Luxembourg national cricket team is the team that represents the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in international cricket matches. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 1998.[1]

Ground[edit]

Widely viewed as the best cricket grounds in mainland Europe (excluding grounds in the Netherlands), the ground lies in the pictoresque setting just ten minutes from Luxembourg City center. It boasts a large outfield (with two tracks laid on different bases), four practise bays, a clubhouse with catering facilities, a cricket/tennis pavilion, and various other amenities.[2]

History[edit]

Luxembourg's international debut came in 2003, when they participated in the European Affiliates championship, finishing last in the eleven team tournament.[3] The following year, they took part in the ECC Representative Championship in Slovenia, finishing in fifth place, nearly upsetting Croatia, and completing their first international win, against Bulgaria.[4]

In 2006, Luxembourg took part in Division Four of the European Championship in Belgium, beating Finland, losing narrowly to Slovenia, and losing in the last over against Cyprus.[5] Having narrowly missed out on promotion in 2006, they would play in Division Four again in 2009.

In 2009, Luxembourg again participated in Division Four of the ICC European Championship in Limassol, Cyprus. It won two games, against Slovenia and Finland, and lost three, finishing 4th out of six competing nations. The Luxembourg team won the Spirit of Cricket award.

In 2011, following a restructuring of the ICC European Divisions, Luxembourg participated in the ICC Europe Division 2 (T20) Championship, which took place in Belgium and involved 11 teams. Following a victory over Cyprus in the group stage, Luxembourg advanced to the 5th–8th place play-off where they eventually finished 8th. Belgium beat Austria in the final and both teams were promoted to ICC Europe Division 1.

Tournament history[edit]

  • 2003: ECC Trophy – 11th Place
  • 2004: ECC Representative Tournament – 5th Place
  • 2006: ICC European Division 4 Championship – 3rd place
  • 2009: ICC European Division 4 Championship – 4th place
  • 2011: ICC European Division 2 Championship (T20) – 8th place

Current squad[edit]

The following list contains the 14 players in Luxembourg's squad for the ICC Europe Division 2 Championship (T20)2012:[6]
  • James Barker
  • Timothy Barker
  • Wayne Codd
  • Graham Cope (WK)
  • William Cope (following withdrawal of Timothy Andrews through injury on 19 July 2012)
  • Taral Desai
  • Christopher Evans
  • Nishith Gandhi
  • Joost Mees
  • Piran Merkl
  • Richard Neale
  • Anand Pattabiraman
  • Madhu Ramachandran
  • Tony Whiteman (Captain)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luxembourg". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 September 2006. 
  2. ^ http://www.optimists.cc/location/default.aspx?locationID=2137
  3. ^ "ECC Trophy 2003". European Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 September 2006. [dead link]
  4. ^ "European Representative Championship 2004". European Cricket Council. Archived from the original on 16 October 2006. Retrieved 21 September 2006. 
  5. ^ "European Championship Division Four 2006 Points Table". CricketArchive. 2006. Retrieved 21 September 2006. 
  6. ^ http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CRICKETEUROPE/DATABASE/2012/TOURNAMENTS/EURODIV2/index.shtml