Samoa national cricket team

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Samoa
Flag of Samoa
Flag of Samoa
ICC membership granted 2000
ICC member status Affiliate member
ICC development region East Asia/Pacific
World Cricket League division n/a
Captain Geoff Clarke
Coach {{{current_coach}}}
First recorded match 3 February 2001
As of 31 July 2007

The Samoan cricket team is the team that represents the country of Samoa in international cricket matches. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 2000. [1] 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.

Tournaments[edit]

2011 East Asia-Pacific Division Two[edit]

Samoa hosted the East Asia-Pacific Division Two tournament from the 4–7 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 1[edit]

The East Asia-Pacific Division 1 was held in Papua New Guinea from the 4–7 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 Eight[edit]

The men's team qualified for the World Cricket League following good performances in the Oceania regional competitions. They are now set to host the tournament in September 2012 after they were approved as hosts by the ICC.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ICC announce Pepsi World Cricket League Division 8 host ICC Website. Retrieved 3 February 2012