2015 ICC World Cricket League Division Two

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2015 ICC World Cricket League Division Two
Dates 17 January – 24 January 2015
Administrator(s) ICC
Cricket format List A
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Playoffs
Host(s) Namibia Namibia
Champions  Netherlands
Participants 6
Matches played 18
Player of the series Nepal Paras Khadka
Most runs Namibia Stephan Baard (249)
Most wickets Netherlands Ahsan Malik (17)
Official website ICC World Cricket League
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The 2015 ICC World Cricket League Division Two was a cricket divisional tournament organised by the International Cricket Council. It formed part of the ICC World Cricket League and a qualification pathway for the ICC World Cup 2019.

The tournament was held in Namibia from 17 to 24 January 2015.[1] The Netherlands won the tournament, beating hosts Namibia by 8 wickets in the final.[2]

Teams[edit]

The teams that took part in the tournament were decided according to the results of the 2014 World Cup Qualifier and the 2014 ICC World Cricket League Division Three.

Key
Matches won by Nepal Denotes relegated teams
Matches won by Nepal Denotes promoted teams
Team Last outcome
 Kenya 5th in 2014 World Cup Qualifier, New Zealand
 Namibia 6th in 2014 World Cup Qualifier, New Zealand
 Netherlands 7th in 2014 World Cup Qualifier, New Zealand
 Canada 8th in 2014 World Cup Qualifier, New Zealand
   Nepal 1st in 2014 ICC World Cricket League Division Three, Malaysia
 Uganda 2nd in 2014 ICC World Cricket League Division Three, Malaysia

Squads[edit]

 Canada[3]  Kenya[4]  Namibia[5]    Nepal[6]  Netherlands[7]  Uganda[8]

Fixtures[edit]

All times are Namibia Standard Time (UTC+02:00) at NST 1:00pm[+05:45]

Round robin[edit]

Points table[edit]

Team P W L T NR Points NRR Status
 Namibia 5 4 1 0 0 8 +1.025 Met in the final and qualified for the 2015-17 ICC World Cricket League Championship,
Qualified for the 2015-17 ICC Intercontinental Cup
 Netherlands 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.642
   Nepal 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.388 Met in the 3rd place playoff and qualified for the 2015-17 ICC World Cricket League Championship
 Kenya 5 2 3 0 0 4 -0.197
 Canada 5 2 3 0 0 4 -0.317 Met in the 5th place playoff and relegated to 2017 Division Three
 Uganda 5 1 4 0 0 2 -1.599

Points system:[9]

In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final match or series was determined as follows:

  • The team with the highest number of wins
  • If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate

In a match declared as no result, run rate is not applicable.

Won (W): 2
Lost (L): 0
No result (NR): 1
Tie (T): 1
  • Net run rate (NRR): Runs per over scored less runs per over conceded, adjusting team batting first to overs of team batting second in rain rule matches, adjusting to team's full allocation if all out, and ignoring no result matches.

Matches[edit]

All matches are scheduled to start at 09:30 local time

17 January
Scorecard
Netherlands 
251/7 (50 overs)
v
 Canada
184 (46 overs)
Wesley Barresi 83* (61)
Parth Desai 3/57 (10 overs)
Hamza Tariq 61 (55)
Vivian Kingma 4/32 (10 overs)
Netherlands won by 67 runs
United Cricket Club Ground, Windhoek
Umpires: David Odhiambo (Ken) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Wesley Barresi (Ned)

17 January
Scorecard
Kenya 
191/8 (50 overs)
v
 Namibia
194/5 (39.2 overs)
Nelson Odhiambo 54 (76)
Sarel Burger 3/40 (10 overs)
Stephan Baard 97 (96)
Nelson Odhiambo 3/34 (10 overs)
Namibia won by 5 wickets
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Mark Hawthorne (Ire)
Player of the match: Stephan Baard (Nam)
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Narendra Patel (Kenya) made his List A debut.

17 January
Scorecard
Uganda 
146 (49.5 overs)
v
   Nepal
144 (50 overs)
Brian Masaba 43 (70)
Paras Khadka 3/14 (9 overs)
Gyanendra Malla 34 (66)
Henry Ssenyondo 3/21 (10 overs)
Uganda won by 2 runs
Wanderers Affies Park, Windhoek
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
Player of the match: Davis Karashani (Uga)

18 January
Scorecard
Canada 
257/6 (50 overs)
v
 Kenya
211 (48 overs)
Navneet Dhaliwal 93 (109)
Nelson Odhiambo 4/46 (7 overs)
Collins Obuya 78 (111)
Parth Desai 4/45 (8 overs)
Canada won by 46 runs
Wanderers Affies Park, Windhoek
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Shaun George (SA)
Player of the match: Navneet Dhaliwal (Can)
  • Canada won the toss and elected to bat.

18 January
Scorecard
Uganda 
188/9 (50 overs)
v
 Namibia
189/6 (46.2 overs)
Phillemon Mukobe 46 (59)
Bjorn Kotze 3/34 (9 overs)
Gerhard Erasmus 62 (91)
Henry Ssenyondo 2/30 (10 overs)
Namibia won by 4 wickets
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
Umpires: Buddhi Pradhan (Nep) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Gerhard Erasmus (Nam)
  • Uganda won the toss and elected to bat.

18 January
Scorecard
Netherlands 
158 (49.5 overs)
v
   Nepal
159/8 (49.3 overs)
Michael Rippon 53 (117)
Basanta Regmi 2/22 (10 overs)
Binod Bhandari 35 (30)
Ahsan Malik 2/25 (8.3 overs)
Nepal won by 2 wickets
United Cricket Club Ground, Windhoek
Umpires: Mark Hawthorne (Ire) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
Player of the match: Michael Rippon (Ned)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.

20 January
Scorecard
Canada 
114 (49.2 overs)
v
   Nepal
115/3 (23.1 overs)
Satsimranjit Dhindsa 25* (37)
Karan KC 5/26 (10 overs)
Paras Khadka 77 (78)
Satsimranjit Dhindsa 2/29 (7 overs)
Nepal won by 7 wickets
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
Umpires: Mark Hawthorne (Ire) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Paras Khadka (Nep)
  • Canada won the toss and elected to bat.

20 January
Scorecard
Uganda 
129 (43.2 overs)
v
 Kenya
130/5 (33.1 overs)
Arthur Kyobe 24 (38)
Shem Ngoche 4/17 (10 overs)
Alex Obanda 32 (45)
Frank Nsubuga 2/23 (6 overs)
Kenya won by 5 wickets
United Cricket Club Ground, Windhoek
Umpires: Buddhi Pradhan (Nep) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
Player of the match: Shem Ngoche (Ken)
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to field.

20 January
Scorecard
Namibia 
314/9 (50 overs)
v
 Netherlands
126 (28.1 overs)
Gerhard Erasmus 91 (83)
Ahsan Malik 3/49 (10 overs)
Michael Rippon 23 (33)
Louis Klazinga 3/19 (4 overs)
Namibia won by 188 runs
Wanderers Affies Park, Windhoek
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and David Odhiambo (Ken)
Player of the match: Gerhard Erasmus (Nam)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to field.

21 January
Scorecard
Canada 
293/6 (50 overs)
v
 Uganda
182 (42 overs)
Nitish Kumar 104 (106)
Roger Mukasa 2/57 (9 overs)
Phillimon Selowa 70 (78)
Cecil Pervez 4/23 (7 overs)
Canada won by 111 runs
Wanderers Affies Park, Windhoek
Umpires: David Odhiambo (Ken) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
Player of the match: Nitish Kumar (Can)
  • Canada won the toss and elected to bat.

21 January
Scorecard
Kenya 
212/9 (50 overs)
v
 Netherlands
217/5 (30.5 overs)
Narendra Patel 48 (60)
Ahsan Malik 3/27 (10 overs)
Stephan Myburgh 95 (64)
James Ngoche 4/52 (10 overs)
Netherlands won by 5 wickets
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Buddhi Pradhan (Nep)
Player of the match: Stephan Myburgh (Ned)

21 January
Scorecard
Namibia 
142 (49.1 overs)
v
   Nepal
146/7 (37.5 overs)
Raymond van Schoor 28 (80)
Karan KC 3/12 (6.1 overs)
Paras Khadka 64 (56)
Gerrie Snyman 3/23 (7 overs)
Nepal won by 3 wickets
United Cricket Club Ground, Windhoek
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Paras Khadka (Nep)
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to field.
  • Aarif Sheikh (Nepal) made his List A debut.

23 January
Scorecard
Nepal   
194 (49.5 overs)
v
 Kenya
195/5 (35.0 overs)
Gyanendra Malla 91* (116)
Elijah Otieno 3/47 (10 overs)
Irfan Karim 75 (94 overs)
Karan KC 1/34 (6 overs)
Kenya won by 5 wickets
Wanderers Affies Park, Windhoek
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Mark Hawthorne (Ire)
Player of the match: Irfan Karim (Ken)
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to field.

23 January
Scorecard
Canada 
224 (50 overs)
v
 Namibia
225/2 (40.3 overs)
Srimantha Wijeratne 52 (83)
Craig Williams 6/37 (10 overs)
Gerrie Snyman 83 (74)
Nikhil Dutta 1/39 (10 overs)
Namibia won by 8 wickets
United Cricket Club Ground, Windhoek
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Buddhi Pradhan (Nep)
Player of the match: Craig Williams (Nam)
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to field.

23 January
Scorecard
Uganda 
79 (23.4 overs)
v
 Netherlands
80/3 (6.3 overs)
Brian Masaba 17 (27)
Ahsan Malik 5/7 (6.4 overs)
Peter Borren 29 (16)
Jonathan Sebanja 2/42 (3 overs)
Netherlands won by 7 wickets
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
Umpires: David Odhiambo (Ken) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
Player of the match: Ahsan Malik (Ned)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to field.

Playoffs[edit]

5th place playoff[edit]

24 January
Scorecard
 Canada
140/6 (46 overs)
v
 Uganda
144/2 (25.2 overs)
Hamza Tariq 32 (48)
Henry Ssenyondo 3/21 (10 overs)
Phillimon Selowa 48* (57)
Jimmy Hansra 1/19 (6.2 overs)
Uganda won by 8 wickets
United Cricket Club Ground, Windhoek
Umpires: David Odhiambo (Ken) and Buddhi Pradhan (Nep)
Player of the match: Henry Ssenyondo (Uga)

3rd place playoff[edit]

24 January
Scorecard
 Kenya
208/9 (50 overs)
v
   Nepal
193 (47 overs)
Nelson Odhiambo 48 (76)
Sompal Kami 3/41 (10 overs)
Binod Bhandari 73 (83)
Elijah Otieno 4/45 (10 overs)
Kenya won by 15 runs
Wanderers Affies Park, Windhoek
Umpires: Mark Hawthorne (Ire) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Narendra Patel (Ken)
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to field.
  • Bhuvan Karki (Nep) made his List A debut.

Final[edit]

24 January
Scorecard
 Namibia
212 (49.2 overs)
v
 Netherlands
213/2 (41.0 overs)
Craig Williams 54 (56)
Michael Rippon 5/37 (10 overs)
Peter Borren 60* (76)
Bernard Scholtz 1/30 (6 overs)
Netherlands won by 8 wickets
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
Player of the match: Michael Rippon (Ned)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to field.

Statistics[edit]

Most runs[edit]

The top five run scorers (total runs) are included in this table.

Player Team Runs Inns Avg S/R HS 100s 50s
Stephen Baard  Namibia 249 6 41.50 87.36 97 0 2
Gerhard Erasmus  Namibia 241 6 48.20 70.46 91 0 2
Gyanendra Malla    Nepal 236 6 59.00 62.26 91* 0 1
Stephan Myburgh  Netherlands 235 6 39.16 93.25 95 0 2
Gerrie Snyman  Namibia 206 6 34.33 78.03 83 0 2

Source: Cricinfo

Most wickets[edit]

The top five wicket takers (total wickets) are listed in this table.

Player Team Over Wkts Mts Ave S/R Econ BBI
Ahsan Malik  Netherlands 49.3 17 6 10.17 17.4 3.49 5/7
Michael Rippon  Netherlands 49 14 6 15.57 21.0 4.44 5/37
Craig Williams  Namibia 44.5 13 6 14.92 20.6 4.92 6/37
Nelson Odhiambo  Kenya 38 11 6 17.00 20.7 4.92 4/46
Sompal Kami    Nepal 52.4 11 6 19.18 28.7 4.00 3/41

Source: Cricinfo

Final placings[edit]

After the conclusion of the tournament the teams were distributed as follows:

Pos Team Status
1st  Netherlands Qualified for the 2015-17 ICC Intercontinental Cup & the 2015-17 ICC World Cricket League Championship
2nd  Namibia
3rd  Kenya Qualified for the 2015-17 ICC World Cricket League Championship
4th    Nepal
5th  Uganda Relegated to Division Three for 2017
6th  Canada

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Namibia named as host of Pepsi ICC WCL Division 2". www.icc-cricket.com. 
  2. ^ "Rippon stars as Netherlands take title". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Canada Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kenya Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Namibia Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Nepal Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Netherlands Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Uganda Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Points table". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 

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