Alessandro Bonora

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Alessandro Bonora
Personal information
Full name Alessandro Bonora
Born (1978-05-24) 24 May 1978 (age 39)
Bordighera, Liguria, Italy
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Italy captain
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Twenty20
Matches 9
Runs scored 98
Batting average 19.60
100s/50s –/–
Top score 40*
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 4/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 June 2012

Alessandro Bonora (born 24 May 1978) is an Italian cricketer. Bonora is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm fast-medium. He was born at Bordighera, Liguria, but grew up in Cape Town, South Africa.

Bonara made his debut for Italy against Scotland in the 2000 European Cricket Championship, making five appearances during the tournament.[1] He next played for Italy two years later in the 2002 European Cricket Championship, making five appearances.[1] By 2004, the European Cricket Championship had been divided into two divisions, with Italy placed in Division Two. He played in that year's European Cricket Championship Division Two, making four appearances,[1] and helping Italy to promotion to Division One. In February 2005, he played in a qualifying tournament in Malaysia for the 2005 ICC Trophy, playing in five matches during the tournament.[1] Italy failed to qualify for the tournament, therefore missing out on an opportunity to qualify for the 2007 World Cup. He played in the 2006 European Cricket Championship Division One, making four appearances.[1] Bonora captained Italy in this tournament in the place of Joe Scuderi, with Italy finishing in fifth and last place.

He was selected to captain Italy in the 2007 World Cricket League Division Three which was held in Northern Territory, Australia.[2] He played six matches during the tournament,[1] scoring 124 runs at an average of 24.80, with a high score of 36.[3] He played for Italy in the 2008 European Cricket Championship Division One, but has relinquished the captaincy back to Scuderi. He made five appearances during the tournament.[1] Having been relegated in the previous World Cricket League Italy had taken part in, Bonora was later selected for the 2010 World Cricket League Division Four, which was hosted by Italy.[4] He played in five matches during the tournament, which saw Bonora captain Italy to promotion to 2011 World Cricket League Division Three.[5] Division Three was played in Hong Kong in January 2011, with Bonora once again captaining the side.[6] He played in all six of Italy's matches in the tournament,[1] scoring 286 runs at an average of 57.20, with a high score of 124 not out.[7] This score came against Oman.[8] He ended the tournament as the leading run scorer.

In March 2012, Italy took part in the World Twenty20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates, having qualified for the event by being runners-up in the European T20 Championship in Jersey and Guernsey earlier in July 2011.[1] Bonora was selected as captain in Italy's fourteen man squad for the qualifier.[9] He made his Twenty20 debut against Oman in their first match, which Italy won. He made eight further appearances during the tournament, the last of which came against Kenya.[10] In his nine appearances in the tournament, he scored 98 runs at an average of 19.60, with a high score of 40 not out.[11] Italy finished the tournament in tenth place and therefore missed out on qualification for the 2012 World Twenty in Sri Lanka.

In April 2013, he was selected in Italy's fourteen man squad as captain for the World Cricket League Division Three in Bermuda.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Miscellaneous Matches played by Alessandro Bonora". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 June 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "World Cricket League Division 3 2007 – Team Squads". www.cricketeurope4.net. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Batting and Fielding in ICC World Cricket League Division Three 2007 (Ordered by Average)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 June 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Squads named for WCL Division 4". ESPNcricinfo. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "USA and Italy secure promotion to Division Three". ESPNcricinfo. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "ICC World Cricket League Division Three / Italy Squad". ESPNcricinfo. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Batting and Fielding in ICC World Cricket League Division Three 2010/11 (Ordered by Average)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 June 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Italy v Oman, 2010/11 ICC World Cricket League Division Three". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 June 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 2011/12". ESPNcricinfo. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played by Alessandro Bonora". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 June 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ "Twenty20 Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Alessandro Bonora". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 June 2012. (Subscription required (help)). 
  12. ^ "ICC World Cricket League Division Three / Italy Squad". 23 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 

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