Daniel Weston

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Daniel Weston
Personal information
Born (1983-03-11) 11 March 1983 (age 39)
Perth, Western Australia
BattingLeft-handed
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 15)11 May 2019 v Belgium
Last T20I16 June 2019 v Italy
Source: Cricinfo, 16 June 2019

Daniel Weston (born 11 March 1983) is a German cricketer.[1] Born in Perth, Western Australia,[1] he initially played cricket for that State alongside better-known players such as Shaun Marsh.[2]

In 2004, he founded Westware Computers Pty Ltd, which built and supplied computer hardware and services to the education and corporate sector.[3] He sold that business at the age of 23 before moving to Europe.[2] In 2013, he founded the Aimed Global Alpha global macro hedge fund,[3] domiciled in Luxembourg.[4] In 2016, he founded German Cricket TV, an online video channel for supporting and growing cricket in Germany.[2][5][6]

He was named in Germany's squad for the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Division Five tournament in South Africa.[7] He played in Germany's opening fixture, against Ghana, on 3 September 2017.[8]

In August, 2018,[9] Weston founded the European Cricket League,[2][10] as the basis for the Champions League of Cricket in Europe.[11] In September 2018, he was the leading run-scorer for Germany in Group A of the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Europe Qualifier tournament.[12] He was also named the player of the series,[13] after scoring 180 runs, including three fifties, in five matches.[12]

In May 2019, he was named in Germany's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their three-match series against Belgium. The matches were the first T20Is to be played by the German cricket team.[14] He made his T20I debut for Germany against Belgium on 11 May 2019.[15] Later the same month, he was named in Germany's squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier tournament in Guernsey.[16][17] However, during the tournament, he broke a finger and was replaced by Michael Richardson in Germany's squad.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Daniel Weston". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Fletcher Doherty (16 July 2022). "The Aussie behind the European Cricket Network – a mad, grass-roots sporting project sweeping the continent". ABC News. Retrieved 24 July 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Daniel Weston's own research helped him build a $US30m hedge fund in three years". Financial Review. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2017.(subscription required)
  4. ^ "Company Overview of AIMED Global Alpha Fund". Bloomberg. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Cricket now booming in Germany, thanks to refugees". The Local. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  6. ^ "MCC visit underpins German cricket boom". Club Cricket. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Road to ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 starts in South Africa". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Group B, ICC World Cricket League Division Five at Benoni, Sep 3 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  9. ^ "European Cricket League AG | Current management". www.monetas.ch. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  10. ^ "ECL - European Cricket League". ECL - European Cricket League. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  11. ^ "European Cricket League AG". Moneyhouse. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  12. ^ a b "ICC World Twenty20 Europe Region Qualifier A, 2018: Most runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  13. ^ "13th Match, ICC World Twenty20 Europe Region Qualifier A at Deventer, Sep 2 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Germany announce dates for first T20Is". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  15. ^ "1st T20I, Germany tour of Belgium at Waterloo, May 11 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  16. ^ "ICC Men's T20 World Cup – wir fahren nach Guernsey!". Deutscher Cricket Bund. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Squads announced for ICC Men's T20 World Cup Europe Final 2019". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Michael Richardson, son of ICC CEO Dave, expected to make international debut". Sport Star. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Denmark remain in contention". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 18 June 2019.

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