Masters World Series of Indoor Cricket

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Masters World Series of Indoor Cricket
Administrator World Indoor Cricket Federation
Format Indoor Cricket
First tournament 2001
Tournament format Round-robin and Knockout
Current champion New Zealand N. Zealand (O30 Men)
Australia Australia (O30 Women)
Australia Australia (O35 Men)
South Africa S. Africa (O35 Women)
Australia Australia (O40 Men)
Australia Australia (O45 Men)
Australia Australia (O50 Men)
Most successful Australia Australia
20 collective titles

The Masters World Series of Indoor Cricket is the premier international championship of both men's and women's masters Indoor Cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the World Indoor Cricket Federation (WICF) and is held at varying intervals. The first Masters World Series contest was organised in Australia in 2001. Separate world championships are held for both junior and open age groups with the Junior World Series of Indoor Cricket and the Indoor Cricket World Cup held at similar intervals.

The World Series is contested by the members of the WICF (though member nations have not always entered teams) and beyond being an affiliated member of that body there are no formal qualifications for entry. Australia have been the most successful side with 20 collective titles.

Tournament Format[edit]

Whilst the precise nature of the tournament has varied slightly over the years, each tournament usually follows a simple round robin format followed by finals contested by the highest placed sides. The semi finals are contested by the top four sides and more often than not the winner of each semi final progresses to the World Series final.

The tournament usually takes place over the course of 7 to 10 days and is sometimes run in conjunction with the Junior World Series or other international contests.

On occasions where insufficient nations enter sides a test series is played in place of a World Series. This occurred in 2005 and 2013 where the only entrants in the Over 30 Women division were Australia and South Africa. Whilst Australia earned the title of World Champions as a result of winning this series the tournament itself was not classified as a World Series and is therefore not included as such.

Results[edit]

Year Host Nation(s) Venue Final
Over 30 Men Over 30 Women Over 35 Men Over 35 Women Over 40 Men Over 45 Men Over 50 Men
2001
Details
Australia
Australia
Perth Not contested Not contested Australia Australia def. England England
125 to 76
Not contested Not contested Not contested Not contested
2003
Details
New Zealand
New Zealand
Christchurch Not contested Australia Australia def. New Zealand New Zealand
146 to 54
Australia Australia def. New Zealand New Zealand
122 to 53
Not contested Not contested Not contested Not contested
2005
Details
South Africa
South Africa
Port Elizabeth Not contested Not contested Australia Australia def. South Africa South Africa
74 to 51
Not contested Not contested Not contested Not contested
2008
Details
New Zealand
New Zealand
Christchurch Australia Australia def. New Zealand New Zealand
129 to 108
New Zealand New Zealand def. Australia Australia
142 to 139
Australia Australia def. South Africa South Africa
133 to 122
Not contested Australia Australia def. New Zealand New Zealand
117 to 94
Australia Australia def. South Africa South Africa
187 to 136
Not contested
2010
Details
Australia
Australia
Gold Coast Australia Australia def. New Zealand New Zealand
133 to 126
Australia Australia def. New Zealand New Zealand
153 to 71
Australia Australia def. New Zealand New Zealand
141 to 31
Not contested Australia Australia def. New Zealand New Zealand
126 to 75
Australia Australia def. South Africa South Africa
121 to 98
Not contested
2013
Details
South Africa
South Africa
Johannesburg New Zealand New Zealand def. Australia Australia
93 to 89
Australia Australia def. South Africa South Africa
147 to 48
South Africa South Africa def. Australia Australia
115 to 99
Not contested Australia Australia def. South Africa South Africa
92 to 67
Australia Australia def. New Zealand New Zealand
76 to 61
Not contested
2016
Details
England
England
Birmingham Not contested Not contested Australia Australia def. New Zealand New Zealand
124 to 98
South Africa South Africa def. Australia Australia
107 to 99
Australia Australia def. South Africa South Africa
158 to 55
Australia Australia def. South Africa South Africa
91 to 58
Australia Australia def. South Africa South Africa
155 to 59

See also[edit]