Vanuatu national cricket team

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Association Vanuatu Cricket Association
ICC status Affiliate (1995)
Associate (2009)
ICC region ICC East Asia-Pacific
WCL 2015 Division Six
Coach Shane Deitz
Captain Andrew Mansale
First international
New Hebrides New Hebrides v. Fiji 
(Suva; 30 August 1979)
As of 14 September 2015

The Vanuatu national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Vanuatu in international cricket matches. The team is organised by the Vanuatu Cricket Association, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 1995 and was promoted to associate status in 2009.[1] Vanuatu made its international debut at the 1979 Pacific Games, at which time the country was still known as the New Hebrides.[2] The majority of the team's matches have come against other members of the ICC East Asia-Pacific region, including both at ICC regional tournaments and at the cricket events at the Pacific Games. Vanuatu entered the World Cricket League at the 2008 Division Five tournament. The team most recently participated in the WCL system at the 2015 Division Six event, where it placed third.[3]


Vanuatu competed in the Pacifica Championships on the two occasions it was held, finishing seventh in 2001 and sixth in 2002. In 2005, they hosted the East Asia/Pacific Cricket Cup, finishing third in the six team competition, therefore missing out on qualification for the 2007 World Cup. At the East Asia – Pacific Trophy in Auckland, New Zealand in December 2007, Vanuatu finished second, therefore qualifying through to the World Cricket League Division Five in 2008. In the highly successful 2009 calendar year, Vanuatu defeated Fiji in two One-Day Series in Port Vila as well as claiming the prestigious 2009 ICC EAP Men's Cricket Trophy (Non-World Cricket League) held in Samoa, defeating the hosts in the final. At a junior level, Vanuatu has finished second to Papua New Guinea in the following competitions: East Asia – Pacific Under 15 Super 8s, Melbourne, Australia, 2005; East Asia – Pacific Under 15 Super 8s, Apia, Samoa, 2007; East Asia – Pacific Under 19 World Cup Qualifying Tournament, Port Vila, Vanuatu, 2007.

Vanuatu finished third in the 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Eight in Kuwait. This means they will stay in that league for the 2012 competition.

Tournament history[edit]

World Cricket League[edit]

EAP 50-over tournaments[edit]

EAP 20-over tournaments[edit]

Pacific Games[edit]

  • 1979: Silver medal
  • 1991: 4th place
  • 2003: 5th place
  • 2011: Bronze medal
  • 2015: Champions

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cricinfo "Vanuatu granted associate status" 6 July 2009 Retrieved 6 July 2009
  2. ^ Other matches played by New Hebrides – CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  3. ^ Other matches played by Vanuatu – CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 September 2015.