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2008 ICC Americas Championship

2008 ICC Americas Championship
Cricket format List A
Tournament format(s) Round-robin
Host(s) United States
Champions  United States (2ndth title)
Participants 6 of 13
Matches played 15
Man of the Series Sushil Nadkarni
Most runs Sushil Nadkarni (407)
Most wickets Imran Awan (9)
Diego Lord (9)

The ICC Americas Championship is the continental cricket championship for the Americas region, for Affiliate and Associate members of the International Cricket Council in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Since 2006, the tournament is organized in three divisions.

The division three was played in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This tournament was won by Turks and Caicos and won one spot in the division two (played in Paramaribo, Suriname. The division two was won by the host. Suriname won one spot in the division one. The division one was played in Fort Lauderdale, USA, and was won by the host.[1]

Division One

Division One was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, commencing on November 25. Six teams took part: United States (hosts), Bermuda (holders), Canada, Argentina, Cayman Islands, and Suriname (making their first appearance at this level after winning Division Two.[2] The three venues was Brian Piccolo Park in Cooper City, Lauderhill Cricket Stadium Turf Ground and Lauderhill Cricket Stadium Artificial Ground both in Fort Lauderdale

United States won the tournament won all its games. Sushil Nadkarni (USA) was named the player of the series. Nadkarni was the leader in runs with 407 and Imran Awan (USA) and Diego Lord (Argentina) taken 9 wickets. Suriname finished bottom of the table, and were relegated back to Division Two.

Points Table

Team Played Won Lost Tied NR Points NRR
 United States 5 5 0 0 0 20 2.822
 Bermuda 5 3 1 0 1 14 1.785
 Canada 5 3 1 0 1 14 1.714
 Cayman Islands 5 2 3 0 0 8 -0.719
 Argentina 5 1 4 0 0 4 -1.253
 Suriname 5 0 5 0 0 0 -3.698

Division two

The 2008 Division Three tournament, held in Suriname, saw a very close contest, with three teams each finishing with two wins. The host nation defied the odds going into the last game, skittling the Bahamas for just 57 runs, allowing them to jump to the top of the table and qualify for Division One.[3] Troy Dudnauth (Suriname) was named the player of the tournament.

Results

No. Date Team 1 Captain 1 Team 2 Captain 2 Venue Result
1 3 April  Panama Soyab Chohan  Suriname Deoraj Sewanan Owru Kul oval, Paramaribo  Panama by 31 runs
2 3 April  Turks and Caicos Islands Ralph Doughty  Bahamas Narendra Ekanayake Snellen Park, Paramaribo  Bahamas by 9 wickets
3 4 April  Panama Soyab Chohan  Bahamas Narendra Ekanayake Snellen Park, Paramaribo  Bahamas by 6 wickets
4 4 April  Suriname Deoraj Sewanan  Turks and Caicos Islands Ralph Doughty Owru Kul oval, Paramaribo  Suriname by 112 runs
5 5 April  Panama Soyab Chohan  Turks and Caicos Islands Ralph Doughty Owru Kul oval, Paramaribo  Panama by 95 runs
6 5 April  Suriname Deoraj Sewanan  Bahamas Narendra Ekanayake Snellen Park, Paramaribo  Suriname by 146 runs

Points Table

Team Played Won Lost Tied NR Points NRR
 Suriname 3 2 1 0 0 8 1.513
 Bahamas 3 2 1 0 0 8 1.023
 Panama 3 2 1 0 0 8 -0.055
 Turks and Caicos Islands 3 0 3 0 0 0 -2.734

Division three

The 2008 Division Three tournament was held in Argentina and again saw an official international debut, this time that of Peru. The tournament was won by the Turks and Caicos Islands who thereby gained a place in the 2008 edition of Division Two in Suriname.[4] Simon Shalders (Chile) was named the player of the tournament

Results

No. Date Team 1 Captain 1 Team 2 Captain 2 Venue Result
1 11 February  Chile Simon Shalders  Belize Dirk Sutherland Hurlingham Club, Buenos Aires  Chile by 26 runs
2 11 February  Peru Chris Abbott  Turks and Caicos Islands Ralph Doughty Maurice Runnacles Oval, Buenos Aires  Turks and Caicos Islands by 8 wickets
3 12 February  Turks and Caicos Islands Ralph Doughty  Chile Simon Shalders Hurlingham Club, Buenos Aires  Chile by 8 wickets
4 12 February  Belize Dirk Sutherland  Brazil Matt Featherstone Maurice Runnacles Oval, Buenos Aires  Belize by 139 runs
5 13 February  Chile Simon Shalders  Peru Ian Hildebrand Maurice Runnacles Oval, Buenos Aires  Chile by 54 runs
6 13 February  Brazil Matt Featherstone  Turks and Caicos Islands Ralph Doughty Hurlingham Club, Buenos Aires  Turks and Caicos Islands by 5 wickets
7 15 February  Brazil Matt Featherstone  Chile Simon Shalders Belgrano Athletic Club, Buenos Aires  Brazil by 37 runs
8 15 February  Belize Dirk Sutherland  Peru Ian Hildebrand Hurlingham Club, Buenos Aires  Belize by 34 runs
9 16 February  Peru Ian Hildebrand  Brazil Matt Featherstone Hurlingham Club, Buenos Aires  Peru by 63 runs
10 16 February  Turks and Caicos Islands Ralph Doughty  Belize Dirk Sutherland Belgrano Athletic Club, Buenos Aires  Turks and Caicos Islands by 3 runs

Points Table

Team Played Won Lost Tied NR Points NRR
 Turks and Caicos Islands 4 3 1 0 0 12 1.424
 Chile 4 3 1 0 0 12 0.410
 Belize 4 2 2 0 0 8 0.720
 Peru 4 1 3 0 0 4 -0.782
 Brazil 4 1 3 0 0 4 -1.436

References

  1. ^ "USA crowned Americas cricket champions". Archived from the original on 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  2. ^ Cricinfo
  3. ^ Cricinfo "Suriname stun dire Bahamas" (retrieved April 8, 2008)
  4. ^ "Turks & Caicos Islands Win Division 3 in Thrilling Finale". Archived from the original on 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 

External links

  • Cricinfo
  • ICC Cricket News
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