Denmark national cricket team

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Denmark
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Association Dansk Cricket Forbund
Personnel
CaptainFrederik Klokker
CoachRuan Louw [1]
International Cricket Council
ICC status Associate member (1966)
ICC region Europe
ICC RankingsCurrent [2] Best-ever
T20I 29th 24th (2-May-2019)
One Day Internationals
World Cup Qualifier appearances7 (first in 1979 )
Best result3rd place (1986)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv Flag of Jersey.svg  Jersey at King George V Sports Ground, Castel; 16 June 2019
Last T20Iv Flag of Finland.svg  Finland at Svanholm Park, Brøndby; 13 July 2019
T20IsPlayedWon/Lost
Total [3] 9 4/3 (0 ties, 2 no results)
This year [4] 0 0/0 (0 ties, 0 no results)
T20 World Cup Qualifier appearances2 (first in 2012 )
Best result16th (2012, 2013)
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As of 25 May 2020

The Denmark national cricket team is the team that represents the Kingdom of Denmark in international cricket. They have been an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 1966, [5] and have previously been a part of the ICC's High Performance Programme. [6]

Contents

Denmark played in the inaugural edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League starting in August 2019 as a result of finishing in Division Three of the now defunct ICC World Cricket League.

History

Beginnings

Cricket match between players from Copenhagen and Jutland on the Eastern Common in Copenhagen 1867 Oster Alle, cricketkamp mellem de kobenhavnske og jydske spillere.png
Cricket match between players from Copenhagen and Jutland on the Eastern Common in Copenhagen 1867

Cricket has been played in Denmark since the mid-19th century, with the first club being formed in 1865 by English railway engineers. The first organised match was played the following year between two teams of English players, with the first matches involving Danish players taking place in 1866. The game expanded greatly over the following twenty years, with 30 new clubs being formed in 1883. [7]

Several touring sides from England and Scotland visited the country in the early part of the 20th century, including the famous Marylebone Cricket Club. In 1933, an attempt to organise the first international match against the Netherlands failed, and it wasn't until 1954 when the Danish national side played their first match against Oxford University, the year after the current Danish Cricket Federation was formed. [7]

They then began to play against other national sides, primarily the Netherlands, who they first played in 1955. They played their first match against Scotland in 1961. [7]

ICC membership

Denmark became an associate member of the ICC in 1966, [5] drawing their international against Scotland that year. They played Bermuda for the first time in 1969 and drew their first match against Ireland in 1970. They finally picked up their first international win against the Netherlands in 1972. [7]

They played their first matches against Canada in 1974, losing a three-day match but winning the limited overs match. They played home internationals against East Africa and Sri Lanka, beating East Africa. They toured East Africa the following year, drawing with both East Africa and Kenya. [7]

They took part in the first ICC Trophy in 1979, reaching the semi final where they lost to Sri Lanka. [8] They did not take part in the 1982 tournament. [9] In 1983, Ole Mortensen became the first Danish player to play county cricket. [7] Denmark returned to the ICC Trophy in 1986 and finished third after beating Bermuda in the third place play-off. [10]

In 1989, Denmark hosted Australia for two one-day matches. They lost the first match in Brøndby by 45 runs [11] and lost the second in Copenhagen by 54 runs. [12] They fared better at home against Canada that year, winning twice against them. After playing both home and away against Bangladesh in 1990, [7] they played in the ICC Trophy, reaching the second round. [13]

Denmark again played in the ICC Trophy in 1994, finishing tenth in the tournament after losing to Namibia in the plate final. [14] They played their first matches against France in 1995, and hosted the first European Cricket Championship in 1996, [7] finishing third. [15] They finished fifth in the following years ICC Trophy [16] and were runners up in the European Championship in 1998. [17]

In 1999, Denmark took part in the NatWest Trophy for the first time. [7] The following year, they took part in the ICC Emerging Nations Tournament in Zimbabwe, where they finished fourth, [18] and the European Championship, where they finished last, without winning a game. [19] The following year, they took part in the ICC Trophy in Canada, finishing eighth. [20] The MCC toured Denmark in 2002, and Denmark won all three matches. [7] They won just one match at that year's European Championship, finishing fifth ahead of Italy. [21]

2000-2017

The Netherlands visited Denmark in 2003, winning both matches. Denmark played a two match series against Ireland later in the year, losing both matches and missing out on qualification for the ICC Intercontinental Cup. [7] They again finished last in the European Championship the following year. [22] In 2005, they played their final match in the Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy, losing heavily to Northamptonshire at Svanholm Park before taking part in the 2005 ICC Trophy, where they again finished eighth. [23]

In 2006, Denmark again took part in the European Championship, finishing fourth after winning only against Italy. [24] At the end of that year, it was announced that they would join the ICC's High Performance Programme from 1 April 2007. [6]

In August 2007, Denmark registered a win over Bermuda, an ODI playing country, and towards the end of October 2007 they played in Kenya against domestic teams and Kenya A. Denmark, led by Freddie Klokker who scored consecutive centuries in all their matches, clean swept the Kenyan sides and Kenya A. Denmark bowled, batted and fielded exceptionally well.

In November 2007, Denmark took part in Division Two of the World Cricket League. In finishing fourth, they qualified to compete in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier. However, they eventually came last of the twelve teams, meaning they were relegated to Division Three of the World Cricket League. They next competed in the 2011 ICC World Cricket League Division Three, where they came 5th to be relegated to the Division Four.

In November 2013, they competed in the 2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in the U.A.E where they finished in last place, failing to win a game.

2018-Present

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Denmark and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I. [25]

In September 2018, Denmark qualified from Group A of the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Europe Qualifier to the Regional Finals of the tournament. [26]

Denmark played their first T20I match against Jersey on 16 June 2019.

16 June 2019
10:45
Scorecard
Jersey  Flag of Jersey.svg
131/9 (20 overs)
v
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
113/8 (20 overs)
Jonty Jenner 36 (27)
Hamid Shah 4/23 (4 overs)
Abdul Hashmi 29 (29)
Elliot Miles 3/10 (3 overs)
Jersey won by 18 runs
King George V Sports Ground, Castel
Umpires: Rizwan Akram (Ned) and Allan Haggo (Sco)
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to field.
  • First ever T20I match for Denmark.

After April 2019, Denmark will play in the 2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League. [27]

Grounds

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Locations of all stadiums which have hosted international cricket matches within Denmark

Tournament history

ICC World Cup Qualifier

ICC World T20 Qualifier

World Cricket League

ICC 6 Nations Challenge

European Cricket Championship

Players

Current squad

The following list lists the 14 players in Denmark's developmental squad for a tour of Ireland ahead of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier Regional Finals tournament. [32]

Other players

See List of Denmark List A cricketers and Category:Danish cricketers

The following Danish players have played first-class or List A cricket for teams other than Denmark: [33]

Records

International Match Summary — Denmark [34]

Last updated 13 July 2019

Playing Record
FormatMWLTNRInaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals9430216 June 2019

Twenty20 International

T20I record versus other nations [34]

Records complete to T20I #828. Last updated 13 July 2019.

OpponentMWLTNRFirst matchFirst win
vs Associate Members
v Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 2200013 July 201913 July 2019
v Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1010019 June 2019
v Flag of Guernsey.svg  Guernsey 2010118 June 2019
v Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 2100118 June 201920 June 2019
v Flag of Jersey.svg  Jersey 1010016 June 2019
v Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1100017 June 201917 June 2019

ICC Trophy

Statistics

Performances by Danish cricketers in 50 over World Cricket League matches and European regional competitions, as of 29 June 2014

Current players
NameMatchesRunsWickets
Michael Pedersen57139625
Freddie Klokker5520710
Bashir Shah3915350
Rizwan Mahmood274670
Zishan Shah202639
Aftab Ahmed1822714
Yasir Iqbal1721213
Hamid Shah132066
Shehzad Ahmed91950
Basit Raja798
Amjad Khan61608
Zameer Khan51240
Kamran Mahmood4501
Anders Bülow252
Notable former players
NameMatchesRunsWickets
Carsten Pedersen5615260
Bobby Chawla4733356
Henrik Hansen4123631
David Borchersen3625737
Thomas Hansen2627240
Max Overgaard192480
Moreten Hedegard1919413
Johan Malcolm1727817
Mickey Lund163400
Lars Hedegard1520712
Soren Vestergaard152531
Jacob Larsen129813
Martin Pedersen101233

Centuries

Freddie Klokker - 138* vs USA at The Mall, Armagh on 2 July 2005

Michael Pedersen - 121 vs Netherlands at NW Uni Ground, Potchefstroom on 2 April 2009

Freddie Klokker - 119* vs Norway at The Inch, Dublin on 29 July 2008

Freddie Klokker - 119 vs Netherlands at Svanholm Park, Brondby on 5 June 2008

Freddie Klokker - 101* vs USA at Mission Road Ground, Mong Kok on 29 January 2011

5 wicket hauls

Thomas Hansen - 7/13 vs Bermuda at Svanholm Park, Brondby on 9 August 2007

Thomas Hansen - 6/30 vs Uganda at Moylena Ground, Muckamore on 1 July 2005

Bashir Shah - 5/11 vs Singapore at Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur on 10 September 2012

David Borchersen - 5/18 vs Bermuda at Svanholm Park, Brondby on 10 August 2007

Lars Hedegard - 5/40 vs Netherlands at Svanholm Park, Brondby on 5 June 2008

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