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Challenges and opportunities at the turn of the millennium

Although culturally very distinct, continental Europe was also within the orbit of the ECB and those that shared a North Sea coast were so...

Germany’s tryst with the World Cup Qualifier

The 2001 World Cup Qualifier in Canada, then known as the ICC Trophy, featured as many as 24 teams bifurcated into two divisions, with two groups...

Revisiting a Franco-German cliffhanger

Be it France’s 6-3 win at the 1958 World Cup, or West Germany’s victorious penalty shootout in the semifinal of the 1982 edition, the Franco-German fixture has provided...

The first ODI on Scottish soil

The third-place playoff of the 1997 ICC Trophy (as the World Cup Qualifier was then known) in Malaysia saw Scotland beat Ireland by 51 runs on...

Super Over: 6 great women’s games with emerging stars

While Daniel Beswick runs an eye over a host of exciting young women's cricketers, Nick Skinner takes a look at 5 classic matches involving...

When Kenya defended 134 in an ODI

It is well known that Kenya defended a modest total of 166 in their famous 1996 World Cup victory against the West Indies at...

When Ireland ran the World Cup champions close

Coming into this one-off match, played at the Castle Avenue in Clontarf, Dublin on June 17, 2010, Australia had notched nine successive ODI series...

Super Over: Six Vanuatu Blast Stars

Thousands from around the world have enjoyed T10 Blast action from Vanuatu in recent weeks, and with the final weekend upon us, all three...

Gerrie Snyman’s Sharjah stunner

The 2007-08 Intercontinental Cup was one of Namibia’s most successful ICC tournaments. Despite being one of the two teams without ODI status in the eight-team competition,...

Bermuda’s maiden First-class match

The first time Bermuda took on an international team was when they played the touring Australians, led by Syd Gregory, at Hamilton in 1912-13. However, it...

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