By Tom Grunshaw and Daniel Beswick
Seven quarter-final spots are locked up in the World Cup of Jerseys, with the last encounter needing a replay to find a winner.
PNG and Namibia were all tied up across the Facebook Page, Facebook Group and our Twitter, with Namibia racing away in the tiebreaker.
In the other matches of the knockout rounds Scotland fought bravely against a giant in the kit World Cup, though it was the heavy public strength of Nepal that edged things. Bermuda were also too strong for the Dutch 1996 World Cup kit, with Germany too strong for St. Helena. Jersey and Uganda both garnered great support throughout the 24 hours with the two highest votes of the the competition thus far, though it was Channel Islanders who pushed away late in their matchup. Vanuatu, making the most of their recent public support, brushed Tanzania aside.
In the eighth Round of 16 match-up, it’s Japan’s U19 World Cup kit taking on Kenya’s World Cup kit of 1999! Before we preview that clash, here is the bracket for the final 16 after the latest result!
Group Stage Summary
Tanzania and Nepal progressed from Group A, while Vanuatu and Scotland 1999 progressed in Group B. The Pink of Bermuda stormed home and Rwanda scraped enough votes across Twitter and Facebook to squeeze through in Group C and Group D was domination by the Dutch, with both the current kit and the 1996 World Cup shirt running away from the field to advance.
Germany took out Group E, topping both the Facebook and Twitter polls, with PNG’s Early 2010s kit overcoming a perhaps more-fancied Afghanistan 2015 effort. Group F saw the current Namibian kit run away in first, with St. Helena causing a huge upset, beating out Singapore by the barest of margins (a single vote!) across Facebook and Twitter polls. Kenya’s 1999 World Cup shirt stormed away in Group G, with the shirt (or jersey) from Jersey took second place across the Facebook Group and the Twitter page.
Note: Jerseys are the current kits used by both men’s and women’s teams unless stated.
Round of 16 Match
Japan U19 World Cup 2020 v Kenya 1999 World Cup
“If you had one shot, or one opportunity…“
Look, Japan probably wasn’t thinking of Eminem when putting together their design for this year’s Under 19 World Cup kit, but it must be said they made the most of the chance of being showcased on a global stage.
Both their blue and reverse pink kits are worth throwing up, each gorgeous in their own right.
Hopefully the continued development means more Japanese national team action on our screens.
Is there a bigger alpha move than rocking up to a global tournament with the Maasai shield and two spears also emblazoned on your national flag? In the golden era of cricket kit design, Kenya arguably led the pack with this effort at the World Cup in 1999, even if their performances on the field weren’t cut from the same cloth. Losing all five of their matches, their opponents were not intimidated by the weapons across their chest.
EC World Cup of Jerseys Format and How to Vote
For the knockout stages of the tournament, a third poll via our Emerging Cricket Facebook page has been introduced. Instead of the four-way polls, team now go head-to-head to find a World Cup winner!
The Emerging Cricket World Cup of Jerseys Draw^
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Tanzania||Scotland 1999 WC||Bermuda||Fiji U19 WC 2018|
|China (Women)||Scotland 2015 WC||Mexico||Ireland 2007 WC|
|Oman||Vanuatu||Qatar||Netherlands 1996 WC|
|Group E||Group F||Group G||Group H|
|Germany||Namibia 2003 WC||Kenya 1999 WC||Japan U19 WC Pink|
|Papua New Guinea Early 2010s||St. Helena||Jersey||Bhutan|
|South Korea||Singapore||Malaysia||Thailand Women’s T20 WC 2020|
^ Teams in bold progressed through their groups
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