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1866

FIRST RECORD
OF CRICKET

1889

DBU Established
(DCF 1953)

1966

JOINED
THE ICC

36

NUMBER OF CLUBS
AS AT AUG 2020

CRICKET IN DENMARK

The origins of Danish cricket go back to the nineteenth century and the first visit by an MCC team was in 1925, but Denmark’s entry to the international stage really came in 1955, when they met the Netherlands for the first time in a two-day match.

One of the earliest countries to become an ICC Associate member, Denmark played in every ICC Trophy tournament from 1979 to 2005, and also qualified for the World Cup Qualifier in 2009.

The first (and so far only) turf square in the country was laid in 1999.

Starting in Division 2 of the World Cricket League, the Danes have most played in Division 4, but now take part in the World Cup Challenge League. Women’s cricket prospered in the 1980s and 1990s, but disappeared for a time in the new millennium, reviving in recent years, when a Danish women’s team has again played in international tournaments.

Men's

First men’s international matches:
vs Oxford University, Hjørring, 1954
vs Netherlands, The Hague, 1955

Major international victories:
vs. The Netherlands, Copenhagen, 1972 (friendly)
vs. Bangladesh, Kings Heath, 1979 (ICC Trophy)
vs. Bangladesh, Colwall, 1986 (ICC Trophy)
vs. Kenya, Al Amarat, Muscat, 2018 (World Cricket League Division 3)

Leading men’s international players: Carsten Morild (1952-79), Sven Morild (1953-64), Henrik Mortensen (1959 – 1978), Ole Mortensen (1977-93), Thomas Hansen (1996-2009), Carsten Pedersen (1996-2014), Amjad Khan (2001-12), Fred Klokker (2001-), Hamid Shah (2013- ).

League formats: 50 overs; T20 Cup

WCL History: Division 2 2007 (4); WCQ 2009 (8); Division 3 2011 (5); Division 4 2012 (4); 2014 (3); 2016 (3); 2018 (2); Division 3 2018 (5)

CWC Leagues: Challenge League A (19-21)

World Cup appearances: 0 (1998 U19 WC)

Women's

First women’s international match: vs. Netherlands Women, Utrecht, 25 July 1983

Leading women’s international players: Janni Jonsson (1987-99), Susanne Neilsen (1989-99).

World Cup appearances: 1993, 1997

Principal Grounds

Svanholm Park, Brøndby Strand

Peter Bangs Vej, Frederiksberg

Solvangsparken, Glostrup

Birkevej, Skanderborg

Ishøj Idrætsventer, Ishøj

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Originally compiled by

Rod Lyall
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