Asociación Nacional de Cricket del PerúNational Association of Cricket in Peru
CRICKET IN PERU
Peru’s affiliation with cricket branches back to the mid 19 th century with Lima Cricket Club, the oldest cricket club in South America, founded in 1859. During the 1920s the first cricket ground was constructed in Magdalena with the first match against a foreign team when the Peruvian national team faced off against an MCC side returning from Australia via South America in 1927. In the early 20th century domestic cricket was the only matchplay that took place in Peru until the late 1900s when a surge of British textile workers caused a rise in interest in the sport. Tours were arranged to Argentina, Columbia and Venezuela. In December 1995 the first South American Cricket Championship took place with Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru taking place with the event happening biennially since. In the early 2000s, domestic leagues were put in place with cricket beginning to firm as an attractive second choice to Peruvians who did not take an interest to football. In 2006 Peru’s application for Affiliate Membership to the ICC was accepted making the South American nation an official member of the ICC. Into the 2010s an emphasis on junior development within cricket has seen participations numbers flourish with many youngsters around the nation taking to cricket. Alongside junior participation, in 2011 Peru entered a women’s team into the Female South American Championships for the first time making a significant milestone for the nation in its development.
First men’s international match: 1927; the first match against a foreign team by a Peruvian team was against Sir Pelham Warner's MCC side on its way back from Australia via Chile and Peru in 1927. The former England captain, Freddie Brown, was born in Lima and his father took five wickets against the MCC. Major international victories: South American Championships: vs. Venezuela in the 2000 SAC4 in Buenos Aries 3rd place finish in SAC 2019 Various victories in the annual Easter tournaments vs. Brazil, Chile and the Guyana Masters. Leading men’s international players: Jorge Pancorvo, Vivian Ash, Hans de Wit, Brian Maycock, Javed Iqbal, Chris Abbott, Gary Sargent (also represented Argentina), Tony Sanford, Harry Hildebrand. League format: T20 World Cricket League / World Cup history: N/A
First women’s international match: 2011 Leading women’s international players: Silvana Uceda, Giovana Barco, Sadie Rodea, Tricia Yarna Bissesar, Frances Carr, Juliet Solomen, Jade Rodriguez. Major women’s international victory: vs. Chile, South American Championship, 2017 League format: T20 World Cup appearances: N/A
Lima Cricket and Football Club Ground Cambridge College Estadio Chipoko Barranco Coliseo Chamochumbi