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Iberia Cup to be live-streamed in 2019

The 2019 edition of the Iberia Cup will be live-streamed by the European Cricket Network (ECN) for the first time this weekend.

1861

FIRST RECORD
OF CRICKET

1994

Body Established

1996

JOINED ICC
(ASSOC. 2017)

9

NUMBER OF CLUBS
AS AT SEP 2020

CRICKET IN PORTUGAL

Cricket first became established alongside British involvement in the port wine trade. There has been a club in Porto since 1855 and they have been playing the Kendall Cup against a team from Lisbon for over 150 years. The sport remains concentrated in those two cities and the area in between although it has previously also been played down south in the Algarve.

The team competed regularly in multilateral European competitions around the turn of the century. They won the European Cricket Federation Nations Cup at the first attempt in 1995, and the European Affiliates Championship in 2001. Over the same period, they had notable success in the European Indoor Championships cricket, with three tournament wins.

After a few fallow years they are now also competing outdoors again, notching victories over Cyprus in the qualifying competition for the 2020 T20 World Cup, and two T20I wins v Gibraltar in the recently resurrected Iberia Cup.

Men's

First men’s international match: 1995

Major international victories:
1995 European Cricket Federation Nations Cup winners
European Nations Cup vs. Greece by 266 runs, Zuoz, Switzerland 18 August 1997
vs. Cyprus by 5 wkts, Deventer, 2 September 2018

T20Is:
vs. Gibraltar by 6 wkts, La Manga 26 October 2019
vs. Gibraltar by 4 wkts, La Manga, 27 October 2019

Leading men’s international players: Paulo Buccimazza, Najam Shahzad

World Cricket League / World Cup history: N/A

Women's

N/A

Principal Grounds

Cartaxo, Santarém

Oporto CC, Porto

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Originally compiled by

Steve McVeagh
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