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2001 ICC Trophy
Administrator International Cricket Council
Cricket Format Limited overs cricket
Tournament Format Round-robin and Knockout
Hosts Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Champions Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Participants 12
Matches Played
Most runs Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia Daniel Keulder (366)
Most wickets Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Roland Lefebvre (20)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Soren Vestergaard (20)
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The 2001 ICC Trophy was a cricket tournament played in Ontario, Canada in 2001. It was the qualifying tournament for the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Three spots in the World Cup were on offer and the Netherlands, Canada and, for the first time, Namibia all qualified.

Group stage

The first round group stage saw a unique two division format, designed to eliminate the mismatches that had blighted previous ICC Trophy tournaments. Each division had two groups of six teams, making 24 teams in total. However, Italy withdrew before the tournament started in protest after Joe Scuderi was ruled ineligible despite being an Italian citizen. West Africa also withdrew, for unknown reasons, leaving one of the Division Two groups with just four teams.

The top three teams from the first round Division One groups went through to the Super League stage, whilst the fourth place team in each group played off against the winners of the Division Two groups.

Points Tables

Division One, Group A Table
Team Played Won Lost Points NetRR
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 5 5 0 10 1.374
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 5 4 1 8 1.030
Flag of Canada.svg Canada 5 3 2 6 0.724
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates 5 2 3 4 -0.294
Flag of Fiji Fiji 5 1 4 2 -1.362
Flag of Singapore Singapore 5 0 5 0 -1.851
Division One, Group B Table
Team Played Won Lost Points NetRR
Flag of Denmark Denmark 5 4 1 8 1.636
Flag of the United States United States 5 3 2 6 0.187
 Ireland 5 3 2 6 0.531
Flag of Bermuda Bermuda 5 3 2 6 0.026
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 5 1 4 2 -1.057
Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 5 1 4 2 -1.494
Division Two, Group A Table
Team Played Won Lost NR Points NetRR
Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia 5 5 0 0 10 3.152
Flag of Nepal Nepal 5 4 1 0 8 -0.382
Flag of Germany Germany 5 3 2 0 6 -0.772
Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar 5 2 3 0 4 -1.632
Flag of Italy Italy 5 0 4 1 0 0
 West Africa 5 0 4 1 0 0
Division Two, Group B Table
Team Played Won Lost Points NetRR
Flag of Uganda Uganda 5 5 0 10 1.969
Flag of Argentina Argentina 5 4 1 8 -0.700
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 5 3 2 6 0.928
East & Central Africa 5 2 3 4 0.473
Flag of France France 5 1 4 2 -1.516
Flag of Israel Israel 5 0 5 0 -1.006

Play off stage

In the first play off, Bermuda played the winners of Division Two, Group A, Namibia. Namibia batted first and scored 221, then bowled Bermuda out for 146 for a 75 run win, and qualification for the Super League. In the other play-off, the UAE beat Uganda.

Super League stage

The teams qualifying from the first round took through their points from their first round matches against their fellow qualifiers, and played matches against teams from the opposite first round group. Namibia took Bermuda's points gained in those matches. The top two teams in the super league group played the final, and the third and fourth teams played off for the final World Cup qualification spot.

Points table

Team Played Won Lost Adj Pts NetRR
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 7 6 1 0 12 0.675
Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia 4 4 0 2 10 0.735
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 7 5 2 0 10 0.718
Flag of Canada.svg Canada 7 3 4 0 6 0.667
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates 7 3 4 0 6 0.009
Flag of the United States United States 7 2 5 0 4 -0.506
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 7 2 5 0 4 0.178
Flag of Denmark Denmark 7 2 5 0 4 0.392

Final

The final was a close game played at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club on 15 June 2001. Namibia batted first and scored 195/9 from their 50 overs. Gavin Murgatroyd top scored with 50, whilst Tim de Leede was the pick of the Dutch bowlers with 3/47. Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk scored 50, and Jacob-Jan Esmeijer an unbeaten 58 to help the Netherlands reach the target, which they did on the last ball of the match. They had required 3 runs off the final delivery and an inside edge from Esmeijer which went to short fine leg was misfielded allowing the Dutch to get the 3rd run. Controversially they actually had one more ball than they were entitled after the umpires mistakenly gave their 26th over seven balls.

3rd place play off

The 3rd place play off was played at the same venue as the final on 17 July 2001. Scotland batted first and scored 176/9 from their 50 overs, with Canada's Sanjayan Thuraisingam taking five wickets for 25 runs. Canada cruised to the target in the 40th over, with Ishwar Maraj top scoring with 50. Canada thus qualified for their first World Cup since 1979.

See also

External links

ICC World Cup Qualifier
England 1979England 1982England 1986Netherlands 1990Kenya 1994
Malaysia 1997Canada 2001Ireland 2005South Africa 2009New Zealand 2014Zimbabwe 2018TBA 2022
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