Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Other Cricketing Nations
Netherlands. The Netherlands national team played their first game against Uxbridge Cricket Club XI in 1881. Despite fielding 22 players, they lost by an innings.
|A player of a non-test playing nation hit the fastest century in a World Cup at the time in 2003. Which nation did he belong to?||Lesser Known Cricketing Nations
Canada. John Davison of Canada hit 111 runs off just 76 balls, the first 100 runs of it coming from only 67 balls, against West Indies in the 2003 World Cup. His record was broken in the 2007 World Cup by Matthew Hayden, who took 66 balls.
Kenya. Kenya reached the semi-finals of the 2003 World Cup (held in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya). They beat Canada, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe. New Zealand forfeited their match against Kenya due to security reasons. They lost in the semi-final to India by 91 runs.
|The first official international cricket match was played in 1844, between two teams that do not have a test status. Which two teams were these?||Lesser Known Cricketing Nations
Canada and USA. The match was played on 25-27 September, 1844, at the St George's Cricket Club, Bloomingdale Park in New York. Canada beat USA by 23 runs. Cricket was very popular in Canada until the start of 20th century. In fact, it was declared the national sport in 1867 by the nation's first Prime Minister John A. Macdonald. The game was also very popular in the USA until the middle of the 19th century, but after that its popularity declined due to the rise of baseball.
Argentina. Cricket in Argentina had been played as early as 1806, but after the WWII, it declined. The first football match in Argentina took place in a cricket field with the permission of the Buenos Aires Cricket Club in 1867. Another interesting fact about Argentine cricket is that for their first match against Chile, the players had to cross the Andes by mule to reach Santiago, taking three and a half days.
|Which country's cricket official promised to give an additional bonus to the bowler who dismissed Sachin Tendulkar, the great batsman from India, in the match against India in 2004?||Lesser Known Cricketing Nations
United Arab Emirates. Asim Saeed, the left seamer from UAE got a large sum just for getting Sachin Tendulkar out in the second match of Asia Cup, held in Sri Lanka, in 2004.
|Which is the only cricket team, which is geographically a part of Asia, but is a member of the European Cricket Council since its formation in 1996, and has played in the tournaments of that organization?||Lesser Known Cricketing Nations
Israel. Israel was the founding member of the European Cricket Council, along with Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Gibraltar, and Holland in 1996. Since then, Israel has participated in all the European Cricket Championships held.
|Which team made 455 runs for nine wickets in 1986, and set a record at the time for the highest score in the ICC World Cup qualifier?||Lesser Known Cricketing Nations
Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea beat Gibraltar with a massive total of 369 runs, in the 1986 World Cup qualifier held in England. The ICC World Cup qualifier is an event in which only non-test playing nations take part, as the Test playing nations are directly granted entry to the World Cup.
Belarus. Belarus cricket team, like other Baltic countries, is composed largely of Asian players, but efforts are being made to attract more local youths.