European U/15 Division 2 Championship kicks off in Italy

Mon, Aug 17, 2009 5:58 PM

The European U/15 Division 2 Championship began on Sunday in Italy with eight European countries ? Belgium, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Israel, hosts Italy and Switzerland - competing over five days in a series of 35-over round robin matches.

Guernsey is the current title-holder from 2007 (now promoted to Division 1), yet with a different winner every two years since the Championship began (Isle of Man in 2005, Israel in 2003, Germany in 2001 and Greece in 1999), this tournament has always proven to be an exciting fixture in the ICC Europe calendar where predicting the top placing teams can often prove to be a difficult task.

For many of the players taking part in the tournament, this will be their first experience of international competition and will provide a great opportunity for them to grow and develop as cricketers. The U/15 age-group is also an important stage as it allows players the chance to impress upon their country?s selectors and push for a place in their future U/17 and U/19 teams, and ultimately a place in their national senior team.

The complete fixture list is given below:

Sunday, 16 August

Isle of Man v Italy (Pianoro)
Belgium v Germany (Bologna/Medicina)
France v Gibraltar (Pianoro)
Israel v Switzerland (Bologna/Medicina)

Monday, 17 August

Isle of Man v France (Pianoro)
Belgium v Israel (Bologna/Medicina)
Switzerland v Germany (Pianoro)
Gibraltar v Italy (Bologna/Medicina)

Tuesday, 18 August

Belgium v Switzerland (Pianoro)
Isle of Man v Gibraltar (Bologna/Medicina)
Germany v Israel (Pianoro)
Italy v France (Bologna/Medicina)

Wednesday, 19 August: reserve day

Thursday, 20 August

(1) A1 v B2 (Pianoro)
(3) A3 v B4 (Bologna/Medicina)
(4) B3 v A4 (Pianoro)
(2) A2 v B1 (Bologna/Medicina)

Friday, 21 August

7th/8th playoff - Loser (4) v Loser (3) (Pianoro)
5th/6th playoff-Loser (1) v Loser (2) (Bologna/Medicina)
Final - Winner (1) v Winner (2) (Pianoro)
3rd/4th playoff - Winner(3) v Winner(4) (Bologna/Medicina)

For more information on the tournament, please click here

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