Germany national cricket team
|Association||German Cricket Federation|
Affiliate (1991) |
|ICC region||ICC Europe|
|WCL||n/a (regional tournaments)|
West Germany v. Denmark |
(Kolding, Denmark; 26 May 1989)
|World Cup Qualifier|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2001)|
|Best result||First round, 2001|
|As of 4 September 2015|
The Germany national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Germany in international cricket matches. The German Cricket Federation, which organises the team, has been an associate member of the International Cricket Council since 1999, having previously been an affiliate member from 1991. The national team made its international debut against Denmark in 1989, playing as West Germany. It has since played regularly in European Cricket Championship tournaments, as well as twice in the lower divisions of the World Cricket League. In 2001, Germany also competed in the ICC Trophy (now the World Cup Qualifier) for the first and only time.
Germany became an affiliate member of the ICC in 1991. As West Germany, the country had played its first internationals in 1989, a two-match series against Denmark. The team made its international tournament debut in 1990, at the European Cricketer Cup in Guernsey. They hosted that tournament (which had been renamed the European Nations Cup) in 1996, playing against France, Portugal, and Sweden, and finished as runners up in the 1997 tournament after losing to France by one run in the final, the winning run being scored by David Bordes whilst he had a skull fracture. The Wisden Cricketers' Almanack later listed the final as one of the 100 best matches of the 20th century.
In 1998, Germany competed in the European Championship for the first time and finished seventh. They became an associate member of the ICC the following year and played in Division Two of the European Championship in 2000, finishing as runners-up to Gibraltar.
They played at the 2001 ICC Trophy in Canada, their first and, to date, only appearance in the ICC Trophy. They failed to progress beyond the first round and again finished as runners up to Gibraltar in Division Two of the European Championship the following year. They also played in Division Two in 2004, finishing third, and in 2006, again finishing third.
World Cricket League
- 2008: 7th place (Division Five)
- 2010: 2nd place (Division Eight)
- 2011: 3rd place (Division Seven)
- 2013: 6th place (Division Seven)
- 1979 to 1990 inclusive: Not eligible – not an ICC member
- 1994: Not eligible – ICC affiliate member
- 1997: Not eligible – ICC affiliate member
- 2001: First round
- 2005: Did not qualify
- 1996: Did not participate
- 1998:last place
- 2000: Division Two runners up
- 2002: Division Two runners up
- 2004: 3rd place (Division Two)
- 2006: 3rd place (Division Two)
- 2008: 5th place (Division Two)
- Germany at Cricket Archive
- "Cricket-loving Asian migrants take game to Germany". BBC News. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
- Other matches played by West Germany – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- Other matches played by Germany – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- ICC Trophy matches played by Germany – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- 1996 European Nations Cup at Cricket Archive
- Scorecard of France v Germany, 23 August 1997
- A hundred matches of the century, 2000 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
- 1998 European Championship at CricketEurope
- 2000 European Championship at CricketEurope
- ICC Trophy matches played by Germany at Cricket Archive
- 2001 ICC Trophy at Cricinfo
- 2002 European Championship Official Site – Results
- 2004 European Division Two Championship at the official website of the European Cricket Council
- 2006 European Division Two Championship at CricketEurope
- 2005 ICC Trophy official site
- 1996 European Championship at CricketEurope
- Official site – in German.