2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Four

2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Four
Dates 29 April–6 May 2018[1]
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format Limited-overs (50 overs)
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)  Malaysia[1]
Champions  Uganda
Participants 6
Matches played 17
Player of the series Jersey Ben Stevens
Most runs Malaysia Ahmed Faiz (298)
Most wickets Uganda Mohammed Irfan (15)
2016

The 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Four was an international cricket tournament that took place during April and May 2018 in Malaysia.[2][3] It formed part of the 2017–22 cycle of the World Cricket League (WCL) which determined the qualification for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.[4][5][6] The top two teams were promoted to the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament[7] and the bottom two teams were relegated to Division Five.[8]

Two of the three final round of group stage matches finished as a no result because of rain.[9] Per the rules of the tournament, the matches were replayed on the final day of the competition, with the play-off round scrapped and used as a reserve day.[9] Therefore, the final league standings were used to determine the promotion and relegation places.[9]

Uganda won the tournament and were promoted to Division Three,[10] along with runners-up Denmark.[11] Vanuatu and Bermuda finished in fifth and sixth respectively, and were relegated to Division Five.[12] Hosts Malaysia finished third and Jersey finished fourth, therefore both team remained in Division Four.[12] Ben Stevens of Jersey was named as the player of the tournament.[13]

Teams

Six teams qualified for the tournament:

Preparation

The Uganda cricket team played a 20-over match and four 50-over matches against the Saudi Arabia cricket team in Kyambogo and Lugogo to prepare ahead of the tournament.[17][18] Uganda also played two friendly matches against a visiting academy team from India.[19] Malaysia played matches against Singapore in March 2018, for the Stan Nagaiah Trophy.[20] Jersey played two one-day games against Kent County Cricket Club, before playing two further warm-up games in Singapore.[21] Bermuda played three practice matches in Dubai before travelling to Malaysia for the tournament.[22]

Squads

 Bermuda[23]
Coach: Clay Smith
 Denmark[24]
Coach: Jeremy Bray
 Jersey[25]
Coach: Neil MacRae
 Malaysia[26]
Coach: Bilal Asad
 Uganda[27]
Coach: Peter Kirsten
 Vanuatu[26][28]
Coach: Shane Deitz

Points table

Team[29]
Pld W L T NR Pts NRR Status
 Uganda 5 4 1 0 0 8 +1.175 Promoted to Division Three for 2018
 Denmark 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.349
 Malaysia 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.322 Remain in Division Four
 Jersey 5 2 3 0 0 4 +0.044
 Vanuatu 5 2 3 0 0 4 –0.677 Relegated to Division Five
 Bermuda 5 1 4 0 0 2 –1.065

Fixtures

The fixtures were confirmed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in April 2018.[26]

Round robin

29 April 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Malaysia 
208 (49.3 overs)
v
 Uganda
199 (49.1 overs)
Malaysia won by 9 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Bandar Kinrara
  • Malaysia won the toss and elected to bat.

29 April 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Bermuda 
209 (47.5 overs)
v
 Denmark
212/2 (41.5 overs)
Denmark won by 8 wickets
Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to field.

29 April 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Vanuatu 
104 (36 overs)
v
 Jersey
105/3 (31.1 overs)
Jersey won by 7 wickets
UKM Cricket Oval, Bangi
  • Jersey won the toss and elected to field.

30 April 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Malaysia 
196 (43.5 overs)
v
 Vanuatu
173 (49.3 overs)
Malaysia won by 23 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Bandar Kinrara
  • Vanuatu won the toss and elected to field.

30 April 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Jersey 
238/6 (50 overs)
v
 Denmark
114/3 (21.5 overs)
Denmark won by 7 wickets (D/L method)
Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to field.
  • Denmark were set a revised target of 114 from 23 overs due to rain.

30 April 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Uganda 
249/5 (50 overs)
v
 Bermuda
60 (21.4 overs)
Uganda won by 189 runs
UKM Cricket Oval, Bangi
  • Bermuda won the toss and elected to field.

2 May 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Bermuda 
242 (49.2 overs)
v
 Jersey
184 (42.5 overs)
Bermuda won by 58 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Bandar Kinrara
  • Jersey won the toss and elected to field.

2 May 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Uganda 
222/8 (50 overs)
v
 Vanuatu
141 (47 overs)
Uganda won by 81 runs
Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur
  • Vanuatu won the toss and elected to field.

2 May 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Denmark 
179 (49 overs)
v
 Malaysia
146 (45.3 overs)
Denmark won by 33 runs
UKM Cricket Oval, Bangi
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bat.

3 May 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Uganda 
215/8 (50 overs)
v
 Denmark
129 (29 overs)
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to field.
  • Denmark were set a revised target of 131 from 29 overs due to rain.

3 May 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Jersey 
270/8 (50 overs)
v
 Malaysia
221/7 (42 overs)
  • Jersey won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Malaysia were set a revised target of 232 from 42 overs due to rain.

3 May 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Bermuda 
181/9 (50 overs)
v
 Vanuatu
183/6 (49 overs)
Vanuatu won by 4 wickets
UKM Cricket Oval, Bangi
  • Bermuda won the toss and elected to bat.

5 May 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Denmark 
234/9 (50 overs)
v
 Vanuatu
238/5 (49.1 overs)
Vanuatu won by 5 wickets
Kinrara Academy Oval, Bandar Kinrara
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bat.

5 May 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Malaysia 
228/8 (50 overs)
v
 Bermuda
55/2 (17 overs)
  • Malaysia won the toss and elected to bat.

5 May 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Jersey 
126 (42.2 overs)
v
 Uganda
55/3 (19.4 overs)
No result
UKM Cricket Oval, Bangi
  • Uganda won the toss and elected to field.

Replays

As the following two matches finished in a no result on the previous day, the schedued play-off round was scrapped, with the fixtures restarted from scratch.[30][31]

6 May 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Malaysia 
257/8 (50 overs)
v
 Bermuda
168/9 (50 overs)
Malaysia won by 89 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Bandar Kinrara
  • Malaysia won the toss and elected to bat.

6 May 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Uganda 
90 (37 overs)
v
 Jersey
83 (35 overs)
Uganda won by 7 runs
UKM Cricket Oval, Bangi
  • Jersey won the toss and elected to field.

Final standings

Pos Team Status
1st  Uganda Promoted to Division Three for 2018
2nd  Denmark
3rd  Malaysia Remained in Division Four
4th  Jersey
5th  Vanuatu Relegated to Division Five
6th  Bermuda

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