Norway August 5, 2009

Norway wins Nordic Cup Twenty20 tournament

Tony Munro

Tony Munro

Norway defeated a Danish representative team twice in two days in win last month's Nordic Cup Twenty20 tournament in Copenhagen.

The Norwegians maintained an unbeaten record after defeating Denmark by four runs in the final. Sweden took third place in the four team tournament, beating Finland by 112 runs in the play-off match.

The competition proved a positive workout for Norway ahead of the World Cricket League Division Six tournament in Singapore later this month.

It is understood Norway rested five first choice players for the Nordic Cup, in which the ICC's eligibility rules applied. CricInfo has received conflicting reports about the strength of the Danish squad.

11/07/09 Denmark 82-2 (14.1) beat Finland 79-4 (20ov.) by 6 wkts. Norway 167-8 (20ov.) beat Sweden 139-8 (20ov.) by 28 runs Sweden 208-3 (20ov.) beat Finland 125-7 (20ov.) by 83 runs Norway 169-9 (20ov.) beat Denmark 157-9 (20ov.) by 12 runs

12/07/09 Norway 209-7 (20ov.) beat Finland 75 by 134 runs Denmark 118-5 (18ov.) beat Sweden 114 (17) by 5 wkts. Sweden 211-7 (20ov.) beat Finland 99-4 (20ov.) by 112 runs Norway 144-9 (20ov.) beat Denmark 140-6 by 4runs

Siddhartha Talya is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo