August 5, 2009

Norway

Norway wins Nordic Cup Twenty20 tournament

Siddhartha Talya

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

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Posted by NORWAYMAN on (January 28, 2011, 19:28 GMT)

hell yeah im so happy for norway im soth african but i relly dig the norweigan people

Posted by Vikram Maingi on (August 10, 2009, 11:22 GMT)

I thought Denmark is better than the other sides in Scandinavia. Good to see Norway registering 2 wins in 2 days over Denmark.

Posted by Simon Butler on (August 6, 2009, 1:34 GMT)

It is good to see competition being played outside of the test world that isn't just the WCL or Intercontinental Cup, The Danish side has been an improving one for some time now, and they seemed to do quite well, although it is interesting to see that Norway were the eventual victors. Congratulations to them, they have been another or europes lower teams that have shown positive signs of improvement and developemtn in the last few years. I hope they do well in the WCL.

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