Chile national cricket team
|Association||Chilean Cricket Association|
|ICC status||Affiliate (2001)|
|ICC region||ICC Americas|
|WCL||n/a (regional tournaments)|
Chile v. Argentina |
(Santiago, Chile; 1893)
|As of 4 September 2015|
The Chile national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Chile in international cricket matches. The team is organised by the Chilean Cricket Association, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2001. However, the national side had debuted as early as 1893, when it played Argentina in Santiago. Chile began playing regular international matches in the early 1920s, and, with the exception of a gap during World War II, has continued to do so since then. Until the team affiliated to the ICC, its opponents were almost all other South American teams. It first participated in an ICC tournament in 2006, when it fielded a team in division three of the 2006 ICC Americas Championship. In the South American Championships, which began in 1995, Chile has participated in every edition, but won only once, in 2011.
Cricket was first played in the country in 1829 and the first club, the Valparaíso Cricket Club was formed in 1860. Their first international fixture was played in 1893 against Argentina. Chile provided two players to the South American combined cricket team which toured England in 1932 (playing several first-class matches) – Alfred Jackson and Charles Sutton.
Interest in the game had waned after the Second World War, although a national side continued to play regular matches, and Chile did not become a member of the International Cricket Council until 2002. .
Their first ICC tournament was the Division Three tournament of the ICC Americas Championship, played in Suriname in February 2006. The Chileans finished in third place, their only win coming against Brazil.
The February 2008 edition of the Division 3 tournament was held in Argentina. Chile defeated Belize, Turks & Caicos Islands and Peru only to lose to Brazil. Chile finished the tournament second due to net run rate.
Chile has participated in every edition of the South American Championship since it was first held in 1995, and hosted it twice. It won the tournament in 2011, and has been runner-up on six other occasions.
ICC Americas Championship
- 2006: 3rd place (Division Three)
- 2008: 2nd place
- 2009: 3rd place
- The following list contains the 13 players in Chile's squad for the 2011/12 World Cricket League Americas Division Three:
- Simon Shalders (Captain)
- Ian Walker
- Jean Pierre Le Fort
- Tristan Bradbrook
- Guy Hooper
- John Fecci
- Pablo Meijas
- Stephen Foot
- Cristóbal Castillo
- Joseph Williams (Wk)
- Christian Eyzaguirre
- Tommy Dawes
- Jim Scarborough
- Mike Meade
- Ignacio Lisboa
Craig Andrews ( National Coach )
- ↑ Argentina – International Cricket Council. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- ↑ Other matches played by Chile – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- ↑ 9th South American Championship, Santiago, 2011 – Peru Cricket. Retrieved 4 September 2015.