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Greece Cricket Team Guide

The Greece cricket team represents the country in international cricket and is organised by the Hellenic Cricket Federation. The international cricket team debuted in 1990 and has since been an active participant in European cricket tournaments. The sport’s presence in Greece is primarily due to the British rule of the Ionian islands, with Corfu being a significant hub for cricket in the country.

History of Greece Cricket Team

The Greece cricket team made its international debut at the 1990 European Cricketer Cup in Guernsey. They have been regular participants in European Cricket Council tournaments. The Greece cricket team faced controversy in 2006 when they fielded two ineligible players, leading to the cancellation of their wins. In 2009, Greece won the European Cricket Championship Division Five held in Corfu. In 2018, the ICC granted full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members, and the Greece cricket team played its first T20I in October 2019 against the Serbia cricket team.

Where Does The Greece Cricket Team Play?

Cricket for the Greece cricket team is predominantly played on the island of Corfu. The Marina Ground in Gouvia, Corfu, has hosted international cricket matches.

Former Captains Of The Greece Cricket Team

In 2012, during the European T20 Championship held in Corfu, the Greece cricket team was captained by former Hampshire wicket-keeper Nic Pothas, with him leading his country on numerous occasions.

Top Run Scorers In Greece Cricket Team History

Paul Maraziotis is one of the most notable run scorers for the Greece cricket team, with him being the first to score a century for his country in a single inning.

Top Wicket Takers In Greece Cricket Team History

Mehmood Ahmed, Spyridon Goustis and Dimitrios Triantafillidis have all been some of the most impressive takers for the Greece cricket team in its history.

Memorable Games For The Greece Cricket Team

Greece participated in the European Cricket Championship and played against various European teams. While specific games may not be widely remembered, their participation in the tournament itself was significant for the development of cricket in Greece.

A significant game for Greece was their first-ever T20I match against the Serbia cricket team on 15 October 2019, where they won by 10 wickets.

Rivals Of The Greece Cricket Team

Greece has had a developing cricket rivalry with the neighbouring Cyprus cricket team. Matches between these two nations have been competitive and memorable for fans of Greek cricket.

Greece has also played highly competitive T20I matches against several countries, including the Bulgaria cricket team, Croatia cricket team, Finland cricket team, Italy cricket team, Romania cricket team, Serbia cricket team, and Sweden cricket team.