European Cricket Championship


Following four weeks of top-class cricket and 96 exciting T10 games, the inaugural Dream11 European Cricket Championship came to a stunning climax in perfect sunshine at the Cartama Oval.

The hosts Spain exited early on Friday morning as their three-game winning run ended against the Netherlands in the Eliminator.

Next up, England edged directly into the Final with a thrilling last-ball win over Belgium after a massive last over drama.

Belgium bounced back to beat the Netherlands in Qualifier 2 to set up another meeting with the very well-supported England side in the much-anticipated final.

The big-hitting Belgians blasted their way to an imposing 148 with Ali Raza (43) and Sherry Butt (54) doing the most damage. Butt was particularly brutal, hitting eight massive sixes in his 18-ball innings.

But England had no trouble chasing down the target with Sussex star Harrison Ward and skipper Dan Lincoln showing the way with some venomous hitting in their unbeaten fifties.