Twenty20 road to Bangladesh starts in Sussex

Twelve international Twenty20 teams will contest the Pepsi ICC European Division One Championship in Sussex this month with the top two sides guaranteed a shot at qualifying for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

This year’s competition will be contested by Austria, Belgium, France, Denmark (2011 champions), Gibraltar, Germany, Guernsey, Italy, Isle of Man, Jersey, Norway and Sweden.

The competition gets underway next Monday (July 8) with group matches shared by Horsham and Preston Nomads and culminates with a finals day involving the top four sides on Saturday, July 13, at The County Ground, Hove.

Group A fixtures

July 8: 10am, Sweden v Italy (Horsham 1); Gibraltar v Austria (Horsham 2)

2.30pm, Guernsey v Norway (Horsham 1); Italy v Gibraltar (Horsham 2)

July 9: 10am. Sweden v Norway (Preston Nomads 1), Guernsey v Austria (Preston Nomads 2)

2.30pm, Sweden v Gibraltar (Preson Nomads 1); Norway v Italy (Preston Nomads 2)

July 11: 10am, Austria v Sweden (Horsham 1); Guernsey v Italy (Horsham 2)

2.30pm, Guernsey v Gibraltar (Horsham 1), Norway v Austria (Horsham 2)

July 12: 10am, Gibraltar v Norway (Horsham)

2pm, Italy v Austria (Horsham 1), Sweden v Guernsey (Horsham 2)

Group B fixtures

July 8: 10am, Isle of Man v Denmark (Nomads 1), Germany v Belgium (Nomads 2)

2.30pm, Jersey v France (Nomads 1), Denmark v Germany (Nomads 2)

July 9: 10am, Isle of Man v France (Horsham 1), Jersey v Belgium (Horsham 2)

2.30pm, Isle of Man v Germany (Horsham 1), France v Denmark (Horsham 2)

July 11: 10am, Belgium v Isle of Man (Nomads 1), Jersey v Denmark (Nomads 2)

2.30pm, Germany v Jersey (Nomads 1), France v Belgium (Nomads 2)

July 12: 10am, Germany v France (Nomads 1)

2.30pm, Denmark v Belgium (Nomads 1), Isle of Man v Jersey (Nomads 2)

The semi-finals take place at 11am and 2.30pm on Saturday, July 13 at Hove and the floodlit final on 6.45pm. Sunday, July 14 is a reserve day.

Preston Nomads - Spen Cama Memorial Ground, Clappers Lane, Fulking, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9NH, (Tel: 01273 857477)

Horsham Cricket Club - Cricket Field Road, Horsham, Sussex, RH12 1TE, (Tel 01403 254628)