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Come to visit us in the Czech Republic! Play cricket in the land of the world's best beer and contribute to the development of our sport!
Our local experts have helped to coordinate many tours over the last few years. Please contact us for more info!
New pitch installation complete!
At the end of 2013 the Executive Committee decided to order two new quality pitches to install at Kriket Vinoř, and with the pleasantly-mild Winter work started early on the first installation.
Volunteers stay behind after the OFCC vs Czech game to spread another layer of rock on the new track. Please note: child labour has been used as little as possible! (photo: Dan Casey, April 12th)
The first wicket is now ready, and was trialled in the Vinohrady vs Barbarians friendly on April 13th. Photos to follow soon!
The second wicket hopefully by mid-May. The quality of the wickets should lead to a much higher standard of play locally!
PCC Kings take the crown!
The PCC Kings, captained by Paul Myers, completed a successful campaign with a 100% record as their ninth victory brought them the trophy on an action-packed finals day. Full details to come.
PCC Kings with the trophy. Skipper Paul Myers is bottom-right (photo: Rohit Deshmoyni)
Results from 1st-4th place playoffs, 29th March:
Barbarians Vandals beat PCC Rooks by 61 runs
PCC Kings beat Barbarians Visigoths by 34 runs
3rd place playoff:
PCC Rooks beat Barbarians Visigoths by 37 runs
PCC Kings beat Barbarians Vandals by 7 runs
1. PCC Kings
2. Barbarians Vandals
3. PCC Rooks
4. Barbarians Visigoths
5. Bohemian CC
6. PCC Knights
7. Vinohrady "Vino Rosso"
8. Joshiley Dragons
See here for league table and full details on the Winter League!
Spring Junior tournament goes well
Four schools got together over two weekends to contest trophies in U12, U14 and U16 action in Prague.
U12 winners EISP with national team captain Vojta Haša (left) and development director Chris Pearch (photo: Mik Starý)
At the U12/U14 event at Riverside School on March 8th, English International School Prague and International School Prague took home the silverware, with ISP repeating their victory in the U16 event on home soil a week later.
Hrajeme kriket! Two schools in Roudnice nad Labem enjoy a fun Monday
Czech Cricket went to North Bohemia on Monday 27th January to visit old
friends and introduce new children to our exciting sport.
cricket in Roudnice nad Labem, with the orange Kwik Cricket set kindly
donated by LV= SOS Kit Aid (photo: Dan Casey)
The first school we visited has been playing for a couple of months, so
we introduced some bowling exercises. And the second school were
overjoyed by the new game, running, catching and hitting with all their
A subsequent visit on March 10th has helped to build on the children's skills, and we are looking forward to developing further in April.
The kind donation from our friends at
LV= SOS Kit Aid enable us to leave a Kwik Cricket set with the
second school so that they can hone their skills!
Czech Lions trip to Malta, October 2013
The Czech Lions team finished last in the first Malta
Cricket Association Autumn Twenty20 Competition at the Marsa
Sports Club, Malta between the 18th and 20th of October,
Despite finishing winless, all who travelled agreed it was a
great tournament and a wonderful place to visit. Malta beat
Hungary in the final, with Russia finishing third after
beating the Lions in the tournament's first game.
A weakened Czech team suffered with the bat, as each match
finished with every player except one scoring less than 20.
Full details on the tournament can be found at the Malta
Czech XI win season opener!
The Czech XI celebrate victory (photo: Dan Casey)
The 2014 outdoor season began with an entertaining encounter on a lovely April day, as the Czech XI beat the Over Forties by 22 runs.
Batting first, the Czechs were able to call upon national team captain Vojta Haša to push the score along as the wily old-timers tried to slow them down.
Haša was dismissed for 44 and Lukáš Fencl replaced him, and promptly ran out Saša Storek off his first ball (though to be honest, it was a great throw from Scott Page, a direct hit from the boundary!).
But Fencl recovered to record a fine innings, retiring on 54 from 35 balls to lead the team to 162-7 from their 30 overs.
Boasting four university students, the Czech bowling attack had the firepower to worry the old boys. Damian Kyselý stood out, claiming 2-9 in his first four overs before bowling tightly at the end to quell any comeback and end with 3-18.
Fencl and Storek chipped in with wickets also and Matěj Topinka and Miša Tavlaridis belied their relative inexperience behind the stumps to restrict the runs, with only Page (51 from 67 balls) able to resist as OFCC fell short, finishing on 140-7.
It was a great start to the season with plenty of good-natured banter on the field. You can find more photos and a full scorecard on the Czech Cricket Facebook page.
OFCC were in high spirits in their new kit, despite the result (photo: Dan Casey)
Partnership with CANZA announced!
Czech Cricket is delighted to announce that it has formed a partnership with the Czech Australia New Zealand Association (CANZA).
Cricket as a sport and outdoor activity is very popular in both Australia and New Zealand with the national men's and women's teams of both countries performing at the pinnacle of the international game.
Through the partnership we will be working on two fronts:
1) to help inform Czech-based Aussies and Kiwis that their time in the Czech Republic does not have to be without cricket, with regular senior and junior tournaments being played
2) to help introduce local Czech people to the Australian and New Zealand pastime and our beloved sport, cricket.
Czech Cricket has been steadily expanding since its formation in Prague in 2000. We coordinate and support local international and Czech State schools towards participation in the Czech Cricket Winter, Spring and Summer tournaments, which have been showing fantastic growth since their introduction in 2012.
The Czech Ashes "Team Oz" of 2013 (photo: Dan Casey)
The expansion of these tournaments alongside the introduction of an additional team in the men’s game and a major facilities development overhaul project mean that 2014 is set to be a fantastic year for cricket in the Czech Republic.
If you or any of your friends, colleagues or relatives are interested in learning more about cricket, please contact us or for upcoming events, please keep an eye on the Czech Cricket events calendar.
Indoor Cricket around Europe
Two Czech clubs travelled to Dresden to take part in their second annual indoor tournament (Feb 22-23). Prague Barbarians put up a good show, defeating the hosts in one match, while PCC went all the way and brought the trophy back home!
Prague CC with the trophy from Dresden! (photo: Siva Subramaniam)
On the same weekend our friends in Austria hosted the 28th annual Vienna CC Wintercup. Czech Cricket's President Karel Ziegler and his friend Alex Sirisena took part in the tournament, playing for Touregs CS, an international team coordinated through contacts from English website T20 International.
Karel Ziegler (right) batting with Robin Maslin of T20 International (photo: Joanna Konczak)
Summer 2014 schedule released!
The full schedule for the 2014 Summer season can be found in the Calendar, or on the 40-over and 20-over league pages!
Click here to see our newsletter looking back at the 2013 summer!
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