The first cricket match in the Czech Republic was played in 1997, and the Českomoravský Kriketový Svaz was set up in 2000 to drive forward the development of the game.
We currently have four strong clubs in the capital city of Prague, plus other contacts around the country. Approximately 120 players a year participate regularly, a number which has steadily increased since our establishment.
We play a 20-over league, a 40-over league and an indoor league every year. Our new cricket-dedicated facility at Kriket Vinoř has been in operation since 2012. We have net facilities in the centre of Prague, at the Tenisové Centrum Olšanská.
We work in close cooperation with the International Cricket Council (ICC), whose European branch are based at the "Home of Cricket", Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
This website is maintained by Dan Casey (please get in touch if you want to help!).
Dan helped to design the website with local (part-time!) cricketer Talib Ujjainwala, whose company Dreamz Unlimited
(along with sister company Overtures Infotech
, based in India) helped to implement our requirements.
On every page you can see two large images at the side, and six images in the banner.
The side images are:
(left) national team star all-rounder Sudesh Wickremasinghe bowling at the Central Europe Cup, Prague, June 2015 . Photo credit: Renata Marková
(right) national team opener Mikuláš Starý after scoring a century in a Czech Cricket 40-over league match in May 2015. Photo credit: Vojta Haša
The banner images start with a group picture of cricketers from the cities of Brno and České Budějovice after a friendly match in Brno in August 2015. The pictures then follow in order:
(1) - photo credit: Jeroff de Kock
Teams from Brno and České Budějovice after an entertaining day's cricket. It was the Barracudas' first ever visit to Brno.
(2) - photo credit: Rohit Deshmoyni
The Czech national team in their new white kits ahead of their ODI match near Budapest vs Hungary, September 2015.
(3) - photo credit: Joanna Kończak
The Czech national team celebrating after an impressive ODI victory against Poland in Warsaw, July 2015.
(4) - photo credit: Renata Marková
The Czech President's XI celebrate removing a batsman from Switzerland's Winterthur CC in their Pepsi Cup match at Kriket Vinoř, September 2015.
(5) - photo credit: Chris Pearce
Czech national team coach Dany Hudecek keeps wicket as a local tries cricket for the first time, at the Sport'áček
event in České Budějovice in August 2015.
(6) - photo credit: Renata Marková
Players from Vinohrady CC warm up ahead of a friendly match, with another match taking place behind them at Kriket Vinoř, April 2015.
Czech translations are kindly provided by Mikuláš Starý, Jan Bartošik, Filip Tejmar, Jakub Kratochvil, Alex Kinsey, Lucie Stehnová and Eliška Kóssiová.
The ČMKS logo was designed by Radka Lisková.