Stockholm Cricket Club

Stockholm Cricket Club (Stockholm CC) is the oldest cricket club in Sweden and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Formed by staff from various British and Commonwealth embassies in 1948, matches were initially played against visiting navy ships and tours to the continent then later to local opposition as cricket in Sweden grew.[1] The club is a member of the Swedish Cricket Federation.[2]

Stockholm CC
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Personnel
CaptainSanthosh Yadapalli
ChairmanKarl Langston
Team information
ColoursClub:   
One Day and T20:   
Founded1948
Home groundSkarpnäck Sportsfält, Stockholm
History
SM One-Day wins0
SM T20 wins0
Official websiteOfficial website

Club

One-Day & T20

HistoryEdit

1940s to 1970sEdit

The club was founded in 1948 by Embassy Staff from cricket playing nations in Stockholm, with the British Embassy taking a key role in the organisation. During the post war period matches were played against visiting navy ships and against embassy teams. During the 1960s the club made regular trips to the continent to play against teams in the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. With the formation of the Helsinki Cricket Club a yearly tour to Finland was a standing fixture for the club. During the 1970s with the influx of refugees to Sweden, particularly from Uganda, the number of clubs and opposition to arrange regular fixtures grew. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the club in 1973 a two day match was played at Östermalms IP against Lund Cricket Club.[3][4][5]

1980s to 2016Edit

During the 1980s the club continued playing with a fixture list against the growing number of clubs in Sweden and the international tours. The played the majority of matches at Årstafältet. After the formation of the Swedish Cricket Federation in 1990 the club participated in the inaugural season run by the newly formed governing body then withdrew preferring to play friendly matches against other teams.[note 1]

2016 to PresentEdit

In 2016 the BCA and KTH Cricket Clubs merged with the Stockholm CC, youth development being the key focus of the combined club. In 2017 the "new" club participated in the Swedish Cricket Federations One Day and T20 competitions for men.[note 1] The Stockholm CC youth development program started in 2016. The club is leading the growth in junior cricket in the Stockholm region where it organises competitions for children and young adults, U13 Poolspel[note 2] and U15 Cricket Festival.[6]

BrandingEdit

The club's colours are yellow and blue. The Stockholm CC badge being three golden crowns above a gold rampant lion on a blue field.[note 1]

GroundsEdit

The Stockholm CC played their first matches in Rålambshovsparken, Stockholm. Soon the authorities realised the danger a cricket ball posed to sunbathers and a ground was found at Skarpnäcks flyggfält. In 1960 the club moved to Flatenbadet, Nacka. In the 1980s the club had a ground at Årstafältet. Since 2016 the club has played at Skarpnäck sportsfält, Granby BP, Gärdet - cricket grounds managed by Stockholm City Council.[note 1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "History". Stockholm Cricket Club.
  2. ^ "Press Release 20190515". www.stockholmcricket.se.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "International Cricket Council". www.icc-cricket.com.
  2. ^ "Hitta en förening". Svenska Cricketförbundet.
  3. ^ Brooks, Tim (2016). Cricket on the Continent. Pitch Publishing. pp. 227–229. ISBN 978-1-78531-203-8.
  4. ^ Labouchure, Provis & Hargreaves (1969). The story of continental cricket. Hutchinson & CO Ltd.
  5. ^ Cooper & Syne (1986). Beyond the far pavilions. Pavilion Books Ltd. ISBN 1-85145-017-3.
  6. ^ Fontander, Pär (8 June 2019). "Strategi och logik viktigt på Sveriges första cricketfestival". Sveriges Radio – via sverigesradio.se.

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