Cricket in Moravian Landscape
If you happened to be hiking around the Reckovice area, you may come across a group of People wearing whites, Playing Cricket in a picturesque valley surrounded by Pine forest. That's us, the Brno Cricket Club. We have the most beautiful Cricket ground in the Central Europe and a natural Clay pitch. Cricket is not the familiar sport in this part of the world, but we exist and growing in numbers.
Bit of History...
It all started a decade ago when few Cricket enthusiasts came across with the idea of introducing cricket in Brno in the year 2007. During the initial years, Club played on the ground near Boby centrum. Cricket in general was initial stages in Czechia(then Czech Republic). Brno cricket club participated in the Czech cricket league and went on to reach first League Final resulting 2 players chosen to represent Czech National team in year 2011-12.
Since Cricket was not so popular among the locals and players were mostly foreign students who stayed temporarily , Continuing Cricket in Brno was a tough challenge. Club faces several ups and down during these years but eventually get through.
Rising like a phoenix...
In the year 2015, the Club came up with strong determination to take thing forward. With New BCC Board formed and 25 strong members, we moved to a better ground and felicities. Club started playing regular weekly matches and Hosted friendlies. Next year 2016, took the things further. We introduced our current ground, Prepared Cricket Pitch and hosted Cricket teams from Countries like UK, Hungary, Austria and Poland.
2017 Unbeaten League Champion
With members growing in numbers , 2017 BCC participated in the 40 overs Czech league with 2 teams.We become 2017 T-40 League champion for division 2 and promoted for the First Division in Czech Cricket League.
It was a remarkable year for BCC. We received applauds from Czech Cricket for maintaining beutiful ground and facilities. Also for the first time we received Jersey sponsorship. We won a small tournament in Budapest and then reached the FInal of Czech T20 League. Two of our player got selected to Czech National team and represented ICC World Cup qualifier in Nederlands.
Cricket Development with Locals...
One of our long term goal is to promote Cricket to the local.We have organized and participated several Cricket development programs. Specially Introducing Cricket to Czech kids.