Czech Republic national cricket team
|ICC membership granted||2000|
|ICC member status||Affiliate member|
|ICC development region||Europe|
|World Cricket League division||N/A|
|First recorded match||July 2006 v Austria at Vienna, Austria|
|As of 16 September 2009|
The Czech cricket team is the team that represents the country of the Czech Republic in international cricket matches. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 2000. They made their competitive international debut in Division Five of the European Championship in 2009. The Czech Republic has an ICC backed and sponsored league. The CCU Cup is held from May to July every year. The 2010 CCU winners were Prague Cricket Club. The teams that participate in the CCU Cup are:
- Prague Cricket Club
- Vinohrady Cricket Club
- Prague Bohemians Cricket Club
- Prague Barbarians
The current official national team selection panel is made up of the chairman of selectors and manager of the Czech national team Tim Hort and the captains of the 5 clubs.
In June 2008, an unofficial national team from the Czech Republic came second in an ICC supported Euro Twenty 20 tournament which took place at the Carmel & District Cricket Club in Wales. They were beaten by Estonia with 3 balls remaining in the final over after beating Russia and a Cricket Board of Wales team in the group stage, and a team representing Poland in the semi-final.
In August 2008, the Czech Republic hosted the Prague International Twenty 20 cricket cup  at their Vypich ground. Teams from Russia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria joined a team representing the Czech Republic in this 2 day Twenty 20 event. Unfortunately, the team from Belarus was unable to attend due to visa complications and their place was filled by a Czech B team. After seeing off Bulgaria and Hungary quite comfortably in the group stages, the Czech Republic surprisingly had a much harder time beating Romania in the semi-final, with Romania requiring only 9 to win with 3 wickets in hand in the last over they ran out of batsmen. In the final, the Czech Republic collapsed to 61 all out against a much improved Russia team from their last encounter in the Euro Twenty 20 tournament and Russia knocked off the required runs within 11 overs, leaving the Czech team runners up in an international final once again.
In September 2009 the Czech Republic participated for the first time in the ICC European Division 5 Championship  finally finishing a respectable third (defeating Bulgaria, Turkey and Estonia) behind Sweden and the tournament winners Greece.
- The following list contains the 13 players in the Czech Republics squad for the European Cricket Championship Division 3 T20
- Scott Page (Captain)
- Sunil Ambar
- Hugo Banks
- John Corness
- Sivagnanam Gnanatheeswaran
- Adam Holub
- Vojtech Hasa
- Damian Kesely
- Jobi Samuel *
- Brigmam Smith
- Benjamin Soucek
- Mikulas Stary
- Alexander Arthur Storek
- Javed Arif.
- The following list contains the 13 players in the Czech Republics squad for the European Cricket Championship Division 5:
- Craig Hampson (Captain)
- Lawrence Acheson
- John Corness
- Lukas Fencl
- Arif Javed
- Josef Jindra
- Manjeet Malik
- Scott Page
- Manish Sahijwani
- Robin Smith
- Benjamin Soucek
- Mikulas Stary (Wk)
- Sudita Udugalage
- "Turkey squad for the European Cricket Championship Division 5". European Cricket Council. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
|This article about sports in the Czech Republic is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a cricket team is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|