X-on festival

Oulu Cricket club attended its first x-on sports festival in Oulu. The festival is being held on 19-20.10.2009. It is focused on youngster for their holiday recreation. There was plenty of enthusiast visitor to see what cricket is,,, and some hit sixes:)
T: J


sisäkrikettikausi alkaa Ouluhallissa

PE 16.10.2009 - 18.12.2009 klo 20:00 - 21:30
Tule ihmettelemään


krikettiä you tubessa

hyviä ohjeita lajia harrastaville tai lajista kiinnostuneille.

sekä Bob Woolmerin opetusvideo kriketistä osoitteessa (8 eri osaa)



Oulu Cricket Clubin sisäkausi on alkamassa lähiviikkoina. Pelit ja treenit ovat Ouluhallissa. Kerran viikossa jäsjestettävissä harjoituksissa keskitytään pelaamisen ohella, pelin perustekniikoihin kuten syöttämiseen ja lyömiseen.
Tervetuloa pelaamaan tai ihmettelemään


ilmaista krikettiä viikolla 35

Tule kokeilemaan lajia nimeltä kriketti. Oulu Cricket Club, tarjoaa sinulle ja ystävillesi mahdollisuuden tutustua uuteen ja samalla historialliseen mailapeliin ensimmäistä kertaa Oulussa. Tapahtumapaikkat ja ajat löytyvät yhdistyksemme kotisivuilta : http://sites.google.com/site/oulucricket/



Finnish Cricket Association and Internetional Cricket Counsil are selebrating this year on even numbered birthdays.

FCA is reaching the age of 10 years, while ICC is selebrating 100 years.
Just as a reference,, OCC is currently 6 months old. Maybe we can have 1 year birhtday this winter for OCC?? What do you think? Would anyone come there?
T: J


friendly game on thursday

Right after the season has started, OCC is having the first frienly game. The opponent is known to be very good in deed. So we are facing a really eventful cricket game.

Yet the OCC composition is indecided but the team formation will be annunced tonight or tomorrow morning on thursday.

See you on the cricket ground


Fielding training starts

Starting from 4.7.2009 saturdays training session will include fielding training

* fielding drills will deal with;
+ close catch,
+ catching in the deep,
+ overarm throw,
+ one-handed intercept,
+ two-handed intercept,
+ crow hop
+ retrieving the ball,
+ the long barrier,
+ wicketkeeping (standing up and standing back)


kwik cricket set has arrived

in case you want to know more, drop by at the training session or see;http://www.cricketsupplies.com/kwikcricket.asp
our set is the medium size...


tonights session images and also some from last thursday

Heres some captures from tonights game.
It was good to see new players and some pretty amazing bowling going on there.
so here thay are,, randomly selected images from tonight and last thursday.
Take care


Välivainio field

The Välivainio field is now booked for OCC, on saturdays from 14:00 to 16:00.
See you there, also.


Alppila field is out of use

The Alppila field is out of use.
Starting from monday we are looking for new ground to substitute the Alppila ground.
This saturday there was training session in Välivainio ground, which turned out to be good area to play cricket.


saturdays game at 14:00

Hi guys
It was good to see so many players last thursday.
Hope to see you also tomorrow. For more details see the OCC website and ground info.


kokeile krikettiä ilmaiseksi / try cricket for free

kokeile krikettiä ilmaiseksi / Try cricket for free

Viikolla 23 jokainen lajista kiinnostunut voi tulla kokeilemaan krikettiä. Oletpa sitten ensikertalainen tai kokeneempi pelaaja, niin kentällä on aina tilaa ystävien parissa. Tarkemmat ohjeet pelipaikoista löytyvät kotisivuiltamme (http://sites.google.com/site/oulucricket/Home)

Week number 23 will be free for everyone. So if you want to try cricket for first time or just brush up your skill for the sumemr season, feel free to drop by and join the game. For more info about the grounds and sessions see webpage (http://sites.google.com/site/oulucricket/Home)

No previous experience needed.



equipment order form Helsinki

Here they are. OCC cricket equipment for the summer season.


Deccan Chargers and cricket ground vote

In case you missed it,,, IPL champion for this season is Deccan Chargers.
And for those who might have missed the statistics of voting.. tonight at 20:00 there was already 16 votes casted for cricket ground.
T: J


Images from possible cricket grounds

So here they are... possible cricket grounds for season 2009
there will be voting system in OCC webpage soon, so you can cast your vote there.
Also the Linnanmaan field is one of the possible cricket grounds ( I just dont have any pictures of it -- if someone could send me one?)
any how here they are
Oulunsuun koulu, Välivainio and Alppila

Frist 3 images from OULUNSUU

next 3 images from VÄLIVAINIO

and last 3 images from ALPPILA


thank you for all the attendants in the Grand Meeting

Once again thanks all for participating and hope to see you soon on the cricket fields. There will be additional mail soon (regarding to the training session times and dates),, after we manage to create mailing list (hopefully during wednesday or so). And,, keep on watching the website for updates before the season kick off.
T: J


grand opening meeting....

new poster is on display at


IPL fake blogger

Kolkata Knight Riders' Murali Kartik, left, denies he is behind the Fake IPL Blog.

have you seen this blog yet?

Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Shane Warne are all well and good, but for genuine star quality in the Indian Premier League look no further than Bhooka Naan, Phoren Baba and Lordie. They all exist, but only as pawns in an online mystery currently being perpetuated by the so-called Fake IPL Blogger, whose regular updates supposedly from the inner sanctum of the Kolkata Knight Riders dressing room have set tongues wagging on both sides of the Indian Ocean.

The blogs, posted at fakeiplplayer.blogspot.com, have included such in-depth accounts of team meetings, many of them centering on alleged tensions between the central characters of the IPL's most glamorous franchise, that many web users do not want to believe the whole thing is a hoax. Especially when the coaching methods of Bhooka Naan (John Buchanan, the former coach of Australia) and the power base of Phoren Baba (Brendon McCullum, Kolkata's New Zealand captain) so plainly irritate Lordie (the deposed skipper Sourav Ganguly) in real life.



Umpiring coaching

heres a link to Tampere cc site;


Tampere city

So, heres some fresh photos from saturdays empiring course (thanks to Jari for having me and the lads from Jyväskylä there, and most of all,, for arranging something like that in general). The pictures are taken with nokia 5800, so the quality might not do the justice for the game which was very fast. But you get the picture:)
T: J


Posters for coming season 2009

So what do you say? Are they any good?


fair effort from FCA, congratulations :)

FCA winner of the Best Junior Cricket Initiative Award

ICC Europe announces Regional Winners of Pepsi ICC Development Programme Awards for 2008

FCA was the winner of the Best Junior Cricket Initiative Award was the Finnish Cricket Association (FCA) for their Junior Girls UK Tour and associated cricket training camps and schools programme in Finland. The vision and enthusiasm of FCA Cricket Development Officer, Maija Scamans, in driving this project forward stood out amongst the entries this year.

next from ICC web page
Best Junior Cricket Initiative

Relates to a new initiative that has given young players the opportunity to play cricket in an organized competition, therefore enhancing the long term development and viability of cricket within the community or country.

Winner: Finnish Cricket Association


sketch for logo

just something i did this morning


spincricket.com podcast site under construction

Since you can easily download anything using the free internet in Oulu (panoulu), I have to recommend spin magazines podcasts (http://www.spinpodcast.com/). Unfortunatelly the site is currently under construction (it was open just a couple days ago,, hope it will open up soon).
Luckily BBC website (good for crikcet stuff as well)is not under construction (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/directory/).
enjoy and have a good week end


FCA AGM - venues I like to participate

hi guys
It has been a while since I wrote last time but this means that lot has been done. I participated a FCA AGM and presented our club from north. During next week, there will be a decision from the PRH (patentti ja rekisterihallitus). So Oulu Cricket Club finally becomes registered club.
All in all, we are proceeding as planned. Next summer will be the summer of cricket in Oulu with OCC.
T: J


international cricket pages

heres some samples for potential lay out for the clubs webpages, from the international web page section.


greetings from Helsinki

Here some images from Helsinki. Images are from indoor cricket league and are taken on 30.1.2009. This game is fast, energetic and entertainin (although I have no profound experience in this game I think this is a perfect game for finns in all ages).
Thanks for my hosts for eventfull and entertaining night with cricket friends:)
T: Gokangaroo
for more indo drop by at the national associations site:


Marylebone CC

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is the world's oldest and most famous cricket club[1]. Founded in 1787, it is a private members' club. It owns, and is based at, Lord's Cricket Ground near St John's Wood in north London. MCC was formerly the governing body of cricket in England and across the world. Most of its global functions were passed on to the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1993 and its English governance was passed to the England and Wales Cricket Board at the same time.

The MCC laid down the laws of the game in 1788[2], and remains the copyright holder of the Laws of Cricket[citation needed]. It is well known throughout the cricketing world as an active club that is influential to cricket in general

membership in Marylebone

MCC has 18,000 full members and 4,000 associate members. Members have special rights to use the Pavilion and other stands at Lord's for all matches played at the ground.

In order to join the waiting list of candidates for membership one must get the vote (of which each full member has one a year) of three members, and the additional sponsorship of a person on the List of MCC Sponsors (which consists of members of all MCC Sub-Committees; MCC Committee; MCC Out Match Representatives; and the Current, Past, and Designate President). As the demand for membership always is greater than the number of places available each year (there being just over 400 places in 2005), there is a substantial waiting list for Full Ordinary Membership, namely 18 years (although this compares favourably to the 30-year wait which was the norm in the 1920s). There are, however, ways to lessen the time it takes to become a full member. One may become an Umpire Member, Playing Member, or Out-Match Member (although this carries none of the privileges of membership, apart from being able to play for the club).

Alternatively, one may be awarded Honorary Life Membership, yet this is a very rare honour to be bestowed on someone. Current Honorary Life Members include Sir Garfield Sobers, Sunil Gavaskar, Henry Olonga, Andy Flower, Hashan Tillakaratne, Dickie Bird, David Shepherd, Aravinda de Silva, Alec Stewart and Rachael Heyhoe-Flint.

Lords cricket ground

Lord's Cricket Ground (generally known as Lord's) is a cricket venue in St John's Wood, London. Named after its founder, Thomas Lord, it is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and is the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the European Cricket Council (ECC); and until August 2005, the International Cricket Council (ICC). Lord's is often referred to as 'The Home of Cricket'.

Lord's today is not on its original site, being the third of three grounds that Lord established between 1787 and 1814. His first ground, now referred to as Lord's Old Ground, was where Dorset Square now stands. His second ground, Lord's Middle Ground, was used from 1811 to 1813 before being abandoned due to the construction through its outfield of the Regent's Canal. The present Lord's ground is about 250 yards north-west of the Middle Ground.

Lord's is home to the oldest sporting museum in the world


Australia still No.1

AUSTRALIA left it until the final two overs at the SCG but beat South Africa by 103 runs to claim a consolation win in the third Test - and retain the world No.1 ranking.