This page is aimed at assisting those of you who are keen either to host
touring sides, or to organise tours to parts of Europe which you haven't
visited before. The nine Associate countries, fourteen Affiliate countries
and approximately 15 new territories we are currently working with should
provide some exciting opportunities, so if you would like to flag up your
interest, please send an outline of what you can offer or what you are
looking for in terms of facilities, opposition etc (no more than 150 words,
please!) plus any relevant photos you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org,
along with contact details for further information. Unfortunately we will not be able
to assist financially or administratively beyond this point, but hope this facility
will encourage links amongst the European cricketing fraternity.
Please note that users of this facility are encouraged to make their own
checks to ensure that the facilities and opposition on offer are of an
appropriate standard, as the ECC is unable to guarantee this.
Duesseldorf - Cricket by the Rhine
DSC 99's cricketers (Duesseldorfer Sport-Club 1899) are keen to welcome touring sides for weekend games at our home in one of Germany's liveliest cities. We play local league and social cricket in pleasant tree-lined surroundings and enjoy excellent club facilities, including first class (ClubTurf) artificial match and practice pitches, indoor gym, bar and restaurant. We play regular host to visiting teams from Holland and Belgium (40 minutes' drive to respective borders) and from the UK (3 1/2 hours' drive from Calais, numerous budget airlines flying to Duesseldorf and neighbouring airports). Previous visitors (including the MCC) will testify to Duesseldorf's reputation for offering a wealth of post-match entertainment in the "Altstadt", a maze of bars and restaurants next to the River Rhine.
For more information, please contact Richard Stock at email@example.com.
Welcome To Tallinn, Medieval Capital of Estonia
The Estonian Cricket Association is delighted to welcome touring teams to our stunning and captivating capital city of Tallinn. A jovial bunch of cricketers from over 4 nations (British, Russian, Australian and including obviously our strong Estonian contingent), we are used to the desires of touring teams, namely entertaining cricket and great socialising.
By playing us you will be playing our Estonian National representative team, and we have teams to meet all standards of cricket ... well almost all standards! With a choice of two grounds, one in the stunning setting of a 300 year old manor house, the other surrounded by a horse trotting track 5 minutes from the centre, we can offer the right setting to your tastes.
We have hosted 12 touring teams this year, and we will be delighted to put you in touch with these teams so that you can ask of them about our hospitality. This year we hosted the infamous Heartaches cricket team, captained by Sir Tim Rice, and with our playing season being from late April to late September, we believe that we are a delightful touring opportunity. We even are organising our first ever Ice Cricket tournament in January 2005!
We can even arrange a game in Finland for you, with a 60 minute boat ride across to Helsinki - two internationals in one weekend!
We offer options of beach cricket (ten minutes from town) on our days of rest, as well as a host of other activities to keep the teams mind away from the game in hand (a successful tactic!)
With direct flights from most parts of Europe, travel and accommodation is easy, and can be arranged for you here to save you money as we have contacts with those who can keep the costs down. The Old Town of Tallinn is a world heritage site and for a good look at the town go to www.tallinn.info. The night life here is lengendary and with everything within walking (staggering) distance!
Looking forward to seeing you all soon! Contact Jason Barry: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pearl of the Baltics
On behalf of the Latvian Cricket Club, this invitation goes to all the cricket clubs & enthusiasts from Europe & beyond who have yet to discover the Baltic region. Riga is known as the Pearl of the Baltics and rightly so as it is world known for the architectural heritage of Hansa's traditions and is included in the UNESCO's list of world heritage sites. Riga has proudly celebrated its 800 years of existence recently. And this is not all, there are sightseeing locations in Sigulda, the Latvian Switzerland and the most famous beaches of Jurmala, a tourist paradise.
Our club is a mixture of youth & experience and has successfully hosted teams from Estonia, Finland, UK & Russia. If you are an overseas club who is interested to visit Riga and have a friendly game with our club from May to September, please contact, Sumit Chakravarty at email@example.com and visit our website at www.home.lv/cricket. You will never forget the Baltic hospitality.
The Indian Experience
We are a cricket club based in New Delhi, India. Come and enjoy Indian hospitality which is the best in the world. We are playing in the A-1 division league which is the feeder league to the Delhi Ranji squad. We can give you 4-5 games in the span of 8-9 days or alternatively a six a side tournament. Come for the six a side tournament and we can also provide players for a full side match too. Accommodation, transfers, matches and sightseeing can all be arranged by us at a nominal cost.
As the whole world knows, India is not that costly. We can promise you cherishable memories here from India. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Play in the Englischer Garten in Munich
Munich Cricket Club - 2001 & 2003 Bavarian league champions and German
finalists - is one of the oldest clubs in Germany and recently celebrated
its 20th anniversary (2002). A founder member of Munich Cricket League and
Deutsche Cricket Bund.
Home games are played at the 'Hirschanger' in the Englischer Garten,
arguably one of the most picturesque grounds in Germany, just a lofted off
drive from the famous Chinese Tower biergarten.
MCC would welcome touring sides to play social weekend cricket during the
Our squad consists of a nucleus of 25 players from all far-flung reaches of
the globe - especially England and Australia. A sociable bunch with a
conscience. MCC loves touring too, with tours this year to Switzerland,
Italy and Hamburg.
For further information contact: email@example.com
The Land of the Midnight Sun
Ever fancied playing cricket in the land of the Midnight Sun? Now's your chance. Guttsta Wicked CC, Sweden, are looking for teams to participate in the Midnight Cup, an international tournament played in Kolsva. For further information, click here.
Please look at our website www.guttsta.com
Standard Athletic Club in Paris
The Standard Athletic Club (SAC) is an English-speaking Sports and Social Club set in the beautiful forest of Meudon located to the south-west of Paris and some 15Kms from the Arc de Triomphe. The SAC has had an active cricket section since 1893 and has played at its current ground since 1922. SAC№s cricketers have an active fixture list throughout the summer, including Paris League games and international visitors from the UK as well as other countries in Europe. For our 2004 Season we are looking to attract new teams from further afield and to establish new friends. We can provide information on other local cricket teams, and travel and lodging to help make visits very pleasurable.
See www.standac.com for further details covering SAC№s facilities.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Ann Morley - Cricket Section.
Slovenia for an unforgettable cricket trip
Graeme Turton, Secretary, Morton CC: "The lads all got back home safe and well even after
enjoying some Trieste and Stansted airport hospitality. Everybody who I have spoken to
since has said that Ljubljana was the best Morton Tour yet. Superb hospitality from our
hosts, staying in a beautiful city, with stunning countryside in a lovely country.
Where can you play cricket and enjoy the sight of ancient castles, glorious alpine scenery
in glorious weather from late March to early October? Ljubljana cricket club
would like to show you the answer. We have hosted teams from all around the
world including the MCC, The Crusaders from Australia as well as many other British
and continental teams. All of them leave with a wonderful impression of Ljubljana and
the beautiful country that is Slovenia. We pride ourselves on our hospitality and will
make sure your trip is more than just a game or two of cricket. For most visitors to
Slovenia it also represents great value too with most important things costing substantially
less than in their own countries. It is well connected with cheap Ryan Air flights to nearby
airports. Staying in Ljubljana, our picturesque ground is only a short drive away. Why not take a look at
what we have to offer and please contact us, should you be tempted by our charms. We would
love to have you here and we guarantee you won't be disappointed. For further information please e-mail us for a prompt reply. See what
others had to say about their trip here.
The Isle of Man
The Isle of Man Cricket Association would like to hear from any clubs/leagues/associations who would be interested in coming to the Island to play. We are seeking fixtures at Mens, U19, U17, U15 and U13 level. The IOMCA have applied for ICC Affiliate membership and we are trying to expose our cricketers to as much cricket as possible.
A great time is guaranteed and the famous Manx hospitality will look after your off field enjoyment as well. We can help arrange hotels, transport etc
Please email email@example.com for further information
Like to play in Poland?
Poland now boasts a new club called Polonia Cricket Club, whose members play cricket almost every weekend in the Polish/German border region. Our team is of mixed sex and all but one are Polish. At present we are at an early stage of development but would like to start playing 'real' matches next year. If there are any teams out there who might be interested in playing against us, either here in Poland or at other locations, please contact us.
Simon Haines: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cricket in Burgundy
Montbard Cricket Club of Burgundy, France, has been in existence for several
years and has frequently played host to English and Irish touring teams,
mostly of pub or village green level - our position here amidst the vines
and all the rest has proved to be quite a draw! We would like to repeat
this experience at least once this coming season. Dates that would suit us
are at the end of August and most any time in September.
Dijon, the nearest airport, is close by and is served by Buzz who fly cheaply to and from
Stansted. We would be happy to make reservations for car rentals, if
desired, so that any visiting team could enjoy their stay to the maximum. If
a team would prefer to use their own transport, I will happily pass on
information as to how to get here - it's very easy. And then there is also
the possibility of an almost direct train connection via Eurostar.
Naturally, we would also be pleased to book rooms for visitors at a good
local hostelry and do anything else to make such a visit a pleasurable one.
For further information contact François Everson, Fixtures Secretary at Feversongissey@aol.com
150 years on in Deeside
Banchory Cricket Club, based on Royal Deeside in north-east Scotland will be celebrating their 150th anniversary in 2004. We are hoping to celebrate by holding an overseas tour. We are mixture of the good the bad and the plain ungainly playing regular league cricket in the frozen (or soggy) north. We would love to hear from clubs anywhere in Europe who would like to receive a tour from the oldest cricket club on Royal Deeside.
Banchory Cricket Club, Founded 1854 - The Oldest Club on Royal Deeside
Mike Scotting, Secretary - email@example.com
1066 Sporting Club - based in the Hastings area (South-East England),
is willing to host touring teams midweek. Facilities range from village
squares to the County-standard Horntye Park in Hastings. Strength of side
can be adjusted to suit opposition (village Cricket to Sussex County League
standard). We can meet all our opponents needs.
For further information contact:
Terry Avann - tel: 01797-224601 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.1066sportingclub.com.