Helsinki Cricket Club

Since 1972, One of the best cricket clubs in Finland

“Cricket is basically baseball on valium. - By Robin Williams Actor”, "To me, it doesn't matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win. - By Ian Botham", “I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing that God ever created on earth - certainly greater than sex, although sex isn't too bad either. - By Harold Pinter English Playwright”, “Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being ended sooner. - By George Bernard Shaw”, "Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled. - By Imran Khan ", "Cricket to us was more than play, it was a worship in the summer sun. - By Edmund Blunden", "Cricket was my reason for living. - By Harold Larwood", "Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game. I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching. - By Steve Waugh", "I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time, he creates a separate identity for himself. - By Sachin Tendulkar", "Don't bowl him bad balls, he hits the good ones for fours - By Michael Kasprowicz on Sachin Tendulkar", "Wickets are like wives - you never know which way they will turn. - By Navjot Singh Sidhu", "But there is no doubt that Sachin is one of the greatest batsmen ever. It is evident from the fact that he is the highest run getter both in Tests and one day internationals. He is just great in setting records. - By Wasim Akram", “Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game. - By George Mikes”

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History Of the Club

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Helsinki Cricket Club (HCC) is the oldest cricket club in Finland. It has been graced with a history of fine cricketers who have not only contributed to the sport of cricket in Finland but have passed on the mantle of the undying spirit of cricket down to the present day HCC ‘tigers’.It is no wonder that with such a fine pedigree of players in the past, the Club continues to draw on their experiences and churn out champions of the game, whether on the field or off the field. HCC got the official club status in 1972 and since then there is no looking back. HCC has a reputation of being a multicultured club with the members from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.It has been served by members of nationalities like Finland, India, Pakistan, England, Australia, West Indies, Sri Lanka etc.

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What is Cricket?

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Cricket is a sport played with a bat and a ball, in an open ground, between two teams of 11 players. There are three forms of the game: T20 , One Day Internationals ( ODI ) and Test Matches. Test matches are the traditional form of the game. ODI's are also called limited overs cricket and is usually played for 50 overs by each side. T20 is the modern adaptation of Cricket and is played only twenty overs by each side. Cricket probably originated in England in the 1300's. In the 1700's , it became a mainstream sport in England. The first rules were printed in 1744. The first ODI was played in 1961. Today the world presiding body is the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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