The KTH-Royal Institute of Technology Cricket Förening is KTH’s cricket club and was newly founded last year, comprising of a mix of a mix of students and staff working either within the Royal Institute of Technology or the IT industries. Already in its first season it has reached the final of the Swedish Division 2 T20 League. The final will be held on Saturday the 29th of June at 12.00 hrs at Husby Cricket Ground.
We would like to kindly invite everyone who would like to know more about this game, enjoy a day watching the final or just to cheer your KTH team to come along on Saturday to Husby cricket ground. In the final we will be playing Fisksätra Cricket Club. Please feel free to bring as many as friends and your good cheering voices with you! HEJA, HEJA, HEJA!
Some information about Cricket and Swedish Cricket:
Cricket is one of the oldest games in the world originating in England during the 15th century. In recent years the game of cricket is mainly played in three formats. First class cricket is played over 3 to 5 days and ONE DAY cricket limited to 50 overs of six bowling deliveries per side and finally the newer exciting format of just 20 overs called TWENTY-TWENTY or T20 for short. With the change in format of playing to mainly Twenty-twenty cricket has become one of the fastest growing games internationally. It is now more popular than ever in the history of the cricket making it a billion dollar game.
Since 2008, with the view of promoting cricket and to bring awareness among Swedish people about this exciting game the Swedish Cricket federation (http://www.swedishcricket.org/) is conducting a domestic league comprising 15 teams participating across Sweden. Although at present these clubs comprise of members mostly from International cricket playing nations such as England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe there is an expanding Swedish participation every year.
Sweden has done extremely well in the past 3 years, as has been reported on the Swedish Cricket federation website:
” In May 2011, Sweden has won ICC division 3 Europe Twenty/20 in Slovenia and also participated in the ICC Division 2 Europe Twenty/20 in Brussels, Belgium. In 2012 Team Sweden traveled to Corfu, Greece to participate in European T20 Cricket division where team Sweden finished 2nd in the competition and gained promotion to ICC Europe Division 1 at the same time.”
If anyone who is interested to join the club or would like more information please feel free to contact us at:
Directions to ground from Husby T-bana:
Skriven av Douglas Victor Cedrum