Originally Posted by jan
Thanks a lot for the tip SoC .)
What an awesome reply! Cheers .)
Well I googled "cricket prague" first iirc, got those four obvious results and chose the club with the longest history.
Played in 3 official matches in my firts cricket season. First ever appearance on field was a t20 when I subsituted for our bowler who got injured. Then got selected for another t20 and also one 40-overs match (playing in whites ftw!). There being more than 11 people available and willing to play all the time Im grateful that club's policy is to give everybody a chance. I plan on training in nets for as long as the weather is favorable.
Being 31 I feel my progress with the game is slow, my back aches plus theres a big competition for selection but I really enjoy it
Your comments on our league, our "ground" and our "future ground" and all that are hillarious because it seems some things just dont change
So you played for Hugo's gang?
Yep, but for me was a bit easier, I was getting in the team every game, for Vinohrady are famous to struggle to put 11 names togheter (nearly) every week, which, from a personal point of view, wasn't that bad, add to that that they usually collapsed so I was in around over 25 with the game already lost, I had the opportunity to stay for some time in the middle (that said, I was pleasantly surprised that they won the T20 and were in the 40ov final this year; that was quite some progress!). The great thing about playing in the Czech Republic is the atmosphere; unmatched by anything I've ever been part before or since. And don't worry too much about your age: last year we had a guy (Vlad'a) who picked up the game at the age of 50-something just to walk in at n.11 and to be involved in a 10 runs partnership to win a game (I'm not sure about this, but I seem to remember that the other batsman could have been his wife. Or maybe some indian guy. Whatever). My biggest complain was that there was too much english and too little czech for a Czech league, so I was thinking at the time about organizing some "only czech-speaking" club... ale co se dá dělat, asi dost českých hráčů na to ještě nebylo
(hope my czech isn't too messed up after a couple years).
Anyway, it's a pleasure to see that more people are getting into cricket up in Prague; do absolutely write as soon as the winter league will be going, if they didn't change the rules you'll be seeing quite a lot of action by that time.
Гурин has already made some superbly well-informed comments on your specific situation.
If he wasn't from PCC I'd have wrote him even the weak points of all the players in the league if he asked, but the side of the Devil he chooseth, so...
Where are you based, Outswinger?