February 5, 2008

European Indoor Championship

European Indoor Championship comes to Finland

Will Luke

The tenth ICC European Indoor Championship take place this weekend in Kuortane, Finland. This will be the first tournament to take place in Finland and Kuortane will become the most northerly venue ever to be used for an official international cricket championship.

Originally held every year, the European Indoor Championship has now become a biennial event. The 2006 tournament was held at Lord's and was won by Denmark, who were victors in three of the last four championships. The only other winner in that period was Hellas (Greece), who defeated Denmark by 3 runs in the 2005 final in Herning, Denmark.

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Posted by poor old bowler on (February 6, 2008, 6:06 GMT)

i think indoor cricket has a lot to offer cricketers,its great to see European countries playing indoor cricket.

i would like to see bigger indoor fields its sometimes very squashed,in a indoor court.

Australia should do more with indoor cricket in winter,i know the Waughs played a lot of indoor cricket.

the ICC should include indoor cricket in its development package.

best of luck to the winners.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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