Cricket returns to North Cyprus this Sunday

League Cricket returns to North Cyprus this Sunday with the TRNC welcoming the Nicosia Cricket Club. The game will be played at their home ground, the Pia Bella Stadium, near the New Harbour in Girne, starting at 11am. Captain Danish Afridi and the selectors are faced with a difficult choice as they have 3 games in 3 weeks. They had planned to use some of the development players for the fixture, as the game’s long term growth is their major priority. However, the very real possibility of winning their firstRead More

Kibris Cricket

TRNC’s Keith Lloyd said he was delighted to have been appointed as neutral umpire in last Sunday’s Creditwest North Cyprus Cricket League match between the South’s Nicosia C.C. and Limassol’s Moufflons in the UN Buffer Zone, Keith said he knew the game would be keenly contested, particularly as the Moufflons need league points following their defeat by the TRNC the previous week. Seb Pollington won the toss for Nicosia and decided to bat. The conditions were difficult with a very long outfield following the recent heavy rain. Nicosia buckled downRead More

Bowled Over by CreditWest North Cyprus Cricket

The TRNC C.C. opened the new Creditwest North Cyprus Cricket League with a commanding win over the pre-tournament favourites Moufflons from Limassol, at the Bellapais Stadium last Sunday. The visitors agreed with Team Manager Nigel Holman when he said, cricket around the World enjoys some beautiful grounds, but few could compare with the Bellapais Stadium snuggling between the green mountains and the sea. Others in the crowd were heard to say, George Ward and Keith Lloyd in their formal Umpires attire added the final touches to the scene. It wasRead More

Stumped!!! It most certainly is not ‘cricket’!

    Shock news received by the TRNC Cricket Club in the last few days, was met with the gritty determination to overcome setbacks, which has become the hall mark of this remarkable club. Team manager Nigel Holman refused to be fazed by the UN’s decision that he says came completely out of the blue, to deny the Club access into the Buffer Zone directly from North Cyprus, despite having again uniquely gained permission from the Turkish Army to go through their base. Nigel wouldn’t be drawn on the possibleRead More

It most certainly IS cricket!

Not ‘Out’ but very much ‘In’ is the new TRNC Cricket team – update on this very exciting addition to the world of sport in Northern Cyprus. With eager anticipation of the TRNC Cricket Club again playing in the Cyprus league, squad training re-started this week at the Pia Bella Stadium. The Club’s first game is in on Sunday 12th October, so, as team Captain Danish Afridi said “the pressure is on to get the team fit and in top form in time. Most of our Pakistani players only normallyRead More