Prague Cricket Club was founded by British expatriates in 1997. Friendly matches were played against club sides from other European countries and from 2002, a second Czech club from Olomouc.

They first played international matches against nearby Slovenia and Slovakia and were elected an Affiliate member of the ICC in 2000.

In 2004 they won a tri-nations tournament for citizens only against Poland and Slovakia, staged at the Prague CC ground at Vypich. The Prague and Czech sides were unusual in that they often included one or two of the best women players. The most notable was Magda Pokludova, a left-hand bat and left-arm bowler, who while on a student exchange at the University of Bath, played for the Somerset Women’s team.

The Czech Republic playing Sweden in the magnificent setting of the Austrian Alps at Velden.The Czech Republic playing Sweden in the magnificent setting of the Austrian Alps at Velden.

They played a series against Austria in 2006 and toured Wales in 2008, and made their ICC Europe tournament debut in the Division Five tournament in 2009 which was held in Corfu. They acquitted themselves superbly in their maiden six-team competition winning three matches against Estonia, Turkey and Bulgaria, while losing to Hellas and Sweden.

The late Scott Page scored their first half century by making 54 against Estonia, and he was their leading run scorer in the tournament with 142 runs. Benjamin Soucek was their leading wicket taker with nine, including the best-bowling figures of 4 for 25, also against Estonia.

Czech Republic 2009 squad: Craig Hampson, Lawrence Acheson, John Corness, Lukas Fencl, Arif Javed, Josef Jindra, Manjeet Malik, Scott Page, Manish Sahijwani, Robin Smith, Benjamin Soucek, Mikulas Stary, Sudita Udugalage, Timothy Hort (Manager)

Czech Republic v Estonia 2011: Joy for Smith as he dismisses TammojaCzech Republic v Estonia 2011: Joy for Smith as he dismisses Tammoja

In 2011 they were part of the Division Three competition held in Slovenia and Austria where they won two games against Slovenia and Estonia to finish fourth. While the batting struggled, Scott Page was the leading wicket taker in the competition taking 12 wickets at a miserly 6.50, with a best bowling display of 4 for 14 in an agonizing four-run loss to Bulgaria.

The Czech Republic squad at the 2011 Division 3 tournament in LlubljanaThe Czech Republic squad at the 2011 European Division 3 tournament in Llubljana

Although they played regular matches in the Central European Cup, there was a seven year gap in official ICC Europe tournaments but they were back in 2018 as part of the 18-team competition for Division One held in The Netherlands.

They found the going tough in Group C, but did manage to win one match against Israel thanks to four wickets from Sameera Waththake.

Czech Republic v Estonia 2011: Benjamin Soucek appealsCzech Republic v Estonia 2011: Benjamin Soucek appeals

They were granted Associate status with the ICC T20 expansion, playing their first T20I against Austria in August 2019. To date they have played 11 T20I matches, winning six and losing five. Sudesh Wickramasekara became their first T20 centurion making 104 not out against Turkey in 2019. Honey Gori (337 runs and 11 wickets) has been their leading player in these games. They were one of the few countries to play internationally in 2020, when they participated in the Luxembourg tri-series playing the hosts and Belgium twice.

Czech Republic at International Tournaments
View Tournament2018 European Division 1 (The Netherlands)
View Tournament2011 European Division 3 (Slovenia & Austria)
View Tournament2009 European Division 5 (Corfu, Greece)