HUNGARY

Magyar Krikett Szövetség
(Hungarian Cricket Association)

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1996

FIRST RECORD
OF CRICKET

2006

Body Established

2012

JOINED ICC
(ASSOC. 2017)

7

NUMBER OF CLUBS
AS AT OCT 2020

CRICKET IN HUNGARY

Although some cricket had been played in Hungary before World War I and the Sri Lankan consul made an abortive effort to reintroduce the game in 1996, it was not until ten years later that a group of expatriates, led by Andy Grieve and Andrew Leckonby joined forces to establish the modern HCA.  Interest among both expatriate communities and local Hungarians grew rapidly, and within a few years several clubs were taking place in a league competition, a dedicated ground was created at Szodliget outside Budapest, and Hungary had joined the ICC.

Unfortunately, ICC membership came too late for participation in the system of regional ICC tournaments, which were being run down by 2012, but Hungary takes part in unofficial tournaments each summer, and the national league continues to thrive. There are national men’s and women’s teams, and the HCA pursues an active programme of promotion of the game outside the expat communities which still form the core of Hungarian cricket.

Men's

First men’s international match: vs. Flanders, Pen-y-Gelli Ground, Carmel, 2009 (Carmel Euro T20)

Major international victories:

vs. Bulgaria, Alexander the Great Cricket Ground, Skopje, 2010 (Euro T20 Cup)
vs. Malta, Marsa SC Ground, Valletta, 2015

Leading men’s international players: Eddie Allnutt (2009-  ), Andrew Leckonby (2009-17), Sufiyan Mohammed (2010-  ), Haroon Abel (2011-  )

League formats: T20

WCL / World Cup History: N/A

Women's

First women’s international match: 2009

Leading women’s international players: Claudia Balogh (2009- )

League formats: T20

World Cup appearances: 0

Principal Grounds

GB Oval, Szodliget

Kispesti Atlétikai Centrum, Budapest XIX

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Originally compiled by

Rod Lyall
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