Friday, May 29, 2009

T20 2009: Bengal Tigers Schedule

Match 1
30th May at Leppävaara
Bengal Vs FPC

Bengals 156/3 in 20 overs ,FPC 160/5
FPC won by 5 wickets

Match 2
4th July at Matinkylä
Espoo Vs Bengals

Match 3
11th July at Leppävaara
Bengals vs Vantaa Super Kings

Match 4
18th July at RajaKylä
Empire Vs Bengals

Match 5
19th July at Leppävaara
Bengals vs Vantaa CC

Match 6
21st July at Ruskeasuo
SKK vs Bengals

Match 7
26th July at Kaisaniemi
Helsinki Vs Bengals

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

50 overs Finnish Cricket league 09 calender for Bengals

Match 1
2nd May Saturday
Helsinki Vs Bengal Tigers at Kaisaniemi

Helsinki 208 all out , Bengals 83 all out
Result: Bengals lost by 125 runs
Helsinki CC 8 points Bengals 0

Match 2
9th May Saturday
Bengal Tigers Vs SKK at Ruskeasuo

Match abandoned due to the rain. Both teams shared 4 points each

Match 3
23rd May Saturday
Espoo Vs Bengal Tigers at Leppävaara

Bengal tigers all out 125. Espoo win by 6 wickets
Espoo 8 points, Bengals 0

Match 4
6th June Saturday
FPC Vs Bengal Tigers at Herttoniemi

FPC 8 points, Bengals 0
FPC 286 all out , Bengals 223 all out

FPC won by 63 runs

Match 5
13th June Saturday
Bengal tigers Vs Vantaa at Leppävaara

Vantaa 312 all out. Bengals all out 312
Match tied and both teams shares 4 points
Man of the match ; Shakil Islam Jr 105 runs
(Congrats Shakil for the meidan century of Bengal Tigers CC)

Match 6
1st August Saturday
Bengal Tigers Vs Espoo at Leppävaara

Match 7
8th August Saturday
SKK vs Bengal Tigers at Ruskeasuo

Match 8
16th August Sunday
Bengal tigers Vs Helsinki at Leppävaara

Match 9
22nd August Saturday
Bengal tigers Vs FPC at Herttoniemi

Match 10
5th September Saturday
Vantaa Vs Bengal Tigers at Rajakylä

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Players performance 2008

Here is the performance table for the T20 cricket league in 2008
(Press the image to enlarge)

Here is the performance for 40 overs cricket league 2008

Monday, March 23, 2009

Celebration all around for Bengal Tigers

Bengal Tigers Cricket Club, Champion Finnish 40 overs Cricket League 2008

Bengal tigers cricket club has made its entry into the Finnish cricket league in style. Taking the championship triumph in their inaugural tournament has been officially celebrated on 14th March in the annual FCA award ceremony. In the presence of many cricket teams, supporters and FCA officials, Shakil Osman raised the winner’s trophy for Bengal tigers. Players and officials were all excited and over the joy. In his speech Shakil mentioned, Its just the start of Bengals and only the hard work will make it a continuous success in the coming season. The momentum was even enchanting as Bengal tigers bagged 2 individual rewards as well. Ruben, was awarded by ‘BEST BATTING AVARAGE’ player for his dashing batting attitude and Aminul Islam as‘ BEST PLAYER’ for his great contribution with batting and bowling. Congratulations to all the team members, management, supporters. The Championship in 40 overs Finnish cricket league has now brought the entry ticket to the Bengals to play in the 50 overs Finnish league.

Aminul Islam Amin and Ruben at the FCA Award ceremony

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A tribute to Bengal Tigers

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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Breaking NEWS :Bengal Tigers become the meidan Champion in 40 overs Finnish Cricket League

Bengal Tigers, Champion of SM 40 overs league

Bengal Tigers made it afterall. After today's defeat of Empire CC, made it confirmed that Bengal Tigers became the new champion team of Finnish 40 overs cricket league. In 8 matches Bengals gained 48 points loosing only 2 matches. This major achievement was only possible because of the hard work of the players ,mangement and ofcourse for all the supports. With this success, Bengal Tigers have now passed the maximum criteria to play in the 50 overs (A division) cricket league next year. Celebration is observed among the players and the Bangladeshi comunity here in Finland. This joy is not only for the Tigers team but also for each of the Bangladeshi in Finland. Congratulations to the Tigers. Cheers and all the best. Here is the final point table.

(Click to enlarge the Table. Source FCA website)

6 wickets victory against Tampere to finish it in style

Bengal Tigers wiped off Tampere cc by a 6 wickets win on the last match of 40 overs Finnish Cricket league. The last match was at the home ground for Tigers, in Espoo. Some local support and spirited Bengal Boys made the last match a very successful completion for the Tigers of their 3 months campaign. Batting first, Tampere started a flowing innings before the openers were departed in short interval. Controled bowlings could not let the visitor make more than 127 as they were bowled out in 32.2 overs. Jewel picked 3 wickets for Tigers. Chasing the target for a must needed win , Bengal had a sorry start. Loosing both the openers and the fall of fourth wicket on the half way of the match, was certainly shaking the Tigers bench. But master batsman Titu handle the situation with his experience and finally got a partnership with Ruben.It took only a while for Ruben to set up before he entertained the home crowed in style with sixes and fours. Both Titu (44*) and Ruben (37*) batted till the end with responsibility and brought the well deserved win against Tampere.

Man of the match Titu

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

(Click to the Table to have enlarge version)

Next and Final scheduled match of SM 40 for Bengal Tigers to be played against Tampere CC at Espoo. The number 1 team at SM 40 league will insure a spot in the next year's 50 overs league. 2nd best team will have to play a match against the last team of first division league and the winner will qualify for the SM 50 also. Tigers would like to welcome everyone to come and enjoy the match on Saturday 30th.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Osman Shakil's 5 wickets haul sealed an easy win for Bengals' against Vaasa

Bengal Tigers got a comprehensive win of 8 wickets against Vaasa cc on their second last match of the Finnish 40 overs championship. Wet and overcasted weather was the only threat for the Tigers on sunday but spirited Bengals finished the match very fast to get the full 8 points. Batting first Vaasa was all out by 67, thanks to midium pacer Shakil Sr who picked the season's first 5 wickets haul for the tigers. Other bowlers also bowled committted overs to keep the oposition under pressure. Specially Jamil bowled a very tight spell of 3 for 10 in 8 overs.

Man of the match Shakil Sr in action (file photo)

To chase the easy target of 68, Bengals never looked worried even though 2 wickets cost them only some extra time on the match. With 1 match remaining, Bengals now leading the point table. Last match for the Tigers will be against Tampere CC ,to be played at the home ground Espoo on 30th August. No fear,, Tigers looking forward for the final claws...Stay tuned for the final action.Till then, goodluck.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tigers' crushed Finn-Asia by 6 wickets in SM 40

Bengal Tigers are back on the speed with a 6 wickets win over Finn-Asia played at Espoo today. An hour late arrival of the visitor could claim Bengals' a walk-over victory but nice sportsmanship led the home team win it by playing. Finn-Asia was put to bat first and never found any chance to build any partnership as Tigers opening bowlers Kamran and Shakil Sr brought some early break through for them. Since then it was much easier for the Bengals to keep the visitor under pressure. Skipper Jewel came to action and yet made the situation worse for the Finn-Asia by picking 3 wickets with a double maiden wicket haul. Spiner Titu also bowled some controled overs and picked 2 wickets to help destroying Finn-Asia for 67 in just 19 overs.
Man Of the Match Parvez Ahmed Jewel

Some home supports for the Tigers made it even easier to start the innings for Bengal. However Ruben's early wicket and 2 needless runout made the chase lenghty for the Bengals but Shakil Sr and Jr took the contorl and brought the must needed victory. With this 6 wickets win ,Bengals now are much more energetic and positive for the match against Vaasa next weekend.Thanks for the supports and see you next week.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Update on League table

Updates are done as on 4thof August, 2008

Defeat for Bengal Tigers against Empire

Bengal Tigers lost against Empire CC on their 5th match in SM 40 league. Batting first ,Tigers managed to collect 128 in 28 overs. Once again poor batting performance from the top and middle orders resulted the cheap total on the scoreboard. Shakil Jr top scored 47 before he was out. To defend the low total of 128 ,Tigers made a good start as Jamil picked 3 early wickets but after that Empire capitilized on sinlges as Tigers fielding was poor. Last five overs of the match brought some climax as Bengals managed to pick 4 quick wickets. But it was never enough to rescue Bengal Tigers from a 3 wickets defeat in an important match of the league.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bengal Tigers take on Empire CC on Sunday

After a long summer break in SM 40 league, Bengal Tigers face Empire CC on their 5th league match. Match to be held at Rajakylä, Vantaa and will be hosted by Empire. Tigers are looking forward to rewind the last result against Empire as they won the previous match by 7 wickets.
So fasten your seatbelt for some live cricket action on Sunday. Be there or no where.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Victory for Tigers after taugh fight against Tampere CC in SM 40

A thumping partnership between Ruben and Rinku and regular rescue man Amin ,boost Bengal Tigers to win the 4th league match against Tampere yesterday. This significant partnership of 77 not only helped the visitors to make a surviving total on screboard but also covered the poor batting performance of Bengal tigers with 5 ducks. Batting first ,Tigers put 147 where Amin and Ruben contributed with 3o runs each and Rinku scocred 33. Defending the poor total of 147 was really a taugh job when generous bowlers of Bengal tigers given away 25 wides. However, Rubel picked 4 wickets to put Tampere CC in a situation where they were 92 for 8. But some committed cricket in their 9th and 10th wicket partnership frastrated Bengals till the very end and they only needed 7 runs from 12 balls after 9 down. Shakil Sr. for tigers has the tough job when he came to bowl his first over of the match in that dramatic moment. 1 wide and 2 runs brought Tampere even closer to their need but a well judged catch from Shakil jr made a 4 runs win for the Tigers. It was really fantastic cricket and a nervous ending for both of the teams. Though Tigers managed to get a away in the close contest, lesson must learn and batting must be improved specially from the top orders. BTCC like to remind the players that practise on Monday is a must and everyone should be at the practise on time.

Man of the match Amin
Match Report
Match : Tampere CC vs Bengal Tigers
Ground : Tampere
Date : 7th July
Toss: Bengal Tigers
Result: Tigers won by 4 runs
Man of the match : Aminul Islam ( Bengal Tigers)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Bengal Tigers take on Tampere cc at SM 40 on Sunday

Tigers to play their 4th SM 40 league macth against Tampere CC on Sunday. Tamepere will be hosting the match on their home ground.Players (BTCC) meeting point for the trip to Tampere is Leppävaara (in front of pizza corner) at 0730 latest. Members are adviced to be on time at the spot in order to avoid any delays or hassles. If any non-members like to join the trip, please feel to contact any of us in advance.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tigers still on hunt for victory after the 2nd match at T20

Bengal Tigers got their second blow in T20 league match played against SKK on Tuesday afternoon. Winning the toss, Tigers choose to bat first and managed to get 125 for 8 in 20 overs. In form batsman Amin was the only one to keep the scoreboard running on pace before he was out. Running between the wickets was quite better this time and tigers manged to steal many of the singles causing only 1 runout. It must be utilized on the longer version of matches.Skk made a solid response and reached the target with the lose of 1 wicket. To be on the better side of T20 league, Bengals need to come up with some better permormance and positive energy. Hopefully the next match at SM 40 against Tampere on the weekend will put the tigers back on their style.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A defeat for Bengal Tigers to start the T20 league

Bengal Tigers lost against Vantaa CC on their T20's opening match played at Rajakylä on Saturday. Toss was only thing that went on tigers side as they choose to bat first winning it. It was never easy when only 2 batsmen out of 11 showed some resistance for Tigers. Uncomitted batting from most of the batsmen pulled together a total of 104 when Bengal Tigers were all out for 104 in 16.5 overs. Thanks to opener batsman Amin and middle order Mohon to show some hope to the tigers but it was never enough to put a fighting total on the scoreboard. To chase the target,Vantaa made a fluent start though Mohon picked 3 early wickets for the Bengals. Some pinch hitting batting from Vantaa CC made it a piece of cake and they reached their target in only 7.3 overs.

Bengal Tigers hope to capitilize this lost by moral comeback on the second match against SKK to be played at Ruskeasuo on Tuesday. Thumps up the Tigers.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

T20 league starts on saturday for Bengal Tigers

Bengal tigers' first T20 league match is to be played against Vantaa cricket club on saturday 28th June. Match is to commence at 10 am at Rajakylä, Vantaa. BTCC Players are advised to be on the spot by 9 am as the Tigers will be hosting the match and ground should be done on time.
2nd Match of the league for the Bengal Tigers is scheduled on next tuesday, 1st of June. Rival is SKK and the match will be played in Ruskeasuo ,Helsinki starting at 1730. Players must report by 1630. Tigers are all excited and counting down the days to get into the action. Watch out the claws.......

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Shakil Jr. and Kamran sealed it for Bengal Tigers against Finn-Asia

Tigers won against Finn-Asia on their 3rd league match played at Turku yesterday. Winning the toss, Hosts sent Bengal Tigers to bat first. From the very first ball , Finn-Asia pressured the visitors and at one stage, Tigers were 27/3. A very fine knock from Shakil Jr and well needed partnership with Monju helped the Tigers to recover the early dents and make a fighting score of 153 before they were bowled out. Shakil made 51 before he was caught out.

Though Finn-Asia lost their first wicket early from a stunning catch of Monju at square leg, 2nd wicket partnership of the hosts were frastrating the Tigers. Some great bowling from the striker bowler Kamran brought the balance for the Tigers. Kamran took 4 wickets while Rubel pocketed 3 for the Tigers before Finn-Asia were packed at 117. The victory was indeed a sweet one as the Tigers now are back in to the track in the division. Tigers like to thank Bappi bhai, Anis bhai and Tuli bhabi for all the asists. Next match for Bengal tigers in SM 40 league is against Tampere at their home ground on 6th July.

Man of the Match Shakil Jr.

Match Report
Match : Finn-Asia vs Bengal Tigers
Ground : Turku
Date : 7th June
Toss: Finn-Asia
Result: Tigers won by 36 runs
Man of the match : Shakil Islam ( Bengal Tigers)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Cricket on Finnish TV

There was a short clip about CRICKET CULTURE in FINLAND on YLE TV. Here is the link if someone has missed it

Bengal Tigers take on Finn-Asia on saturday at Turku

Tigers are on road again to play against Finn-Asia for the away match in Turku on 7th. This 3rd league match become crucial for the tigers after their lost against Vaasa in a tight match. Tigers will be looking forward to bounce back in this match to move along with the pace.

Players (BTCC) meeting point for the trip to Turku is Leppävaara (in front of pizza corner) at 0730 latest. Members are adviced to be on time at the spot in order to avoid any delays or hassles. If any non-members like to join the trip, please feel to contact any of us in advance.

Bon voyage

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tigers clinched 2 runs victory over Helsinki Cricket club in the friendly T20

Ruben's brilliant 53 helped Bengal Tigers to win the T20 friendly match against Helsinki CC played at Kaisaniemi yesterday. Batting first tigers scored 167 in 20 overs. Highlights of the innings was wicket keeper Ruben's fluent 53 runs. To chase 167 Helsinki made fairly good opening partnership but wickets were falling as they were getting closer to the target. In the last over, 8 runs were required to win with no wicket to spare. Though Helsinki managed to get 4 from the first ball, striker batsman were run out attempting for 2 runs on the next ball. This friendly match win will bring some energy for the tigers before the next league match against Finn-Asia.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Change in Dates

There are 2 changes in the fixture for Bengal tigers' matches.

29.06.08 T20 to be played on 27.07.08
09.08.08 SM 40 to be played on 10.08.08

Please fix it in your calender.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Tigers lost vs Vaasa in a close match

Bengal Tigers got their first blow aginst Vaasa cc on their second match played in Tampere yesterday. Winning the toss , Tigers choose to field first in the away ground. Vaasa made a slow start but managed to score 160 before they were bowled out in 37.3 overs. For tigers midium pacer Amin got 4 wickets. To chase a doable 160, Tigers did not make a good response and wickets were falling in regular intervals. Among the top orders, only Titu showed some resistance before he was cought out. At the end, some patience from Jewel and a partnership of him with Kamran raised some hopes for the tigers but it was never enough when the task was massive. Few doubtful decisions made by the umpires might made the way easier for Vaasa but nevertheless, they played a better cricket to win the match. Tigers will be playing their 3rd group match against Finn-Asia at Turku on 7th of June.

Match Report

Match : Vaasa CC vs Bengal Tigers
Ground : Tampere
Date : 24th May
Toss: Tigers
Result: Tigers lost by 11 runs
Man of the match : Albert Austin (Vaasa CC)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Vaasa Vs Tigers at Tampere

On Saturday 24th May, Bengal tigers are going to play their second match. This time the rival is Vaasa Cricket Club. Match to be held in Tampere. Vaasa CC, at the moment is leading the point table with maximum wins in 2 matches they played. Tigers would like to win this match in order to climb up to the group rank.

Players (BTCC) meeting point for the trip to Tampere is Leppävaara (in front of pizza corner) at 0730 latest. Members are adviced to be on time at the spot in order to avoid any delays or hassles. If any non-members like to join the trip, please feel to contact any of us in advance.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Open T20 Fixture

1 Sat 31.5.2008 Helsinki vs Vantaa Rajakyllä Hel

2 Sat 31.5.2008 FPC vs Espoo B Rajakyllä Hel

3 Tue 17.6.2008 SKK vs FPC Rusa Hel

4 Sun 29.6.2008 Bengal T vs Espoo B Leppa? Espoo ( postponed to 27.7.2008)

5 Tue 1.7.2008 SKK vs Bengal T Rusa Hel

6 Sat 5.7.2008 Espoo vs Helsinki Leppa Espoo

7 Sat 5.7.2008 Espoo B vs SKK Rajakyllä Vantaa

8 Sat 5.7.2008 FPC vs Vantaa Rajakyllä Vantaa

9 Sat 12.7.2008 Espoo B vs Helsinki Rajakyllä Vantaa

10 Sat 12.7.2008 SKK vs Espoo Rusa Hel

11 Sun 13.7.2008 Helsinki vs Bengal T Rusa Hel

12 Sun 13.7.2008 Espoo B vs Vantaa Rusa Hel SKK

13 Sun 13.7.2008 Espoo vs FPC Leppa Espoo Empire

14 Sat 19.7.2008 Bengal T vs Vantaa Leppa? Espoo FPC

15 Sat 19.7.2008 Helsinki vs SKK Kaisa Hel Espoo

16 Sun 20.7.2008 Espoo vs Espoo B Leppa Espoo Helsinki

17 Sun 20.7.2008 Espoo vs Bengal T Leppa Espoo Helsinki

18 Sat 26.7.2008 Bengal T vs FPC Leppa? Espoo

19 Sat 26.7.2008 Vantaa vs Espoo Rajakyllä Vantaa

20 Sat 26.7.2008 Vantaa vs SKK Rajakyllä Vantaa

21 Sun 27.7.2008 FPC vs Helsinki Kaisa Hel Vantaa

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Bengal tigers start the season with a Comprehensive win over Empire CC

Tigers crashed Empire CC on their first match by a huge win of 7 wickets played in Espoo today. Winning the toss in the morning, Tigers invited Empire to bat first. The host were up on the visitors from the very begining and kept them under pressure by regular break through. Empire CC were bowled out for 146 in 35.1 overs. Paceman Kamran and skipper Jewel picked up 3 wickets each while Shakil (Sr) got 2 wickets.

To chase 146, Dipu and Amin made a solid start of 53 in the opening stand for the Tigers. A set back caused only a little worry for the hosts when they lost their openers in a short interval. Strong partnership between Titu and Shakil (Sr) diminshed all kinds of hopes for the Empire as some quality cricket from these two batsmen took the sail close the coast for bengal. Titu gone for 29 and Shakil (Sr) scored unbeaten 47 to secure the victory for the Tigers on their very first match in SM 40 league.

BTCC specially like to thank Bappi bhai for the great service. Also, day long support from Tuhin,Rinku, Monju bhai and others are acknowledged. After this thumping win today, Tigers are more charged up for their next match against Vaasa on 23rd of May. Match to be held in Tampere.

Man of the Match Shakil (Sr)
Match Report
Match : Bengal Tigers Cricket Club Vs Empire CC
Ground : Espoo
Date: 10th May 2008
Toss: Bengal Tigers
Result : Bengal Tigers won by 7 wickets
Man of the Match : Osman Ibrahim Shakil

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

SM 40 Cricket Fixture

1 Sat 3.5.2008 Empire vs Tampere at Rajakyllä Vantaa

2 Sat 3.5.2008 Vaasa vs Finn-Asia Tampere

3 Sat 10.5.2008 Bengal T vs Empire at Leppavaara Espoo

4 Sun 11.5.2008 Tampere vs Vaasa at Messu Tampere

5 Sat 17.5.2008 Tampere vs Bengal T at Messu Tampere (Postponed)

6 Sat 17.5.2008 Finn-Asia vs Vaasa at Pansio

7 Sat 24.5.2008 Vaasa vs Bengal T at Tampere

8 Sun 25.5.2008 Finn-Asia vs Empire at Pansio Turku

9 Sat 7.6.2008 Finn-Asia vs Bengal T at Pansio Turku

10 Sun 8.6.2008 Tampere vs Empire at Messu Tampere

11 Sat 14.6.2008 Finn-Asia vs Tampere at Pansio Turku

12 Sun 15.6.2008 Empire vs Vaasa at Messu Tampere

13 Sun 3.8.2008 Tampere vs Finn-Asia at Messu Tampere

14 Sun 3.8.2008 Empire vs Bengal T at Rajakyllä Vantaa

15 Sat 9.8.2008 Vaasa vs Tampere at Tampere

16 Sat 9.8.2008 Bengal T vs Finn-Asia at Leppavaara Espoo (postponed to 10.08.08)

17 Sat 16.8.2008 Bengal T vs Vaasa at Messu Tampere

18 Sat 23.8.2008 Empire vs Finn-Asia at Rajakyllä Vantaa

19 Sat 30.8.2008 Bengal T vs Tampere at Leppavara Espoo

20 Sun 31.8.2008 Vaasa vs Empire at Tampere

SM 40 League

Bengal Tigers are upbeat to take on Empire CC on their first match at Leppävaara, Espoo on 10th May. It is certainly a special occasion for the tigers as it will be their meiden match in the tournament. Players are super exicted and have been practising hard over the last few weeks for the up coming actions.

Bengal Tigers Cricket Club

Bengal Tigers Cricket Club (BTCC) is the newly formed club and registered to the Finnish Cricket Association (FCA).

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