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The Bears, National Cricket Team
04
Jul
2022

The Finnish Bears’ squad for the World Cup Sub-Regional Qualifiers is announced – Finland’s first game is on 12 July 

Cricket Finland has announced its team that will be playing in the World Cup Sub-Regional Qualifier A. Nathan Collins has been the Bears’ captain for over five years continuously taking the squad in a more professional direction and leading by example most recently in the #FINEST T20I series with 79 runs in a single game.  ...
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14
Jun
2022

#FINEST2022 tournament games are the last international games for the Bears before the Sub-Regional World Cup Qualifiers

Finnish men’s national cricket team, the Bears, meet the Estonian men’s national team in the T20i series, #FINEST2022, this upcoming Sunday, 19 June, at the Kerava National Cricket Ground. Teams are chasing ranking points to better their position in the men’s global rankings. This tournament will be the last international game series before the Sub-Regional...
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14
Dec
2020

Finland’s national cricket team to hosts two Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier Groups will be played in Kerava and Vantaa next summer instead of one

Published December 14th, 2020 The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided that two of the summer 2021 World Cup qualifying groups (ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub-Regional Europe Qualifier) will be played in Finland. The cities of Kerava and Vantaa will host the event together. Finland, with the support of their home crowd, is aiming to reach the...
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19
Aug
2020

T20I Series with Denmark cancelled

Published August 19th, 2020 Today’s announcement of new stricter border controls revised by the Finnish government due to increasing Covid-19 infection rates in Denmark, means in practical terms that travel is impossible at this time.  We have provisionally agreed with Cricket Denmark to play the same T20I series early summer 2021.
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17
Jul
2020

July 17th, T20I Series confirmed with Denmark & Germany

Published July 17th, 2020 The Finnish National Team, the Finnish Bears, will play international matches again for the first time after the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown was relaxed. The squad will be in Copenhagen from August 24th to 28th to compete in a special “Tri-Nation Series” of matches against the teams from hosts Denmark and Germany....
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26
May
2020

International level indoor facility for Finland at Eerikkilä

Published May 26th, 2020 Finnish cricket takes a leap forward in year-round accessibility to the game – The country’s first indoor training facility is completed at the Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort to international standards. Finland’s first cricket-specific indoor training nets have just been completed at Eerikkilä to international cricket standards. This facility perfectly complements the outdoor...
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07
Feb
2020

Matt Jenkinson appointed new Finnish Bears Head Coach

Published February 7th, 2020 With a massive 2020 ahead for the Finnish Bears, Matt Jenkinson has been appointed as Head Coach, replacing the long-serving Yasir Abdul Quadir, who in turn will remain in an assistant coach role. Matt grew up in Melbourne Australia where he played cricket in the Victorian Premier (District) Cricket League, arguably...
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29
Jan
2020

Cricket Finland to host first ever ICC pathway event

Published in January 29th, 2020 ICC 2021 T20 World Cup Sub-Regional Qualifier tournament hosts announced – Finland to host an international pathway event for the first time in its history The road to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 for 24 European teams has been confirmed, as an expanded regional qualification process for the...
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17
Aug
2019

Finnish Bears squad selected for Spain T20I’s this weekend

Published August 17th, 2019 Selectors name the Finnish Bears squad for the historic three-match T20I series to be played at Kerava National Ground 17th & 18th August. Welcome down to watch or follow live streams via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/cricketfinland The Team Nathan Collins, capt. (club SKK) Vanraaj Singh Padhaal, vice (Empire CC) Jonathan Scamans (Empire CC)...
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10
Aug
2019

The Bears’ selections for warm-up T20 game with Spain 16.8.2019

Published in August 10th, 2019The selectors have decided that Shoaib Tahir Qureshi will have the privilege to skipper the Bears side to play the 1st warm-up T20 against Spain on Friday starting at 5pm at Kerava NCG. Jonathan Scamans will be his vice captain and keeper.  The squad of players selected for Friday’s match are: 1. Shoaib Tahir Qureshi (captain)2. Jonathan Scamans (vice...
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