NLCA celebrates Women in Cricket

Northern Lights Oulu has always been keen in promoting cricket and values the role women have played for the game. For that matter, NLCA organised Indoor Cricket matches with mixed teams and the women captaining those teams. The atmosphere of the event was marvellous and everybody enjoyed playing together. (check Twitter/Flickr for pictures)


NLCA organises cricket session for OASIS Research Group

Northern Lights Oulu on request arranged a cricket session for the OASIS research group from the University of Oulu. The session was organised at Honkapirtti liikuntasali from 13:00-16:00. The feedback by the participants was excellent, as they enjoyed learning the game and some newbies had amazing cricketing talent. (check Twitter/Flickr for pictures)


And the Celebrations continue !

Northern Lights Oulu continues to celebrate their win in the Turku Indoor Tournament 2015. There are various events being organised such as BBQ gatherings and special cakes being made. In addition, NLCA displayed their trophy in the University of Oulu while distributing sweets. The event also turned out to be exciting in terms of promoting cricket as many people tried their skills with the bat and the ball for the very first time. There were a lot of cheers for the team for making Oulu proud.
(check Twitter/Flickr for pictures)


Northern Lights Oulu won Turku Indoor Tournament 2015

Northern Lights Oulu won the Turku Indoor tournament with a nail biting final versus SKK to beat teams from all over Finland for the trophy. There were teams from Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Tampere, and Turku etc. This was the third consecutive year Northern Lights Oulu participated in the Turku Indoor Tournament. They lost only one match in the first year, were finalists last year, and eventually won the tournament this year. This is the first ever cricket trophy for the City of Oulu in a tournament of such magnitude. (check Twitter/Flickr for pictures)


Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2015

Northern Lights held its annual general meeting and the following board was unanimously selected for the coming year: Chairman: Salman Mian, Vice-Chairman: Hasnain Virk, Secretary: Saad Ullah, Treasurer: Asadullah Javed. Moreover, goals for the coming year were also discussed which included (1) Annual matches with OCC (2) T20 tournament comprising of Kupio, Jyväskylä, Vaasa & OCC, and importantly planning for Turku Indoor Tournament etc.


Turku Indoor Cricket Tournament 2015

Northern Lights is participating in the annual Turku Indoor Cricket Tournament. The tournament will be held in Impivaaraan Jalkapallohalli, Turku, on Saturday 25th April. The following teams are participating in the tournament this year: 1-Empire 2- Finnpak 3- Vanta 4- SKK 5- Northern lights Oulu 6- Tampere 7-Gurkha CC 8- Kerava 9-Turku Lions 10- Turku Hawks.


New Cricket Mat

Northern Lights has purchased a new cricket mat for summer season this year. (check Twitter/Flickr for pictures)


Indoor Cricket Sessions Resume in Oulu

Northern Lights started its Indoor cricket practice sessions for the Turku Indoor Tournament 2015, to be held in Turku later in April. (check Twitter/Flickr for pictures).


Oulu Cricket Championship 2014

Northern Lights won the Oulu Cricket Championship trophy for 2014 by beating OCC 2-0. Both matches were way closer than expected, and Hasnain Virk was pronounced man of the series for exceptional performances both with bat and the ball.


NLCA: Runners Up in TIT 2014

Northern Lights had a pretty good performance in Turku Indoor Tournament 2014, however lost to defending champions Finn-Asia in the final.


Turku Indoor Cricket Tournament 2014

Northern Lights is participating in the annual Turku Indoor Cricket Tournament and aims to bring the cup home. The tournament will be held in Impivaaraan Jalkapallohalli, Turku, on Saturday 19th April. The following teams are participating in the tournament this year: TURKU: TCC1, TCC2, FinnAsia TAMPERE: TamLions, TamTigers HELSINKI: FinnPak, SKK, Empire JYVÄSKYLÄ OULU (NLCA)

Turku Indoor Tournament

Turku Indoor Tournament


Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2014

Northern Lights held its annual general meeting and the following board was unanimously selected for the coming year: Chairman: Salman Mian Vice-Chairman: Luqman Bilal Secretary: Saad Ullah Treasurer: Asadullah Javed Moreover, goals for the coming year were discussed, along with a couple of new members inducted.


End of the Season Party 2012-13

Northern Lights Cricket Association held its very first end of the season party. The future plans and the season performances were discussed over the dinner. The party concluded with the awards for most wickets (Asadullah Javed) and most runs scored (Umair Jamil) in the season.

Most Runs – Umair Jamil

Most Runs – Umair Jamil


Winter Practice Commences for Indoor Cricket

Northern Lights started its winter practice sessions for Indoor cricket. The following will be the schedule for season 2013-2014:

    • ONK perusaste (7-9) + lukio on Fridays 19 45 – 21 15
    • ONK perusaste (0-6) on Saturdays 14 00 – 16 00


Northern Lights vs OCC – Match # 4

Result: Northern Lights WON by 84 runs

Highlights: Waqar Nadeem (50) scored his maiden half century


Northern Lights vs OCC – Match # 3

Result: No result, the match was called off due to time constraints.

Highlights: Asadullad Javed took 3 quick wickets before the match was called off


Northern Lights vs OCC – Match # 2

Result: Northern Lights WON by 9 wickets

Highlights: Asadullad Javed & Salman Mian took 4 wickets each, before Hasnain Virk chased the score down and remained unbeaten on 54


Northern Lights vs OCC – Match # 1

Result: Northern Lights WON by 8 wickets

Highlights: Muzamil Ahmed took a 5 wicket haul


Northern Lights tour of Turku – 2013

Northern Lights played two T20 matches vs FinnAsia, a division 1 team, at Pansio cricket ground. FinnAsia suffered a shocking defeat in a low scoring thriller of a first game, and Northern Lights announced its arrival in the cricket circuit with a bang. However, FinnAsia came strongly in the second match to prove why they deserve to be in the first division. The first series between the partners was drawn at 1-1, and the trip concluded was a delicious BBQ lunch.


Match # 1: Northern Lights won by 2 wickets

Match # 2: FinnAsia won by nine wickets


Northern Lights Oulu vs FinnAsia – 2013

The schedule for the annual matches of Northern Lights with partners in Turku has been confirmed. The matches will be played on 23rd June 2013, at Pansio cricket ground in Turku. Northern Lights will travel to Turku on 22nd June, and the schedule includes two back to back T20 fixtures plus BBQ lunch.


Matches with OCC

Northern Lights recently proposed to have summer matches with Oulu Cricket Club from this year onwards. The proposal has been met with positive feedback from both clubs, so the first match has been confirmed on 15th June, 2013 at Niittyaro ground. This would be an exciting year for cricket in Oulu.


Northern Lights and FinnAsia’s new Partnership

It is a pleasure to announce that Northern Lights and FinnAsia Cricket Association from Turku have decided to form a partnership for the development of cricket in Finland. This includes annual matches and sharing of expertise. For more details, click here.


Turku Indoor Cricket Tournament 2013

Northern Lights CC participated in the Turku Indoor Cricket Tournament for 2013. It was the first time any club from Oulu has participated in such a tournament. The tournament was organized by Turku Cricket Club and 10 teams from different parts of Finland participated. There were 5 teams from Helsinki, 3 from Turku, and one from Jyväskylä grouped into the following

It was a successful first competition for the club, where we won three matches out of four, but unfortunately missed the final on the run rate. We won against FinnAsia CC (defending/current champions), Kerava CC, and Turku CC, while we lost against Empire CC only. Northern Lights is the only team to beat FinnAsia in the indoor matches for the last two years, which speaks for the caliber of a new team. The 2 months old Northern Lights CC gave the opponents a run for their money.
Northern Lights CC (Oulu) - TIT2013


P.S. the pictures from the tournament can be seen in the gallery and the videos on the Northern Lights YouTube channel. 

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