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16 Dec 2010
Robert Deed elected Optimists chairman

Robert Deed has been elected chairman of the Optimists at the club's AGM, taking over from the outgoing Mark Fitzgerald. A senior member of the club for many years, it is the third time Robert has presided over the committee. Tim Andrews and Graham ... [ Read more ]

08 Dec 2010
Under 11's Cricket Juniors shine in Geneva Tournament

  Over the weekend of November 20th and 21st, the Luxembourg Cricket Federation sent a selected team of eight under 11 cricketers to an Indoor tournament in Geneva organised by Gingins Cricket Club. The tournament was organised amongst 5 teams r... [ Read more ]

28 Sep 2010
Star beat WOCC in tight LCF final

Star CC edged a very tight play-off final for the Luxembourg cricket league title on Sunday 26th September, beating the Walferdange Optimists CC by one wicket. Batting first on a cool, damp day with a slow outfield, Walferdange Optimists CC made dec... [ Read more ]

28 Sep 2010
Optimists Juniors end the outdoor season with dramatic win in Paris

To finish off a highly successful season, the Optimists Juniors cricket team travelled with an U13’s team to the beautiful ground of Thoiry, near Paris. This is always a special fixture as the pitch is set in the grounds of a Safari park, so the team... [ Read more ]

20 Sep 2010
Under 15’s complete unbeaten league season

Last Sunday the Optimists Juniors travelled to Ghent for the final game of the Belgian Cricket Federation Under 15 League against Arcadians.  There was an air of quiet confidence following the four previous victories.     Despite damp conditions Opt... [ Read more ]

05 Aug 2010
Junior cricket - Coach training and Academy week

                     The Academy week is one of the highlights of the junior cricket calendar.    The arrival of our level 3 coach, Graeme Rickman, from the UK is awaited with great anticipation as he brings new techniques, challenges and games for... [ Read more ]

02 Aug 2010
One wicket defeat casts Optimists into relegation battle

A thrilling game of Belgian League cricket yesterday saw Arcadians reach the target of 194 to win with just 1 wicket remaining. Crucially, this sets up an extremely tense four-way battle to avoid relegation next week to the 3rd division. Optimists ... [ Read more ]

12 Jul 2010
Juniors win four out of five in Copenhagen

</o:p> </o:p> Following the first visit in 2009 our under 14 squad was keen and optimistic when setting off for a four team tournament in early July 2010.   Teams involved this year were Denmark East, Denmark West, Penicuik, from Scotland</st1:co... [ Read more ]

21 Jun 2010
20 June - 1sts go down against Ghent

A much improved batting display wasn't enough to stop the Optimists registering their second Belgian League defeat in eight days. Opting to avoid the chasing heebie-jeebies which have plagued the Luxembourgers this season, captain Joost Mees won the... [ Read more ]

15 Jun 2010
13 June - OCC 1sts thumped away at Arcadians

The Optimists 1st XI suffered its first BCF defeat of the season on Sunday. For the third game in succession, the OCC bowlers limited the opposition to a modest total, bowling Arcadians of Ghent out for 150. However, the Luxembourgian batting c... [ Read more ]