Kuwait Casuals Cricket Club – It does what is says; and in that order.
Winners of GCC Sixes 2017 “The Barman’s Choice” Award and keen to hold onto that title in 2019.
We were established in Kuwait some 65 years ago, around the time of Elizabeth II becoming queen, Britain announcing it has an atomic weapon, and Joe Strummer, Vladimir Putin and Joel Garner being born. The club emblem is a camel holding a martini glass in one hand and a cricket bat in the other, casually, obviously. This is a true representation of our philosophy. Our motto “Bowl and behold, bat and be bowled” Our members have come from Canada, India, Pakistan, England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Jamaica, USA, Scotland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Australia. Cricket is our chosen sport. KCCC has endured a variety of guises, chairmen, captains, and arbitrators who have all attempted to maintain the importance of the casual, rather social, nature of our club. KCCC was initially a club to allow ex-pats a brief reminder of home and all-comers were welcome. Historically, KCCC has been part of the cricket leagues which were set up in Kuwait, mainly on hard, dusty, unfriendly, car park type pitches. Although not technically successful, we have established a trend for allowing other teams to win on a regular basis. In the glory days of the 50s, The Jashanmal Trophy took place between Ahmadi, Casuals, Hawks, Combined Banks and the Rest of Kuwait. A wider circle of participation and many tournaments came into being. This spread the game within Kuwait. The Casuals were part of this venture. KCCC has hosted many a social event and participated in many tours outside of Kuwait, including Bahrain, Dubai, Oman and Qatar. At all these events, the Casuals friendly and social nature has always been noted and highly commended, but we cannot always remember the praise heaped upon us as we are such a sociable, thirsty people. KCCC has survived the oil crisis, an invasion from Iraq. Throughout all this we have brought together players, wives and girlfriends to celebrate the traditions of cricket and our casual nature. Long may it continue?