The Oregon Cricket League (OCL) was established in 2005 by three clubs, Multnomah Cricket Club, Portland Cricket Club and Gresham Cricket Club. These clubs had played in the Northwest Cricket League (NWCL) for many years, but decided to form their own league due to the increased travel to the Seattle Metro area to play in NWCL matches. Oregon State University Cricket Club (OSU CC) also joint the three founding clubs in the OCL. In the first year of existence, OCL matches were played at the John Deere Field in Gresham. These matches consisted of 30 overs an innings format.
In 2006, Beaverton Cricket Club, another NWCL veteran club, and HP Corvallis Cricket Club, joined the OCL. Two fields for cricket were then added to the venues for OCL matches. One was North Plains School field in North Plains. The other was the Corvallis Cricket Field, located at the campus of Hewlett Packard Company. This ground became to venue for all OCL matches in the Willamette Valley. 2006 also featured the introduction of a shortened version of the game, the 25-25 format. A tournament was held with this format to start the season.
In 2007, two new clubs joined OCL – the University of Oregon CC, comprised mainly of students at the state university in Eugene and Saber Stallions CC, comprised of IT employees in Saber Corporation based in Salem. The 25-25 format for the early season tournament was converted to the 20-20 standard that had taken off all over the world. Two Divisions were set up for this tournament.
In 2008, Saber Stallions CC dropped out, but a new club Conifer CC joined the league. So, presently, OCL of 8 clubs, with a membership comprises of over 200 total players in playing at three venues.
Oregon Cricket League (OCL) estd. 2005 is a Oregon based Cricket league that provides facilities of 2 different format cricket tournaments for its participating members – T20 and 30-30. Each year, around April-May, the league begins with T20 tournament (20 overs each side) and then follows up with another tournament of 30-30 each side extending the cricket season to the Northwest September. The league covers the sister cities of Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham and Vancouver (though all are welcome). On the official home, you will find yearly schedule, match reports, statistics, club and players information etc. Welcome!
OCL T20 Season Champions Honor Roll
2009: NorthWest CC (NWCC)
2008: Portland CC
2007: Beaverton CC
OCL Regular Season Champions Honor Roll
2007: Beaverton CC
2006: Portland CC
2005: Gresham CC (Now called NWCC)
OCL Regular Season Runner Up Honor Roll
2007: Multnomah CC
2006: Gresham CC (Now called NWCC)
2005: Multnomah CC
OCL Tournaments’ Honor Roll
2007 20-20: Winner – Beaverton; Runner-Up – Oregon State University
2006 25-25: Winner – Portland; Runner-Up – Multnomah