Guttsta Wicked Cricket Club originates from the small town of Kolsva in the municipality of Köping in Sweden. Guttsta WCC is probably the one cricket club in Sweden that’s been the primary leading light behind the development of Swedish cricket during the last couple of decades.
Just like many other cricket clubs in Sweden, Guttsta WCC was formed by a group of friends who wanted to be able play cricket on a higher level. The club was established in 1989. The first match was played in August of 1989. Mariestad Cricket Club was the opponent. During the inauguration year Guttsta actually found time to play also a second match, this time against Spånga United CC.
During 1989 Guttsta WCC was the driving factor behind the creation of the Swedish Cricket Federation. It is fair to say that the leading people in Guttsta WCC were also the leading people in the first board of the federation.
During the early 1990s, Guttsta’s Staffan Lageson was the leading figure behind the development of the Swedish Cricket Championship. The first season was played in 1991. Guttsta WCC competed in the first season of the championship, but did not manage to go all the way. In 1992, Guttsta went on a training camp in England. With a bit more experience having played against semi-professional teams, Guttsta WCC managed to win their first championship. They beat Landskrona/Helsingborg CC in the final. The same year, Kel Markham, the team captain, also captained the Swedish national team that won an international tournament in Berlin.
The season 2001, Guttsta WCC participated in the Swedish Cricket Championship for the last time. The season was not a big success. In fact, Guttsta finished last. After the season, the management of Guttsta WCC decided to quit competitive cricket and instead shift focus to expanding the sport in Sweden through other means.