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Last Updated: Thursday, 22 February 2007, 15:46 GMT
No ball? Snow ball

Lake Harku near Tallinn

Lake Harku near the capital Tallinn is the venue for the Bulmers Original ice cricket series in Estonia

Choosing a spot for the wicket on a frozen Lake Harku

The event was launched after local cricketers were unable to find indoor practice facilities in the winter months

Former England spin bowler Ian Salisbury keeps wicket on Lake Harku

Former England bowler Ian Salisbury (left) is among the players who find conditions underfoot a little slippery

Bowling on ice in Estonia.

The icy pitch gives bowlers in the tournament plenty of opportunity make good use of their sliders

Ice cricket

Fielding on ice is a whole new ball game - and once you start sliding, you cannot stop

A traditional Estonian ice bath on Lake Harku.

Blythswood CC from Essex win the title, but there aren't many takers for the team bath afterwards...!



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