DCB Women’s Cricket Programme in 2016

DCBDCB Women’s Officer Monika Loveday has released the programme for women’s cricket in 2016 in Germany.

The highlight will be the national team taking part in an international tournament in Denmark in early August. This will be preceded in May by a tour to Bologna, Italy to play some friendly matches against rivals Italy. This will be funded by the team themselves.

Domestically, it is planned to seperate the Bundesliga into two regions to allow for new teams to enter. The winners of the Bundesliga Nord will then play the winners of the Bundesliga Süd in order to determine who will be German Champions. Weiterlesen

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DCB AGM confirms seven new life honorary members

The recent AGM in Munich saw seven people accepted as life honorary members of the DCB in recognition for their many years of service to German cricket. Many of those have been involved with German cricket since the founding of the DCB in 1989.

The seven new honorary members are: Weiterlesen

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Brian Fell re-elected for a 20th year as DCB President

At the recent DCB Annual General Meeting in Munich, DCB President Dr. Brian Fell was unanimously re-elected as DCB President. This two year period of office will see Brian exceed 20 years as President of the DCB.

Also unanimously re-elected was Sajid Sikandar as DCB Youth Officer. Sajid has coached the successful Under 19 national team for the last four years which culminated in us winning the European Five Nations Tournament in Belgium last year.

Press Officer André Leslie has stepped down from his position after deciding to return to his native Australia. This position remains unfilled and the duties will be carried out by DCB General Manager Brian Mantle until a successor can be found.

The AGM also saw minor changes to the DCB constitution made, as well as the annual prize winners being honoured and seven people being elected as honorary members of the DCB. This will be reported upon in a seperate article.

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Hans-Heinrich Mai tritt als Bundestrainer der Damen zurück

Mit Bedauern muss der DCB mitteilen, dass Hans-Heinrich Mai von seinem Amt als Bundestrainer der Frauen zurückgetreten ist.

Hans-Heinrich Mai war seit den Anfängen des Frauencrickets in Deutschland involviert, zuerst auf Vereinsebene in Schwerin, dann bei der Bildung der Deutschen Nationalmannschaft in 2009.

Durch sein Engangement und Weitsicht führte er die Frauen zu zahlreichen Erfolgen auf Internationaler Ebene, angefangen beim Turniersieg in Belgien in 2010 über das fantastische Heimturnier mit 7 Nationen in Berlin in 2014, bis zum 3. Platz in Jersey in diesem Jahr.

Wir möchten unseren Dank aussprechen, für den wertvollen Beitrag, den Hans-Heinrich Mai über die letzten Jahre geleistet hat.

Als sein Nachfolger wurde der bisherige Co-Trainer Matthew Powell ernannt.

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DCB Preise: Besondere Leistungen in Cricket – Adschi Keim

DCBThe penultimate of this year’s DCB awards goes to Adschi Keim – for his decades of work behind the scenes in cricket in Munich.

Adschi is the man who has organised Pak Orient CC in Munich for decades. His passion for our sport is well-known and goes beyond the normal activities of running his club.

Apart from winning the DCB Bundesliga twice during his time, Adschi has been instrumental in getting the first permanent cricket pitch in Munich at his club and is active in local politics, always on behalf of cricket.

Additionally, Adschi has been involved in the integration of young players in his club over many years and did this at a time when it was not as fashionable as it is now. Two players (Sher Khan and Murtaza Siddiqui) recently represented Germany in the successful Under 19 tournament in Belgium.

The DCB would like to honour our friend Adschi for his tireless efforts over many years in the cause of German cricket.

He will be honoured at this year’s AGM in Munich.

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DCB Coach of the Year: Jason Walsh

WNTThis year’s Coach of the Year award goes to Jason Walsh from Bonn. Jason appeared on the scene last winter and soon showed himself to be an extremely experienced and talented coach.

His background as a top-level coach in New Zealand and Australia meant that he was an obvious choice to coach the Western Eagles team in this year’s inaugural DCB Super Series tournament, which they ended up winning. However, not many reckoned with him going the extra mile with incredible ambition and motivation to improve German cricket. In addition to the Western Eagles, Jason has also worked as assistant coach to Sajid Sikandar with the successful Germany Under 19 team as well as being promoted to assistant coach of the full men’s national team under Steven Knox. He also coaches children at the Bonn International School and several of the local teams in and around Cologne and Bonn.

His contribution to a successful summer for German cricket has been outstanding.

Jason will be honoured at the AGM in Munich in a few weeks.

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DCB Preise: Entwicklungsprojekt des Jahres – Hessischer Cricket Verband (HCV)

DCBThe next award is for the “Development Project of the Year” and this year it goes to the HCV, the cricket board for the Hessen Region.

This season has seen the formation of a fully functional youth league with ten teams taking part with almost all clubs in the region putting out teams at Under 16 level. The league was won by Offenbacher CC in a thrilling final day win over Hattersheim CC at the Frankfurt Cricket Ground.

The success of the league is down to the positive attitude of the HCV board, especially youth officer Jawed Khan, and the fact that most clubs have bought into this vision.

The HCV will be honoured at this year’s AGM in a few weeks.

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