Northern Lights edge ahead on first day of DCB Super Series

NorthernLightsThe Northern Lights have taken the first day of action in the DCB’s inaugural Super Series, after an exciting double header against Western Eagles in Hamburg on Saturday.

In the first game of the day, “the Lights” batted first losing early wickets at the start of their innings. Zadran Asmdin was the main destroyer for the Eagles (the combined NRW/Hessen team) grabbing three wickets. But, the home team was to have the final say, racing to a total of 128 for 4 off their allotted 15 overs after the game was shortened due to rain. Top scorers were Vijay Narashiman and Waqas Virk with 41 not out and 51 not out respectively. Weiterlesen

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DCB Super Series – Western Eagles squad announcement

RishiPillaiThe final squad has been announced for the inaugural DCB Super Series tournament that starts on Saturday in Hamburg with two T20s between the Northern Lights and the Western Eagles.

DCB Performance Officers Jason Walsh and Asif Khan have selected a squad with a lot of experience but with a few new faces.

The squad is as follows: Weiterlesen

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DCB Youth Days set for Munich, Heidelberg and Frankfurt

SajidOver the next weeks DCB Youth Officer Sajid Sikandar will be again on his travels co-ordinating youth development throughout the yountry and looking for the best young talent for the German Under 19 national team.

Dates have been set for Frankfurt, Heidelberg and Munich (see below). A date for Cologne will follow.

The target is to collect all the young players in each region together on one day for Street20 cricket, a short and fun version of cricket that allows children of all ages and standard to play together. Sajid will speak to all the clubs, coaches and youth co-ordinators in order to find ways for the interested children to play regular cricket in teams and leagues.

He will also trial the best U19 players from each region as he goes ahead with planning a new U19 team to represent Germany in international events and tournaments later in the summer.

The dates are as follows: Weiterlesen

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DCB Super Series: Northern Lights squad announcement

EhsanLatifFollowing on from the squad announcement of the Alpine Tigers (see below) we now have the squad for the Northern Lights, made up of players from the eastern and northern regions. The squad has been selected by DCB Performance Officers Rana-Javed Iqbal and Omer Sheikh and is comprised of players who are available for selection to the DCB German national team for next summer’s ICC Europe tournaments based on the strict ICC selection criteria.

We wish all of them luck! Weiterlesen

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DCB Super Series: Alpine Tigers squad announced

WasanthaThis week will see the inaugural DCB Super Series start with games in Hamburg (HSV ground) between the Northern Lights and the Western Eagles.

The DCB Super Series is a new tournament that will see three teams playing regular games of T20 cricket over the next few weeks in order to find the best players for the newly formed national team squad.

Despite the Northern Lights and Western Eagles kicking things off, it is the Alpine Tigers who have been the first to announce their squad who will start their campaign on 30th May with two away games in Werder (Havel) against the Northern Lights. Weiterlesen

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209 off just 128 balls – Zeeshan Nazar starts the season with a bang

ZeeshanOver recent days the cricket media has been speculating over whether the 350 scored by English club cricketer Liam Livingstone in a Royal London Club match is the highest score in a one day game at any level of cricket.

We can’t quite match that, but last weekend did see an incredible performance by Gräfenhausen (Hessen) batsman Zeeshan Nazar who hammered an incredible 21 sixes and 12 fours in amassing 209 runs off just 128 balls, a record for the Hessen leagues, before the umpire ruined everybody’s fun by giving him out LBW. Weiterlesen

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Last week Lord’s, this week Bremen – new Notts Sport pitch for SG Findorff

NottsSportThis week has seen our friends and partners from Notts Sport travelling to Bremen to install a brand new artificial cricket pitch for one of Germany’s most progressive clubs, SG Findorff. It is the same type of pitch that they installed on the nursery ground at Lord’s last week. You can’t get a better recommendation than that.

Funded by the club itself, with financial support from the DCB and ICC Europe’s Regional Facility Fund, the new pitch will allow cricket to grow in a city that has already seen major growth in the number of cricketers over the last two years since SG Findorff joined the DCB. Th eclub has expanded from just one men’s team to now having two men’s teams, a women’s team and several youth teams. Weiterlesen

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Lucky thirteen in Hamburg – ICC Coaches Award

Coaching course Hamburg April 2015From April 10-12, a baker’s dozen of coaches committed and dedicated to developing cricket in Germany, converged on Hamburg from as far afield as Bremen, Hannover and Berlin to complete the ICC Coaches Award course.

Under the expert guidance of ECB/ICC tutor Dave Gelling, the participants were taken through a range of demonstrations, drills and games for batting, bowling, fielding and wicket-keeping. Dave also highlighted important aspects of coaching related to the technical, tactical, physical and mental elements of cricket. Weiterlesen

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2015 Wintech Bundesliga set to begin across Germany

Bundesliga-LogoThe wait is finally over! After a long and hard winter, this season’s Wintech Bundesliga cricket competition is set to begin this weekend in various cities across Germany.

In Offenbach, OCC will play Frankfurt Cricket Club on Saturday in the first of many games in the busy Bundesliga-Mitte region this weekend. The Offenbach team will go into the match as slight favourites, after finishing runners-up in last year’s DCB Vereinspokal (T20 Championship).  Weiterlesen

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New coaches: Bonn hosts ICC Europe Coach Award course

Coaching course Bonn April 2015Last Easter weekend saw 14 up-and-coming coaches take part in a two-and-a-half day course in the North-Rhine Westphalia city of Bonn. Experienced tutor Dave Gelling (pictured back right) from ECB/ICC came over from England to run the course.

Participants learned about the finer details of how to coach bowling actions and various batting strokes, as well as wicketkeeping and fielding. At the end of the course, each participant ran their own short coaching session for the rest of the group. Weiterlesen

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