On a wonderful day in Hannover last Saturday, North Germany Under 15s won the first ever DCB Under 15 Championships by beating the team from Hessen in both T20 games. It was the successful culmination of the first part of the DCB’s Youth Retention Programme which is funded by ICC Europe via their Regional Support programme. Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »
Sunday – June 9th 2013 at SSC Karlsruhe was a special day for BWCV. A day which started with thunderstorms and heavy rains with seemingly no scope for a cricket match witnessed one of the greatest innings in the history of BWCV! An authentic display of clean and powerful hitting of the cricket ball accompanied by proper negotiation of the good balls from the opening batsman of CCCM-L – Inam Ullah blew away CLK – the defending BWCV champions and German championship runners by a very comfortable margin. I feel really lucky that I got the chance to be the main umpire for this game – as I stood in perhaps the perfect spot to view this spectacle live – such an amazing innings which would remain in memory for years to come. Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »
Heligoland, 9 June 2013. Cricket on Heligoland? Unimaginable? Between cliffs and craters?
It is unknown whether the islanders have played or even witnessed a cricket match on their small rock in the North Sea, although some of them claim British ancestors since Queen Victoria’s rule. Heligoland Pilgrims CC, Germany’s youngest and allegedly most exclusive cricket club, proved their right to exist earlier this Sunday. Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »
Last week saw the first double century in the short history of Germany’s youngest cricketing region, Baden-Würtemberg.
Inan Ullah from the Cosmopolitan Mannheim Cricket club scored his double century chasing a score of 250 to win the game against last season’s DCB finalists SSC Karlsruhe.
He racked up his first century in just 18 overs and reached his double-century in just the 27th over, a fantastic achievement when you consider that the opponents were a strong team, the outfield was wet and that his batting partner only scored 27 not out in this time.
Well done Inan!
From 8th to 14th July the German national team will be playing the ICC Europe Division 1 Championships in Sussex, England.
Trainer Keith Thompson has announced the following squad of 14 players which sees several changes from the team that travelled to Botswana for World Cricket League in April, including three players who have come through the German youth system.
Asif Khan (capt.) – Düsseldorf
Rishi Pillai – Köln
Kashif Mahmood – Berlin
Nafees Butter – Frankfurt
Kashif Haider – Bochum
Imran Chaudhary – Berlin
Satya Srinivas – Köln
Rohit Singh – Berlin
Rana-Javed Iqbal – Berlin
Jafar Bilal – Hamburg
Wasantha de Silva – Stuttgart
Rajeev Vohra – Hamburg
Shafraz Samsudeen – Bonn
Shakeel Hassan – Wiesbaden
In previous years ICC Europe has held its Centre of Excellence for talented young cricketers in La Manga, Spain and the DCB was allowed to send two players per year. In a change of tact, this year the centre has been moved to Husum on the German / Danish border and the DCB can send five of its most talented youngsters for five days intensive coaching with elite coaches from the ICC.
This is a welcome development as not only are costs saved, but we can provide this fantastic opportunity to five players who have shown in recent DCB tournaments that they have the talent to progress within the game.
The five players selected by DCB Youth Officer Sajid Sikandar, who will also be in attendance, are:
Janpreet Singh (Berlin)
Dushant Kumar (Hamburg)
Arif Jamal (Essen)
Denis Ritigahapola (Munich)
Ryan Rautenbach (Hamburg)
We wish them all a fantastic week in Husum and hope they return with lots of impetus for a successful career within German cricket.
In four weeks (8th-13th July) the German national team will be playing the ICC Europe Division 1 championships in Sussex, England. This is a vital tournament for the team and Germany’s status within European cricket. Germany has been drawn in Group B which will see us compete against current champions Denmark, Belgium, France, Isle of Man and Jersey.
As preparation for this event the team will travel to Rotterdam in the Netherlands on 27th June where they will play a short three day tournament organised by the Netherlands Cricket Board and the RKSV Excelsior and Hermes D.V.S. clubs.
Germany has been drawn in a group with Belgium, Jersey and the Seafarers (a Dutch team). The group stage will be followed by semi-finals and finals where it is possible that they will play against the Marylebone Cricket Club, the world’s most prestigious cricket club.
Live updates of the tournament will be made on the Cricket Europe website.
This weekend will see the competitive debut of the DCB’s latest member and what is probably Europe’s most remote cricket club – the Heligoland Pilgrims Cricket Club e.V.
The club, based on the remote island in the north sea, will be hosting a game against Hamburg based club THCC Rot-Gelb on Sunday 9th July.
Refreshments will be provided by the club’s generous sponsor, ERDINGER ALKOHOLFREI.
The Pilgrims’ claim to being Europe’s most remote cricket club remains unchallenged. If there are any other clubs out there that put claim on this title, we would like to meet them for a friendly game.