The representative team from NRW and Hessen, the Western Eagles, has won this year’s DCB Super Series tournament. The team, managed by Jason Walsh, picked up two victories against the Alpine Tigers on the last day of the competition.
Playing at the Cougars field in Karlsruhe, both teams were greeted with heavy rainfall on arrival at the ground. Once play finally got underway, Tigers captain Wasantha De Silva won the toss and sent in the Western Eagles on what was a damp pitch. Eagles openers Inam Ullah and André Leslie managed a 50+ first wicket partnership, before Eagles allrounder Khalid Khan scored a useful 22 off 17 balls to get the guests to 138/8 off their allotted 16 overs. Not a huge score, but perhaps enough, considering the still wet outfield and pitch. Weiterlesen →
In der fünften Runde der DCB Super Series in Bonn gewannen die Western Eagles zweimal am Samstag gegen die Northern Lights. Damit hat die Auswahlmannschaft aus Hessen und NRW immer noch die Chance den ersten Super Series Titel am nächsten Wochenende in Karlsruhe zu gewinnen.
Im ersten Spiel am Samstagvormittag, welches auf dem Platz in der Bonner Rheinaue ausgetragen wurde, konnten die Gäste aus dem Norden nur 78 Punkte vorlegen. Weiterlesen →
Last weekend in Cologne saw the start of the inaugural DCB Women’s Super Series with games between the “Diamonds” and the “Rubies”.
The concept of the tournament is to give the best female cricketers the opportunity to play high level cricket against each other, bridging the performance gap between the Bundesliga and the women’s national team. On each of the weekends, the teams will play one 40 over match and one T20 match against each other. Weiterlesen →
This weekend was a busy one in Munich. On Friday evening DCB General Manager Brian Mantle met with the BCV board and the Munich-based clubs to discuss a road map for developing cricket in Bavaria. The main topic on the agenda: the establishment of at least one age group youth league as soon as possible. Weiterlesen →
Based on the fact that young players can only really develop as cricketers if they play regular competitive cricket, the DCB has been delighted to see the development of various youth leagues across the country over the last couple of years.
Now it is the turn of the WDCV, the regional body for cricket in NRW to get things moving. Yesterday saw a positive start with four teams playing against each other at St. Georges School in Cologne. The response has been fantastic and we hope that this will continue. Weiterlesen →
A victory each for series leaders Alpine Tigers and the Western Eagles in last Saturday’s two DCB Super Series matches in Frankfurt means that the tournament is still very much alive as we head into the last two weeks of competition.
In the first game the Alpine Tigers decided to bat and put up a competitive total of 164-7 off their twenty overs. Most batsmen contributed but it was once again Brandon Ess who impressed the most with 46 off just 18 balls. Ess was ably supported by Amith Sarma (27) and Wasantha De Silva (26). Top bowler for the Eagles was Kapil Chandnani who took 3-39. Weiterlesen →
Saturday’s two T20 matches in the Super Series between the Alpine Tigers and the Northern Lights in Erlangen saw the southern side come out on top in both games.
The conditions in Erlangen were fantastic. Hot weather approaching the mid 30s, a fast outfield, an excellently made cricket pitch with even bounce and great organisation by Erlangen CC and their president Wasif Abbas-Shah. And with two motivated teams made up of the best German qualified Players in the country, it was exactly what the DCB had in mind when this Super Series was brought into being. Weiterlesen →
Yesterday’s two T20 Super Series games between the Northern Lights and the Alpine Tigers in Werder (Havel) saw each team picking up a win each in two very evenly matched games of cricket.
In the first game the Alpine Tigers batted first and chalked up a score of 134, losing their last wicket in the final over. Top scorers included U19 national team player Safi Schirchan (35) and national team all-rounder Wasantha De Silva (26). Israr Khan took an impressive 4-19 off his four overs.
The Northern Lights, who had picked up a win and a tie last week in Hamburg against the Western Eagles, started impressively with national team opener Kashif Mahmood scoring 26 and his opening partner Sajid Liyaqat getting 23. But, their dismissals led to a collapse and the Lights were all out for 120 after 19 overs. Pick of the bowlers was Wasantha with 3-19. Weiterlesen →
Drei Spiele, drei Siege so lautet die Bilanz für die Deutsche Cricket-Nationalmannschaft der Damen vom Pfingstwochenende 2015. In einer spannenden Serie von einem 40-Over und zwei Zwanzig20 Spielen behielten die Deutschen Damen, im Gegensatz zu Ihren Gegnerinnen aus dem Norden, den kühlen Kopf und spielten die Däninnen abgeklärt aus.
Last weekend saw an extraordinary bowling performance from German Under 19 all-rounder Hakeem Sayeed in a Regionalliga match in Karlsruhe.
17 year old off-spinner Hakeem was playing for his team Cricket Lions Blue (SSC Karlsruhe) against Karlsruher CC and managed to take 8-22 off 9 overs as KCC were reduced to 164 all out.
CLB replied with an opening stand of 85 with a half-century from Nadeem Ahmad before another youngster, Pratik Chaudhary saw his Team home with a score of 36.
Hakeem’s performance confirms the DCB’s opinion that he is one of the most talented young players in the country and this has seen him selected for the Germany Under 19 team and the Alpine Tigers squad for the DCB Super Series. It also shows the good work being done by SSC Karlsruhe.