North German cricket breaks even more new ground this weekend with the first games in the DCB Womens Bundesliga Nord.
Four teams have signed up for a T20 league that will run throughout the summer. This weekend will see the host team from Damshagen take on a mixed team from Hannover and Göttingen in two T20 games. This will quickly be followed by games involving THCC Rot-Gelb Hamburg and SG Findorff (Bremen).
This is another very positive development for German cricket.
Following on from last year’s successful introduction of competitive youth league cricket in the northern part of Germany, the North German Cricket Association (NDCV) has gone up to another level by organising youth cricket leagues at four different age groups (Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 19).
This is an amazing achievement and one that is set to be repeated in other parts of the country with leagues being set up in Eastern Germany (Berlin and Dresden) as well as Hessen. It is also expected that at least one age-group league will be set up in the Cologne / Düsseldorf region.
In total, the DCB expects something in the region of 35 teams to be playing competitive league cricket in Germany this season. All of this will be 11-a-side and (for all players over 13) with a hard ball.
This has partly been made possible by direct funding from ICC Europe via their “Regional Support Programme” as they are directly funding youth development in three DCB regions this summer.
Our special thanks goes to ICC Europe for their continued support of German cricket as well as to the administrators, coaches, parents and enthusiastic young cricketers making this all possible.
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