Second Regional Liga match vs Deutsche Welle (DW) Venue – Bonn 14th April 2018

Again a good weather for a perfect cricket. CICC players were very confident to get a win.

CICC again won the toss and chose to bowl and put DW to bat.

First Innings

CICC skipper continued the strategy of opening the bowling with a mixture of spin and pace bowling attack of Kausar and Mansoor. DW Openers adopted cautious approach to the batting which sort of became the template of DW innings. Kausar was successful in building pressure on the openers with turn and flight. At the other end Mansoor provided the first breakthrough for CICC in his second over, when opener Waqas was caught behind by Koushik thanks to a big inside edge. Prakhar, who replaced Kausar, struggled to find his rhythm initially because of some discomfort caused by unevenness of the run-up area. The introduction of Kamran resulted in back to back blows for DW. Kamran removed No. 3 batsmen, who’s impatient slog was caught by Wahab. The very next ball, a quick fire bouncer from Kamran, was gloved straight to the slipper -¿ Chris (debut). Quick wickets by CICC and a change of the end fired up Prakhar to join the party with a wicket, down the leg side, caught effortlessly by keeper. This was a great start for CICC with 4 wickets down in 15overs for just 40 runs. The new batsmen at the crease, Tojo and Shipon rebuilt the innings again. They were quick to pounce on bad balls and defend/leave the good ones. Tojo, in particular, went on to score half century and was very well supported by Shipon. This batting gameplan was exactly what CICC was striving to achieve. Nag manages to break the 60+ run partnership by removing Shipon LBW. Tojo’s game plan results in DW scoring almost 200 runs despite being 4 down for 40 runs. The reintroduction of Kausar provided the wicket of Tojo thanks to some sharp stumping from Keeper. The rest of DW batsmen did not make much contri- bution to their score. In the end it took CICC 45+ overs to take 10 wickets.

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Winter training starts again

CICC men and women start their indoor training for the winter season on the 11th of november 2017. Training will take place every saturday from 10h–12h (women) and 12h–14h (men). The indoor training takes place at the sports hall of the Katharina-Henoth Gesamtschule in Köln-Kalk. Follow this link to Google-Maps for more information about the…

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CICC men finish 3rd in Regionalliga

The men’s team recorded what must be their most successful season in club history. In the Regionalliga they won 6 out of 9 matches to finish 3rd overall out of 14 starting teams, accumulating the highest number of runs in the process. In the T20 Pokal we also made the quarter-finals against Blackcaps, the result of…

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CICC men canter to T20 victory over Challengers

Chorweiler, Saturday 6th August.  “Nine-thirty sharp at the ground, team!” – a bright and early start requested by captain Tushar, keen to make amends for the last-gasp defeat to arch-rivals Challengers in the 50-over fixture back in May. But a bad start: CICC lost the toss in what appeared to be good batting conditions, which Challengers’ openers…

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CICC Herren erreichen Bundesliga Quali-Runde

An einem schönen aber doch regnerischen Samstag Vormittag hatte die CICC-Herrenmannschaft am 2. Juli das entscheidende 50-Over Spiel gegen Deutsche Welle in Chorweiler. CICC gewann den Toss und entschied als erstes zu schlagen.  Das Innings von CICC endete mit 163 ‘all out’ nach etwas weniger als die volle 50 Over. Beste Schlagmann war Vikram Jeet…

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