CICC Women begin the 2021 season with a pair of wins

CICC Women started off the season with 2 matches away at Royal Brussels Cricket Club. Due to the current situation, we had only been able to train a few times beforehand. Still, you could feel the energy pulsing as soon as we arrived at (the pitch in Brussels. The weather started out rather rainy in the morning, but ended with a few sunburnt players.

The first game started at 11:00, CICC lost the toss and were put in to bat. Monika Loveday and Suzy McAnanama-Brereton opened the batting with a first wicket stand of 88. Sharmaine Mannan and Peris Wadenpohl finished the innings by pushing the score to 135.

The second innings started with some tight bowling from Frauke Powell, with a run out and a wicket in the first over. Super fielder Monika manged to get two run outs with direct hits from a tight angle, as well as taking a catch after having performed extremely well as an opening batter. The bowlers kept the score to 117 runs for 6 wickets. CICC won the first match despite the captain losing her shoe and breaking her thumb while fielding.

Between matches, RBCC organised an amazing barbecue with vegan and vegetarian options. During the lunch break the lawn was mowed and the umpires enjoyed a beer.

The second match started with CICC winning the toss and the fearless captain decided to field! The Cologne girls took two early wickets, with Bindu managing to get a run out and Monika (our super cricketer) taking another catch! Unfortunately, that was the end of the wickets for CICC, as RBCC had a very good third wicket partnership despite good bowling. They managed to get some good shots in and scored 136 runs.

The second inning started with a change of the batting order. Peris and Monika opened the batting, and were going along very well until they both got out in about 3 balls during the 5th and 6th overs. Sharmaine and Suzy (with her broken thumb) came in at the right time and finished the game in the 16th over with some aggressive batting and running.

The day ended with happy faces and a promise of bellies full of Belgian waffles for the winning team.

Covid-19 Regulations

To help keep the training safe we are providing a set of rules complimentary to the TPSK and Stadt Koeln regulations. To participate in training all players must agree to follow club rules in addition to any laws or regulations mandated by the city. 

All Covid-19 laws and regulations provided by the government and city will be considered mandatory for training and take precedence over club rules.  The Ordnungsamt is patrolling regularly at TPSK and breaking city Corona regulations and may result in fines (from 50 to 250 Euros).

  • Fines given to a player are their own responsibility.
  • Failure to comply with the rules or receiving a fine will result in a ban of 14 days from club activities each time.
  • Repeat offenders can receive further penalties decided by the Club Committee.

 Due to the nature of their trainings some rules will vary between the women’s and men’s team. Otherwise the rules apply for all club members.

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Covid-19 Vorschriften

Um die Sicherheit des Trainings zu gewährleisten stellen wir eine Reihe von Regeln zur Verfügung, die die TPSK bzw. städtischen Vorschriften ergänzen. Um an einer Trainingstunde teilzunehmen, müssen alle Spieler zusätzlich zu den von der Stadt vorgegebenen Gesetzen und Vorschriften die Clubregeln befolgen. 

Alle Covid-19 Gesetze und Verordnungen, die von der Regierung und der Stadt zur Verfügung gestellt werden, werden als verbindlich für das Training angesehen und haben Vorrang vor den Vereinsregeln.  Das Ordnungsamt kontrolliert regelmäßig bei der TPSK und Verstöße gegen die städtischen Corona-Regeln können zu Geldstrafen (von 50 bis 250 Euro) führen.

  • Spieler sind verantvortlich fuer eigene Geldstrafen.
  • Die Nichteinhaltung der Regeln oder der Erhalt eines Bußgeldes führt zu einer Trainingssperre von jeweils 14 Tagen.
  • Wiederholungstäter können weitere Strafen erhalten, über die der Vereinsvorstand entscheidet.

Aufgrund der Art des Trainings gibt es Sonderregelungen der Damen- und Herren-mannschaften. Ansonsten gelten die Regeln für alle Clubmitglieder.

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CLUB RULES


  1. General

Although the training sessions are considered mandatory during normal times, any player who feels uncomfortable to participate during the current Corona situation should stay at home and stay safe.

  1. Booking a training slot 

Women’s team:

  • A player must fill an empty 45min slot for a time and date with both names of the people training in the provided spreadsheet. During this time, only the 2 people who have signed up are allowed at the training ground.
  • Training is only allowed with a player who has a key to the club container. A list of these players will be provided by the club/captain.
  • The player should fill out only one slot for the day they want to train. The slot before or after the players’ requested slot may be used if it is not filled out by 24 hours before the start time. If the players decide to use one of the empty adjacent slots, they must fill it out with both their names 

Men’s team:

  • Training sessions are open for one-to-one coaching. Only one player may attend one training slot per training day with the coach (Matt) present. The available slots will be managed by the coach (Matt). Please avoid visiting TPSK at any other times. 

The spreadsheet will also be used as a contact tracing document, so please always fill up with both names. 

  1. Covid Testing

Every player must, before coming to training, obtain a negative Corona test not more than 24 hours old.  You can do this Corona test at home or you can visit a free Corona test centre.

If you do a Corona test yourself, at home, you can purchase a test kit in shops such as DM, Aldi, Lidl and so on. Watch the video for testing instructions:

For a free Corona test centre close to TPSK, it is recommended to go to the L’Osteria car park in Lövenich. See map: https://goo.gl/maps/xAJEArxnsaQ2jdGZA

Women’s team: The negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery must be shared with the team captain and the player sharing the training slot.

Men’s team: A photo of the negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery must be shared with both the Covid Officer (Omar) and with the coach (Matt) via Whatsapp.

  1. Masks

An FFP2 or medical style mask must be worn over the mouth and nose on the way to TPSK if using public transport (bus and trams etc.) and until reaching the start of training at the cage/shed area, as well as on the return journey starting from the cage/shed area.  Having reached the cage/shed area, the requirement to wear a mask is lifted. Participants in the training session may take off their masks but are not required to do so. 

  1. Training rules

During training, the participants must maintain 5 metres distance and ensure that they protect one another. Every player must bring their own mask and disinfection gel or spray, and regularly use them. It is also recommended to bring soap and water to wash your hands. Every player must bring their own drinking water, as well as any food or snacks.

  1. Equipment Rules

Every player must bring their own protective cricket equipment such as helmet and gloves and pads and any other equipment they may need.  

Women’s team: The point of contact for missing equipment is the captain of the team. Every player should have 2 balls provided last season. If the player has less than 2, they should contact the team’s captain. Every player should keep the 2 provided balls in their possession.

Men’s team:  When a batsman is missing some vital kit, they must send a Whatsapp message to the coach (Matt) one day minimum before training and ask if Matt can supply this kit to the player. Every bowler will receive 1 new ball, from the club, at their first training session so that they may keep and use their own ball for bowling. After the training session, all bowlers must take their own ball with them and then bring it back for following training sessions.

  1. Use of club balls from the equipment shed

Bowlers must not use spit/saliva to polish or clean the ball!

Women’s team: If club balls are used for batting practice, hands must be sanitized before handling the bucket and after each time it is emptied. Only the player who is throwing the balls is allowed to collect them. If the roles are switched, same rules apply for the player handling the balls in the second place. If the balls are used for fielding drills, both players must sanitize their hands before starting the drill and every subsequent 10 balls. When handling the balls, extra care should be taken by all players not to touch their own face. 

Men’s team: For batting drills, the coach (Matt) will use the bucket of old club balls. The coach will sort and disinfect the balls. Batsmen are not permitted to handle the club balls with bare (without gloves) hands.

 

Kölsch ‘n Cricket evenings started in Bocklemünd

Despite the shortened season we kick-started a regular cricket social event on May 29th with our first Kölsch ‘n Cricket evening. To qualify for this, you just need to show up – no prior knowledge or skills needed, and no age limits! It was nice to see some CICC alumni show up and even pit their wits against Betty, the fearsome bowling beast. 

Ready to roll – next customer please

Rohan checking that Betty is on target and up to speed

Was that a sweep or a scoop, Monika?

Matt about to launch this long hop into the WDR studios car park

Switch hit!

Grandstand view of the action

Spring clean and nets preparation

The lockdown has put paid to our early training plans, but some dry weather has given us a chance to tidy up the kit and mark up the training net with bowling and batting creases.

ICC standard collapsible pitch-marking template 

Squeaky-clean kit container. Wonder how this will look after 2 weeks’ training?

Ready to roll!