Cricket für alle
On a bright and sunny day the opening ceremonies for the Erlangen Sports Fest 2015 “Sports Fest für Alle”, a regional Sports Festival organized by the Erlangen Sportamt.
The Erlangen Cricket Club (ECC) was part of this huge sports festival, which was aided by several organization and multinational companies located around Middle Franconia. A total of 55 different clubs participated and promoted their clubs. A huge variety of sporting action was provided by these clubs. This variety ranges from archery, ball over net games, basketball, bat and ball, combat sports and martial arts, football and handball.
The Fest started with dance and music. Mime and clown show gave the sports fest a different dimension.
Coming to cricket, the nets were setup within no time, as the required assistance was provided from the members of Erlangen Cricket Club (ECC).
Around 450 participants visited the cricket stand and were curious about the game. A small orientation was given to the visitors, who went on to practice and then ready to play a small match among them.
As the title suggests, it was “Cricket für alle”. Refugees from different countries like Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. It was amazing to see that the people from the Middle East had great knowledge about cricket. After the orientation they showed great skills on the cricket field.
Other sports include games for the disabled. The focus shifted towards the facilities for disabled players. ECC demonstrated the skills and requirement for the same. This initiative was welcomed by the Sportamt Erlangen.
ECC organized Tape Ball Cricket Tournament, which was held on 5th (9 AM to 7 PM) of September 2015.
The Franken Tape-ball Tournament was completed recently with success! We thank all the teams , the ECC Cricket Committee and the players for their support in getting this tournament successfully completed.
There were 5 Teams Participated in the “1st TAPE BALL CRICKET TOURNAMENT Erlangen 5th September 2015″. Around 50 to 70 people were there in this event in which players and spectators from different countries participated. Few of them were refugees. ( Dank geht an Verena L und Thomas K)
The Tournament was organized by ECC Team from Erlangen. We believe this kind of event is a nice way to get integrated into community/Region.
I would like to Congratulate NCC led by Mr. Kasif on winning 1st Tape ball Cricket Tournament played Final against ECC. Thanks to every team, organizers, officials, Umpires, scorer, supporters, respected dignitaries, team members, my dear friends and Players for coming to the 1st Tab Ball Cricket Tournament.
NCC played very sensational Cricket and they well deserve CHAMPIONS. Mr. Asher debut superbly in Tape Ball Cricket Erlangen and won the Best Bowler. Mr Shahid from Lahore Badshahs was the Best Batsman of the Tournament.
It’s our pleasure to be here taking responsibility to organize Cricket Tournament with you people. What an honor it is to have spent my time among every team and Skilled Players along with interesting people.
The tournament was played with the Great Spirit for the game of cricket, and we hope all players and their supporters who participated in the tournament has enjoyed the comp and had a great day. Thanks to every team captains, members, umpires, scorers, organizers, officials and supporters for making this competition successful and interesting.
Once again thank you to the teams:
Erlangen Eagles, Lahoe Badshahs, Nuremberg X1, NCC and
Ang last BIG thanks to Jitesh for Umpiring and to Tanvir for delicious pizzas.
Congratulations to NCC for winning the CUP.
(Cup Champs and rest teams in photos)