We completed another round of hard work on the cricket pitch and on the ground! It was required after the groundwork took place in the Field2 at end of August after which loads of stone came upon the top of the surface and the mud became really soft. Picking up the stones, levelling the mud, watering and then finally roll the roller to harden the 24m x 3,5m surface area and broom and brushing it along with the ground was exceptional extra effort and worktime put down by the volunteers – Thanks to all volunteers and helpers from Cricket and Football abteilung!
Host Team: BoschTT Stuttgart
Visiting Team: DJK Karlsruhe Cricket
Format: 3 x T10s Friendlies
Venue: Am Neckardamm, 73207 Plochingen, Stuttgart, Germany
The first cricket friendlies of the season 2020 were played between DJK Karlsruhe Cricket Vs BoschTT Stuttgart, in Plochingen on Sunday, July 5th. We have been playing against them since 2017 (historical results at the end of the post). They are one of the best characters around in the region for sure and we highly respect their spirit for the game. Very friendly and honest bunch of players and we always had a great time and fun playing against their team.
It was a 3 T10 match series, which was won by DJK Karlsruhe Cricket 2:1.
Synopsis – Match 1
In the first match, DJK won the toss and the host team was put into batting first. The host team did start well but then DJK bowlers and fielders controlled the game in the middle overs. The highlight of their innings were their opening batters putting a strong partnership and in the middle line up Manju’s and Sree’s finishing the innings when they smashed 44 runs in the last 2 overs which propelled them to over 100 runs.
DJK was on top of their batting innings maintaining the required run rate at all times but in the end, it was a one-man show with Karun hitting massive 5 x 6’s which made the chase a cakewalk and we won by 7 wickets in 10.4 overs. Karun was awarded man of the match for his superb batting performance of 35 runs not out.
BoschTT: 105/5 DJK Karlsruhe Cricket: 106/4 MoM: Karun 35 runs NO
Synopsis – Match 2
The second match was a do or die situation for the hosts to keep their hope alive for the series. DJK Karlsruhe Cricket was put to bat by Bosch TT after winning the toss. We scored 101 in our 10 overs with an impressive batting performance from the team but the highlight of the batting innings was a quickfire 25 from Abhishek.
Host team had a mixed start with Nishant playing well at one end but the other end wickets kept on falling. In the last over 20 runs to win was a little too much but still with quick innings from Fayaz, BoschTT lost by 3 runs. Abhishek was awarded Man of the match for his batting and bowling performance
DJK Karlsruhe Cricket: 101/7 BoschTT: 98/6
MoM: Abhishek 25 runs and 3 Ov./19 runs/1 wkt.
Synopsis – Match 3
With series already gone, the host team very much wanted to win the final match. On the other end, the DJK Karlsruhe Cricket team looked very relaxed and satisfied. Batting first again, we scored 82 with Jay contributing 29 runs from his bat. The host team started well and then completed the match with an easy win by 7 wickets in 9th over Fayaz was awarded man of the match for his all-round bowling and batting performance.
DJK Karlsruhe Cricket: 82/10 BoschTT: 85/4
MoM: Fayan 24 runs and 2 Ov./11 runs/3 wkts.
2017: BoschTT won the series 2:1 played in Karlsruhe
2018: KCC won the series 2:1 played in Karlsruhe
2019: BoschTT won the semi-finals played in SCV Esslingen Outdoor tournament
Last weekend we decided that we would need to spend some time ourselves to create the initial pitch and see how it will turn out! We asked a few of our members who will be available on Saturday morning and with the help of these 9 guys, Christian and not to forget Mr. Volker who was there to hand over the tools and motivate us, we ended up doing really great job!
You can all see this in these pictures 🙂
Although we were tired at the end of the day, we were quite excited to play the next day on Sunday on the new pitch and it worked wonderfully well..actually beyond expectations. Now, we would just need a little maintenance every month or so but the hard work had been put in and the results are getting delivered.
Everyone seems to be really happy with the efforts and appreciated the hard work!
It’s been two Sundays already since we were allowed to play outdoor non-contact sports. We were back on the ground on 17th May and 24th May. We were briefed with the hygiene regulations, precautions, and restrictions to follow and we made sure we followed them strictly. We use sanitizers, gloves, masks before and after the games. We also made sure that we sanitize the equipment even during the breaks. Keeping 1.5 m distance was the thumb rule for the day!
Currently, we can take up to 25 players in the field even with distancing which means 2 full teams (11 per side) can play easily with 9 fielders, 1 bowler, 1 keeper, and 2 batsmen. Also, 2 umpires can stand within the stipulated distance in the field. We still are good with extra players to do the scoring. Of course, this depends on the attendance for the day.
We want to continue the season in this way and hopefully very soon can organise some friendlies and competitive matches here in our home ground later in the season.