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About Köln CC

Köln Cricket Club is an umbrella that shelters a bunch of passionate cricketers in Germany. In 2001, Mr. Sayed Haider formed a cricket club and named it after the city of its origin, Köln. Since 2001, it is known as Köln Cricket Club or popularly called as Köln CC. He also holds the presidential post of Köln CC. The club encompasses members from different countries and variety of cultures. Köln CC has cricket enthusiasts from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan. Some of the former members had their roots in England and Australia as well. The legacy which Köln CC has built over the years speak for itself. We are one of the leading cricket clubs in the North-Rhein Westphalia region (NRW). Köln CC plays in the Bundesliga (1st Division) of the NRW cricket league.

Köln CC has emerged victorious on 12 occasions in the past 17 years of their Bundesliga championship participation. In 2005 and 2012, Köln CC added the feathers of German championships to their cap and thus extending their legacy to national arena. Köln CC has been a factory of talented cricketers. The club has continuously supplied excellent cricketers at the state as well as at the national level. Currently, Köln CC’s spearhead Dr. Rishi Pillai leads the German National Team.

Indoor and Outdoor Training

Cricket is an outdoor sport. It’s dependency on weather condition makes it vulnerable to the climate. Even though conditions are tough most of the times, Köln CC makes sure that each member undergoes enough and proper training. The training method has been divided into multiple formats. The methods include indoor training session during winters and outdoor training on sunny days. To make sure everyone utilizes their time for maximum efficiency the training is further split into decentralized and common training. Where small groups are formed and are trained nearest to their location. However, once in a month team gathers are their ground in Köln Chorweiler Nord for combined training session. In captains words, “ Cricket is not what you play on sundays, Cricket is what you do in between them.”

Trained Coaching

Each and every single senior member of Köln CC is available for any help or guidance when required. An extra emphasis is given on skill improvement of each individual during training sessions. The experience and highly skilled seniors always back their junior counterparts. Batting technique, bowling skill, fielding drills, catching practice, running between the wickets these are some of the qualities one can improve upon or can keep working on. Besides these a lot of attention is given to the fitness of the players. The agility, presence of mind, cricketing awareness are some other factors one can develop here. A strict fitness criteria is set for all the individuals which makes the whole team fast and swift.

Youth team

Köln CC also has its youth team. The youth team comprises of players from the age of 13 to 19. The team participates in the U19 circuit of German cricket and state cricket. The youth team provides fresh and enticing prospect for future of German cricket.

Annual General Meeting

Köln CC is not merely a bunch of cricketers. The club is beyond the professional relations. It is not a group but it is a family. Each year, at the end of the season we gather together to celebrate our highs and analyze our lows. There is always encouragement and hope for betterment. Annual General Meeting(AGM) is an annual gathering of the members and their respective families. AGM is a function where the outstanding performances during the season is remembered and relished. The hard work put in by the boys gets awarded during the AGM. The best of the performances are rewarded by beautiful trophies and medals. The AGM also evaluates the journey of the club. It also discusses the future plans, and path of the Köln CC. The evening usually ends on delicious meals.

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DCB Champion

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WDCV Bundesliga Champion

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WDCV T20 Champion

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WDCV Regionliga Champion

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T20 Pokal - KölnCC

7 Aug 2021

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BY Sandheep

Köln Kings Game 9: T20 Pokal 2021

The Köln Kings played their ninth game of the season against the Blackcaps Düsseldorf RL team on the 9th of August. The Kings were in for a tricky game since it was the first time playing at the bumpy and uneven Gelsenkirchen ground. The boundaries were also extremely small on the sides, indicating a high-scoring game was on the cards.

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T20 Pokal - KölnCC

1 Aug 2021

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BY Sandheep

Köln Kings Game 8: T20 Pokal 2021

Köln Kings played their eighth game of the 2021 season on the 1st of August against the Golden Star RL team, at the beautiful Bonn ground. Dhruv won the toss and chose to bat first. Regular opener Irfan was not available for the game, meaning Tejas was accompanied by Dhruv.

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T20 Pokal - KölnCC

25 July 2021

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BY Sandheep

Köln Kings Game 7: T20 Pokal 2021

The Kings played their second match of the double header on 25th July against the Köln Challengers. After the first leg, the Challengers hoped to live up to their name, looking for revenge against the Kings. They won the toss and chose to bat first, hoping to score a lot of runs and put some pressure on the Kings' batsmen. However, their plan could not be executed due to another fine spell of fast bowling from Prateek and Appu.

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T20 Pokal - KölnCC

25 July 2021

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BY Sandheep

Köln Kings Game 6: T20 Pokal 2021

Köln Kings played their second double header of the season on the 25th of July. First up were the Domstadt daredevils, who the Kings had comprehensively beaten a few weeks previously. Dhruv won the toss (to everyone's surprise) and chose to bat first even with a very heavy outfield. The Kings got off to a bad start with in-form Tejas out for a duck, caught behind off a lovely ball that swung late.

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T20 Pokal - KölnCC

18 July 2021

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BY Sandheep

Köln Kings Game 5: T20 Pokal 2021

The second game of the double header on 18th July for the Köln Kings was against the Blackcap Bisons. The Kings won the toss and decided to bat first. Opener Irfan fell for a golden duck, leaving the Kings in trouble early on. Skipper Dhruv and Tejas played cautiously, trying to build a good score but the Bisons’ bowlers bowled good areas and gave nothing away. The Bisons’ captain also cleverly kept the fielders in the circle even after the powerplay overs, meaning runs were hard to come by. Dhruv fell in the 9th over with the score at only 39. Santosh and Lokesh also fell quickly thereafter, bringing Sandheep in at the 13th over.

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T20 Pokal - KölnCC

18 July 2021

CRICKET

BY Sandheep

Köln Kings Game 4: T20 Pokal 2021

Köln Kings played their first double header of the season on the 18th of July, facing their old adversary Köln Challengers for the first game. The Challengers won the toss and decided to bat first, knowing they would have to bat extremely well to counter the Kings’ potent bowling attack. Veteran pace bowler Appu continued his fine form, getting rid of the opener Sriram with a lovely ball that swung away late. Prateek bowled some vicious out-swingers at the other end, making it very difficult for the batsmen to even connect bat on ball. Appu was replaced by left-arm spinner Sandheep, who bowled good areas and kept the pressure on the batsmen.

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T20 Pokal - KölnCC

11 July 2021

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BY Sandheep

Köln Kings Game 3: T20 Pokal 2021

Köln Kings played their third game of the t-20 season on the 11th of July against the Dormstadt Daredevils. The Daredevils won the toss and elected to field first. Irfan and Tejas again got the team off to a good start, scoring at 6 runs per over, though they were helped by plenty of wides from the erratic Daredevils bowlers. The heavy outfield also meant boundaries were difficult to come by. Irfan lost his wicket just after the powerplay, bringing skipper Dhruv to the crease.

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T20 Pokal - KölnCC

3 July 2021

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BY Sandheep

Köln Kings Game 2: T20 Pokal 2021

Köln Kings played their second game of the t-20 tournament on 03/07/2021. A tough game was on the cards, with their opponents Bayer Boosters having defeated them in the recently concluded ECS t-10 tournament. Captain Dhruv Patel won the toss and elected to bat first. Tejas and Irfan got the team off to a good start again, taking the team’s score to 68 before Irfan lost his stumps trying to slog medium pacer Vaka over mid-wicket, having scored 42 off only 28 balls. Dhruv fell shortly thereafter, cutting the ball straight into the hands of the point fielder. In came Satya, who was cautious at the start, rotating the strike regularly with Tejas, ensuring the run rate stayed over 6 per over.

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T20 Pokal - Köln Kings

19 June 2021

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BY Sandheep

First game of T20 Pokal 2021

Köln Kings played their first game of the 2021 T20 season against Golden Star Commets on the 19th of June. Skipper Dhruv Patel lost the toss and Köln Kings were put in to bat first. Openers Irfan and Tejas got the team off to a good start, scoring briskly before Irfan fell slashing to extra cover. Dhruv Patel fell shortly after but Satya helped steady the ship. A late blitz from Ameya combined with the classy batting of Tejas, who played through the innings to score 75*, meant Köln Kings posted a daunting score of 186 in their 20 overs.

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Bundesliga Runner Up

04 August 2018

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BY Gaurav

Runner’s Up Bundesliga 2018

Greetings! Cricketing season of 2018 has almost come to an end. And what a journey it was for Köln CC! The story has a prequel of 2016 when it was relegated to Regional Liga for 2017 season. But as they say everything happens for a reason. The relegation helped Köln CC to regroup and rebuild. Last year with new faces and extra emphasis on fitness lead the club to 2017 regional liga title. And 2018 was a comeback year. Köln CC performed so well that they were in contention of the title. Unfortunately, Köln CC ended up on second position in the table. The net run rate was the reason that separated the league winner and table topper Düsseldorf Blackcaps and Köln CC.

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20 April 2018

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BY Gaurav

First win of 2018!

Greetings friends. Köln CC played its first bundesliga match after two years. And they won it in style. On Sunday, the 15th April, Köln CC played first 50 overs match of the 2018 season against Köln Warriors.

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12 April 2018

CRICKET

BY Gaurav

New Season, New Ground

It gives us immense pleasure to make an announcement of our new cricket ground. Our ground is located at Köln-Porz. The process of transforming a field into a cricket ground has been going on for last one year. After utmost dedication from each member of KölnCC, we have successfully formed a cricket ground.

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