Twenty-two players, all in white.
A red leather ball, two bats and terms like wicketrun and bowler. That is all you need for the sport of gentlemen.
Some people call it the best sport of the world, all the others call it cricket. Today, the club counts around 30 members. Whoever is best at hitting the ball and the fastest at running, wins the game.
Even for a team sports adjusted eye, the first surprise offers the choice of jersey: all players are, without exception, dressed in white. Only thanks to his baby blue shorts, the referee is distinguishable from the teams.
Compared with that, the offside rule is a piece of cake. I just cheer every time the others do — seems to be the safest way to go. According to him, there are also several refugees, most of them from Afghanistan, who recently ed the team.
But everybody is welcome of course, with or without cricket experiences. The training takes place every Friday from 4 until 8 pm on the Hochschulsport grounds.
Cricket exerts its very own fascination on me. Although nothing much happens on the pitch at least in the eyes of an amateurit is somehow impossible to look away. A lot of them stayed to watch, took photos and tried to figure out the rules of this — for German measures — unknown and exotic sport.
But the season is far from being over. You got interested to show your talent or try something new? Please contact Dhushan howzat.
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