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Re: Introductions

Post by ilovearsenal04 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:58 pm


I'm still here, Frankfurt's the place.
please dont tell me you are a SGE fan please
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Re: Introductions

Post by ilovearsenal04 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:02 pm

SpitfiresKent wrote:
The one and only Jay Jay Okocha! :)

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soo good they had to name him twice?
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Re: Introductions

Post by foreignfield » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:30 am

ilovearsenal04 wrote:

I'm still here, Frankfurt's the place.
please dont tell me you are a SGE fan please
No, I'm not ... I support Bochum, mainly from my armchair, though, so I don't consider myself a "proper fan".

But hell, Jay Jay Okocha, what a player: Yeboah, Bein, Okocha ... fond memories; I was almost an Eintracht fan then :oops:

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Re: Introductions

Post by williamjohn » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:14 am

Hello to Everyone,
This is john. Newly joined to this forum. I have joined to share and get information in the cricket field.
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Re: Introductions

Post by ilovearsenal04 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:26 am

foreignfield wrote:
No, I'm not ... I support Bochum, mainly from my armchair, though, so I don't consider myself a "proper fan".

But hell, Jay Jay Okocha, what a player: Yeboah, Bein, Okocha ... fond memories; I was almost an Eintracht fan then :oops:
thank god phew. I myself am from OFM and i am also a OFC fan.Is there any cricket action going on here in our region?
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Re: Introductions

Post by ilovearsenal04 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:27 am

williamjohn wrote:Hello to Everyone,
This is john. Newly joined to this forum. I have joined to share and get information in the cricket field.
hello John welcome
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Re: Introductions

Post by foreignfield » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:00 am

ilovearsenal04 wrote:Is there any cricket action going on here in our region?
Cricket has been played for a few decades by the expat communities in Frankfurt, the main ground has always been the one at the University grounds in Ginnheim, the Ostpark is also often used. These are also the places where you are most likely to find social sides playing. In the last ten years or so the number of clubs around us has multiplied due to a lot of immigration from Pakistan into the Rhein-Main-Gebiet. The Bundesliga-Mitte is one of the strongest regional leagues, Walldorf have won the German championships twice in the last three years. As you can see if you follow the link, Offenbach also have a team, playing at Rosenhöhe. 99 % of the players in League cricket are, by my reckoning, from the subcontinent, probably 80-90 % from Pak, some clubs seem to be made up entirely by Pakistanis, other are more multi-cultural with a blend of Indians, Sri Lanks, Bangladeshis. The club where I played youth football and tried my hand at athletics, is now also playing cricket, which is rather strange ... but a sign 'o the times, I guess.

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Re: Introductions

Post by ilovearsenal04 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:36 pm

foreignfield wrote:
Cricket has been played for a few decades by the expat communities in Frankfurt, the main ground has always been the one at the University grounds in Ginnheim, the Ostpark is also often used. These are also the places where you are most likely to find social sides playing. In the last ten years or so the number of clubs around us has multiplied due to a lot of immigration from Pakistan into the Rhein-Main-Gebiet. The Bundesliga-Mitte is one of the strongest regional leagues, Walldorf have won the German championships twice in the last three years. As you can see if you follow the link, Offenbach also have a team, playing at Rosenhöhe. 99 % of the players in League cricket are, by my reckoning, from the subcontinent, probably 80-90 % from Pak, some clubs seem to be made up entirely by Pakistanis, other are more multi-cultural with a blend of Indians, Sri Lanks, Bangladeshis. The club where I played youth football and tried my hand at athletics, is now also playing cricket, which is rather strange ... but a sign 'o the times, I guess.
that is the problem with cricket here in Germany. it is difficult to intergrate with those guys i would love to play cricket again though.
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Re: Introductions

Post by foreignfield » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:01 pm

ilovearsenal04 wrote:that is the problem with cricket here in Germany. it is difficult to intergrate with those guys i would love to play cricket again though.
There is or was the ZVCA (Zeil Village Cricket Association) based around a pub (The Four Corners, Zeil 10) who seemed like a very friendly and hard-drinking bunch :) I've lost track of a New Zealander I knew who was active with that lot, so I'm not sure if they're still alive.

... but we've been highjacking this thread quite a bit now ...

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Re: Introductions

Post by Jemisi » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:58 am

G'day John, welcome

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