We are Rheinland Riders Cricket Club e. V. a registered cricket club in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is the most International states in ermany. You can also call us Riders.
Initially we started as a friendly club in 2014. We used travel a lot with fellow cricketers form different cricket teams based in Bonn. With the likes of Golden Stars Cricket Club, Deutsche Welle Cricket, Blue Stars Bonn etc. Bunch of cricket lovers from Bonn, Cologne and Düsseldorf area. Cricket trips and friendly event in neighboring countries, like Netherlands and Luxembourg used to be our regular activities. We want to thank Quick 1888 and Optimists Cricket Club to host us, as well as giving us the opportunity to be our guests.
In 2015 some of the founders of Rheinland Riders in Bonn decided to give a shot at Regional League of Deutscher Cricket Bund (DCB) which was organized with the initialtive Westdeutscher Cricket Verband (WDCV) in NRW. Our first league was a great experiment and with three wins we ended up on Third place in Regionalliga. Moreover Riders Cricket proudly produced some talented players in this tournament, who went on winning both best bowler and best batsman awards organized by WDCV and DCB with 15 Wickets and 250 runs respectively.
Our second edition of Regionalliga (Regional League) in 2016 was kind of like a roller coaster ride, what does it mean? Well it was a shocker and a booster on the same time for Riders. A - Shocker - we were bowled out for 95 odds runs and we were feeling a little bit disappointed with our batting unit, nothing much to lose we thought to ourselves, why not give 150 % on the field and give a best fielding and bowling performance in the history of Riders Cricket. This turned out to be a fruitful booster and we successfully defended 95 runs against Challenger Cricket Club and bowled them out for 88 runs, hence a booster. The confidence we got from this match, thanks to our fantastic bowling and amazing fielding, Riders never looked back in this Edition of Regionalliga. 2016 was the year to be and with our hard work, dedication and determination to qualify for the next level was too dam high. From 9 matches against the best teams in Regionalliga, Riders managed to win 8 of it and no doubts we were crowned with the promotion to Bundesliga of DCB / WDCV, as we ended up as table toppers. What about the awards department? Likewise in recent year, this time the Best Batsman and the MVP of 2016 was once again secured by Rheinland Riders Cricket Club e. V.
Cricket in Germany, specially in NRW has never been easy. The quality, challenge and the competitiveness in NRW ranks top on the table in Germany. Currently. Currently we have about 6 - 7 players in the German National Team who are our fellow cricketers from Bonn, Cologne and Düsseldorf.
When it comes to diversity and team culture, perhaps we belong to one of best clubs (Kricket Klubs in Bonn) of cricket in Germany. There is a huge mutual feeling "Family", as most of players are University Students, International employees and refugees. To give you an example, our calm captain is a Bangladeshi, our jaw breaking speedster is a young Afghan, our powerful hitters are Sri Lankan and Pakistani, and not to forget our solid battings foundation lead by our Indian friends. For sledging we an Aussie too. One of the things which we might do differently compared to other clubs in our region are the lovely get-together. We like to celebrate our birthdays, anniversaries, BBQ next to Rhine and organize small outing tours, like playing Minigolf or even biking.
During summer we train every Tuesday form 6 - 9 pm next to Bonn International School. Bonn's Cricket ground is luckily located next to river Rhine. It is based in former American and British settlement. Perhaps that is why we have a Rugby Club Bonn-Rhein-Sieg e.V. next to our cricket pitch. And In case we feel like watching baseball we walk about 5 minutes to watch the infamous Bonn Capitols, a very successful Baseball team in Germany.
In winter season we have two days in the week for indoor cricket planned, so are in shape all the time. Of course it is on voluntarily basis. Details to be given upon request.
Please feel free to contact us anytime and we would welcome you to join us for a training session. Thank you and one love from Riders Family! See you soon!
ABOUT RIDERS CLUB
Rheinland Riders Cricket Club Is A Private Club Incorporated In 2014. Our Objective Is To Promote Cricket With Main Focus In Our Region And Other Nearby Regions. Its Contributions To Sports And Cricket In Particular, We Are One Of The Most Diverse Team In Bonn, (Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW). Our Current Players Are From Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka And Germany.
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