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Tuesday, 27th June 2017

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MCC visit underpins German cricket boom

The recent MCC visit to Frankfurt turned attention to the rise of cricket in Germany through the surge of immigration, with the number of registered players now well beyond the 5,000 mark.

From eight clubs and a couple of hundred players in 1988 - due mainly to British presence - the 2017 season began with 118 clubs, fielding more than 300 teams. The German Cricket Federation, based at Passau on the Austrian border, apparently has been receiving up to 30 inquiries a week about new clubs.