FanCode ECS Germany Dresden provides an opportunity for ten teams, including the hosts Rugby Cricket Dresden, contesting 48 games over 12 days to establish the Champions. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.
BSC Rehberge 1945 (BSCR)
FC Viktoria 89 (VIK)
Fuchse Berlin Lions (FBL)
RC Dresden (RCD)
SG Einheit Halle (EIH)
Berlin CC (BER)
Britannia CC (BRI)
USC Magdeburg (USCM)
USG Chemnitz (USGC)
BSC Rehberge 1945 (BSCR) were unfortunate in last year’s European Cricket Series Dresden losing out to Britannia CC (BRI) on NRR as the Final between the two sides was abandoned due to rain. Both finished with 12 points in the group standings, but it was BRI who trumped BSCR with a better net run-rate. In the group stages, BRI and BSCR shared the spoils with a win apiece.
Founded in 2007, RC Dresden (RCD) have been one of the most consistent clubs in Eastern Germany. RCD enjoyed an impressive debut last year winning the Bronze Final and will be hoping to go one better this time around.
USG Chemnitz (USGC) finished fourth in the group stages last season, losing to eventual champions BRI in the semi-finals and then also came unstuck in the Bronze Final to RCD. A solid outfit, USGC will be confident of reaching the knockout stages this term.
Founded in 1889, FC Viktoria 89 (VIK) is one of the oldest football clubs in Germany. The cricket section has been playing in the Berlin A Elite League ever since the inception of competitive cricket in Eastern Germany in the early nineties. An experienced side, VIK will be hoping to go deep in the tournament on debut.
Founded in 1985, Berlin CC (BER) had the vision to increase the popularity of cricket in Germany. The club is multicultural with members from 11 different nationalities. BER have won a host of championships over the years including the Magdeburg T10 Championship in 2019 and will be eager to make an impression on ECS debut.
Formed in 2017 and 2018 respectively, SG Einheit Halle (EIH) and USC Magdeburg (USCM) are relatively new clubs, but boast an array of young and experienced talent in their ranks. It will be interesting to see how both fare on their first appearance on the grand stage of European Cricket.
Founded in 2009, Fuchse Berlin Lions (FBL) comprise mainly Sri Lankan players with college and club level experience. FBL will be aiming for a strong showing in their debut ECS season.
Formed in 2018, Berlin International Cricket Academy (BICA) find themselves on a steep learning curve. Led by Arun Kumar and bolstered by the inclusion of former BRI player Sandan Chintanippu, BICA will be hopeful of an imposing debut appearance.