April 19, 2007
No one for cricket
The Wageningen cricket club CCW was disbanded this month. At the start of the season there were only enough members for half a cricket team.
The club had already been having difficulties attracting enough players for a number of seasons. Over the years a number of MSc and PhD students from Wageningen University have played cricket at the club. Most were from India and Sri Lanka, and stopped as they returned to their countries or found playing matches too time-consuming. The game takes up a whole Sunday, twelve times a year. Erno Ruchtie from CCW doubts whether the club will be revived next season. ‘Cricket is a very small sport in the Netherlands. Do you know the rules?‘