Batting for Berlin

by Andre Leslie

Publisher: Finch Publishing

Publication Date: November 25, 2013

ISBN: 9780987419668

Binding: Paperback

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A hilarious true story about how a group of ex-patriot enthusiasts formed a cricket team in Berlin, conquered the snow and the local league and then represented German cricket in England and India. As a boy growing up in Australia, Andre Leslie had always dreamed of playing cricket for his country...little did he know that country would be Germany, a country that hardly knows that cricket exists! When Andre moved to Berlin for work, the last thing he thought he would end up doing is playing cricket in the snow. Stumbling on a local cricket club made up of ex pats he joins up and quickly finds out that most training sessions end at the local pub. However, through hard work and not that much drinking, the BCC (Berlin Cricket Club) find themselves in the finals. Along the way Andre is chosen to represent Germany in the national team and must make the hard decision to stay with his local club or achieve his lifelong dream of playing for a national team, even if it was German and not Australian!