Cossany Cricket Club

Cossonay Cricket Club

Contact: Mr. David Milne

Club website: www.cossonay-cricket.com

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In June 1989 the Cossonay Cricket Club was founded and fully constituted with Keith Smith as its first president. In 1990 Cossonay Cricket Club was elected a member of the Swiss Cricket Association and in 1991 started playing in the Swiss league competition.
It was also in 1991 that the club was elected a member of Cossonay's Union of Sports and Cultural Societies.

On a wind-swept, rainy Sunday afternoon in July 1988 three cricket enthusiasts, Keith Smith, Bryan Buttler and John McKillop sat around a beer-laden table in the premises of the English-Speaking Club of Lausanne and decided that the region needed a cricket club given that there was equipment available and there seemed to be enough interested potential players. The main problem lay with the difficulty in finding a suitable ground on which to play.

This was overcome thanks to the influence of a French cricket enthusiast, Bernard Chalimon, who was a neighbour of John McKillop. Training and practice sessions started in the late summer of 1988 and in June 1989 the club was founded and fully constituted with Keith Smith as its first president. In 1990 Cossonay Cricket Club was elected a member of the Swiss Cricket Association and in 1991 started playing in the Swiss league competition.
Cossonay Cricket Club
Cossonay Cricket Club

It was also in 1991 that the club was elected a member of Cossonay's Union of Sports and Cultural Societies. The first Cossonay Cricket Festival took place in 1995 and was held annually until 1998. It is now a bi-annual event held in even-numbered years.

In 1998 Cossonay finished 3rd in the Zuoz Festival invitation event and 1999 was runner-up in the Anatra Felice 8-a-side festival in Lodi (I). The club has twice reached the semi finals of the Swiss cup, in 1997 and 1998. Autumn of 2000 saw the start of work on a new ground in Cossonay, since 2002 the ground has been fully operational, to be used exclusively for cricket.

In the summer of 2003, the club laid a NottsBase "D" System permanent batting wicket, establishing the Cossonay Ground as the leading cricket ground in Switzerland. The first match was played on July 27th, 2003 against VRA-Amsterdam, a visiting team from The Netherlands, the match ended in a draw.

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