2011 News Archive

Merry Christmas (Wed, 21 Dec 2011)

The Swiss Cricket website wishes all visitors a Happy New Year and looks back at some of the highlights of 2011. 

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Fifteen participants complete ECB level 1 coaching course (Mon, 12 Dec 2011)

Swiss cricket added fifteen new level one coaches to their ranks after participants successfully completed an ECB level 1 course run by the ICC and the CCAS on 12th - 13th November at the La Chataigneriae campus, International School of Geneva.

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Under 15 News: First Indoor Cricket Day (Thu 08 Dec 2011)

The first of a series of Under 15 Cricket Days took place on 4th December 2011 in Zurich.

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La Manga Club - IV Charity Cricket Tournament (Thu, 1 Dec 2011)

A Swiss Cricket national XI played in the 4th Lady Taverners Charity Cricket Match (10th - 13th November 2011) and while they missed out on a semi-final place on run-rate they did have the honour of beating the eventual tournament winners by an 8 wicket margin.

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Cantabile - The London Quartet announce Swiss Christmas tour (Sun 27 Nov 2011) 

Cantabile - The London Quartet, creators of the CD Songs Of Cricket, have announced three tour dates in Switzerland this Christmas.  Join members of the S.C.A. & the public at large any of the three scheduled concerts.

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Cossonay Cricket Club Fish 'n Chips evening (Sat, 12 Nov 2011)

The clubs' end of year dinner season continues on Saturday 26th November with CCC's Fish 'n Chip evening. Members of the S.C.A. are invited to attend.

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S.C.A. demonstrate cricket to Swiss Olympic (Fri, 11 Nov 2011)

Around 100 potential 2012 Swiss Summer Olympic sportsmen & sportswomen attended Swiss Olympic's kick-off event in Magglingen ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics games to be staged in London.

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Swiss Cricket Association National Awards (Wed, 09 Nov 2011)

The Swiss Cricket Association presented the Bob Barber awards, Spirit Of Cricket Award & Services to Cricket Awards at the Berne Cricket Club Curry Evening on Saturday 5th November 2011

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Winterthur Cricket Club End Of Season Dinner (Thu 3 Nov 2011)

The Winterthur Cricket Club invite members of the Swiss Cricket Association to their 2011 End Of Season Dinner on Saturday 12th November 2011 starting at 7pm.

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Berne Cricket Club Curry Evening (Thu 27 Oct 2011)

Members of the Swiss Cricket Association are invited to on Saturday 5th November to the club's tradional annual Curry Evening, to see guest speaker Bob Barber, witness various club and national awards and enjoy live music & a raffle.

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swissFOCUS announce 2012 Annual General Meeting (Wed 26 Oct 2011)

The 2012 Annual General Meeting of the Swiss Federation Of Cricket Umpires & Scorers (swissFOCUS) will be held on Saturday 17th December 2011, at the Restaurant Egghölzli in Bern, starting at 11h00.

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La Manga Club - IV Charity Cricket Tournament (Sat, 08 Oct 2011)

Swiss Cricket have entered a team into the 4th Lady Taverners Charity Cricket Match 10th - 13th November 2011 and invite players of all member clubs to participate.

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Swiss national squad selection tournament (Mon, 10 Oct 2011)

Twenty-four SCA cricketers from across Switzerland aged from 15 to 55 braved the elements to compete in two matches at the CCC ground at En Marche on Sunday 9th October in front of SCA selectors.  

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ICC Europe announce new Regional Development Manager (Wed, 05 Oct 2011)

The ICC Europe office today announced that Nick Pink had been appointed the new ICC Europe Regional Development Manager.

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Winterthur CC Champions of Lloyds TSB Swiss T20 Cup 2011 (Mon, 03 Oct 2011)

There were ecstatic scenes at the end of a nerve racking T20 final held in Bern as Winterthur took the last Bern wicket in the last over with Bern requiring just one scoring shot to win.

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Berne CC win 2011 SCA League Final (Sun, 25 Sep 2011)

Berne CC successfully retained their league title against GXIStars in an enthralling final at En March in Cossonay.

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SCA league final (Wed, 21 Sep 2011)

On Sunday 25st September starting at 11.30am Berne CC defend their league title against Western Division winners Geneva SI stars in what promises to be a thrilling match at En Marche in Cossonay

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Berne CC win semi-final thriller (Mon, 19 Sep 2011)

A pitch invasion after the game demonstrated the euphoria and resolve of both teams in a tense, hard-fought, and at times, petulant match.

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25th Anniversary Cricket On Ice (Fri, 16 Sep 2011)

The dates for the 25th anniversary Cricket-On-Ice tournament in St. Moritz has been announced as 16. - 18. February 2012. A little later than previous tournaments, this year promises to be an even larger spectacle, as it coincides with the final weekend of the White Turf racing.

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SCA Council Meeting (Mon, 12 Sep 2011)

The end of season Swiss Cricket Association Council Meeting will be held at the Restaurant Egghölzli on Saturday 19th November 2011 beginning at 1.30pm.

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Geneva XIStars advance to SCA League Final (Mon, 05 Sep 2011)

Geneva 11 stars became the first club to qualify for the 2011 Swiss cricket league final beating their opponents from the Eastern Switzerland.

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SwissT20 Opening ceremony (Sun, 04 Sep 2011)

The third edition of the Swiss T20 Cup start well before a ball was even bowled, with the addition of a new major sponsor in Lloyds TSB Private Banking.

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SCA Semi-final weekend (Fri, 02 Sep 2011)

Weather permitting; this weekend will decide the 2011 SCA League finalists. Berne travel to Bucholz in Uster to play Zurich Nomads, while Winterthur travel west to the Onex Stadium to play Geneva XI Stars.

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Swiss Cricket goes mobile (Mon, 29 Aug 2011)

swisscricket.ch is now optimised for viewing on mobile devices. If you haven't seen this yet, pull out your smartphone and take a look at what www.swisscricket.ch looks like on your phone! 

Power retain Swiss Mr. Pickwick Cricket Cup (Sun, 28 Aug 2011)

Power CC retained the Mr. Pickwick Cup Trophy beating Olten by 6 wickets on Sunday 28th August at Deutweg Sportpark in Winterthur.

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SCA T20 Triangular (Wed, 24 Aug 2011)

The Swiss Cricket Association is in the process of organising a Triangular T20 tournament in Cossonay on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October, with the purpose is to identify potential national players for the immediate tour to Malta and for 2012.

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Demonstration and Introduction of Cricket (Tue, 23 Aug 2011)

In association with, and under the patronage of the Integrations Amt of the City of Olten, CRICKET will be demonstrated and introduced on Saturday 10th September 2011 by associates of the Swiss Cricket Association (SCA) & cricket lovers from the the Olten region.

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SCA to tour Malta in October (Sun, 14 Aug 2011)

The Swiss Cricket Association invite members of SCA associated & affiliated clubs to participate in an SCA Representative XI touring side to Malta from 12th - 19th October 2011.

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Swiss Mr. Pickwick Cricket Cup Final (Thu, 11 Aug 2011)

The Swiss Mr. Pickwick Cricket Cup Final takes place at Deutweg Sportpark in Winterthur on Sunday 28th August, in a repeat of last year's final between Power CC and Olten CC

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Swiss umpire at ICC Europe U19 Division One Tournament (Thu, 04 Aug 2011)

Swiss Cricket's Mr. Paul Cawsey talks of his first international umpiring appointment, the ICC Europe U19 Division Two Tournament on the Isle Of Man.

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ACO Part One Umpiring Course (Mon, 25 Jul 2011)

From Friday 28th October (7pm) to Sunday 30th October 2011 swissFOCUS have organised an ACO Part I umpiring course at the Hotel Walhalla in Zurich.

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Level One Coaching Courses (Sun, 24 Jul 2011)

Swiss Cricket are organising Level One to take place on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November 2011) at La Chataigneraie near Geneva.

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Level Two Coaching Courses (Sun, 24 Jul 2011)

Swiss Cricket are organising a Level Two to take place at La Chataigneraie near Geneva. The course will run over two weekends, the first of which will be on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November 2011.

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Swiss Cricket Mr. Pickwick Cup update (Thus, 21 Jul 2011)

The Pickwick Cup competition is drawing to a close with two semi-finals scheduled over the next two weekends

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Swiss T20 Cup 2011 is coming soon! (Tue, 12, Jul 2011)

The Swiss T20 Cup will again take place in 2011. The 3rd edition of this popular competition will be held in Berne, from the 20th of August to the 2nd of October.

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Basel Dragons Cricket Club applies to become SCA affiliate member (Mon, 11 Jul 2011)

The newly formed Basel Dragons Junior Cricket Club has formally applied for affiliate membership of the Swiss Cricket Association.

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Tough Test for Swiss Under 13 Squad Touring to England in August (Sun, 10 Jul 2011)

The Swiss Under 13 squad is gearing up for their upcoming tour to England in August.

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Denmark International U15 Wiking Cup (Thu, 07 Jul 2011)

The Swiss Under 15s take a commendable 3rd place, just missing out on 2nd place to hosts Denmark on net run rate. A tour of Ifs, Buts and Maybes!

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International Cricket Festival in Zuoz  (Thu, 07 Jul 2011)

Another memorable weekend of cricket in Zuoz. Despite the treacherous conditions, the spirit and desire to play cricket was fantastic. Read a report of the 2011 International Senior Cricket Festival in Zuoz on the Lyceum-Alpinum blogspot.

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2011 Wiking U15 20/20 Cup (Wed, 29 Jun 2011)

The Swiss Under 15 squad travel to Copenhagen on Thursday 30th June to take part in the Wiking Under 15 Twenty20 Cup. The six participating teams will play five matches each over a period of four days.

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Cricket equipment now available in Switzerland (Mon, 27 Jun 2011) 

The Swiss Cricket Association are pleased to announce an agreement with SCT Trading, an online domestic sports equipment retailer, which offers SCA associate & affiliate members substantial discounts on cricket equipment.

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Gingins 3rd Annual Cricket Camp (Wed, 22 Jun 2011)

Gingins Cricket Club will be running their 3nd Annual Cricket Camp this August. They again have a very experienced coach from Cricket Victoria coming to run the two and a half days of sessions.

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Press Release: Basel Dragons founding meeting  (Tue, 21 Jun 2011)

On Friday 6th May, Basel Dragons Junior Cricket Club was officially established, its constitution agreed and officers elected to serve on the committee.

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Junior cricketers battle it out at sixth Zuoz Cricket Festival (Wed, 08 Jun 2011)

In near perfect conditions the Swiss Cricket Association’s Junior Development Programme together with the Lyceum Alpinum hosted the 6th Junior Cricket Festival in Zuoz on Saturday May 28 & Sunday May 29, 2011. >> read more

Swiss U15 XI Return Unbeaten from June Cambridgeshire Tour (Mon, 06 Jun 2011)

The Swiss U15 XI arrived back in Switzerland around 11pm on Saturday night, all tired but very proud of what  had been achieved over the previous three days, undefeated against three top club cricket teams from the Cambridge area.

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Magic Moments as Gingins CC Finally Win in Zuoz (Mon, 06 Jun 2011)

Scott Poynton writes of Gingins win at the 2011 Zuoz tournament with emotion, drama and excitement.

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Australia week at Sekundarschule Andelfingen (Winterthur - Thu, 26 May 2011)

If the students didn't know the difference between croquet and cricket before the day began they should have a better idea now. Winterthur Cricket Club spent a fun couple of hours with the students, the highlight being when the cows in the neighbouring field decided to participate.

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Hit-and-run in Singapore and Switzerland (ESPNCricinfo - Mon, 23 May 2011)

Our chaotic game has had a long history in two famously orderly states. Indian MP, former United Nations Under-Secretary, and cricket fan, Mr. Shashi Tharoor 's article about cricket in Singapore & Switzerland.

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Junior development news (Gingins - Mon, 23 May 2011)

Craig Hogan, Jersey National Team Coach, travelled to Switzerland for the weekend to deliver an intense two-day training session to over 60 GCC players.

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David Barmes memorial trophy match (Berne - Sun, 15 May 2011)

The tradional season opener between last year's league champions & a Swiss Cricket National XI took place at the Marzili Cricket Ground in Berne on Sunday 15th May 2011.

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Swiss Junior Cricket Flourishing (Berne - Mon, 9 May 2011)

Two cricket camps, one in the West, one in the East of Switzerland took place during the Easter/Spring school break. The 52 players had all been selected by their coaches and clubs as potential players for three Swiss national teams. The Swiss U11/12, U13 and U15 teams will all be touring abroad this year. >> read more

Minority sports lack grounds for integration (Tue, 26 April 2011)

An article by Matthew Allen, swissinfo.ch

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Introduction to Umpiring course (Zurich - Sat, 23 April 2011)

The Swiss Federation Of Cricket Umpires & Scorers will run an Introduction to Umpiring course at the Hotel Walhalla in Zurich on Saturday 7th May 2011.

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Pickwick Cup Draw (Berne - Sun, 17 Apr 2011)

For details of the Swiss Cricket Mr. Pickwick Cup (which took place on Sunday 17th April at 7pm at the Oliver Twist Pub, Rindermart 6, 8001 Zurich) click here.

Zuoz Cricket Festival (Zuoz - Fri, 22 Apr 2011)

Mark Jones gives some background to this year's senior Zuoz Cricket Festival (Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June 2011).

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Council Meeting (Berne - Sat, 19 Mar 2011)

There will be a Council Meeting of the Swiss Cricket Association on Saturday 9th April 2011 to be held at the Restaurant Egghölzli, Weltpoststrasse 16, 3015 Berne.

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Michael George on the forthcoming U18 tournament and the SCA league season ahead (Geneva - 9 Mar 2011)

On Sunday 13th March the 6-a-Side Collège du Léman U18 Indoor Tournament will take place with competing teams from Collège du Léman A, Collège du Léman B, Swiss A, Swiss B, Swiss C & Gingins.

"The Swiss Colts team that will be playing in the senior Swiss cricket league this season will be mainly formed from players competing in these six teams", says Michael George, President of GRYCC. "The tournament offers an opportunity to see new faces and get the team together again as they prepare for an exciting league season ahead. The teams will provide a good idea of the growing strength in depth at this level".

GRYCC are confident that the significant progress of last season can be maintained.

Collège Du Léman

U14 tournament results (Geneva - Mon, 9 Mar 2011)
The results of the Six-a-Side Collège du Léman U14 Indoor Tournament, which took
place on Sunday March 6th were as follows: 1st -  Collège du Léman Red; 2nd - Gingins CC; 3rd - Geneva Region Youth CC; 4th - Collège du Léman Blue

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New committee elected at AGM - Berne, 28 Feb 2011

At the 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Swiss Cricket Association a new committee was elected to face the challenging prospects of 2011.  

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Sonntags Zeitung interview - Zurich, 20 Feb 2011

Swiss cricket's Alexander Mackay is interviewed by the Germanic Swiss Sunday newspaper the Sonntags Zietung on the eve of the opening day of the ICC World Cup.

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Annual General Meeting (am) Berne, 01 Feb 2011

The 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Swiss Cricket Association (Berne) has been called for Saturday 26th February, starting at 1.30pm at the Restaurant Egghoelzli, Weltpoststrasse 16, 3015 Berne

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Swiss cricket launch new website (am) Berne, 18 Feb 2011

Take time to look around the new Swiss cricket website and come back soon to read the latest news and developments!!

Comments and suggestions are welcome!

Cricket On Ice Trophy

Cricket On Ice 2011 (am) St.Moritz 6 Feb 2011

From Thursday 3rd to Saturday 6th February the most prestigious cricketing event in Switzerland took place on the frozen lake of St. Moritz.

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Swiss Cricket Disassociation! (am) Berne, 30 Jan.2011

It appears that cricket in Switzerland is no nearer conciliation than it was 12 months ago! According to the SCA and amidst claims of deceipt and trickery it was unanimously decided to call off the merger of the two associations.

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