2011 News Archive


Merry Christmas (Wed, 21 Dec 2011)

We wish all our visitors a Happy New Year and look 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 15 new level one coaches to their ranks after participants successfully completed an ECB level 1 course run by the ICC and the CCAS at the La Chataigneriae.

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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. 

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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.

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Swiss National Cricket Awards (Wed, 09 Nov 2011)

The Bob Barber awards, Spirit Of Cricket Award & Services to Cricket Awards were awarded 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 WCC End Of Season Dinner will take place on Saturday 12th November starting 7pm.

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Berne Cricket Club Curry Evening (Thu 27 Oct 2011)

The BCC tradional annual Curry Evening, with guest speaker Bob Barber, & various club and national awards and live music & a raffle tajes place on Saturday 5th November.

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

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

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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 cricketers aged from 15 to 55 from across Switzerland braved the elements to compete in two matches at En Marche on Sunday 9 October in front of 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 25 September starting 11.30am, Berne defend their league title against Western Division winners Geneva XI Stars 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 25th anniversary Cricket-On-Ice tournament in St. Moritz will take place 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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Council Meeting (Mon, 12 Sep 2011)

The end of season 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 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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Semi-final weekend (Fri, 02 Sep 2011)

This weekend will decide the league finalists. Berne travel to Bucholz, 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 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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T20 Triangular (Wed, 24 Aug 2011)

There will be a Triangular T20 tournament in Cossonay on8th & 9th October, with the purpose is to identify potential national players for the immediate tour to Malta.

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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.

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Tour Malta in October (Sun, 14 Aug 2011)

Members of the associated & affiliated clubs are invited to participate in a 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)

A Level Two coaching course will take place at La Chataigneraie near Geneva. The course will run over two weekends, the first of which will be on 12th & 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 affiliate member (Mon, 11 Jul 2011)

The newly formed Basel Dragons Junior Cricket Club has formally applied for affiliate membership.

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Tough Test for Swiss Under 13 Squad (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)

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 Under 15 squad travel to Copenhagen on 30th June to take part in the Wiking U15 T20 Cup. The six participating teams will play five matches each over a period of 4 days.

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

SCT Trading, an online domestic sports equipment retailer, offer affiliated 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 Junior Development Programme together with the Lyceum Alpinum hosted the 6th Junior Cricket Festival in Zuoz.

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

The Swiss U15 XI returned proud of what had been achieved over the previous 3 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.

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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.

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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).

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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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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.


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

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New committee elected at AGM - Berne, 28 Feb 2011

At the 33rd Annual General Meeting 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 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! Amidst claims of deceipt and trickery it was unanimously decided to call off the merger of the two associations.

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