Swiss Cricket finish 4th in La Manga

Ex-England international Mike Gatting & Swiss Cricket's Sudath Jayarathne
Ex-England international Mike Gatting & Swiss Cricket's Sudath Jayarathne

A Swiss National XI returned from the 4th Lady Taverners Charity Cricket Tournament (10th - 13th November 2011) in La Manga, Spain, winning 2 out of 4 matches and tied with 3 other teams on points.


Participating teams
La Manga Cricket Club
UK United Asians Cricket Club
Alcorcon Cricket Club
Andalucia Cricket Club
Swiss Cricket Association
Sinjuns Cricket Club

Unfortunately Switzerland did not make it to the semi-final due an inferior run-rate, mainly due to a disasterous performance in the first game of the tournament.

However, although Switzerland did not qualify for the semi-final, some satisfaction can be taken from the fact that the Swiss defeated the eventual tournament winners, UK United Asians C.C., by a convincingly 8 wickets.


Fixtures & results


Match 1 (10th November 2011) v Anadalucia C.C.

S.C.A 121- 6 (20 overs) lost to Andalucia C.C.122-0 (11 overs) by 10 wkts


Match 2 (11th November 2011) v UK United Asians Cricket Club (1st)

UK United Asians C.C. 142-7 lost to S.C.A. 143-2 by 8 wkts

Sudath Jayarathne 2 for 31;  Ovais Youset 62; A. Saleem 31


Match 3 (11th November 2011) v La Manga Cricket Club (2nd)

La Manga C.C. 177-7 (20 overs) beat S.C.A. 121-8 (20 overs) by 56 runs

Sudath Jayarathne 3 for 17;  Ovais Yousut: 28


Match 4 (12th November 2011) v Alcoron Cricket Club (3rd)

Alcoron C.C. 121 ao lost to S.C.A. 122-4 (16 overs) by 6 wkts

Sudath Jayarathne 4 for 12;  Ovais Yousut: 54



Performances of particular note were Ovais Yousuf, who scored 140 runs in 4 matches, and Sudath Jeyarathne (pictured here with ex-England international Mike Gatting) for a terrfic bowling performance, taking 9 wickets in 3 matches (3 Matches, 12 Overs, 57 Runs, 9 Wickets).


Swiss National XI: S.Safiat*, M.Shahnawaz, R.Khaliq, A.Yousuf, Mannesh Lal, Madoon Lal, S.Subirimaniam, S.Jeyaratne, A.Saleem, H.Singh+, Nasir.











Source: Mr. George Wambeek (La Manga Cricket Club)