Geneva, Cossonay, Basel, College du Leman (near Geneva), Gingins, Zurich and the hosts, the Lyceum Alpinum. competed for U11, U13, U15 & U17 trophies at the 2012 Junior Swiss Cricket Championships at Zuoz (26 - 28 May 2012)
What an incredibly beautiful location! The Lyceum has three all-weather pitches and a fourth coconut matting strip – Swiss cricket heaven!
Gingins U11s came in third, behind winners Basel Dragons and runners-up Zurich and the Wanderers, featuring many U9s from Zurich and Gingins, finished a commendable 6th. For most kids, this was their first outdoor tournament and first Zuoz so they’ll be better placed next year to build on those experiences.
There were four teams competing for the U13 trophy – Gingins, Zurich, CDL and Wanderers.
Gingins U13 team went through all their games undefeated; crushing main rivals Zurich in their round robin match, before a strong win against Zurich again in the Final.
The U13 Wanderers had a great time of it too. They came in 3rd, beating CDL twice and putting up a good show against both Gingins and Zurich.
There were three U15 teams – Gingins, Zurich and Cossonay – and the format was that each team played each other twice with the winning team then playing an invitational game vs the U17 Lyceum team.
Gingins won 3 of their 4 games and their loss to Zurich goes down for many of us as their best game.