2008 News archive

2008 Swiss Junior Indoor Tournaments (8 December 2008 )

Three national tournaments for the Under 11s, Under 13s and Under 15s, involving all the main junior clubs in Switzerland, took place in November

Geneva XI stars crowned Pickwick champions 2008 (November 2008)

Nomads CC SCA Champions (22 November 2008)

A great day in Cossonay for the SCA League final is enjoyed by all

SCA League 2008 - Knock out phase, FINALS schedule & results (28 September 2008)

SCA League 2008 - Knock out phase, FINALS schedule & results.

SCA League 2008 Points table (31 August 2008)

SCA League 2008 points table

Swiss role on world stage (23 August 2008)

In the face of such issues as the impact of Twenty-20, the influence of new money and the future of Zimbabwean cricket, cricket fanatics may be in danger of ignoring a more significant development - the sudden rise of Swiss youth cricket

SCA's successful 3-day promotional event in Zurich (21 August 2008)

At the Indo-Swiss Friendship Treaty celebration in Zurich the Swiss Cricket Association launched a publicity drive to promote cricket at all levels

Lessons learned, progress made and potential displayed by Swiss Under 17s squad (19 August 2008)

Swiss Under 17s finish in 8th place at the European Under 17s Championships in Germany and leave with the MCC Spirit of Cricket Fair Play Award

Swiss coach selected for ECB Head Coach course in Cardiff (14 August 2008)

ICC Europe's selection of 12 participants to be involved on the ECB Head Coach course (International Level III) includes Swiss coach

Successful Swiss Under 11s tour to Middlesex (13 August 2008)

The Swiss Under 11 team enjoyed a successful tour to Middlesex in August, winning one match and losing one, with the third ending in a nail-biting tie

Youngsters just miss out on victory (8 August 2008)

Encouraging signs ahead of Under 17 European Championships

Disappointing return to action for Swiss squad (8 August 2008)

The Swiss Under 17s returned to action after a month’s break with a disappointing loss

Swiss Under 17s in Germany - Swiss Under 11s in England (18 July 2008)

Swiss Under 17 squad prepares for “ICC European Under 17 Division 2 Championship” in Germany, and Swiss Under 11 team ready to tour Middlesex in August 2008

Third Zuoz Junior Cricket Tournament in Alps bigger than ever (20 June 2008)

On the weekend of June 14/15 the Third Swiss Zuoz Junior Cricket Tournament took place. Hosted by the Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz and the Swiss Cricket Association more teams than ever took part this year.

Cricket Coaches Association launched in Switzerland (18 June 2008)

The Cricket Coaches Association of Switzerland (CCAS) was officially launched in Zuoz on Saturday 14th June 2008.

The latest new junior club emerges in Zug (5 June 2008)

On 4th May the Zug Junior Cricket Club met for training for the first time. The club got off to an excellent start with over 30 children signing up.

Gingins Junior Cricket Club launched in March 2008 (5 June 2008)

Gingins village in the Lac Leman Region is now host to the junior Gingins Cricket Club (GCC). Launched in March this year initial interest has been overwhelming, and with over 40 youngsters signed up the training sessions are full. On May 24th Gingins Under 11s team played their first ever match. Hosted by GRYCC the match ended in an exciting tie. The next match, against Cossonay juniors, is already lined up.

Eleven Candidates complete ECB Coach Award (UKCC 2) in Switzerland (5 June 2008)

The second half of the ECB Coach Award course in Switzerland took place on May 10th-11th in Zurich with the two instructors Richard Bedbrook and Richard Skyrmie.

Talented teens up their game at tenth Centre of Excellence in La Manga (30 May 2008)

The ICC Europe Centre of Excellence took place from the 7th April – 12th April at La Manga Club, and was a fantastic success. With 26 players and 14 coach/leaders, 14 countries were represented in the biggest intake yet. Switzerland's two Zurich Crickets CC players Cedric Cohen and Lukas Kuster were accompanied by Patrick Henderson, Switzerland’s Youth Development Officer.

When Freddie met Swiss juniors (21 May 2008)

Nine Swiss junior cricketers bumped into England hero Freddie Flintoff at a training session in Lancashire.

Under-11s chalk up second international trophy in 2008 (9 May 2008)

Switzerland's under-11s side win their second title of 2008 as they triumph at at the 7th International Youth Cricket Tournament in Vienna.

First ECB Coach Award provided by ICC Europe (20 April 2008)

Eight Swiss coaches take part in the first ever ECB Coach Award course provided by ICC Europe.

Bavaria Championships boost European youth cricket (20 April 2008)

Over 100 children from five countries competed in the Bavaria Indoor Junior Cricket Championships held on 8-9 March in Munich and Tegernsee. A total of 17 teams competed in three age sections, U11, U13 and U19.

Zugang zur Schweizer Gesellschaft via Cricket (12 April 2008)

Swiss cricket's Patrick Henderson gets interviewed by SwissInfo about his involvement in youth development.

Zurich juniors join La Manga elite (16 March 2008)

Two Zurich-area youth cricketers are among 28 of Europe’s most talented teenagers selected for 10th ICC Centre of Excellence.

Junior success in Bavaria (16 March 2008)

Switzerland's under-11 and under-13 teams taste success at the 2008 Bavaria Cup tournament.

Award winning photo captures spirit (16 March 2008)

Switzerland wins Photograph of the Year in the Europe section of the 2007 ICC Development Program Regional Awards.

Ice cricket attracts stars (16 March 2008)

Former England bowler Mike Smith and champion jockey Peter Scudamore attend the 20th anniversary of the St Moritz cricket on ice tournament.

16 new coaches for Switzerland (15 February 2008)

Swiss cricket received a huge boost in January as sixteen new coaches qualified as UKCC Level 1 coaches, swelling the total number to 38.