Power CC retained the Swiss Mr. Pickwick Cricket Cup Trophy beating Olten by 6 wickets on Sunday 28th August at Deutweg Sportpark in Winterthur.
In a repeat of last year’s final, Power & Olten met for the second consequetive year in a Swiss Mr. Pickwick Cricket Cup final and despite Olten’s best efforts they finished second best to the knockout competition masters of Swiss cricket.
Power won the toss and put Olten in to bat on a beautiful summer’s day at Deutweg Sportpark in Winterhur.
Olten batted the full 35 overs and amassed what appeared to be a winning total of 198-6. However, with 4 wickets down at drinks a fifth wicket partnership took Power past the required total, scoring 200-4 with 5 overs spare, to win an excellent final by 6 wickets.
Mr. Alex Mackay (SCA President) addressed the emaciated crowd, thanking a host of people & entities that had made this competition possible, not least all the sides that began the journey back in April of this year. He went on to give a particular thanks to the sponsors, stating that the Swiss Mr. Pickwick Cricket Cup competition helped distance the Swiss Cricket Association from other cricketing groups in the professionalism and spirit that it was organised and played.
Both sides were presented with a memento of the Mr. Pickwick Pubs and Mr. Simon Tan awarded Rana Kaliq a cricket bat from SCT Trading as Man Of the Match, before Mr. Jon Southworth presented the winning captain, Sajid Safayat, with the Swiss Mr. Pickwick Cricket Cup Trophy.
Power: S.Safiat*; Shahnanwaz.; Mubarak; Khaliq; Ashfaq; Raman Butt; Shahzad; Khalid M.; Asad Mahmood; A. Barbar; Basharad Ali; Zahid R.
Olten: Sheeraz*; Moorthy; Sentil; Zaharan; Siva; Murali, Aso; Prathesh, Raja; Afzaal; Rokey.
Umpires: Mr. S.Young, Mr. P.Cawsey
Match Referee: Mr. A.Mackay