Basel Dragons U11’s win closely fought Basel Indoor Tournament


In another closely fought tournament in Swiss U11 cricket, Basel Dragons won their own indoor event beating Zurich in the final. 

In the league stage Zurich were the only undefeated team but the play-off between the two top teams saw Zurich post a target of 67 for Basel to win. Some strong hitting from Dayn & Luke gave the Crickets a great start and they were 47 without loss after 7 overs. Then two wickets in an over from Max and another wicket for Tom put the brakes on and sharp fielding from the Dragons restricted Zurich to 66 at the end of 12 overs. Basel had a shaky start when Tom was run out with a direct hit at the bowlers end by Dayn when the score was just 8.  Some fierce hitting from Ed and Westy working the ball saw the Dragons to 55 after 8 overs before James turned the ball to square leg for Dayn to take a sharp catch off Luca. William also fell to Luca but Max & Francis calmly knocked off the last runs with 5 balls to spare.

Final standings after leagues stage

Team Played Won Lost  Total
Zurich Crickets (ZC) 6 6 0 36
Basel Dragons (BD) 6 5 1 31
Gingins (GG) 6 4 2 26
Luxembourg (L) 6 3 3 21
Basel Nightfuries (BN)             6 2 4 16
Zurich Locusts (ZL) 6 1 5 11
Geneva Youth (GL) 6 0 6 6

The tournament overall saw some great performances demonstrating the rapid improvement in junior cricket in Switzerland. With 7 teams having entered, a total of 23 matches were played over 2 days!


Five batsmen scored more than 100 runs in the tournament: Dayn (ZC 126), Ed (BD 121), Archer (GG 114), James (BD 105) and Joe (ZC 105).  Also of note is Max (BD) who scored a total of 72 runs in 5 innings without being dismissed and Joe (ZC) who scored the highest individual score of 59 not out.
The top wicket takers were Aryan (ZC) with 10, ED (BD), Luke (ZC) and Alex (GG) with 7 each.  Best individual bowling performances were ED with 4 for 4 against Zurich Locusts and the hat-tricks by Aryan, James & Luca (ZC).

 

The awards for best batsman went to Ed, best individual innings to Joe, best bowler to Scott (L) for his consistency and most improved bowler to Soumil (BN) but he was run close by Harry (ZL).  Luke (ZC) won the champagne moment award for his stunning diving catch from a ricochet.

Match Results Summary

1

Basel Dragons

112 for 2

beat

Basel Nightfuries

56 for 6

 

Ed 21*, Max 21*, James 17*

   

Ethan 15

 

 

Ethan 1/24, Max 1/20

 

 

Ed 3/6

 

2

Zurich Crickets

124 for 2

beat

Basel Nightfuries

14 for 6

 

Dayn 20*, Luke 22*,

   

Shivam 5

 

 

Ethan 1/30, Soumil 1/23

 

 

Dayn 2/1, Aryan 2/1

 

3

Basel Dragons

114 for 4

beat

Zurich Locusts

47 for 6

 

Max 20*, James 18, Ed 17*

   

Kyle 12

 

 

Harry 1/22, Antar 1/18

 

 

James 1/4, Ed 4/4

 

4

Gingins

61 for 4

beat

Luxembourg

61 for 4

 

Archer 21*

   

William 13*

 

 

Scott 3 for 6

 

 

Leo 2/16

 

5

Zurich Locusts

84 for 4

beat

Geneva Youth

83 for 2

 

Shamas 9*

   

Theodore 6*

 

 

Nathaniel 1/18, Finian 1/18

 

 

 

 

6

Luxembourg

138 for 0

beat

Geneva Youth

44 for 4

 

Brice 21*, Scott 21*, Adithya 18*

   

Theodore 15*

 

 

William 17*

 

 

Scott 1/2, William 1/4

 

7

Zurich Crickets

93 for 4

beat

Basel Dragons

92 for 4

 

Dayn 25, Luke 20*

   

James 24*, Ed 24*

 

 

Max 1 /23, William 1/ 6

 

 

 

 

8

Gingins

73 for 4

beat

Basel Nightfuries

62 for 6

 

Archer 20*

   

Max 13

 

 

Marc 2/11

 

 

Leo 1/16, Archer 1/15, Ricky 1/5

 

9

Luxembourg

96 for 3

beat

Zurich Locusts

54 for 4

 

Scott 20*, Adithya 22*

   

Harry 11

 

 

Vedant 1/14,

 

 

Scott 1/17, Ansch 1/3

 

10

Basel Dragons

122 for 2

beat

Geneva Youth

19 for 6

 

Max 21*, Tom 16, William 19*,

   

Aakash 5

 

 

Ed 19

 

 

James 3/0

 

11

Gingins

118 for 3

beat

Geneva Youth

42 for 2

 

Dylan 26*, Alex 24*, Archer 25*

   

Finian 6

 

 

Aaakash 1/10, Nathaniel 1/14,

 

 

Alex 1/11

 

12

Zurich Crickets

116 for 5

beat

Zurich Locusts

43 for 6

 

Joe 59*

   

Antar 9

 

 

Antar 2/20, Vedant 2/12

 

 

Aryan 3/15, Luke 3/7, Joe 2/4

 

13

Luxembourg

87 for 5

beat

Basel Nightfuries

65 for 2

 

Brice 20

   

Ethan 19, Marc 17*

 

 

Marc 1/14, Soumil 1/21

 

 

Kenzie 2/6

 

14

Basel Dragons

54 for 0

beat

Gingins

52 for 5

 

James 15*, Tom 14*

   

Dylan 16

 

 

 

 

 

Tom 3/3, Max 2/13

 

15

Zurich Crickets

135 for 1

beat

Geneva Youth

49 for 6

 

Ben 20*, Dayn 20*, Luke 20*,

   

Aakash 11

 

 

 

 

 

Aryan 3/9

 

16

Basel Nightfuries

89 for 5

beat

Zurich Locusts

76 for 3

 

Max 7*

   

Harry 17*

 

 

Antar 1/4

 

 

Soumil 2/7, Ethan 1/17

 

17

Zurich Crickets

93 for 2

beat

Luxembourg

61 for 5

 

Ben 20*, Dayn 22*, Joe 21*

   

William 26

 

 

Adithya 1/17, Shubb 1/26

 

 

Luca 3/6

 

18

Basel Dragons

68 for 1

beat

Luxembourg

67 for 2

 

Brice 22*, Scott 22*

   

James 17*, Ed 20*

 

 

 

 

 

Adithya 1/16

 

19

Gingins

110 for 0

beat

Zurich Locusts

46 for 3

 

Archer 22*

     

 

 

 

 

 

Alex 3/10

 

20

Zurich Crickets

69 for 1

beat

Gingins

68 for 3

 

Ben 20*, Luke 22*

   

Archer 20*

 

 

Alex 1/17

 

 

Ben 1/11, Aryan 1/6, Dayn 1/14

 

21

Basel Nightfuries

107 for 2

beat

Geneva Youth

67 for 3

 

Marc 7*, Max 7*

   

Nathaniel 3*

 

 

Oliver 1/15, Aakash 1/14

 

 

Shreyas 1/11

 

22

Luxembourg

68 for 3

beat

Gingins

64 for 5

 

William 18*, Brice 15

   

Mattia 12*

 

 

 

 

 

Adithya 2/16

 

23

Basel Dragons

67 for 3

beat

Zurich Crickets

66 for 6

 

Ed 20*, James 14

   

Dayn 24, Luke 13

 

 

Luca 2/14

 

 

Tom 1/16, Max 2/8

 

Media articles

Read the article "Junior cricketers make it a hat trick in Switzerland" on Wort.lu Luxembourg website.