discountsports.ch Cricket Open Day


On Saturday 21st April 2012, discountsports.ch in Root (nr. Luzern) in partnership with the Swiss Cricket Association, held the first Cricket equipment Open Day in Switzerland.
Discountsports is the only domestic retailer selling cricket equipment and have a full range of GM and Slazenger equipment on stock. As the exclusive Swiss partner of GM, promotion of the latest range, with 20% discount for orders made on the day, was available to all associate and affiliate members of the Swiss Cricket Association.

Visitors were surprised that, taking the discount into account, the latest adult GM cricket bat range started from just CHF34.20.

Alexander Mackay talking to customers at the Cricket Open Day 2012
Alexander Mackay talking to customers at the Cricket Open Day 2012

English willow GM bats, manufactured in the UK, were shipped to delighted customers from across the country, just two weeks later. Students, parents and teachers from some of the many international schools found across Switzerland were among those that attended.
Mr. Alexander Mackay, President of the Swiss Cricket Association, was at hand to offer guidance and advice on a range of cricketing matters, including hints & tips on forming a club in Switzerland and requirements for membership of the SCA.

Simon Tan (left) with a family of happy customers at the Cricket Open Day 2012
Simon Tan (left) with a family of happy customers at the Cricket Open Day 2012

Meanwhile Simon Tan, Managing Director of SCT Trading GmbH (discountsports), was able to advise customers on the range of bats available on show and for order, including protective equipment and footwear for both juniors & seniors and hints on the care and maintenance of cricket equipment.
The day was a great success and enjoyed by all those involved.

The second discountsports Cricket Open Day will take place on Saturday 23rd March 2013. A percentage of takings will be donated to the Swiss Cricket Association by discountsports to support the association in its endeavors in Switzerland and members of the Swiss Cricket Association and staff at discountsports look forward to meeting many of you and to talk cricket and offering all attendees snacks & refreshments.

Selection of cricket bats at the Cricket Open Day 2012