Teams: CDL, Cossonay, Gingins, Wanderers
Sander Winckel reports of the Gingins U17 Indoor Tournament that took place at Le Chat on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November 2013.
The tournament opened with Gingins batting vs CDL. As always, Aidan (20) opened solidly, and, notwithstanding good bowling from the two Ashwins, Floris (58 n.o.) and Josh (17) built a 3rd wicket stand of 87 runs, cleverly using the side walls and placing shots in the corners. With a good contribution from Mr Extra, Gingins ended on 154 a.o. in the 25th over.
Although the Gingins bowlers had some problems to bowl straight, too, the only player who made a good score was Ashwin Vinod, until he was superbly bowled by Ro for 45. CDL were all out for 116, with Floris getting two wickets and four players (Ale, Vince, Josh and Ro) each one wicket.
In the next match Wanderers, with two Zurich players and the other players from Gingins (U17 and U15), scored 109 runs against Cossonay, with more than half coming from Ale (53) and Thomas (14). The Cossonay wickets were shared between Jai (2), Greg (3), and Arnav (1). Cossonay were, however, no match for them: they were all out for just over 40; Moaz took 3 wickets, assisted by Thomas and Ale with each one wicket.
In the following match, Gingins-Cossonay, the top three batsmen of Gingins made their ‘usual’ contribution: Aidan with 51 n.o., Ale with a fast 38 and Floris 35. A useful 14 of Josh gave a total of 169. The best Cossonay bowlers were Jai with 2 and Ian and Greg with each 1 wicket. Again, Cossonay were unsuccessful in their batting; out of a total of 82, only Ian and Marcus reached double figures. Both Ale and Floris took two wickets, with one wicket for Max, Vince and Simon.
Wanderers were no match for CDL, with only Thomas getting more than 10 runs. The two Ashwins (2 wickets each) and Arjun (3 wickets) were too difficult for them.
CDL needed only 13 overs to make this total, although there was fierce defense from Moaz (3 wickets) and Ro (2 wickets, of which one very well caught off the ceiling on own bowling).
In the first match on Sunday, Gingins had reversed its batting order against the Wanderers and struggled to get a decent total. Alistair (19) started well, and it was only when Floris (19) and Ale (39) came in that a good partnership was achieved. Gingins finished at 100, a total which did not seem impossible to make for Wanderers, who had now been strengthened with some players from the Geneva region. However, tight bowling by Vince and Simon (1-7 resp. 1-13 in 5 overs), neat bowling from Aidan (2 wickets) and sharp fielding limited their total to 90, giving Gingins a 10 run victory.
In their last match, a reborn Cossonay managed to get a reasonable score of 117, with main contributions from Vincent (18) and top scorer George (28). They also fielded and bowled sharply – two remarkable catches from Greg - limiting CDL to 90 (Ashwin V 19, Mrdad 21, Jordan 13).
Gingins, who had shown the best team play and won all their games, became the overall winner, with Floris chosen best batsman.
The other teams all won one match, with Moaz of Wanderers chosen as best bowler (8 wickets, against Arjun 7 and Ashwin C. 6), Ashwin V. of CDL as best fielder and Cossonay winning the Spirit of Cricket award.