SCA Anniversary


Thirty-three years ago the Swiss Cricket Association (SCA) was founded at the Australian Embassy in Berne.

 

Although archives show that cricket has been played in Switzerland since 1817 (in Geneva), organised administration of the sport came into being on March 9th 1980 at the inaugural meeting of the Swiss Cricket Association (S.C.A.).
The clubs present were Berne CC, CERN CC, Geneva CC and Geneva Asians CC. Apologies were receive from Baden CC, Basle CC and Zurich CC.

The late Nasir Hamirani (SCA treasurer 1992-1995)
The late Nasir Hamirani (SCA treasurer 1992-1995)

Since this modest launching, the SCA has grown to nearly 20 clubs with over 400 senior players and more than 650 juniors at age levels under-11, under-13, under-15, under-17 and Colts. Further, the Association has coaching and officials' associations counting 55 qualified coaches and 20 umpires.

 

The colourful and fascinating story of cricket development in Switzerland is well documented in the S.C.A.'s 'Wikipedia' entry and the S.C.A.'s past is recalled annually with a season opening match in honour of its first president, the late Dr. David Barmes -- the David Barmes Memorial Trophy -- in which the reigning champions take the field against the Swiss national side.

 

A documented history of the Swiss Cricket Association is also available on the SCA website and for the very first time the association has released a yearbook

 

For more information about Swiss cricket and its activities contact any of the Executive Committee