The Swiss National Squad won three games from three in a tour to the south coast of England in East Sussex to play the University of Sussex Cricket Club in two 50 over matches and one Twenty20 game between 3-5th July 2013.
In the second match on Thursday 4th July, the hosts won the toss and put the Swiss National XI into bat on a cold & cloudy day, and on a green pitch. At drinks the Swiss national team had made 134-4 and went on to complete their innings 280-8 (50 overs), Sajid Safait scoring 68 and Nadir an unbeaten 46*. In reply, the University of Sussex Cricket Club were bowled out for just 110 to secure a 170 run win for the visitors, with some fantastic bowling figures from Afzaal Sikander (3-2) and Nadir (2-3).
The tour finished up with a Twenty20 match on Friday 5th July. Switzerland won the toss and elected to bat, amassing 160-6 in their alloted 20 overs, Asvin Lakkaraju scoring a half century (50).
In reply the University of Sussex Cricket Club managed just 96, handing a third win to the visitors, this time by a margin of 64 runs. The pick of the Swiss bowling came from Sudath Jayarathne 4-11 & Sam Baxter 3-6, completing a good week for Swiss Cricket.
|Wednesday 03 July||50 over||Sussex University v Swiss National XI|
|Thursday 04 July||50 over||Sussex University v Swiss National XI|
|Friday 05 July||Twenty20||Sussex University v Swiss National XI|
Switzerland 256 (40 overs) beat Sussex University 78 ao by 178 runs
Batting: Ovais Yousuf 67; Afzaal Sikander 66; Sajid Safiat 35; Shahnawaz Mohammad 31
Bowling: Sajid Safiat 2/11; Ali Saleem 2/20; Sam Baxter 5/11
Switzerland 280-8 (50 overs) beat University of Sussex Cricket Club 110 ao by 170 runs
Batting: Sajid Safiat 68; Ali Saleem 41; Nasir Mahmood 46*; Afzaal Sikander 34; Simon Henderson 17*
Bowling: Ali Saleem 3-21; Atzaal Sikander 3-2; Nasir Mahmood 2-3
Switzerland 160-6 (20 overs) beat University of Sussex Cricket Club 96 ao by 64 runs
Batting: Asvin Lakkaraju 50; Sajid Safiat 32.
Bowling: Sudath Jayarathne 4-11; Sam Baxter 3-6.
Swiss national senior tour to East Sussex, UK (3.-5.7.2013)
top (l-r): 1. S.Baxter, 2. A.Sikander (c), 3. M.Shahnawaz, 4. N.Mahmood, 5. S.Jayarathne, 6. K.Rawat, 7. A.Singh, 8. M.Baxter (Snr)
bottom (l-r): 9. A.Saleem, 10. S.Safiat-Ullah, 11. A.Lakkaraju (wk), 12. S.Henderson, 13. O.Yousuf