Sussex University Tour Report


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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.

 

The tour began with a massive 178 run victory over University of Sussex Cricket Club in a fifty over match at the Falmer Sports Complex on Wednesday 3rd 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.

 

 

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Tour schedule

Date Format Fixture
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

Results

Match 1 - Wednesday 3rd July 2013 at Falmer Sports Complex, Sussex

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

full match scorecard

Match 2 - Thursday 4th July 2013 at Falmer Sports Complex, Sussex

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

full match scorecard

Match 3 - Friday 5th July 2013 at Falmer Sports Complex, Sussex

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.

full match scorecard

Swiss national team tour to Sussex, UK (3-5.7.2013)

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

For further information on this or other tours of the senior Swiss national squad please contact Asvin Lakkaraju.

 

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