4 nation U19 cricket tournament report

Friday 9th - Sunday 11th August 2013

Despite losing all three games, the Swiss U19 national squad performed outstandingly at the four-nation 50 over tournament in Karlsruhe, Germany from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August 2013.

France v Germany at the U19 4 nations tournament in Karlsruhe (9.-11.8.13)
France v Germany at the U19 4 nations tournament in Karlsruhe (9.-11.8.13)

The young Swiss squad, made up of players across Switzerland, some as young as fourteen, performed tremendously well. Despite the age gap they were competitive throughout the tournament, gaining invaluable experience that will bode well for the future of Swiss cricket.


Run under the auspices of the Deutscher Cricket Bund (DCB) using regulation DCB red cricket balls and in the presence of ICC Europe's Mr. Nick Pink, Belgium finished deserved winners with three wins from three.

The tournament was also reported on the ICC's 360° cricket TV programme and an article was published in the local German newspaper, the Karlsruhe News

Match schedule & results

Friday 9th August

  Fixture  Time  Venue Officials 

Game 1


France 310 ao beat

Switzerland 221-8 (50 overs) by 89 runs 



Karlsruhe Cougars


A.Schou &

I. Bond

Game 2


Germany 103 ao (31 overs) lost to

Belgium 185 ao (40.2 overs) by 82 runs        



SSC Karlsruhe


W.Ahmed &



Saturday 10th August

  Fixture  Time Venue Officials 

Game 3


Germany 162-4 (30 overs) beat

Switzerland 161ao (44.1 overs) by 6 wkts     



Karlsruhe Cougars


A.Mackay &


Game 4


France 104 ao lost to

Belgium 109-3 by 7 wickets



SSC Karlsruhe


I.Bond &



Sunday 11th August

  Fixture  Time  Venue


Game 5


Germany 192 ao lost to 

France 214 ao by 22 runs



SSC Karlsruhe


W.Ahmed &


Game 6


Belgium 197ao (43 overs) beat

Switzerland 47ao (22.3 overs) by 150 runs    



Karlsruhe Cougars


J.Campbell &




Pos. Team  P  W  T  L NRR  Pts.

Belgium U19

3 3 0 0   6

France U19

3 2 0 1   4

Germany U19

3 1 0 2   2

Switzerland U19                   

3 0 0 3   0
Dr. Brian Fehr (President DCB)
Dr. Brian Fehr (President DCB)

At the end of the tournament all participating players received a medal from DCB President Dr. Brian Fehr and Belgium were presented with the tournament trophy.


Swiss Cricket wish to thank the hosting clubs for providing lunches and the facilities on all three days, the DCB for their part in the organisation and congratulate Belgium on their tournament success.

Swiss U19 squad

1. Arjun Vinod (c)
2. Ashwin Vinod
3. Simon Henderson
4. Aidan Andrews
5. Moaz Butt
6. Vishal Moriani
7. Callum Hirst (wk)
8. Kautilya Palaypu
9. Vincent Jaccard
10. Osama Mahmood
11. Ruan Kruger
12. Nicolas Henderson

Tour Manager – Mr Vinod Unikkadath
Coach – Mr Patrick Henderson

The Swiss U19 squad stayed at the Jugendherberge Pforzheim-Dillweisenstein.


Belgium U19 squad: 1. Mishi *; 2. Clement +; 3. Nofil; 4. Heyndrix; 5. Hakim; 6. Usman; 7. Rahmat; 8. Amja; 9. Sabir; 10. Farukh; 11. Saranjeet; 12. Savan.


The officials at the tournament were Waheed Ahmed, Alex Mackay (Switzerland), Andrew Schou, Ian Bond (Switzerland) & John Campbell.

Match officials were accomodated at the Hotel Restaurant Herrmannsee in Pforzheim.


Further information

Further information on this four nation U19 tournament is available from:

Mr. Brian Mantle
Deutscher Cricket Bund e.V.
Helmut-Werner-Weg 13, 45143 Essen


Tel: +49 176 10149715


For details on the Swiss U19 touring side contact Mr. Yeti Sinh.

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