Zesty 2nd Zurich U17 Indoor Challenge Cup


The six matches which took place over the weekend of 23rd & 24th March 2013 at the ZIS indoor hall in Adliswil were competitive, entertaining and played at a high level with great energy. Four teams took part in the six-a-side competition and included two Colts teams, one from the west and one from the east of Switzerland, the local senior club Winterthur CC, and Luxembourg. It was an excellent & zesty finish to the indoor season and gave the players a chance to compete against strong opposition before heading outdoors in April.

Most teams managed to take advantage of the six-a-side format to put runs on the board by pushing the ball into gaps rather than rely on muscle and brawn. Wickets were harder to come by and bowlers were forced to concentrate on keeping the run rate as low as possible. The indoor competition is doubtless a great test of players’ agility in the field and speed, in particular between the wickets. Cricket is a thinking game and no more so when batsmen must see that an innings is correctly paced, the field manipulated, bowlers targeted, and wickets kept in hand for the final overs. The tournament provided an excellent platform for these young cricketers to develop and hone these necessary skills.

The competition was won by Luxembourg. They played consistently well against two young Colts teams and Winterthur CC.

Tournament Results, Figures and Statistics

Match Result
1

East Switzerland 114 - 3 (Callum Hirst 24, Osama Mahmood 36)

lost to

Luxembourg 116 - 2 (J. Barker 31 not out / Neil Creba-Wright 4-24-2)

2

Winterthur CC 122 - 5 (Raj 38, Mahmood 27)

beat

West Switzerland 114 - 4 (Arjun Vinod 35 / Raj 4-29-2)

3

Winterthur CC 69 - 5 (Vaibhav 24 not out/ J. Barker 5-12-2)

lost to

Luxembourg 70 - 1 (T. Barker 39 not out)

4

West Switzerland 145 - 2 (Arjun Vinod 44 no, Jai Sinh 32, Ashwin Vinod 21no) 

beat

East Switzerland 117 - 4 (Moaz Butt 30 not out)

5

West Switzerland 102 - 5 (Aiden Andrews 24, Ruwan Jayakody 22, Jai Sinh 25 / C. Ramsden 4-18)

lost to

Luxembourg 103 - 3 (J. Barker 43 not out / Ruwan Jayakody 4-24-2)

6

East Switzerland 130 for 4 (Osama Mahmood 29, Simon Henderson 56 not out / Hasta 5-25-2)

beat

Winterthur CC 58 for 5 (Osama Mahmood 4-9-2, Moaz Butt 4-18-2)

Points

Pos. Team Pts.
1. Luxembourg 12
2. West of Switzerland Colts                    5
3. East of Switzerland Colts 5
4. Winterthur CC 4

Top run scorers

 Player

  Runs 

 Arjun Vinod (Colts West)

97

 James Barker (Luxembourg)

  89

 Simon Henderson (Colts East)

  86

 Osama Mahmood (Colts East)

  84

 Jai Sinh (Colts West)

  75

 Timothy Barker (Luxembourg)

  64

 Raj (Winterthur CC)

  59

 Callum Hirst (Colts East)

  58

Best bowling figures

 Player

O - R - W 

 Av. per Over 

 Charlie Ramsden (Luxembourg)

 13-62-3  

  4.76  

 Osama Mahmood (Colts East)

 14-65-2  

  4.64  

 Ruwan Jayakody (Colts West)

 13-62-2  

 5.15  

 James Barker (Luxembourg)

 15-78-2  

5.20  

 Simon Henderson (Colts East)

 11-64-2  

5.80  

 Hasta (Winterthur CC)

 11-66-2  

6.00  

 Neil Creba-Wright (Colts East)

   8-49-2  

6.13  

 Mahmood (Winterthur CC)

 12-76-2  

6.33  

 Moaz Butt (Colts East)

 13-85-3  

6.53  

 Arjun Vinod (Colts West)  13-90-2  

6.92  

 Raj (Winterthur CC)

 9-63-3  

7.00