Milan Cricket Club successfully defended their title and won the 2014 International Cricket Festival in Zuoz on 14th & 15th June 2014 with wins over the Swiss Invitational XI, Basel
and in the final against Geneva XI Stars CC.
The eight teams (Lyceum Alpinum, Milan Cricket Club, Idle Cricket Club, Geneva XI Stars, Winterthur Cricket Club, Swiss Invitational XI, Basel and an Extras XI) competed in twelve 30 over matches over two days of sunshine interrupted only once by a short rain shower on Sunday.
|Saturday 14th June (9.30am)|
|Match 1||Basel 182-6 (30 overs) beat Lyceum Alpinum 63 ao (24.4 overs) by 119 runs|
|Match 2||Milan beat Swiss Invitational XI|
|Match 3||Winterthur 101 ao (28.1 overs) lost to Idle CC 103-1 (10 overs) by 9 wkts||>>|
|Match 4||Geneva XI Stars beat Extras XI|
|Saturday 14th June (2.30pm)|
|Match 5||Milan CC 122 ao (22.1 overs) beat Basel 80-9 (30 overs) by 42 runs|
|Match 6||Geneva XI Star beat Idle CC|
|Match 7||Invitational XI 238-5 (25 overs) beat Lyceum Alpinum 96-6 (25 overs) by 142 runs|
|Match 8||Winterthur 257-8 (30 overs) beat Extras XI 235-10 (29 overs) by 22 runs||>>|
|Sunday 15th June 10am)|
|Match 9||FINAL: Milan beat Geneva XI Stars|
|Match 10||Basel 208-6 (30 overs) lost to Idle CC 212-5 (23.3 overs) by 5 wkts|
|Match 11||Swiss Invitational XI 230-9 (30 overs) beat Winterthur 63 ao (17.6 overs) by 167 runs||>>|
|Match 12||Extras XI 159 ao (28.1 overs) beat Lyceum Alpinum 99 ao (20 overs) by 60 runs|
The tournament officials, consisted of experienced & qualified umpires, get drawn from across Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK, and were charged to ensure that the weekend was fair and enjoyable for everyone concerned – a real celebration of a game we all love.
Are you a qualified umpire and interested in standing at this tournament in 2015? Then do not hesitate and contact Mr. Alexander Mackay who will be able to furnish you with further details.
Cricket has been played at the Lyceum for over ninety years and the school pitches, at almost 1800m above sea level, are thought to be the highest in Europe. The air is thinner (only 80% of the oxygen compared to sea level) and the UV is intense - so sun cream, hats, sun glasses and a cricket jumper are all a must!
The Zuoz tournament, hosted by the Lyceum Alpinum, has been running annually for over twenty years and essentially involves seven adult teams from across Europe plus the Lyceum Alpinum school team.
The Lyceum Alpinum school team, are predominantly made up of keen but inexperienced youngsters aged between 13 and 18. As most of the students originate from Switzerland, Germany, Italy and eastern European countries, very few (if any) have prior cricketing experience. A school team player will on average have been playing cricket for roughly two years.
Teams are invited from elsewhere in Switzerland, and from around Europe, providing the event a truly international look & feel.
This is a friendly event and fairplay is paramount and although it is expected that everyone takes the tournament seriously, it is not expected people take things too seriously. This tournament is called a “Cricket Festival” for good reason, it has a festival atmosphere and teams in the past that have not supported this have found their invitation withdrawn permanently.