The 2014 International Cricket Festival will take place in Zuoz on 14th & 15th June 2014.
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.
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 hosts, 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.
There are teams from elsewhere in Switzerland, from Basel, Winterthur & Geneva XI Stars and for the first time CricketSwitzerland national team.
Additionally, there are teams from Italy & Germany that give 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reason, it has a festival atmosphere and teams in the past that have not supported this have found their invitation withdrawn permanently.
The following teams will participate in the 2014 International Cricket Festival in Zuoz:
|2.||Winterthur Cricket Club||Switzerland|
|3.||Geneva XI Stars Cricket Club||Switzerland|
|4.||Cricket Switzerland National XI||Switzerland|
|5.||Idle (Lodi) Cricket Club||Italy|
|6.||Milan Cricket Club (reigning champions)||Italy|
|7.||Munich Cricket Club||Germany|
|8.||Basel Cricket Club||Switzerland|
|Zuoz International Cricket Festival (14 & 15 June 2014)|
|Friday 13th June|
|9pm||Officials & captains meeting & tournament draw at the Rest. Dorta|
|Saturday 14th June|
|Sunday 15th June|
|10am||Round Three (incl. Final)|
The tournament officials, organised by Alex Mackay of Cricket Switzerland, are all experienced & qualified umpires drawn from across Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK, and are charged to ensure that the weekend is 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? Then do not hesitate and contact Mr. Alexander Mackay who will be able to furnish you with further details.
The services of the following officials from across Europe have been secured for the tournament in 2014:
|4.||Peter de Boeck||Belgium||*|
Accommodation: + Hotel; ¢ Hostel: * School