Switzerland U13s claim honours in Luxembourg


Both the Swiss U13 and U12 teams partipated in a 4 team tournament with hosts Luxembourg and Belgium, both who fielded U13 teams.

In perfect conditions at the splendid Optimists CC ground, players and spectators enjoyed a high scoring and exciting competition. Ultimately, a very strong batting performance from the Swiss U13 proved too strong for the other teams and allowed them to compensate for a very average performance in the field. 

In fact, the Swiss U12 team bowled better and could easily have won the competition, loosing narrowly twice when in fact victory was within reach. The U12 team will be stronger for the experience when they return next year. Swiss U12 captain Ed Clayton received the leading bowler award and James West from the Swiss U12 team the leading all rounder.

Results

Swiss U12 136 for 5 beat Luxembourg U13 112 for 9 by 24 runs
Belgium U13 137 for 6 lost to Swiss U13 140 for 2 by 8 wickets
Swiss U12 128 for 5 lost to Swiss U13 130 for 3 by 7 wickets
Belgium U13 167 for 4 beat Luxembourg U14 134 for 6 by 33 runs
Belgium U13 113 all out beat Swiss U12 111 for 8 by 2 runs
Luxembourg 88 for 9 lost to Swiss U13 91 for 2 by 8 wickets

Final Standings

1.    Swiss U13
2.    Belgium U13
3.    Swiss U12
4.    Luxembourg U13

Ed Clayton receives bowling award
Switerland U12 captain Ed Clayton receives bowling award
James West receiving Sportsman award
James West receiving Sportsman award

Statistics

Switzerland Under 13s

  Switzerland U13 batting
    Belgium U13 Swiss U12 Luxembourg U13 Innings Total runs Out Average
  Will Clayton 22* 20* 6* 3 48 0  
  Callum Wright 20* 20" 1 3 41 1 41.0
  Nish Achayra 11 20* DNB 2 31 1 31.0
  Arnaud Delcourt 10* DNB 16* 2 26 0  
  Dan Hope DNB 3 20* 2 23 1 23.0
  Mustafa Hussein       
20* 1 2 3 23 2 11.5
  Chris Langford 2 20* DNB 2 22 1 22.0
  Dayne Pariang 10* 6* DNB 2 16 0  
  Ben Harper DNB 1* 8* 2 9 0  
  Ethan Wright DNB 2 DNB 1 2 1 2.0
  Tom Harper DNB DNB DNB 0   0  
Switzerland U13 bowling
     Belgium U13
   Swiss U12   Luxembourg U13 TOTAL
  ovr run wkt ovr run wkt ovr run wkt ovr run wkt av. ball/wkt Econ
Ethan Wright 2 9 1 1 1 1 2 8 2 5 18 4 4.5 7.5 3.6
Nish Achayra 3 16 2 2 5 1 2 11 0  7  32  3  10.7  14.0  4.6
Tom Harper 1 13 0 1 8 1 1 2 2  3  23  3  7.7  6.0  7.7
Chris Langford  1 16 0  1 3  0  1  6  1  3  25  1  25.0  18.0  8.3
Ben Harper 1 8 0 3 24 0  3 16 1  7  48  1  48.0  42.0  6.9
Callum Wright 4 27 1  4 23 0 4  18 0  12  68  1  68.0  72.0  5.7
Will Clayton 3 9 0 3 18 0 3 10  0  9  37  0      4.1
Mustafa Hussein 4 25 0 3 16 0  3 4 0  10  45  0      4.5
Dayne Pariang 2  10 0 1 9 0 1 13 0  4  32 0     8.0
Arnaud Delcourt       1 9 0        1  9 0     9.0
Switzerland Under 13 team

Switzerland U13 team

Front row (l-r): Mustafa Hussein (Basel Dragons), Ethan Wright (Basel Dragons), Ben Harper (Basel Dragons), Dan Hope (Basel Dragons), Chris Langford (Zurich Crickets), Tom Harper (Basel Dragons)
Standing (l-r): Dayn Pariaug (Zurich Crickets), Callum Wright (Basel Dragons), Nich Achayra (CDL), Will Clayton (Basel Dragons), Arnaud Delcourt (CDL)

Switzerland Under 12s

  Switzerland U12 batting
    Luxembourg U13    Swiss U13      Belgium U13 Innings Total runs Out Average
  Ed Clayton 5 22* 15 3 42 2  21.0
  Hermant Ganesh 16 10* 14* 3 40 1 40.0
  Luke Specogna
14 20* 2 3 36 2 18.0
  James West
19* DNB 17 2 36 1 36.0
  Archer Martin
22* 8 1 2 31 2 15.5
  Tom Riley
1 10 20* 3 31 2 15.5
  Dayne Pariang 20* DNB DNB 1 20 0  
  James Atkinson
DNB 16 0 2 16 2 8.0
  Max Lightowlers
DNB 10* DNB 1 10 0  
  Aiden Anderson
1 4 4 3 9 3 3.0
  Tom Harper DNB DNB 3 1 3 1 3.0
  Francis Lewis
0* 0 0* 3 0 1 0.0
Switzerland U12 bowling
  Luxembourg U13    Swiss U13  
 Belgium U13
TOTAL
  ovr run wkt ovr run wkt ovr run wkt ovr run wkt av. ball/wkt Econ
Ed Clayton
4 23 4 4 30 0 4 19 4 12 72 8 9.0 9.0 6.0
James West
4 24 1 3 20 1 3.5 10 3  11  54  5  10.8  12.6  5.1
Luke Specogna 4 17 1 3.1 14 1 3 24 1  10  55  3  18.3  20.2  5.4
Tom Riley
 4 14 1  4 20  0  3 16  1  11  50 2  25.0  33.0  4.5
Aidan Anderson
2 11 1 4 6 0  2 2 0  5  39  1  39.0  30.0  7.8
Archer Martin
2 20 0  1 9 0 1  8 1  4  37  1  37.0  24.0  9.3
Tom Harper
            2 7  0  2  7  0      3.5
James Atkinson       1 13 0        1 13  0     13.0
Max Lightowlers
      1 9 0        1  9 0     9.0
Hermant Ganesh
      1 8 0        1  8 0     8.0
Switzerland U12 team

Switzerland U12 team

Front row (l-r) : Francis Lewis (Basel Dragons), James West (Basel Dragons), Ed Clayton (Basel Dragons), James Atkinson (Basel Dragons), Max Lightowlers (Basel Dragons), Archer Martin (Basel Dragons)
Standing (l-r): Hemant Ganesh (Cossonay), Luke Specogna (Zurich Crickets), Dayn Pariaug (Zurich Crickets), Aiden Anderson (Gingins), Tom Riley (La Chat)

More information

Further information on the Switzerland U13 and Switzerland U12 national teams is available from Chris Clayton.

You can also view more photos in the Cricket Switzerland gallery.