CSPL weekend round-up

(Switzerland, 28 June 2015)

Here is a round-up of all the Cricket Switzerland Premier League results from Sunday 28th June 2015.

For details of all the results to date and league table, plus all the fixtures still to come, refer to the CSPL webpage on the Cricket Switzerland website.

Nomads begin CSPL campaign with a comfortable victory in against Berne

Nomads got their 2015 CSPL campaign off to a good start by registering a comfortable victory against visitors Berne CC at Buchholz.
After winning the toss, Berne CC had no hesitation in deciding to bat first and capitalize on the newly laid wicket, which supports stroke play. However, Berne CC had a jolt in the first over itself, when Tissa de Zoysa tried to clear the long off fence only managing to give a simple catch. Berne CC could never get back into the game after this early wicket and kept on losing wickets at crucial intervals and could only muster 149 before losing all the 10 wickets in 35 overs.
After the tea break Nomads openers started the chase aggressively and scored 40 runs of first 7 overs before losing their first wicket. However, Faheem Nazir ensured that there were no further hiccups in the chase by scoring a match winning 67 runs before being caught at the boundary trying to up the ante to have a better Net run rate in this tough group. Nomads managed to achieve the target in 29.5 overs giving them a 4-wicket victory.

Cossonay win a thriller against Geneva XI Stars

In the second CSPL match of the day, Cossonay hosted last year semi finalsists Geneva XI Stars at En Marche. A thrilling match resulted a victory for Cossonay CC by a mere margin of 4 runs.
After winning the toss, Cossonay had no hesitation in deciding to bat and the openers justified captains decision by putting on a 49 run opining partnership.. At 30 overs Cossonay were 149/2 helped by a 80 run 3rd wicket partnership and the foundation was laid for big hitting in the last 10 overs. Cossonay managed to score 101 runs in the last 10 overs giving XI Stars a target of 251 to chase down in the allocated 40 overs.
After the tea break XI Stars start got off to a bad start losing their first wicket just in second over. XI Stars could not manage to build any substantial partnerships and were hurt by the loss of the batsmen especially after being set. Contributions from all the batsmen however, ensured that they reached close to the target in spite of losing wickets.  A last wicket partnership of 25 runs meant that only 4 runs were required of the final over, however the last batsmen played one shot too many and only managed to find the fielder at the boundary in an attempt to clear the ropes. XI Stars fell short of the target by 4 runs.