The 11th Swiss Junior Cricket Festival took place on Saturday 4th June & Sunday 5th June 2016 in Zuoz.
The Swiss Junior Cricket festival (organised by the Cricket Switzerland Junior Development Programme and hosted by the Lyceum Alpinum) is the largest gathering of junior cricketers on one weekend in Switzerland, and is the annual showcase for Junior & Youth Cricket in this country.
Torrential rain on the Saturday forced the competition indoors and continue there for the rest of the day, but fortunately was able to return outdoors on the Sunday .
So two full days of cricket were played with some great performances by so many young cricketers. A special mention goes to the passionate and promising Zurich Sapphires, the first women team participating a Zuoz tournament, who reached the semi-final in the under 13 group.
Congratulations to all that participated and supported the event.
Here the team rankings:
|Under 11||Under 13 & women||Under 15|
|1||Basel Dragons||8||1||Basel Dragons||1||Basel Dragons||6|
|2||Zurich Crickets||6||2||Zurich Crickets||2||Zurich Crickets||6|
|3||Gingins CC||4||3||Zurich Sapphires||3||Gingins||4|
|5||Zurich Grasshoppers||0||5||La Chat||0|
For their outstanding efforts, the following players have been recognised:
u11 - Ethan Menadue, Gingings CC
u13 & women - Marc Veal, Basel Dragons JCC
u15 - Ismail Zaidi, Cossonay CC
u11 - Owen Thompson, Zurich Crickets CC
u13 & women - Sam Caton, Zurich Crickets CC
u15 - Kieren McConville, Gingings CC
u11 - not given
u13 & women - Veena Mampilly, Zurich Sapphires
u15 - not given
u11 - Euan Hatrick, Basel Dragons JCC
u13 - Eden Wardle, Basel Dragons JCC
u15 - Mustafa Hussain, Basel Dragons JCC