Zuoz International Cricket Festival

(Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June, 2016)

International Cricket Festival in Zuoz (2013)
International Cricket Festival in Zuoz (2013)

The 2016 International Cricket Festival will take place in Zuoz on 11th & 12th June.

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.


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reason, it has a festival atmosphere and teams in the past that have not supported this have found their invitation withdrawn permanently.


Lyceum Alpinum XI (Zuoz 2014)
Lyceum Alpinum XI (Zuoz 2014)

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 and from Italy & Germany that give the event a truly international look & feel.

The following teams have been invited tio participate in the 2016 International Cricket Festival in Zuoz:

  Club name Country
 1. Lyceum Alpinum (hosts)                            Switzerland         
 2. Winterthur Cricket Club (champions) Switzerland
 3. Milan CC Italy
 4. Munich CC Germany
 5. Freshwater CC England
 6. Geneva XI Stars CC Switzerland
 7. Geneva Sri Lankans CC Switzerland
 8. Zurich Nomads CC Switzerland

Match schedule

  Zuoz International Cricket Festival (11 & 12 June 2016)  
  Friday 10th June   
  8.30pm Officials & captains meeting & tournament draw at the Rest. Dorta  
  Saturday 11th June  
  9.30am Round One  
  1.30pm Round Two  
  Sunday 12th June  
  10am Round Three (incl. Final)  


International Cricket Festival, Zuoz 2013
International Cricket Festival, Zuoz 2013

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 to 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 2016:

  Name Country  
 1. Peter de Boeck                                               Belgium                                       +
 2. Andrew Scott Belgium *
 3. Alex Mackay Switzerland *
 4. Richard Eames Luxembourg *
 5. Paul Cawsey Switzerland *
 6. Rico Harmit Spain *
 7. John McKillop Switzerland *
8.     +

Accommodation: + Hotel; ¢ Hostel: * School

About cricket at the Lyceum Alpinum

Lyceum Alpinum

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!

Further information

Should you require any further information on the International Cricket Festival in Zuoz contact either Tom Butt or Alex Mackay

Reports of last year's International Festival might also be of interest.