Cricket Switzerland wishes to thank Mr Bob Barber for attending and awarding the Player of the Year 2015, to the junior cricketers from Switzerland, who have been the benchmark within
their respective age groups.
The ceremony was held during the Under 11s and Under 15s indoor tournament which was held in Geneva; coordinated by Gingins Cricket Club, on Saturday 5th March 2016.
Mr Barber witnessed the junior competitions and was quite happy to see the enthusiasm of our youth, as well as the support audiences of coaches, parents and families. In his customary speeches to the players, Mr Barber stressed on first getting the basics of the game into our youth and thereafter going on to fine tune the mental aspects of match preparation. Digging into his years of travel and competition in cricket, he kept the audience enthralled with real stories from his international cricketing days and examples where mental preparation and correct footwork helped cricketers excel.
In addition, to his speech, Mr Barber also gave out copies of a newly produced book on his cricketing life – Bob Barber, The Professional Amateur.
The winners were announced on the Cricket Switzerland website in February 2016.