Cricket on Ice 2016 report

St Moritz batting against Lyceum Alpinum (COI 2016)
St Moritz batting against Lyceum Alpinum (COI 2016)

Lyceum Alpinum won the 29th Cricket on Ice tournament (18-20.2.2016) with three wins from three against St. Moritz CC, Cossonay CC & Old Cholmeleians.

 

Ground preparations took place in splendid sunny alpine conditions. However, it was soon discovered that the Lyceum Alpinum, although delivering the mat, cricket equipment and stumps in plenty of time, had forgotten to bring the nails used to secure the matting to the ice.

After a 20 minute, delay while the van dashed off back to Zuoz to return with the nails and a hammer, the tournament was able to start, resulting in a narrow 12 run win for Old Cholmeleians, the English tourists, over the hosts St Moritz Cricket Club.

That same afternoon the hosts posted an easy 9 wicket victory over tournament debutants Cossonay Cricket Club from the Suisse-Romandie.

A spectator & his best friend at COI 2016
A spectator & his best friend at COI 2016

On day two of the tournament Old Cholmeleians & Cossonay began the day with a surprising one-sided affair resulting in a  3 wicket victory for Cossonay.

In the afternoon the weather conditions deteriorated somewhat and in a game interspersed with snow showers the Lyceum Alpinum beat their hosts & neighbours St Moritz.

With all teams with one victory each, the tournament was wide open at the start of day three. The Lyceum beat the Old Cholmeleians quite convincingly, meaning that the afternoon game against Lyceum & Cossonay was in effect the tournament final. Cossonay posted 99 runs in their allotted 20 overs which proved insufficient, Leroy Anderson hitting the only six of the tournament to win the match by 4 wkts with 2 balls to spare.

Video

Re-live twenty minutes of action from the first match of the Cricket on Ice Trophy 2016, St Moritz CC v Old Cholmeleians. The camera was worn by international amateur umpire Alexander Mackay, President of Cricket Switzerland and Vice-President of St Moritz Cricket Club & Winterthur Cricket Club.

Match schedule & results

Time Match/result Officials
Thursday 18th February  

10am

 

Old Cholmeleians XI 131-6 (20.0 overs) beat
St Moritz CC 119ao (19.4 overs) by 12 runs

P.DeBoeck , A.Mackay

 

1pm

 

Cossonay CC 77-7 (20.0 overs) lost to
St Moritz CC  78-1 (10.0 overs) by 9 wkts

A.Mackay, A.Sheth

 

Friday 19th February

10am

 

Old Cholmeleians XI 78ao (17.2 overs) lost to
Cossonay CC 79-7 (18.2 overs) by 3 wkts

A.Mackay, A.P.DeBoeck

 

1pm

 

St Moritz CC 52ao (17.2 overs) lost to

Lyceum Alpinum XI 53-1 (8.5 overs) by 9 wkts

P.DeBoeck, A.Sheth

 

Saturday 20th February

10am

 

Old Cholmeleians XI 86-9 (20.0 overs) lost to

Lyceum Alpinum XI 90-3 (16.1 overs) by 7 wkts

P.DeBoeck, A.Sheth

 

1pm

 

Cossonay CC 99-9 (20 overs) lost to
Lyceum Alpinum XI 104-6 (19.4 overs) by 4  wkts

A.Mackay, P.DeBoeck

 

Table standings

29th Cricket on Ice Trophy (18-20.2.2016)
Pos Club Won Tie/NR Lost For (r/o) A (r/o) NRR Pts
1 Lyceum Alpinum XI 3 0 0 247/44.4 237/57.2 +1.42 6
2 Cossonay Cricket Club 1 0 2 265/58.2 260/49.4 +0.42 2
3 St Moritz Cricket Club 1 0 2 249/50.0 241/48.5 +0.01 2
4 Old Cholmeleians XI 1 0 2 295/60.0 288/54.3 -0.38 2

Tournament black-tie gala dinner

HM Ambassador with the tournament umpires
HM Ambassador with the tournament umpires

On Saturday evening the tournament black-tie gala dinner took place at Hotel Steffani in St Moritz.

The evening was compered by John Zani (OC). After a short speech by the SMCC President, Mr. John Hallam thanking the organisers & sponsors, keynote speaker the HM Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr. David Moran, addresssed the guests. David spoke of the role sport plays in the integration & bringing together of nations. He also spoke of the importance of the economical ties between the two countries and the historical relationship between Britain and Switzerland, in particular St Moritz, where winter-tourism was estabished by the two nations.

Lyceum were presented the trophy, while the champagne moment went to Chris Lodge (SMCC) for a stunning catch on the first day and the golden duck was jointly awarded to two individuals, one for two successive ducks and the other for a diamond duck on his debut in this event.

Media coverage

Cricket on Ice 2016 featured on the from cover of "Aktuell", Engadine's events & calendar programme.

The Cricket on Ice Trophy also featured in the "Engadiner Post" on Saturday 20th February, the "Tages Anzeiger" on Monday 22nd February and on the BBC World Service Radio's "Stumped" on Saturday 27th February 2016.

Engadiner Post
Britishes Flair auf Schnee (Engadiner Post, 20.2.16)
Aktuell
Aktuell (Events Programme Engadin)
Tages Anzeiger
Verrückte Gentlemen (Tages Anzeiger, 22.2.16)
BBC's Stumped
BBC World Service (Stumped, 27.2.2016)

Photographs of this year's Cricket on Ice are available in the gallery and from the Cricket on Ice website.

Further information

Further information on the Cricket on Ice Trophy is available from the St Moritz CC President, Mr John Hallam.

 

Press & media enquiries should be directed to Mr. Alexander Mackay.