On Thursday 18th August coaches & players of Cricket Switzerland instructed 80 employees of the Swiss marketing agency Jung von Matt / Limmat AG in a four hour cricketing experience at Klopstockwiese in Zurich.
After a fine British lunch experience with the Swiss Pie Company, washed down with Brown Ale, Ginger Beer and Scrumpy, the 80 participants from JvM Group were split into six groups, each with an experienced cricket coach and cricket player, to teach & practice some basic cricket skills (catching, throwing & batting) before putting those skills into practice in a six-team Kwik Cricket competition.
Nothing was going to stop the group from playing cricket and having a terrific time, not the precipitous conditions, not even a tree collapsing onto the corner of one field. The participants were
enthusiastic throughout the day and soon began to apply strategies & tactics typical to cricket to gain a winning advantage in their respective matches.
Many also displayed good hand-eye-ball coordination, with some great shots and terrific catches.
The coaches Osama (Power), Alex, John, Jiten, Tom, Prafull, Chris (Winterthur), Patrick, Nic (Zurich Crickets), Veena (Sapphires) all had an equally good time and were equally drenched by all the rainfall by the end of the day.
|Group 1||Group 2|
|Team Blue 102 v 105 Team Green||Team Pink 103 v 60 Team Yellow|
|Team White 77 v 78 Team Blue||Team Red 91 v 92 Team Pink|
|Team Green 112 v 89 Team White||Team Yellow 103 v 104 Team Red|
|1st/2nd: Team Pink 70 v 58 Team Green|
|3rd/4th: Team Blue 131 v 132 Team Red|
|5th/6th: Team Yellow DNP Team White|
If you would like to know more about this event please contact Alex Mackay.
View all the photos of the Jung von Matt / Limmat AG Cricket Day in the Cricket Switzerland Gallery.