Swiss U19s win charity match

On Thursday 28th July 2016 the Swiss U19s beat Reigate Priory CC U19s by 10 runs as part of a charity day in Reigate and the prequel to a Jason Roy XI versus Reigate Priory CC.

Switzerland played the “curtain raiser” to a charity match organized by English cricketer Jason Roy. A crowd of about 1500 people attended this event which was a first time experience for the Swiss U19s. Reigate Priory CC won the toss and elected to bowl first. Aidan A and Callum H gave Switzerland a great start with a partnership of 48 runs in 5 overs scoring 21 and 20 runs respectively. Jai S kept up the good run rate scoring an amazing 50 of 34 balls. Switzerland finally put on board 165 runs for 8 wickets.
Jai S gave the perfect start for Switzerland taking 2 wickets in the 2nd over. However, the next 2 batsmen brought Reigate Priory CC to 143 runs in the 19th over. 19 runs was then required in the last over and a good tidy over by Ashwin V helped Switzerland win the match by 10 runs. Jai S was the pick of the bowlers taking 3 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs. Jai S got the Man of the Match award given by Jason Roy. This was a great victory for Switzerland especially playing in front of a big crowd including some celebrities such as Jason Roy and Jade Dernbach.

Playing in front of a crowd at Reigate Priory is certain to rate as one of the highlights of the Swiss U19s Surrey tour (26th-29th July 2016).

Further information

Further information on this fixture and the charity day, featuring a Jason Roy XI against Reigate Priory CC XI is available from the Reigate Priory CC website.


You can can also read the report containing match reports of all thee other games in the Switzerland U19s tour to Surrey, England.