Zuoz International Cricket Festival

(Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June, 2017)

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

The 2017 International Cricket Festival will take place in Zuoz on 24th & 25th 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 hosts, the Lyceum Alpinum school team.


This is a friendly event & fair-play 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reason, it has a festival atmosphere and teams in the past that have not supported this have found their invitation withdrawn permanently.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 across Europe, such as Italy & Germany, giving 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 Switzerland
 3. Geneva XI Stars Cricket Club Switzerland
 4. Munich Cricket Club Germany
 5. Milan Cricket Club Italy
 6. IIT Delhi Alumni - Cricketing Nomads India
 7. Zurich Nomads Cricket Club Switzerland

Match schedule

  Zuoz International Cricket Festival (24 & 25 June 2017)  
  Friday 23rd June   
  8.30pm Officials & captains meeting & tournament draw at the Rest. Dorta  
  Saturday 24th June  
  9.30am Round One  
  1.30pm Round Two  
  Sunday 25th 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 Europe (Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy 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 2017:

  Name Country  
 1. Alex Mackay                                             Switzerland                                      *
 2. Andrew Scott Belgium *
 3. Steve Tripp Belgium *
 4. David Hall UK *
 5. Rakbir Hasan Italy *
 6. Richard Eames Luxembourg *
 7. Krishna Varahan Switzerland *
8. Paul Cawsey Switzerland *
9. Peter de Boeck Belgium +

Key: Accommodation: + Private; * 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 Paul Miles or Alex Mackay

Report of the 2016 International Festival in Zuoz might also be of interest.