A huge success - Zurich Crickets members complete sponsored run in wet, cold and windy conditions!
A group of Zurich Crickets worked hard to find sponsors before the scheduled ‘Kyburglauf’ on 11th November. They were joined by Pfäffikon ‘Lindenbaum’ friends who helped out after one ZCCC player
was forced to pull out due to an injury.
The aim of the runners was to raise funds for the Swiss Under 19 tour to Barbados for the Gary Sobers International Under 19 Cricket Tournament in July 2018. The players will be selected on merit so financial support is vital to ensure all the players selected can participate. The squad at the moment includes three refugee boys for whom it would be a dream come true if they could make the journey.
The Kyburg Run is a distance of 10.5 km. Runners have to manage the challenge of an altitude difference of 217 m, which includes a 1.3 km climb of 450 steps in the last part of the run up to the castle of Kyburg and the finishing line. All the runners finished the distance in excellent times.
The group of runners exceeded all expectations and a total of over CHF 7000 was raised. Many thanks and congratulations to all the runners, and a massive thanks to all the family members, friends, colleagues, and fellow cricketers who sponsored and supported us so generously!
A second event is in the planning by the Geneva-based players in March/April.