Pickwick sponsorship 2017

Jon Southworth (COO of Gastrag AG) has confirmed that sponsorship of the Swiss Mr. Pickwick Pub Twenty20 competition will continue in 2017.


Gastrag AG, owners of the Mr Pickwick Pubs, hotels & restaurants has been supporting cricket in Switzerland since 2004 which was then a 35-over national cup competition.

About the Pickwick Twenty20

T20 action at the final in Berne (2.10.2016)
T20 action at the final in Berne (2.10.2016)

The Swiss Mr. Pickwick Cricket Twenty20 Competition runs from April through to September. The top two clubs from the two regional divisions play two semi-finals & a final to determine the winner.

The Twenty20 format was adopted in 2012, along with free-hits, and the knockout competition was replaced by a national Twenty20 league the year after.


In 2017 the competition is set to introduce power-plays in order to keep its vibrancy and increase the match-day excitement.

About Mr Pickwick Pubs

Mubarik (l) receives winners trophy from Jon Southworth (r) in 2010
Mubarik (l) receives winners trophy from Jon Southworth (r) in 2010

Mr Pickwick Pubs offer a real pub atmosphere in the heart of Bern, Basel, Baden, Luzern, Zug & Zurich (Oliver Twist Pub).

English & Irish beers on draught, great food, live sport, and great pub entertainment await you.


The pubs offer a chance to mix with the local community and with a great variety of the international community (ex-pats).

"A Home away from Home", "The place where people meet", are not just our slogans but the reasons why we are a celebrating over 40 years of pub tradition.