Central European 4-nation ODI Series

Prague, Czech Republic (9th - 11th June 2017)


Switzerland participated in the 4-nation Central European Development League ODI tournament against Czech Republic, Poland & Luxembourg in Prague from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June 2017, finishing in a disappointing 4th place on net run rate.

Polish Cricket Board
Luxembourg Cricket Association

Match summary

Central European Development League ODI series
Date Match & scorecard
 

Friday 9th June

 

Czech Republic 275ao (48.3 overs) defeated

Switzerland 152ao (36.3 overs) by 123 runs

Kriket Vinor

 

Saturday 10th June

 

Switzerland 74ao (20.2 overs) lost to

Poland 75-3 (14.2) overs by 7 wickets

Kriket Vinor

 

Sunday 11th June

 

Switzerland 294ao (49.2 overs) defeated

Luxembourg 114ao (28.0 overs) by 180 runs

Kriket Vinor

 

Final standings

Net run rate separated 1st & 2nd and 3rd & 4th places at the end of the 4 nation Central European Development League ODI tournament in Prague, Czech Republic.

Central European Development League ODI series
Pos Team P W T L Pts
1 Poland* 3 2 0 1 8
2 Luxembourg 3 2 0 1 8
3 Czech Republic 3 1 0 2 4
4 Switzerland 3 1 0 2 4

* Poland win on NRR


Match 1: Czech Republic versus Switzerland

Czech Republic 275ao (48.3 overs) defeated Switzerland 152ao (36.3 overs) by 123 runs

Kriket Vinor, Prague - Friday 9th June 2017

Match scorecard

Czech Cricket

Switzerland lost their opening match in the  Central European Development League ODI series at Kriket Vinor against Czech Republic by 123 runs.

The Czechs won the toss on their home ground and elected to bat, but lost their first wicket early in the game, H.Ahmad (0) caught behind by Tom Mampilly off Shahnawaz Muhammad's (10-0-41-2) first spell. However two half-centuries from Ashokan & Stary put the Czechs firmly in control. Although being all out before their allotted 50 overs, contributions from almost everyone in the Czech batting line-out set the Swiss a total of 276 to win (5.52 rpo), a total that proved too good a test for the Swiss, not helped by the early dismissal of M.Martin (0) for a duck. The other opener, Aidan Andrews (31) was the only one of the Swiss top order to perform. Double digit contributions from the middle order: Afzaal Sikander (15); Ali Abbas (21); Sajid Safiat (12): Ruwan Jayakody (13*) and the tail Sara Subramani (10) proved insufficient as Switzerland ended their innings 123 runs short in the 36th over.

 

Switzerland face another stiff test against Poland on Saturday 10th June before playing Luxembourg on the last day on Sunday 11th June.

Match 2: Switzerland versus Poland

Switzerland 74ao (20.2 overs) defeated by Poland 75-3 (14.2) overs by 7 wickets

Kriket Vinor, Prague - Saturday 10th June 2017

Match scorecard

Polish Cricket Board

On Saturday 10th June, Switzerland suffered a heavy defeat against Poland in their second of 3 ODIs in Prague.

Only two batsman managed double figures, Ali Abbas (12) & Shahnawaz Muhammad (26) in what proved to be a poor batting performance by Switzerland.

And defending just 74 proved impossible, despite 3 early wickets by Afzaal Sikander (6-0-33-3), as Poland's Y.Singh (12*) & C.Mohan (22*) kept their cool an took Poland over the line for a 7 wicket victory in just 14.2 overs.

Match 3: Switzerland versus Luxembourg

Switzerland 294ao (49.2 overs) defeated Luxembourg 114ao (28.0 overs) by 180 runs

Kriket Vinor, Prague - Sunday 11th June 2017

Match scorecard

Luxembourg Cricket

On Sunday 11th June, Switzerland beat tournament favourites Luxembourg in their 3rd and final ODI in Prague, Czech Republic.

An amazing innings of 140 from Aidan Andrews set up Switzerland for their first victory in this tournament by a huge 178 run margin. Shahnawaz Muhammad (44) and Afzaal Sikander (46) were the only other two Swiss batsman to add anything significant to the total, making Aidan's innings all the more astonishing!

The win was secured compliments of a four wicket haul by Afzaal Sikander (10-1-31-4) and the Luxembourger tail-end clean-up by Adam Pratt (4-0-19-3).

Swiss National squad

  Name Club
1 Adam Pratt Winterthur CC
2 Afzaal Sikander* Power CC
3 Aidan Andrews Cossonay CC
4 Ali Abbas St Gallen CC
5 Aneesh Kumar Bern CC
6 Daniel Manchala CERN CC
7 Matthew Martin CERN CC
8 Ruwan Jayakody Cossonay CC
9 Sajid Safiatullah Power CC
10 Saravanakumar Subramani Zurich Lions CC
11 Shahnawaz Muhammad Power CC
12 Thomas Mampilly+ Winterthur CC
13 Yash Roy Geneva CC
Coach Chris Lodge  
Physio Juli Pratt  

At the end of the tournament Afzaal Sikander handed over the captaincy of the Swiss national squad to Mathew M. Martin.

Swiss National Squad 2017

Swiss National ODI Squad 2017

Front row (l-r): Yash Roy (Geneva), Matthew Martin (CERN), Thomas Mampilly (Winterthur),  Aidan Andrews (Cossonay), Juli Pratt (Physio)
Back row (l-r): Ali Abbas (St Gallen), Ruwan Jayakody (Cossonay), Adam Pratt (Winterthur), Chris Lodge (IMM), Sajid Safiatullah (Power), Daniel Manchala (CERN), Shahnawaz Muhammad (Power), Afzaal Sikander (Power), Saravanakumar Subramani (Zurich Lions)

Accommodation

Hotel Duo, Prague/CZ

The Swiss squad stayed at:

 

Hotel Duo

Teplická 492, 190 00 Prague 9, Czech Republic

T: +420 266 131 111

E: info@hotelduo.cz

Further information

Further information on the 2017 summer 4-nation ODI series in Prague is available from Chris Lodge.