U19 International tournaments

Berlin, 27th - 31st July 2017

Participating teams in U19 tournament in Berlin (27-31.7.2017)

The Swiss U19s team, ably coached by Simon Drake, competed in an U19 cricket festival in Berlin from 27th - 31st July 2017, finishing 3rd from 4 in both the T20 and ODI competitions.

Cricket Switzerland

Organised by the DCB there were 5 days of T20 & ODI cricket involving U19 teams from hosts Germany, Switzerland, Belgium & Norway on the Maifeld cricket grounds (Olympia-Glockenturm, Am Glockenturm 1, 14053 Berlin, Germany).


The festival began with a two-day U19 Twenty20 round-robin tournament, followed by a three-day tournament in an ODI 50 over format using ICC regulations/powerplays.

GermanCricketTV filmed all games with nine cameras (wicket cams, from the boundary & on the umpires), while a film crew from Belgium made a documentary about Belgian Cricket.

Swiss U19s in Berlin (27-31.7.2017)
Swiss U19s in Berlin (27-31.7.2017)

Swiss squad

Here is the Swiss squad (in alphabetical order):

No. Name  
1 Thomas Allen  
2 Aidan Andrews+  
3 Freddie Drake  
4 Hemant Ganesh  
5 Rohan Jain  
6 Ruwan Jayakody (vc)  
7 Ruan Kruger  
8 Oli Millar  
9 Dayn Pariaug  
10 Simon Pearce+  
11 Ale Poynton  
12 Jai Sinh"  
13 Floris Winckel  

International Twenty20 competition

Match 1: Switzerland U19s vs Germany U19s (27.7.2017)

Result – Switzerland lost the game by 43 runs.
Notable Swiss performances:  J Sinh – 3 for 8, A Poynton – 2 for 40, A Andrews – 41, R Jayakody – 18

Match scorecard

Germany vs Switzerland (Berlin, 27-31.7.2017)
Jai Sinh bowling to Germany U19s (Berlin, 27-31.7.2017)

Switzerland won the toss on a cloudy and wet afternoon and decided to bowl first. A tight spell by the opening bowlers had Germany in a bit of a bind at 56 for 5 at the end of 11 overs. Thereafter Germany stabilised their innings and scored strongly in the last 5 overs to finish their inning with a slightly above par score of 131 for 7.
The Swiss reply was sedate with the bat and unfortunately kept loosing wickets at regular intervals. Germany was a disciplined bowling side and managed to keep the Swiss scoring rate down; with the visitors ultimately finishing at 88 for 7.

Match 2: Switzerland U19s vs Norway U19s (28.7.2017)

Result – Switzerland won by 8 wickets.
Notable Swiss Performances: H Ganesh – 4 for 28, J Sinh – 3 for 30, J Sinh – 44*, R Jayakody – 31*

Match scorecard

Germany vs Switzerland (Berlin, 27-31.7.2017)
Aidan Andrews opening against Norway U19s (Berlin 27-31.7.2017)

On a bright sunny morning, the Swiss 19s took on Norway. Norway won the toss and selected to bat first. The Swiss opening bowlers were a bit loose and got worked around the park for runs. Quick bowling changes resulted in more runs, until the spinners came on and changed the game around. The Swiss spinning pair of Jain and Ganesh showed great guile and had Norway reeling, till they were bowled out for 128 runs in 19.1 overs.
The Swiss reply was crisp and confident; with the opening pair keeping the scoreboard ticking.  The first Swiss wicket fell on 41 and by then the stage had been set for a comfortable run chase. The batsmen kept focussed and continued collecting regular boundaries, finally passing the oppositions score in 17.2 overs….a great victory for our youths!!

Match 3: Switzerland U19s vs Belgium U19s (28.7.2017)

Result – Switzerland lost by 29 runs.
Notable Swiss performances: D Pariaug – 3 for 26, R Jain – 2 for 20, A Poynton – 21, T Allen – 21*

Match scorecard

Germany vs Switzerland (Berlin, 27-31.7.2017)
Ruwan Jayakody bowling to Belgium U19s (Berlin, 27-31.7.2017)

The bright sun continued to shine for the second T20 match in the afternoon. Switzerland lost the toss and Belgium elected to bat first. The Swiss bowling was accurate and the fielding sharp, keeping the opposition down to a manageable scoring rate. Belgium finally finished their 20 overs on 128 for the loss of 7 wickets. This was the exact score which the Swiss had conceded in the first game of the day as well.
Confident Switzerland embarked on the chase and played quite freely. A touch of complacency then followed and the Swiss 19s lost wickets on regular intervals. Some odd run outs and the innings finished on 99 for the loss of 8 wickets. A painful loss for a side which was showing great skills and promise.

Tournament results

Germany won the tournament with 3 outright wins.
Aidan Andrews from Switzerland was adjudged as the best batsman of the tournament and Raja Saqlain Ali Tasawar Iqbal of Belgium as the best bowler.

U19s Twenty20 Tournament (Berlin, 27-31.7.2017)
Aidan Andrews awarded best batsman (27.-31.7.2017)
U19s Twenty20 Tournament (Berlin, 27-31.7.2017)
Germany win U19s Twenty Tournament (Berlin, 27-31.7.2017)

T20 Match schedule

Date Time Format Match Pitch Officials
Thursday 27th July 3pm T20 Germany v Switzerland 1 H.Shah, J.Altmann
  3pm T20 Norway v Belgium 2 A.Schou, A.Mackay
Friday 28th July 10.30am T20 Germany v Belgium 1 J.Altmann, A.Mackay
  10.30am T20 Norway v Switzerland 2 A.Schou, H.Shah
  3pm T20 Germany v Norway 2 H.Shah, A.Mackay
  3pm T20 Switzerland v Belgium 1 A.Schou, J.Altmann

U19s ODI competition

Match 1: Switzerland U19s vs Norway U19s (29.7.2017)

Norway U19s 238-8 off 50,0 overs (A.Sheik 82, H.Glanfield 30 / J.Sinh 10.0-0-49-2, R.Kruger 3.0-0-12-2) beat Switzerland U19s 154ao off 35.3 overs (A.Poynton 26 / A.Sheikh 10.0-0-43-3) by 80 runs

Match scorecard

Match 2: Germany U19s vs Switzerland U19s (30.7.2017)

Germany beat Switzerland

Match scorecard

Match 3: Switzerland U19s vs Belgium U19s (31.7.2017)

Belgium beat Switzerland

Match scorecard

ODI Match schedule

Saturday 29th July 10.30am ODI Germany v Belgium 1 A.Mackay, J.Altmann
  10.30am ODI Switzerland v Norway 2 H.Shah, A.Schou
Sunday 30th July 10.30am ODI Germany v Switzerland 2 A.Schou, H.Shah
  10.30am ODI Norway v Belgium 1 A.Mackay, J.Altmann
Monday 31st July 10.30am ODI Germany v Norway 1 A.Schou, H.Shah
  10.30am ODI Switzerland v Belgium 2 J.Altmann, A.Mackay
U19s ODI Tournament (Berlin, 27-31.7.2017)
The two cricket fields at the Olmpic Stadium, Berlin
U19s ODI Tournament (Berlin, 27-31.7.2017)
Belgium win U19 ODI tournament (Berlin, 27-31.7.2017)


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Further information

Deutscher Cricket Bund

More information is available from Simon Drake.