Zuoz International Cricket Festival

(Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June, 2018)

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

The 2018 International Cricket Festival will take place in Zuoz on 23rd & 24th June.

The Zuoz tournament, hosted by the Lyceum Alpinum, has been running annually for over twenty years and this year will involve eight teams, seven from across Europe and the hosts, the Lyceum Alpinum school team.

The festival is played in a friendly but competitive atmosphere. The school motto "mens sana in corpore sano" indicates the fundamental value of physical activities as the basis for the development of our students. We use this philosophy through sport with values such as "Team Spirit" and "Fair Play” which guide us in the physical education of our students and it is these key attributes we like to be seen displayed at the festival.


The 2018 tournament will be a pink ball tournament and teams are encouraged to wear coloured clothing, but cricket whites/cream are also acceptable. Umpires will be in black.


A barbecue lunch will be served on both days of the tournament.


Lyceum Alpinum XI (Zuoz 2017)
Lyceum Alpinum XI (Zuoz 2017)

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, and in the past further afield from the UAE and India, giving the event a truly international look & feel.

The following teams will participate in the 2018 International Cricket Festival in Zuoz:

Group A
  Club name




Lyceum Alpinum (hosts)








The Zuoz Club




German CC



Group B

Club name



1. Geneva CC   Switzerland
2. Milan CC   Italy
3. Switzerland U19s   Switzerland
4. Zurich Nomads Blue/Yellow Switzerland

Tournament schedule

Zuoz International Cricket Festival (23rd & 24th June 2018) 
Friday 22nd June   



Captains & Officials meeting at Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz School

Apéro & Dinner at Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz School for teams, guests, families

Saturday 23rd June  
9am         Pitch Match                                                           Officials             
Game 1 1 Lyceum Alpinum 229-5 lost to German CC 141-7 by 89 runs AM/AS
Game 2 2 Swiss U19s 145-3 lost to Milan CC 147-2 by 8 wkts PdB/RK
Game 3 3 Zurich Nomads 141-4 lost to Geneva 143-3 by 7 wkts AK/ST
12.30pm  Pitch Match                                                              Officials             
Game 4 1 The MCC 255-4 bt Lyceum Alpinum 139-5 by 116 runs AK/AM
Game 5 2 German 222-2 bt Idle (Lodi) CC 154ao by 72 runs RK/ST
Game 6 3 Zurich Nomads 217-5 bt Milan 213-5 by 4 runs PdB/AS
4pm         Pitch Match                                                              Officials             
Game 7 1 The MCC 198-6 bt Idle (Lodi) 106ao by 92 runs RK/PdB
Game 8 2 Geneva 220-4 bt Swiss U19s 79-9 by 121 runs AM/ST
Sunday 24th June  
9.30am           Pitch Match                                                                            Officials                 
Game 9 1 Milan CC vs Geneva CC AS/PdB
Game 10 2 The MCC v German CC RK/AK
Game 11 3 Zurich Nomads v Swiss U19s AM/ST
12.30pm             Pitch Match                                                                            Officials                 
Game 12 * 3 Idle (Lodi) CC v Lyceum Alpinum CC ST/AK
1pm             Pitch Match                                                                            Officials                 
Game 13 1 1st Group A v 1st Group B AM/PdB
Game 14 2 2nd Group A v 2nd Group B AS/RK

* Note: Game 12 ill take place immediately the first round of matches has been played.

Zuoz T20 Competitions Rules + Regulation
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Clubs are encouraged to score their games on a tablet or a mobile phone using the cricHQ app. The cricHQ app can be downloaded here for Android or for Apple devices. Where there is a second scorer, tehy are encouraged to use a book.
Asvin Lakkaraju will be available to give a 10 minutes introduction on how to use it during the games on the Friday evening.


2017's Pride of Umpires at the International Cricket Festival, Zuoz (24 & 25.6.2017)
2017's Pride of Umpires in Zuoz

The tournament officials, organised by Alexander Mackay of Cricket Switzerland & swissFOCUS, are all experienced & qualified umpires drawn from across Europe (Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy and the UK).

They are charged to ensure that the weekend is fair and enjoyable for everyone concerned – a real celebration of a game we all love.


The services of the following officials have been secured for the tournament in 2018:

  Name Country  
 1. Alex Mackay                                             Switzerland                                      *
 2. Andrew Scott Belgium *
 3. Peter de Boeck Belgium *
 4. Abraham Koshy Switzerland *
 5. Steve Tripp Belgium *
6. Ruud Kaulingfreks Netherlands *

Key: Accommodation: + Private; * Hostel/School

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.

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!

LAZ team huddle
LAZ team huddle
LAZ & Zurich Nomads
LAZ & Zurich Nomads

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 2017 International Festival in Zuoz might also be of interest.