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.
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 2017 International Cricket Festival in Zuoz:
|Club name||Kit colour||Country|
|1.||Lyceum Alpinum (hosts)||White||Switzerland|
|2.||Zurich Nomads Cricket Club||Yellow/Blue||Switzerland|
|3.||The Zuoz Club||Switzerland|
|Zuoz International Cricket Festival (24 & 25 June 2017)|
|Friday 22nd June|
Officials & captains meeting & tournament draw
Apéro & Dinner at Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz School for teams, guests, families
|Saturday 23rd June|
|Round 1 - 9am||Pitch||Match||Officials|
|Game 1||1||Lyceum Alpinum vs Team 2|
|Game 2||2||Team 3 v Team 4|
|Game 3||3||Team 5 v Team 6|
|Game 4||4||Team 7 v Team 8|
|Saturday 23rd June|
|Round 2 - 1pm||Pitch||Match||Officials|
|Game 5||1||Winners Game 1 vs Winners Game 2|
|Game 6||2||Winners Game 3 v Winners Game 4|
|Game 7||3||Losers Game 1 v Losers Game 2|
|Game 8||4||Losers Game 3 v Losers Game 4|
|Sunday 24th June|
|Round 2 - 10am||Pitch||Match||Officials|
|Game 9 - Final||1||Winners Game 5 vs Winners Game 6|
|Game 10 - 3rd/4th||2||Losers Game 5 v Losers Game 6|
|Game 11 - 5th/6th||3||Winners Game 7 v Winners Game 8|
|Game 12 - 7th/8th||4||Losers Game 7 v Losers Game 8|
Follow the Zuoz International Cricket Festival live on cricHQ.
Clubs are encouraged to score their games on a tablet or a mobile phone. The cricHQ app can be downloaded here for Android or for Apple devices.
Asvin Lakkaraju will be available to give a 10 minutes introduction on how to use it during the games on the night of the draw.
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:
|4.||Peter de Boeck||Belgium||*|
|Res.||David JS Hall||England||*|
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.
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!