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 2014)
Lyceum Alpinum XI (Zuoz 2014)

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
 4. The MCC   England
 5. German CC   Germany
 6. Switzerland U19s   Switzerland
7. Milan CC   Italy
8. Qatar XI   Qatar

Tournament schedule

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  
Zuoz T20 Competitions Rules + Regulation
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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.


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. Martin Bishop England *
 4. Peter de Boeck Belgium *
 5. Richard Eames Luxembourg *
 6. Abraham Koshy Switzerland *
 7. Steve Tripp Belgium *
8. Ruud Kaulingfreks Netherlands *
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.

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!

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.