report by Arnold Bucheli
On Saturday 3 November, thirty-two Swiss Colt-aged cricketers descended on the College Madame de Staël (Carouge (GE)) for a day of indoor cricket.
Hopefully, this was the first of several such days to be played over the winter months.
This day was hosted by the Gingins Cricket Club and organised by Patrick Henderson (Zurich), Steve West (Basel) and Arnold Bucheli (Gingins).
The players represented the various junior clubs in the country: Basel, Cossonay, La Chat, GRYCC, Zurich and Gingins.
They were divided into four teams, and the teams played in a round-robin format. All the matches were played in an excellent spirit, with good competition between the players, irrespective of the outcome.
There was no winner on the day. However, both Team A and Team C won the two matches they played. Unfortunately, the time had elapsed, and the last match had to be abandoned. Nevertheless, there was some excellent cricket on display in the five completed matches.
|Team A||Gingins CC/La Chat|
|Team B||Basel Dragons/Zurich Crickets CC|
|Team C||Zurich Crickets CC|
|Team D||GRYCC/Cossonay CC|
The result of each game was as follows:
|1||Team A v Team D||
Team A 134-3(Julian 18*, Alex 11*, Luca 21*)won against
Team D 55ao in 10 overs (Hanaaz 2-6, Adam 1-2, Julian 1-3) by 79 runs
|2||Team B v Team C||
Team B 47ao in 7.3 overs (Keeran 2-13, Dayn 2-6, Lavan 2-7, Sai 1-0.3) lost to Team C 51-4 by 3 wickets
|3||Team B v Team A||
Team B 86ao (Alex 14-2, Hanaaz 1-6) lost to
Team A 87-6 (Mitchel 25*, Adam 29*, Wafadar 2-18, Khawar 2-18) by 1 wkt
|4||Team C v Team D||
Team C 127-3 (Noorkhan 22*, Lavan 24*, Dayn 22*) won against
Team D 78ao in 11.1 overs (Amogh 24, Sai 2-8) by 49 runs
|5||Team B v Team D||
Team B 82-5 (Francis 20*) won against
Team D 62-4 (Khawar 2-18) by 20 runs
|6||Team A v Team C||Match Abandonded|