Central European ODI series update

Prague, Czech Republic (15th - 17th June 2018)

Luxembourg Cricket

Switzerland ended the Central European Development ODI Tournament in Prague (15th-17th June 2018) unbeaten, winning all three matches.

Switzerland top the table with three wins from three to win the tournament outright after defeating Luxembourg by 8 wkts on the final day of the tournament.

Swiss squad for the ODI series in Prague, CZ

Swiss National Squad for the Central European ODI Tournament in Prague (15-17.6.2018)

Back row (l-r): Chris Lodge (coach), Stefan Franklin, Hassan Ahmad, Afzaal Sikander, Osama Mahmood, Faheem Nazir

Front row (l-r): Aidan Andrews, Waqas Khawaja, Tom Mampilly, Thileepan Rasalingam, Sajid Safiat, Asad Mahmood, Martin Matthews

Day One

Switzerland 238ao in 45.4 overs (A Mahmmod 46, A Hassan 48, S Safiat 33, A Sikander 25, S Franklin 28) beat Czech Lions 181ao in 41.2 overs (Faheem 10.0-0-52-4, Stefan 8.2-2-19-3, A Sikander 8.0-0-42-2) by 57 runs

Chateau Field - Vinor, Prague on Friday 16th June 2018

Match scorecard (play-cricket.com)

In hot & sunny conditions, Switzerland won their first match at the Central European Development League ODI Tournament in Prague (15th-17th June 2018) against the hosts Czech Republic (Lions).

Asad (46), Hassan (48), Sajid (30), Afzaal (30), Stefan (20) all contributed with the bat to set the Czech's a target score of 239, which the Swiss team defended with ease thanks to 4 wkts from Faheem and three from Stefan.


Meanwhile, Czech Eagles beat Luxembourg by 3 wkts.


Day Two

Czech Eagles 205ao in 47.3 overs (A Sikander 10.0-0-32-5, F Nazir 7.3-1-32-2) lost to Switzerland 207-7 in 46.2 overs (A Andrews 50, S Safiat 47, S Franklin 22*, A Mahmood 20, A Sikander 21) by 3 wkts

Banks Field - Vinor, Prague on Saturday 17th June 2018

Match scorecard (play-cricket.com)

Switzerland won their second match at the Central European Development ODI Tournament in Prague (15th-17th June 2018) against the hosts Czech Republic (Eagles).

Afzaal Sikander took 5 wickets and Faheem Nazir two to dismiss the Czechs for 205 while Aidan Andrews (56) with the first Swiss half-century of the tournament,  Sajid Safiat (47) and Stefan Franklin unbeaten on 22 (22*) guided the Swiss home with three wickets and 4 overs to spare.


In the other match Luxembourg posted a 56 run win against Czech Lions.


Day Three

Luxembourg 171ao (A Sikander 10.0-1-35-3) lost to Switzerland 175-2 in 27.3 overs (A Andrews 53, O Mahmood 49, A Sikander 19*, A Hassan 20*) by 8 kts

Banks Field - Vinor, Prague on Sunday 18th June 2018

Match scorecard (play-cricket.com)

Switzerland beat Luxembourg by a convincing 8 wicket margin on day 3 of the Central European Development ODI Tournament in Prague (15th-17th June 2018) to win their third match from three to become clear winners.

Aidan Andrews (53) scored another half century in Switzerland's win to secure his personal tournament MVP award, and along with Osama Mahmood (49) set up the Swiss perfectly with an opening stand of 117. Hasan Ahman (20*) and Afzaal Sikander (19*) both unbeaten took Switzerland across the line for an easy victory.


In the other match Czech Lions 193-4 narrowly beat Czech Eagles 189ao by 4 run to finish second in the table.

Match schedule & results

Central European Development League Tri-nation ODI
Date Time Time  

Friday 15th June


Czech Lions beat Luxembourg by 3 wkts

Czech Eagles lost to Switzerland by 48 runs



Banks Field

Chateau Field

Saturday 16th June


Czech Lions lost to Switzerland by 3 wkts

Luxembourg beat Czech Eagles by 56 runs



Banks Field

Chateau Field

Sunday 17th June


Luxembourg lost to Switzerland by 8 wkts

Czech Lions beat Czech Eagles



Banks Field

Chateau Field

Tournament table

Pos. Team Played Won Lost Tied NRR Points
1 Switzerland 3 3 0 0 +1.08 12
2 Czech A (Lions) 3 1 2 0 -0.26 4
3 Czech B (Eagles) 3 1 2 0 -0.30 4
4 Luxembourg 3 1 2 0 -0.56 4

Tournament awards

Swiss National squad

  Name Club
1 Franklin Stefan Winterthur
2 Matthew Martin CERN
3 Afzaal Sikander Power
4 Sajid Safiat Power
5 Asad Mahmood St Galen
6 Thileepan Rasalingam Cossonay
7 Aidan Andrews Cossonay
8 Tom Mampilly Winterthur
9 Faheem Nazir Zurich Nomads 
10 Osama Mahmood St Gallen
11 Waqas Khawaja Zurich Nomads 
12 Ahmad Hassan Power
Coach Chris Lodge Cricket Switzerland


Hotel Duo, Prague/CZ

The Swiss squad will be staying at:


Hotel ibis Praha Mala Strana

Plzenska 14,

T: (+420) 2/21701700

E: H5211@accor.com

Further information

Cricket Switzerland

Further information on the 2018 summer 4-nation ODI series in Prague is available from Chris Lodge.


View photos of the tournament, compliments of Kriketová Akademie ČR.