Swiss U19s Barbadian Tour

7th - 24th July 2018

Patrick Henderson, Sir Garfield Sobers, Nic Henderson
Patrick Henderson & son Nic flanking Sir Garfield Sobers

Under the title of the Swiss Youth Academy, Cricket Switzerland have entered a team into the the 2018 Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament (7th - 24th July 2018).


With a number of last year’s Under 19s still eligible to play, the named squad also includes some very promising talent that have recently graduated from the younger Swiss national teams.


As a result, the Swiss have put together a strong squad:

Swiss Youth Academy Squad

  Player Club
1 Thomas Allen Gingins CC
2 Raafey Andrabi Geneva CC
3 Khawar Awan Zurich Crickets CC
4 Frederik Drake Cossonay CC
5 Nicolas Henderson Zurich Crickets CC
6 Nawroz Jabarkheel Zurich Crickets CC
7 Rohan Jain Cossonay CC
8 Ruan Kruger Zurich Crickets CC
9 Francis Lewis Basel Dragons CC
10 Oliver Millar Zurich Crickets CC
11 Dayn Pariaug Zurich Crickets CC
12 Adil Tunda Cossonay CC
13 Floris Winckel Gingins CC
14 Ismail Zaidi  
Coaches: Chris Wheeler, John Millar, Johan Kruger, Patrick Henderson

Participating teams

Swiss Junior Academy - Switzerland
Antigua Schools - Antigua
Sir Everton Weekes COE U17 – B’dos
The Lodge School - B'dos
Queens College - Guyana
Combermere School - B'dos
BCL Juniors - B'dos
Shumar Rampat Cricket Academy - Trinidad & Tobago
Presentation College - Trinidad
TriForce Academy – Australia (Sydney9
Oakville Academy – Canada
Lester Vaughan School - B'dos
St. Leonards School - B'dos
Chase's Academic Foundation - Guyana
America Youth Premier League – United States
Queens College - B'dos
Queens Park Club - Trinidad & Tobago
Foundation School - B'dos
Dominica Schools – Dominican Republic
Nations Inc.(School of the Nations) - Guyana
Fatima College - Trinidad

Tournament fixtures

The teams are divided into 3 zones. The Swiss Junior Academy will play a very tough schedule of 5 matches in the first week.

Monday 9th: Swiss Junior Academy – SWZ vs  Lester Vaughan School - B'dos     at Weymouth
Tuesday 10th: Swiss Junior Academy – SWZ vs Shumar Rampat Cricket Academy - T & T at Bridgefield
Wednesday 11th: St. Leonards School - B'dos vs. Swiss Junior Academy - SWZ at Paragon
Thursday 12th: Swiss Junior Academy – SWZ vs Presentation College - T'dad at BNOC
Friday 13th: Sir Everton Weekes COE U17 vs Swiss Junior Academy - SWZ at Friendship

In the second week the Swiss begin again on Monday:

Monday 16th: Queens College – Guyana vs Swiss Junior Academy – SWZ at Crab Hill
Tuesday 17th: The Lodge School - B'dos vs Swiss Junior Academy - SWZ at Empire
Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th are rest days for the Swiss.
Friday 20th: Tournament semi-finals and play-offs.
Monday 23rd: Final of the Sir Garfield Sobers Cup Competition at the Kensington Oval
Sir Garfield Sobers Shield Competition Final at the Kensington Oval. This is a match combining the best of the Barbados players vs a team made up of the other participating teams.

About the Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament

Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament

Named after the Barbadian cricketer and National Hero Sir Garry Sobers, this annual tournament attracts school teams under nineteen years of age to compete with their local, regional and international counterparts. Taking place in Barbados from 7th–24th July 2018 the two-week tournament is based on 40-over matches.

This unique Schools Cricket Festival has been staged for over 30 years and has attracted many visiting teams and high quality young players, some of whom have gone on to play test cricket. For the best two teams there is also the opportunity of playing the final at the Kensington Oval test venue and meeting some of the greatest cricketers that ever lived - Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Wesley Hall, Seymour Nurse, Charlie Griffith, Joel Garner and Desmond Haynes.

Former players include West Indies captains Brian Lara, and Jimmy Adams and other notable players such as West Indies' Sherwin Campbell and Philo Wallace, Dale Benkenstein of South Africa, and Chris Adams and Alastair Cook of England.

2017 took the twenty-four participating teams all over the island to play at a wide variety of venues and allowed them an opportunity to enjoy the social, cultural and historical experience as much as the sporting trip of a lifetime.

Further information and tour application

Cricket Switzerland

If anyone would like further information, please contact Patrick Henderson. Also you can follow the 2017 Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament on Facebook.