Cricket Switzerland Women’s Development Report - Season 2017
Year 2017, saw a slow but steady progress in the area of Women’s Cricket in Switzerland.
With the completion of 2 years in 2017, since the inception of Zurich Sapphires CC, an initiate formed to promote Women’s Cricket, it was highly important to ensure the sustainability of the only Women’s club amidst the obvious challenges.
Regular Indoor and Outdoor training, in addition to the participation in the Hampshire Coaching session has helped to up the standards of Women’s Cricket and attract more Women Cricketers.
Continued participation of Women in Regional and International Tournaments be it the regional Junior Basel Indoors and the International Austria-Swiss Series in Vienna.
This year a team of 8 Women players represented the Swiss Nati team in the Austria-Swiss Series Tournament organized by the Austrian Cricket Association. Cricket Switzerland extended their support for the tournament by being the sponsors to the Awards/Trophies. A big thanks to Wintech Sports UK, the sponsors of the Women’s Swiss Nati Player Kit. It was not only a great encouragement for the players but also a clear indication that Women’s Cricket development in Switzerland is heading in the right direction.
One could not have asked for a better ending to the Austrian Tournament, when the Swiss Nati Women’s Team won the tournament and brought home the first cup by a Women’s Team for Cricket in the history of Cricket in Switzerland. To add to the success, the player of the series tournament was awarded to one of the Swiss players, Paulina Kratka for her outstanding performance in the series.
In the efforts to market Womens Cricket, Cricket Switzerland collaborated with Namaste Switzerland, an online magazine run by a handful of Women bloggers/journalist. The spread covered the engagements of Women’s Cricket till date and hope to attract more players for 2018.
A big thanks to all the supporters, sponsors and tournament organizers for their continued encouragement for Women Cricketers.
Cricket Switzerland Women's Development Officer