Dukes ball to be adopted across all age groups

Cricket Switzerland has announced that, as of 2019, the Dukes pink cricket ball will be made available across all junior age groups, from U19s, through U15s, U13s, U11s & U9s.

 

After successful trials at the Junior Zuoz Cricket Festival (15-16.6.2019) the Dukes will also be used at the Leman Cup (14-15.9.2019) and the three Romande Cup fixtures (5 & 13.10.2019).

 

Senior Swiss cricket has been using Dukes for domestic competitions for 20 years but adopted the pink ball in 2013 along with the introduction of coloured clothing in the Mr Pickwick Twenty 20 League and a year later in the Cricket Switzerland Premier 40 over League.

 

Effectively, junior Swiss cricket has emulated the senior game, introducing it for all outdoor cricket, citing quality and wear & tear as the two major reasons for moving away from balls considered inferior in quality to the Dukes.