Result: Schweiz 115-5 in 20.0 overs (K Pradhan 13) beat Suisse 64ai in 17.5 overs (A Donaldson 10; Edward Dann 2.0-0-3-2, Vedant Chorvada 2.0-0-6-2) by 51 runs
U11 Schweiz (a combined Basel Dragons & Zurich Crickets) beat U11 Suisse to win the U11 Léman Cup played at En Marche on Saturday 12th September 2020.
The Léman Cup typically features the best players from all parts of Switzerland (refer below for more background on Leman Cup). A fairly competitive game from both sides, the youngsters had great fun competing against the best of the best.
Schweiz team scored 115-5 in 20 overs and Suisse team kept the chase on but fell short after losing a few quick wickets to finish on 64ao. Great performances by all the youngsters, but especially Samanyu, Alex and Edward Dann from Suisse team, and Vedant, Dhruv from Schweiz.
Kabir Pradhan from Basel was adjudged the player of the match for his all round contributions with batting, balling and wicket-keeping.
The young cricketers also had a great chance to interact with Bob Barber - 1967 Wisden Cricketer of the Year - who not only graced the occasion but also shared his life lessons and cricketing wisdom with the kids - "It is important to focus on all aspects of the game but most importantly team spirit and when you enjoy the game, then you perform much better".
The Léman cup is held in the French-speaking part of Switzerland (Suisse Romande) at Cossonay (near Lausanne) in September of every year, and representatives from the German & French speaking regions combine to play East (Schweiz) versus West (Suisse).
Zurich and Basel club combine to form the East Switzerland team while Gingins, GRYCC, LA Chat & Cossonay form the West Switzerland team.