U19 Léman Cup report

En Marche, Sunday 13th September 2020

Result: Schweiz 260-4 in 30.0 overs (SA Khan 51, J West 114; I Zaidi 6.0-1-34-2) beat Suisse 166-9 in 25.0 overs (I Zaidi 61, M Perry 32; S Panguluri 3.0-0-17-3) by 94 runs

cricHQ match scorecard

As far as any of us could remember this was the first time that the Colts U19 teams had competed for the Leman Cup. The match brought back together players from the West and East Switzerland some of whom have been playing together since they were 8 years old.

U19 Léman Cup winners 2020
U19 Léman Cup winners 2020

The East won the toss and elected to bat.  Openers Max Hoegenauer (7) and Latif Safi (12) faced some tight bowing and by over 8 both were out with the score on 28.  Suleman Ali Khan and James West then came together and put on a huge stand of 190 before Ali Khan retired on 51 off 102 balls in over 26 and West was out in the next over for 114 off 73 balls hitting 18 4s. The Run scramble in final overs took the score to 260 for 4; Eden Wardle scoring 16 and Shankar Panguluri 11.  For the West, Ismail Zaidi was the outstandIng bowler with 2 for 34 off 6 overs.

In reply the West  lost Nikhil Archarya (1) and then Louqmaan Motola (0) to some sharp bowling from Eden Wardle and Abdullah Zahir. Ismail Zaidi (61 off 42) and Mitch Perry (32 off 31) put on a stand of 94 hitting 7 sixes between them.  Wickets then fell quickly until at 118 Srivaass Ganesan (15) and Nevzad Chowdhury (22*) put on a defiant last wicket stand took the final total to 166.  For the East Shankar Panguluri took 3 for 17, Eden Wardle 2 for 8 and Sasha Hall 2 for 17.

East captain James West received the man of the match award


About the Léman Cup

Cricket Switzerland

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.