ZCCC undefeated in U15 summer cup

5 & 6 August 2021, Embrach

With international travel off the agenda, Zurich Crickets again hosted a tournament at the new ground in Embrach during the school summer holidays. Teams from Basel Dragons and a mixed Gingins/GRYCC side joined the host’s side.

Day 1 finished with ZCCC unbeaten with 10 and 7 wicket wins. The BDJCC v Gingins/GRYCC match was much closer and BDJCC edged to end the day second in the standings. Rain during the afternoon meant the BDJCC/Gingins/GRYCC match had to be stop/start affair. This meant the final match of the day was shortened to 18 overs, which also had to play through a shower.

Day 2 saw Gingins/GRYCC reversing the result against BDJCC, chasing down the total after bowling out Basel. ZCCC had a much tougher day but managed to defend 104 against Gingins/GRYCC. With their hands on the trophy, ZCCC racked up a massive 168 against BDJCC, but BDJCC came right back at them and were up with the rate for most of the game, falling just three runs short.

With the COVID situation improving, we can hope that the 2021/22 season returns to normal, with indoor events as well as outdoors. However the U15s can be happy that the clubs managed to put on five outdoor tournaments in the season, providing plenty of cricket.

Fixtures & results

Summary

Day 1


ZCCC 121-0 (Avneet 30*, Sasha 30*; Lasse 0-7) bt BDJCC 120-5 (Sai 30*, Aayush 30*; Danyal 2-7, Shankar 1-15) by 10 wickets

BDJCC 123-5 (Aayush 31*, Simul 13; Jeremie 3-25, James 1-13) bt Gingins/GRYCC 122-7 (James 21*, Alex D 15*; Lasse 3-4, Fynn 1-5) by 5 wickets

ZCCC 69-3 (Avneet 13*, Arya 13*; James 2-5, Alex D 1-7) bt Gingins/GRYCC 68 a.o. (Jenkyn 7, Harris 6*; Alex P 3-7, Avneet 1-1) by 7 wickets


Day 2


ZCCC 104-9 (Danyal 24, Shankar 17; Finlay 2-7, Rory 2-14) bt Gingins/GRYCC 93-7 (Adarsh 30*, Hugo 7; Shankar 2-10, George B 1-5) by 11 runs

Gingins/GRYCC 102-6 (James 28*, Sam 9; Connor 2-12, George P 1-11) bt BDJCC 101 a.o. (Lasse 11*, Connor 11; Hugo 2-7, James 2-13) by 4 wickets

ZCCC 168-5 (Avneet 31*, Danyal 27; Laila 1-18, George P 1-22) bt BDJCC 165-4 (Sai 32*, Fynn 31*; Paarth 1-10, Arya 1-16) by 3 runs

 

Final standings

Note: ZCCC had 0.5 and Gingins/GRYCC 1.0 penalty points due to slow over rates

Winning U15 ZCC team
Winning U15 ZCC team

Awards

Batting
Avneet (ZCCC) 82 runs, average 82.0, SR 119
Sai (BDJCC), 62 runs, average 62.0, SR 86
Aayush (BDJCC), 61 runs, not out, SR 77


Bowling
James (Gingins/GRYCC), 5 wickets, average 9.2
Shankar (ZCCC), 5 wickets, average 10.8
Lasse (BDJCC), 4 wickets, average 9.5


Fielding
Shankar (ZCCC), 5 catches
Sasha (ZCCC), 2 catches, 2 run outs
Connor (BDJCC), 3 catches, 1 run out