Cricket On Ice

The original Cricket-On-Ice (1896) was played on skates
The original Cricket-On-Ice (v Davos, 1896) played on skates

The picture-postcard Swiss resort of St. Moritz is famous for the beauty of its ski slopes and the adrenalin rushes of the Cresta Run, but for sheer quirkiness few sporting occasions can beat its February cricket festival on the ice and snow of its frozen lake.


This testament to the sport's eccentricity began life in 1988, when a group of intrepid British cricketers challenged the students of the international boarding school Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz to a game, since when it has become an integral part of the cricket calendar, attracting international players and high-flying businessmen from all over the world.


It goes without saying that, outside the British Commonwealth, spectators at cricket matches always watch the game with a certain smile on their faces...

Go to the Cricket on Ice website for details of the next tournament.

See an up to the minute view of the lake in St. Moritz from the Hotel Schweizerhof webcam.

Match reports from previous Cricket On Ice tournaments are available below, and photos from the Gallery. Further details of the Cricket-On-Ice Trophy tournament are available from

Year Date Details
2020 13-15 February preview
2019 14-16 February tournament report
2018 08-10 February tournament report
2017 23 - 25 February tournament report
2016 18 - 20 February tournament report
2015 19 - 21 February tournament report
2014 13 - 16 February tournament report
2013  14 - 16 February tournament report 
2012 16 - 18 February tournament report
2011 03 - 06 February  tournament report 


Cricket on Ice - St. Moritz
The Alpine Post - The Cricket Match (Saturday, February 22nd, 1896)
A report on the inaugural St. Moritz v Davos cricket match on the lake in St. Moritz in 1896
The Alpine Post - Saturday 22nd February
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