David Barmes Memorial Trophy

Dr. David Barmes Memorial Trophy
David Barmes Memorial Trophy

The late Dr. David Barmes of Geneva C.C. was the first President of the Association.


In honour of his memory Cricket Switzerland has established a tradition that the winners of the previous season's league championship play a 40 over cricket match against the national team to mark the beginning of the season and for the prestige of winning the David Barmes Memorial Trophy.


Members of all affiliated clubs should contact the International Match Manager if they are interested in representing the National XI in this fixture.

David Barmes Memorial Trophy fixtures & reports   
Date Fixture/Result Venue Details
26 Apr 2020 Nomads versus Swiss XI Buchholz cancelled
14 Apr 2019 St Gallen versus Swiss XI Gründemoos cancelled
22 Apr 2018 Nomads 224ao bt Swiss XI 223ao by 1 run Buchholz match report
23 Apr 2017 Nomad 315ao bt Swiss XI 211ao by 104 runs Buchholz match report
16 Apr 2016 Power 192ao lost to Swiss XI 195-9 by 1 wkt Deutweg match report
12 Apr 2015 Nomads 84-ao lost to Swiss XI 88-5 by 5 wkts Cossonay match report
04 May 2014 Swiss XI 145 ao lost to Olten 147-3 by 7 wickets Obergösgen match report
21 Apr 2013 Swiss XI 300-4 bt GXI Stars 110 by 190 runs  Bout du Monde match report
29 Apr 2012 Swiss XI 188-8 bt Berne 122 by 66 runs Marzili match report
15 May 2011 Swiss XI  98 lost to Berne 99-2 by 8 wkts  Marzili   match report

A tribute to Dr. David Barmes

Dr. David Barmes
Dr. David Barmes

Dr. David Barmes, died unexpectedly in Australia on the evening of Friday 12th January 2001. David was on holiday with his family at their summer beach house 250 km south from Sydney when he was reported to have died peacefully in his sleep. He was aged 69.

David Barmes had been Geneva CC's President for the most part of 30 years and served two terms as President. David was a man of exceptional qualities. Best known to many were his skills in chairing meetings. To others he became a good friend and confidant. A born raconteur, many will remember the time spent in his company, listening to his unsurpassed rendering of Australian, and so many other ballards. There was no-one in the world who would describe him as their enemy. Formal announcements were made in Le Temps and La Tribune de Genéve on Wednesday 17th January 2001. David's funeral took place on Tuesday 23rd January 2001 in Brisbane. At the AGM on Saturday 20th January the meeting began with a one minute silence in memory of David.