Cricket on Ice 2016
Lyceum Alpinum won the 29th Cricket on Ice tournament (18-20.2.2016) with three wins from three against St. Moritz CC, Cossonay CC & Old Chomeleians.
Ground preparations took place in splendid sunny alpine conditions. However, it was soon discovered that the Lyceum Alpinum, although delivering the mat, cricket equipment and stumps in plenty of time, had forgotten to bring the nails used to secure the matting to the ice.
After a 20 minute, delay while the van dashed off back to Zuoz to return with the nails and a hammer, the tournament was able to start, resulting in a narrow 12 run win for Old Cholmeleians, the English tourists, over the hosts St Moritz Cricket Club.
That same afternoon the hosts posted an easy 9 wicket victory over tournament debutants Cossonay Cricket Club from the Suisse-Romandie.
On day two of the tournament Old Cholmeleians & Cossonay began the day with a surprising one-sided affair resulting in a 3 wicket victory for Cossonay.
In the afternoon the weather conditions deteriorated somewhat and in a game interspersed with snow showers the Lyceum Alpinum beat their hosts & neighbours St Moritz.
With all teams with one victory each, the tournament was wide open at the start of day three. The Lyceum beat the Old Cholmeleians quite convincingly, meaning that the afternoon game against Lyceum & Cossonay was in effect the tournament final. Cossonay posted 99 runs in their allotted 20 overs which proved insufficient, Leroy Anderson hitting the only six of the tournament to win the match by 4 wkts with 2 balls to spare.
Re-live twenty minutes of action from the first match of the Cricket on Ice Trophy 2016, St Moritz CC v Old Cholmeleians. The camera was worn by international amateur umpire Alexander Mackay, President of Cricket Switzerland and Vice-President of St Moritz Cricket Club & Winterthur Cricket Club.
Match schedule & results
Thursday 18th February
Old Cholmeleians XI 131-6 (20.0 overs) beat St Moritz CC 119ao (19.4 overs) by 12 runs
P.DeBoeck , A.Mackay
Cossonay CC 77-7 (20.0 overs) lost to St Moritz CC 78-1 (10.0 overs) by 9 wkts
Friday 19th February
Old Cholmeleians XI 78ao (17.2 overs) lost to Cossonay CC 79-7 (18.2 overs) by 3 wkts
St Moritz CC 52ao (17.2 overs) lost to
Lyceum Alpinum XI 53-1 (8.5 overs) by 9 wkts
Saturday 20th February
Old Cholmeleians XI 86-9 (20.0 overs) lost to
Lyceum Alpinum XI 90-3 (16.1 overs) by 7 wkts
Cossonay CC 99-9 (20 overs) lost to Lyceum Alpinum XI 104-6 (19.4 overs) by 4 wkts