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Old 15.05.2005, 10:29
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Cricket in Switzerland

Found this article over at Swissinfo and thought it was interesting

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Children taking part in an SCA cricket programme in Rychenberg (pic: Alex Mackay) (swissinfo) Switzerland is not the first country that people would associate with cricket, but Swiss youngsters are taking up the sport in growing numbers.

"I am increasingly seeing examples of bad language, cheating and foul play associated with many sports," he said.

"I wanted my children to participate in team sports, but I was worried that they would pick up bad behaviour. Cricket provides the best of both worlds – exercise and teamwork without bad attitude.
I must say I never thought cricket would be seen outside countries of the former British Empire. I´ve tried a few times to explain the game to Swiss and Germans, but you can imagine their horror when I tell them it takes all day, and that is the FAST version of the game. Understandable really

Your thoughts on cricket? Is it a good thing for the Swiss, or is cricket a game that you really have to grow up with to like or understand?

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Found this article over at Swissinfo and thought it was interesting


I must say I never thought cricket would be seen outside countries of the former British Empire. I´ve tried a few times to explain the game to Swiss and Germans, but you can imagine their horror when I tell them it takes all day, and that is the FAST version of the game. Understandable really

Your thoughts on cricket? Is it a good thing for the Swiss, or is cricket a game that you really have to grow up with to like or understand?

Mark
Swiss and other continental Europeans may enjoy Cricket as an exotic adventure. For a while, Rugby and American Football were on their way up, but for quite some time now have gone into stagnation.

So, I do not expect Cricket to become well established in Switzerland or other areas of Continental Europe.

Yes it is a sports of the Commonwealth of Nations, the former British Empire
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Re: Cricket in Switzerland

its great to be an aussie cricket fan now
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Re: Cricket in Switzerland

We had a cricket team in Bern. Don't know if they're still around. I don't think that's the only team. Would be a bit boring.
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The youngsters today are completely impatient. Don't bother.

Join a team in Switzerland?
http://berne.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp
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Re: Cricket in Switzerland

Hi there

I've recently moved to Switzerland from South Africa and I'm looking for a cricket club to join in the summer. I work in Zug, but I might live in Zurich so a club in either city will do.

I played cricket at a decent level in South Africa and I've had stints overseas with Oxford Cricket Club in the UK and Amsterdam Cricket Club in the Netherlands. As much as I take the game seriously and play to win, I'm a massive fan of the social part of the game and the drinks afterwards.

Cricket is in my blood and I want to continue playing during my time here in Switzerland. Can you suggest any clubs that might be suitable for me?

I hope to hear from you soon.

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Re: Cricket in Switzerland

Rads14..any luck finding a cricket club in Zurich?
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Re: Cricket in Switzerland

Some links that might help

http://zurichcrickets.com/default.aspx

http://www.swisscricket.ch/about-2/

http://www.baselcricket.ch/AboutBCC.htm
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Re: Cricket in Switzerland

cricket is our religion. we support it 100 percent. plus you need to see the 20-20 matches. real fun.
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Re: Cricket in Switzerland

swiss people are very focused on time (who would have thought). To them time = money = precious.

5 days of cricket is a poor use of time in the eyes of the swiss and so they stay clear of it.

in the end, you dont know how awesome cricket really is until you've tried it yourself.
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swiss people are very focused on time (who would have thought). To them time = money = precious ...
A fellow British friend of mine who also has the "time = money = precious" outlook and focus to most things in life, still manages to find time for his beloved cricket no matter what and even stays up round the clock to watch test series etc live if he has to.
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Re: Cricket in Switzerland

really? you think of all sports cricket would catch on here imagine them cold months training and them cold hands catching a cricket ball hummmm dont go together
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Re: Cricket in Switzerland

really Cricket????
you are joking right?
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A fellow British friend of mine who also has the "time = money = precious" outlook and focus to most things in life, still manages to find time for his beloved cricket no matter what and even stays up round the clock to watch test series etc live if he has to.
IF there are people who want to build some "structures" for American Football, Rugby or Cricket, and need some public approvals or even some money support from the state and it comes to a public vote, they will have MY definite YES-vote, not because I am even remotely interested in these weird sports but because I am in favour of a multi-sided cultural and sportive life
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IF there are people who want to build some "structures" for American Football, Rugby or Cricket, and need some public approvals or even some money support from the state and it comes to a public vote, they will have MY definite YES-vote, not because I am even remotely interested in these weird sports but because I am in favour of a multi-sided cultural and sportive life
In US, we had a cricket team at the University. The University funded the activities and the county/city partially paid for the synthetic pitch. There were times when Americans would be stop by to watch this unusual game and out of curiosity would come back again to play .
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Re: Cricket in Switzerland

Some more cricket links

Winterthur cricket club
www.winterthurcc.ch

Good club with serious and social cricket

Season starts from 15th April 2011, contacts on website, also club has facebook page.


Swiss cricket association
http://www.swisscricket.ch/
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Some more cricket links

Winterthur cricket club
www.winterthurcc.ch

Good club with serious and social cricket

Season starts from 15th April 2011, contacts on website, also club has facebook page.


Swiss cricket association
http://www.swisscricket.ch/
I contacted Basel Cricket Club last fall but no reply
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Re: Cricket in Switzerland

Has the Basel Cricket Club died? They no longer seem to be on the Swiss Cricket Association website...
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Re: Cricket in Switzerland

Hello Guys,

I appologize for late reply abt Swiss Cricket.

Yes, Switzerland play cricket under ICC & SCA ( Swiss Cricket association) is the governing body of Switzerland. We are playing for swiss league & most of international expats playing much decent cricket here in summer.

I am playing for Zug Cricket club and if you are interested to play for our club, please contact ASAP as registration process is going on. You need to register prior play league match with a club. Almost every kanton has at least one league team.
contact me for more details.

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