An Introduction to the Game The Game of Cricket World of Cricket Swiss Cricket The Swiss Cricket Association • Two teams of 11 players • Team 1 tries to score as many runs as possible in a limited time (40 overs - each over is 6 balls) • Team 2 tries to exceed the score set to win the match • Long tradition of fair play and gentlemen • Major references: • http.//www.ecc.cricket.org • http://www.cricinfo.com • http://www.lords.org
The World of Cricket The Game of Cricket World of Cricket Swiss Cricket The Swiss Cricket Association • Played professionally in: • Australia, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, West Indies, Zimbabwe • In Europe played as an amateur sport in: • Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Italy, Holland, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland • Cricket governing body: M.C.C. • International governing body: I.C.C. • European governing body: E.C.C. • Swiss governing body: S.C.A.
The Swiss Cricket Scene Swiss Cricket Players: • Approximately 280 regular cricketers • 16 Clubs, 6 schools, 3 companies play cricket • 160 Active members of S.C.A. affiliated clubs • 120 hobby cricketers in schools and non-Associated organizations • Additional estimated 800 passive members The Game of Cricket World of Cricket Swiss Cricket The Swiss Cricket Association
The Swiss Cricket Scene Swiss Cricket Audience: • Bi-lingual • Usually involved in more than one sport • Good awareness of multiple cultures • 80% foreign (C-Permit Holders) and well integrated into Swiss society • Above average schooling and income • From all over Switzerland; Geneva – Basel – St.Gallen The Game of Cricket World of Cricket Swiss Cricket The Swiss Cricket Association
The Swiss Cricket Scene The Game of Cricket World of Cricket Swiss Cricket The Swiss Cricket Association Swiss Cricket Grounds: • Public sports fields or school grounds • Preferably large (two football fields) • Wicket is artificial (coconut or rubber matting – sometimes on all-weather strip) • Cossonay (near Lausanne) is the only purpose built cricket ground in Switzerland
The Swiss Cricket Association History and Organization: • Founded 9th February 1978 • 7 strong Executive registered home is Bern • Internationally recognised as the official body representing Cricket in Switzerland • Fully associated to the European Cricket Council (E.C.C.), swissFOCUS and ACU&S • Meet regulary (5xExecutive, 4xCouncil) • Organises Domestic League and other competitions • Selects and organizes international squad • Organizes coaching & training throughout Switzerland • www.swisscricket.ch has approx. 4,000 hits pa The Game of Cricket World of Cricket Swiss Cricket The Swiss Cricket Association
„You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take“. Wayne Gretsky (Former NHL Player) Thank you / Danke / Merci Andreas Roost (International Match Manager) Buckhauserstr. 7, CH-8048 Zürich, Switzerland Tel.: +41 (0) 1 400-5385 Fax: +41 (0) 1 400-5386 Mobile: +41 (0)78 660 4309 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.swisscricket.ch 31 January 2002