A Swiss National XI returned from the 4th Lady Taverners Charity Cricket Tournament (10th - 13th November 2011) in La Manga, Spain, winning 2 out of 4 matches and tied with 3 other teams on points.
|La Manga Cricket Club|
|UK United Asians Cricket Club|
|Alcorcon Cricket Club|
|Andalucia Cricket Club|
|Swiss Cricket Association|
|Sinjuns Cricket Club|
Unfortunately Switzerland did not make it to the semi-final due an inferior run-rate, mainly due to a disasterous performance in the first game of the tournament.
However, although Switzerland did not qualify for the semi-final, some satisfaction can be taken from the fact that the Swiss defeated the eventual tournament winners, UK United Asians C.C., by a convincingly 8 wickets.
Fixtures & results
Match 1 (10th November 2011) v Anadalucia C.C.
S.C.A 121- 6 (20 overs) lost to Andalucia C.C.122-0 (11 overs) by 10 wkts
Match 2 (11th November 2011) v UK United Asians Cricket Club (1st)
UK United Asians C.C. 142-7 lost to S.C.A. 143-2 by 8 wkts
Sudath Jayarathne 2 for 31; Ovais Youset 62; A. Saleem 31
Match 3 (11th November 2011) v La Manga Cricket Club (2nd)
La Manga C.C. 177-7 (20 overs) beat S.C.A. 121-8 (20 overs) by 56 runs
Sudath Jayarathne 3 for 17; Ovais Yousut: 28
Match 4 (12th November 2011) v Alcoron Cricket Club (3rd)
Alcoron C.C. 121 ao lost to S.C.A. 122-4 (16 overs) by 6 wkts
Sudath Jayarathne 4 for 12; Ovais Yousut: 54
Performances of particular note were Ovais Yousuf, who scored 140 runs in 4 matches, and Sudath Jeyarathne (pictured here with ex-England international Mike Gatting) for a terrfic bowling performance, taking 9 wickets in 3 matches (3 Matches, 12 Overs, 57 Runs, 9 Wickets).
Swiss National XI: S.Safiat*, M.Shahnawaz, R.Khaliq, A.Yousuf, Mannesh Lal, Madoon Lal, S.Subirimaniam, S.Jeyaratne, A.Saleem, H.Singh+, Nasir.
Source: Mr. George Wambeek (La Manga Cricket Club)