Permanent Cricket Pitch Inauguration Ceremony, Kreuzzelg, Wettingen, 3rd July 2022,
A permanent Cricket pitch and batting/bowling on both ends of the wicket is certainly a dream come true for any Cricket enthusiast in Switzerland. Yes, the dream came true finally with the first permanent Cricket pitch at Kreuzzelg, Wettingen. This pitch is the first of its kind in the canton of Aargau and is the result of Cricket Club Wettingen’s Vision and its strategy towards the development and growth of Cricket in Switzerland.
This is a three layered pitch with the gravel foundation (no concrete involved) which makes it a paradise for both the batters and the bowlers. Due to its non-concrete base, this pitch offers high value in terms of maintenance and its longevity. This was not possible without the support and collaboration of Geminde Wettingen, Sportsauschuss Wettingen, Turn und Sports Vereinigung Wettingen (TSVW) and Bauamt Wettingen. Our construction partner Aarvia delivered an excellent project despite the first of its kind in this type of construction.
This project was conceived and designed by Cricket Club Wettingen in 2020. CCW proposed the project to Geminde Wettingen in September 2021 and was swiftly approved by the Geminde Wettingen in December as an early Christmas gift. Our heartfelt thanks to the Geminde Wettingen, our Sponsors and the individual contributing members of Cricket Club Wettingen in helping us to realize our dream.
Mr. Philippe Rey, Geminderat Wettingen officially inaugurated the pitch on 3rd July 2022. CCW is looking forward to host more competitive Cricket both domestic and international matches in the future. We are very proud to have placed Kreuzzelg Wettingen in the Cricketing map of Switzerland, to play and enjoy Cricket in this beautiful venue in the permanent pitch.
Cricket Club Wettingen
Friendly Match CCW Women vs Cossonay Cricket Club Ladies, Cossonay, July 2nd 2022
Cricket Club Wettingen Women and Cossonay Cricket Club ladies played two 15 overs friendly matches in the beautiful Cossonay Cricket ground on a sunny saturday making terrific conditions for the game of Cricket. In the first match, CCW Women scored 95 runs in 15 overs and Cossonay managed to score 73 runs in their chase. In the second match, CCW Women scored 126 runs in 15 overs and Cossonay managed to get 90 runs in their chase. Cricket Club Wettingen take this opportunity to thank Cossonay Cricket Club for inviting us to play these friendlies before the summer vacation. CCW Women is looking forward to many home matches in their own pitch and also away matches.
Cricket Switzerland National League – 40 overs competition June 19th 2022, Basel
Cricket Club Wettingen won their must win game in their crucial CSNL super sunday match by defeating Novartis Cricket Club in Bachgraben, Basel by four wickets. Novartis Cricket Club won the toss, elected to bat on a bouncy Basel track and got bundled to 171 runs in 39.2 overs. Pick of the bowler for CCW was Thangavadivel Nareshkumar, picking three important wickets and 2 wickets each for Manzoor Sakeena, Nagendran Kanthaseelan and Deepak Kumar jha. The opening batsmen from CCW, Haleem Abedu Rahman gave a blistering start scoring 54 runs with three sixes and five fours.
The middle order especially Shishir Mundra, Perinpam Yogenthiran, Senthil Jayakumar Subbiah made sure the CCW reach the target comfortably with ease. CCW bundled the opposition well within 40 overs, chased the target within 30 overs and secured the much needed bonus point which will help them later to advance in to the next stage. It was an extremely hot day with temperatures hovering around 35 plus degree Celsius but the players from both sides enjoyed their Cricket to the maximum. It was a great team effort from CCW and they are looking forward to their last league game to secure the Quarter Final spot for CSNL championship.
Cricket Switzerland T10 Championship Final Round at Zuoz, June 4,th 5th 2022
Cricket Switzerland’s T10 Championship final round was held in the beautiful, scenic, picturesque Zuoz Cricket Ground near St. Moritz. Cricket Club Wettingen qualified for this final round in Zuoz and had a great experience to play Cricket in the foothills of the scenic Alps with one of the match ending in a last ball thriller. It was a great sun shine on Day 2 and Day 3 making great playing conditions for the various matches. Nagendran Kanthaseelan was in blistering form with scores of 54, 46 and 21 in three matches. Cricket Club Wettingen take this opportunity to thank Cricket Switzerland for their help, support and great efforts in organizing this wonderful T10 Championship final rounds in Zuoz successfully.
Cricket Switzerland Pickwick T20 league: Cricket Club Wettingen 2 vs Olten Cricket Club U-19 at Kreuzzelg, Wettingen, May 22nd 2022
Cricket Club Wettingen Team 2 defeated Olten Cricket Club U-19 team on a super Sunday match in Kreuzzelg, Wettingen. CCW-2 won the toss and elected to bat, posted a formidable total of 147 runs in their allotted 20 overs. The opening batsmen Haleem Abedu Rahman gave a blistering start scoring 22 runs in just 13 balls. Then there was a great partnership between Praveen Garlapati and Perinpam Yogenthiran, scoring 35 runs and 26 runs respectively followed by useful contributions from Tarkhel Atiqullah and Senthilnathan Mariappan low down the order.
Chasing a daunting total of 147 runs, Manzoor Sakeena from CCW-2 toppled the opening batsmen of Olten Cricket Club U-19 very early and Olten Cricket Club U-19 team kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The pick of the bowler from CCW-2 was Senthilnathan Mariappan, just giving away 17 runs and picking up 3 wickets in his four overs. Olten Cricket Club U-19 was all out for 100 in 17.2 overs in the end. It was a perfect day for Cricket with not so hot and not so cold weather with mild breeze across the park. CCW-2 is looking forward to the next matches in Pickwick T20 in the next weeks.
Cricket Switzerland Pickwick T20 league: Cricket Club Wettingen vs Nomads Cricket Club at Kreuzzelg, Wettingen, May 15th 2022
Cricket Club Wettingen started their Pickwick T20 league on a winning note by defeating Nomads Cricket Club Team 2 in Kreuzzelg, Wettingen in a low scoring thriller by 2 wickets. CCW won the toss and elected to bowl with great sunshine and blue skies all around the park.Nomads Cricket Club Team 2 kept losing their wickets at regular intervals and got bundled out to a paltry total of 73 runs in 18.3 runs. The peach of a bowling performance came from Mujeeb taking 5 wickets by conceding just 11 runs ably supported by Yogarasa Sutharsan with couple of wickets.Chasing a meagre total of 73 runs, CCW also kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Besides their bowling performances, Yogarasa Sutharsan (scoring 17 runs) and Mujeeb (scoring 7 runs not out) shined with their willow as well and made sure CCW crossed the line finally with minor hiccups.It was a perfect sunny day with great conditions for Cricket. CCW is looking forward to the next matches in Pickwick T20 matches in the next weeks.
Cricket Switzerland National League – 40 overs competition 2022: Cricket Club Wettingen vs Cricket Verein Zug, Wettingen, 8th May 2022
Cricket Club Wettingen started their campaign in CSNL on a winning note by defeating Cricket Verein Zug (CVZ) in Kreuzzelg, Wettingen by 22 runs. CCW won the toss, elected to bat on a slow sluggish wicket and got bundled to 124 runs in 30.1 overs. Chasing the modest total of 125 runs, Yogarasa Sutharsan got two quick wickets of CVZ and brought CCW well in to the game. Ranjith Ramakrishnan and Pritesh Purohit from CVZ scored 48 runs for the 4th wicket partnership and they were cruising to the target with ease.The leg spinner Perinpam Yogenthiran turned the tide towards CCW by bagging three quick wickets followed by couple of wickets from Yogarasa Sutharsan in the end wrapped the CVZ to 102 runs. Thanks to Perinpam who also scored valuable and patient 26 runs when wickets were falling on the other end like a pack of cards and made sure CCW had enough score to defend with.CCW is looking forward to the next league matches in CSNL competition in 2022 season. Thanks to weather god, she stayed absolutely fine through out the day besides some showers being forecasted.
Cricket Switzerland T10 Championship 2022: Cricket Club Wettingen vs Cricket Club of Zurich, Obergösgen, 7th May 2022
Cricket Club Wettingen won by nine wickets in a must win game against Cricket Club of Zurich in Obergösgen and qualified for the T10 knockout stage in beautiful Zuoz. CCW restricted CCZ to 64 runs in 10 overs with their disciplined bowling and fielding efforts. Chasing the modest total of 65 runs, CCW started their innings cautiously in their initial overs but broke the shackles with a six. Thanks to the strong opening partnership of 44 runs in 6 overs from Mohamed Vasim and Nagendren Kanthaseelan followed by a blistering knock from Yogarasa Sutharsan which enabled CCW to chase the total with ease. The scenic Zuoz Cricket Ground in Switzerland nestles in the foothills of the stunning mountain range, resembles the famous Queenstown Cricket Ground in New Zealand in the southern hemisphere. CCW is looking forward to the matches in the beautiful and picturesque Zuoz.
Dreilaender Cup – Women’s Indoor Cricket Tournament, 12th Mar 2022:
Cricket Switzerland and Junior Chamber International (JCI) Basel conducted an Indoor Women’s Cricket Tournament Dreilaender Cup 2022 in Arlesheim, Baselland. There were four participating teams: Basel SuperNovas I, Basel SuperNovas II, Cricket Club Wettingen– Women’s, Cossonay Cricket Club – Ladies.
All teams played against each other in a round robin fashion. After all the league matches, all three teams Basel SuperNovas I, Basel SuperNovas II and Cricket Club Wettingen all ended up in the same points by winning two matches each. The last league match between Basel Super Novas I and Cricket Club Wettingen was a thriller with both the teams desperately wanted a win to stay in the hunt for the finals ad Cricket Club Wettingen won the last league match. Super Bowl was used to determine the two teams for the finals. In the Super Bowl, Cricket Club Wettingen and Basel Super Novas II qualified for the finals. Basel Super Novas II held their nerves in the finals against Cricket Club Wettingen, clinched the Dreilaender Cup 2022 and emerged as Champions. Basel SuperNovas 1 won the third place match against Cossonay Cricket Club.
Dreilaender Cup – Men’s Indoor Cricket Tournament, 12th Mar 2022:
Junior Chamber International (JCI) Basel and The World Citizen conducted an Indoor Men’s Cricket Tournament Dreilaender Cup 2022 in Arlesheim, Basel Land. There were six participating teams from the various cantons of Basel and Aargau. Novartis Cricket Club and Basel Cricket Club topped the table in Group A and B respectively and they qualified for the finals. Basel Super Kings made their first appearances in a Cricket tournament.
Basel Cricket Club defeated Novartis Cricket Club in the finals and emerged as Champions of Dreilaender Cup Men’s Indoor Tournament 2022. Cricket Club Wettingen obtained the third place by defeating Olten Cricket Club in the 3rd/4th Place play-offs. Zug Cricket Club obtained the fifth place by defeating Basel Super Kings in the 5th/6th Place play-offs.
Cricket Switzerland Women’s Cricket National Day, Kreuzzelg, Wettingen – Saturday 9th October 2021:
Cricket Switzerland, in conjunction with CC Wettingen, held the first Swiss National Women’s Cricket Day event at the Kreuzzelg Cricket Ground, Wettingen, on Saturday 9th October. Women from across the country descended upon Wettingen for the event. In addition to softball cricket matches, there were opportunities for some coaching and socialising over food & refreshments with other women cricketers and with special guest Ms. Anuradha Doddaballapur, an international women’s representative from neighbouring Germany. After six round robin matches, CC Wettingen & Basel Super Novas II met in a final played in the late afternoon sunshine. CC Wettingen won the match to become the winners of the first Swiss National Women’s Cricket Day.