Last update: 1 Jan 14

It's that time of year
24th December 2013.

Winterthur Cricket Club wishes all members, supporters and Swiss cricketers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Enjoy 2014!!

Upcoming Events
10th October 2013

The season is over, but there are plent of events going on including the end-of-season awards dinner, and aftertnoon/evening on the wine boats (Expovina), and the Xmas drink. Click on the links for details.

WCC lose T20 final, season ends
26th September 2013

Although putting in a good performance in the T20 finals against Bern CC, WCC were beaten for the first time in a final. Star performer for WCC was the veteran Sanjeev Theaver who scored an excellent 60. As far as the competitive season goes it is all over for WCC, but there are 2 friendly games being played at Deutweg this weekend against Zürich Crickets on the Saturday and Nomads on the Sunday.

Hot News - WCC in T20 final
1st September 2013

Winterthur CC have beaten the Swiss Colts in the T20 Semi-Finals by 75 runs and will be playing in the Final on September 15th at Cossonay. Report and scorecard to follow.

PT20 chances are washed away
26th August 2013

The weather on Saturday washed out the crucial WCC v Olten PT20 game, a game WCC had to win to qualify for the Semi-Finals. The washout means that Olten will now go through due to their better run rate. Sunday was also a disappointing day as Winterthur folded meekly against their neighbours in what was a meaningless game for Winterthur. Nevertheless, Winterthur need to get that winning habit back by next weekend if they want to have any chance of winning something this season.

SCA League dreams are over, PT20 dreams still alive
18th August 2013

Winterthur CC had a mixed weekend. The team had an off day on the Saturday and were thrashed by Olten CC after recording one of their lowest league totals ever, being bowled out for 38. The Sunday threatened to be a repeat with WCC being 0 for 2 wickets after the first over of their Pickwick T20 game against Royal CC. Fortunately Tom and Gajan were in good form with the bat and WCC ended up reaching a respectable 113 in their allotted 20 overs, a score that Royal rarely threatened and they were eventually all out being 19 runs short of their target. Sanjeev was a star with the ball taking 4 wickets for just 1 run.

A Crucial Weekend
17th August 2013

Can Winterthur continue the winning ways of recent weeks this weekend? Today’s opponents are Olten CC in a must win league game if Winterthur are realistically going to participate in the final rounds. Tomorrow sees WCC facing Royal CC in the Pickwick T20. Best of luck guys, keep the winning streak going.

Events past, present and future
22nd July 2013

Winterthur's winning ways continued with a win against their local rivals, Power CC, this weekend in a high scoring friendly fixture. The previous weekend was also a victorious T20 weekend, seeing WCC qualify for the Semi-Finals of the T20 competition with victories against Cossonay and Olten CC. Unfortunately for our club, we were awarded the 2nd game, and didn't win it on the park, after it was abandoned by the Umpires. A report of the Cossonay game can be found on the reports web page.
The date for the annual end-of-season dinner has been set for Saturday November 16th at Taverne Kreuz in Winterthur, starting at 19:00. Please reserve this date.
Finally, WCC wishes to congratulate David Mischler from the Winterthur Sportsamt on his marriage to Bettina Schuler, and wishes the happy couple all the best for the future. A report taken from the local newspaper can be found here.

WCC in the news
11th July 2013

An article in todays Landbote (a local Winterthur newspaper) about Cricket and Cricket in Winterthur.

A good start to the T20 campaign
9th July 2013

WCC had an exciting win against their neighbours, Power CC, in their first T20 game of the season in Cossonay. This coming Sunday is decider time as WCC take on Cossonay and Olten in Cossonay. You can read about last Sundays game against Power CC by clicking here and see a handful of photos in the Gallery.

Sunshine, a PT20 win, a BBQ party, and Juniors cricket
30th June 2013

The sun decided to shine in what has been an indifferent Summer up until now, and fortunately there was plenty of cricket to be played on the new Cricket strip at Deutweg. The day kicked off with an 11:00pm start with Winterthur CC playing the Basel Dragons in a Pickwick T20 game, a game they needed to win if they were to keep their interest alive in defending the trophy they won last year. Although not at their strongest, Winterthur proved too strong for the Dragons and ended up relative comfortable winners. As the game was being followed by a match between the Zürich Crickets and the Basel Dragons Juniors, WCC decided to lay on a BBQ for the players, Mums and Dads, and spectators. WCC wishes to thank the “Grillmeister” Urs Stuker and the many culinary contributions from players, wives and partners. Pictures of the BBQ and the Juniors Cricket match can be found here.

WCC have fun in the Mountains
17th June 2013

WCC had an excellent weekend on and off the Cricket field in the mountains of Zuoz, Graubunden. A tour party in excess of 30, including 16 players, enjoyed the summer weather. Off of the field there was many a fine moment in the local restaurants and bars. The more energetic non-players preferred to play a bit of golf, or to go hiking or biking, especially the ladies who preferred not to get bored watching their partners play cricket. On the field skipper Raj did a fine job of ensuring every participant got a good chance to show their capabilities while trying to win the games. The team ended up with a record of 2 wins and a loss and finished the tournament in 3rd place.

There are already some photos in the Gallery and hopefully one of the playing participants will come up with a match report.

News Update
6th June 2013

Extra fixture have been added to the fixture list including a weekend in Freiburg Germany. After this weekends league game against Royal CC at Fronwald, WCC head to the mountains for the weekend of June 15, 16 to play in the Zuoz Cricket tournament. If you're interested in attending please contact Alex Mackay.

Cricket pitch to be relaid and re-positioned
3rd June 2013

This week, the Knotts strip at the Deutweg sports ground is going to be repositioned and the underlay improved. Hopefully the improvements will give the strip some extra bounce and pace. Due to the work, training this week will be confined to the nets.

3rd June 2013

The defending champions, Winterthur CC, lost their first Pickwick T20 game against local rivals Power CC in a low scoring game. The game went to the final over with Power CC eventually being the victors by 5 wickets. A report follows.

Catches win matches
20th May 2013

How many times do you hear the phrase “catches win matches”. Maybe if Winterthur knew how to cling on to the catches that came their way this past weekend then maybe the first league match wouldn't have ended in defeat. A full report of our weekend is to be found here.

Italian success on and off the field
6th May 2013

A large party of WCC members, partners and family members made the trip to Lodi in Italy for a weekend of fun and cricket. A full report of our weekend is to be found here, and the first pictures can be viewed in the gallery which also includes pictures from the previous weekends internal match.

Training, Internal Match, Tours
12th April 2013

The forecast for the coming week is for sunshine and warmth, so perfect conditions to start playing cricket. Next Wednesday, April 17th, 18:00 at Deutweg sees the start of training. Training is open to all members and those who are thinking about joining the club.

As usual we start of the season with an Internal match whereby everyone is encouraged to come along, play and show their skills. The internal match will take place on Sunday, April 28th, starting at 12:00. Hopefully the weather is good and we can arrange a BBQ and refreshments for a small charge.

Finally, don't forget that tours are being arranged, and if you want to participate you have to get in touch with John Hallam (Lodi, Italy) and/or Graham Deacon (Prague, CZ).

The Tours:
Lodi IT, May 4th/5th
Prague CZ, July 27th/28th and also Sept. 14th/15th

Welcome to Cricket Season, 2013
21st March 2013

Spring is here and we need to prepare for the forthcoming season. To get the season off to an early start, Winterthur Cricket Club will be participating in the Zurich Indoor Tournament in Adliswil. The squad for this weekend 23rd and 24th March is:
Raj (*); Vaibhav; Pradeep; Mahmood; Tom (+); Naseer; Hasta; Raghu.
There are two games on Saturday so players are requested to be at the venue by 11.30am. There is a small gym which is available to players to warm up (free of cost).
WCC schedule
12:30 – 14:30 West Switzerland v Winterthur CC
14:30 – 16:30 Luxembourg v Winterthur CC
11:30 – 13:30 Winterthur CC v East Switzerland
Location: ZIS, Eichenweg 2, 8134 Adliswil/ZH
Supporters welcome! It promises to be a fun filled day (refreshments - food & drinks - will be provided for players).
Any questions, contact WCC club captain Raj at

Upcoming Tour to Lodi, Italy
21st March 2013

Winterthur CC have been invited to go to Lodi (near Milan), Italy for May 3rd – 5th and are in the process of putting together a tour party. If you are interested in joining the party please contact the Tour manager, John Hallam.

Annual General Meeting
21st March 2013

The AGM took place as scheduled last Tuesday, 19th March and the following persons were elected to serve the Club:
President: John Hallam
Vice President: Alex Mackay
Treasurer: Vinay Kalia
Secretary: Urs Stuker
Social Secretary: Ray Goddard
Captain: Rajesh Singh
Ordinary Member: Vinat Patel
Ordinary Member: Matt Allen

Cricket-on-Ice, St. Moritz, 2013
19th February 2013

Cricket-on-Ice 2013 belongs to History. WCC not only had an enjoyable long weekend in the Alpine resort of St. Moritz at 1800 metres above sea level, but also a successful one. Although it is always nice to win the tournament, the more important part is to participate with the right spirit and to give all involved a chance to experience the unique event.

The first pictures are already online and can be found in the gallery. A report will follow of events on and off the lake once the webmaster has fully recovered from the excesses of the last few days.

Annual General Meeting
3rd February 2013

The WCC Annual General Meeting will take place at the Restaurant Römerpark (Pflanzschulstrasse 36, 8400 Winterthur) on Tuesday, March 19th. As is customary the first drink is offered by the club. The start time is 20:00, but the doors are open from 19:00 onwards for those wishing to have a pre-AGM chat and Apéro.

First tour weekend arranged
3rd February 2013

WCC have once again been invited by Idle CC to play cricket in Lodi, Italy (near Milan). The games will be taking place on Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May. Further details will follow closer to the date.

You are too late
27th January 2013

If you're hoping to win 2 free tickets to watch the film Flight, then I'm afraid you are too late. Obviously our members like an evening out at the movies. The lucky winners in order of response are:

Vinay Kalia
Hastagiri Prakash Vanchinathan
Alex Mackay
John Draper
Mahmood Rahman


Cinema Tickets for the film Flight to be won
27th January 2013

Do you want to see the film Flight starring Denzel Washington currently showing at Cinema Corso in Zürich? WCC have 5x2 free tickets to give away on a first come, first served basis. The tickets are not valid on the weekend or holidays. To try and claim your prize please send an Email to WCC by clicking here. Only mails from members of WCC will be accepted.

WCC would like to thank Paterson Entertainment AG for their generosity.

St. Moritz - Cricket-on-ice
12th January 2013

The Cricket season kicks off next month in the Alpine resort of St. Moritz. At the last count the party of Winterthurians and friends attending this event has topped the 40 mark. Lets hope for plenty of cold days and nights before February 14th and brilliant sunshine during the event on Feb. 14th –to 16th.

Happy New Year
12th January 2013

A bit on the late side, but better late than never.

WCC wishes you a HAPPY 2013