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ECB ACO Level One Umpiring Course (April 2018)

The Swiss Federation Of Cricket Umpires & Scorers (swissFOCUS) plan to run an intensive two day umpiring training in April 2018.

The course runs two (Saturday from 9am to about 6pm and continues of Sunday 9.30am to about 5pm) at the end of which participants will be invited to take an examination. A pass will result in an internationally recognised umpiring qualification, the ECB ACO Level 1 umpiring certificate.


If  you're interested please register by 24th of February with the following link: https://doodle.com/poll/i84xrn4qggvnabcg

In February 2018 Cricket will be played in St. Moritz, they are looking for Greeters.  Find the full details here - 

St. Moritz Cricket on Ice 2018 http://icecricket.ch/program/

Come join us at the ZSCC & WCC Curry Event on the 15. Oktober 2017 for some fun, laughter and deliciouse food. (Non-Veg and Veg).

For more information please contact our social secretary Naseem Shamsher via email, zurichsapphirescc@gmail.com

hope to see you there!


ZSCC are going from blue and white to red and white as ZSCC players are going from blue and white to red and white as they represent the national women's team, to be held on 15/16th of  July 2017. We wish our Sapphires all the success and our neighboring country Austria and there national team all the very best.



ZSCC’s 2nd AGM was held on the 11th of March 2017 at restaurant Daizy.The event was very well organized by our Season 2016 Vice-captain, Jenny Pazhenkottil and our Secretary, Naseem Shamsher. The AGM opened, with our President, Veena Mampilly, thanking the entire unit of Sapphires for their contribution and support that has led to a successful last season for Sapphires. Some of the key highlights of the AGM were, the mention of:

  • Laying the foundation for Zurich Sapphires CC.
  • Participation in the regional tournament: Zuoz TournamentDebut of Sapphires at the international Womens tournament held in Vienna.
  • Completion of a successful year

The AGM concluded with the election of the newly elected members for Season 2017, followed by a team dinner.Sejal Patel, Vice-PresidentJennifer Hallam, CaptainNaseem Shamsher, Social/Fixture SecretaryUshma Patel, TreasurerVeena Mampilly, President

Hampshire Coaching

Some of our players had the opportunity to take part in the cricket coaching camp facilitated by cricketers Chris Wheeler and Simon Hammond from Hampshire County Cricket Club. On day 1, the focus was on improving the Batting techniques. We received individual feedbacks on how to improve our batting comprising of the different shots to play, footwork and getting our timing right. Bowling and fielding is an integral part of Cricket and day 2 focused on helping our bowlers get the line length, pace and to ball within the three wicket yard. We also did drills on catching, throwing, fielding, including receiving wicket keeping tips from wicket keeper himself, Chris Wheeler.

Fundraising at Cricket SwiterlandZurich Sapphires CC organized their first fund raising event at the AGM of Cricket Switzerland held on February 18 2017.All the Cricket Switzerland clubs, present at the meeting, were very supportive and encouraging for Women's Cricket and our continued efforts in developing women’s Cricket, through the progress of Sapphires. We would like to thank the individuals who played a key role in making this fund raising a success:


1. Our skipper Jennifer Hallam's mom, Bea Hallam, who is also ZSCC's passive member. The cookies she baked were an instant hit and were sold out in the blink of an eye.

2. The club's young blood, Mansi Patel, for helping in the last minute without any hesitation, in assembling the chocolates.

We were able to raise a commendable amount of 310 CHF in total, which will be used for the club's administration.

Big thank you to Nomdas!!!

Zurich Sapphires receive 'lucky' bats from Nomads CC
We would like to thank Nomads Cricket Club in supporting women's Cricket in Switzerland. This gesture is more than appreciated and the bats will for sure go down in history in future matches!
Thank you very much for your helping hand and for supporting women's cricket!