The official season opener, the David Barmes Memorial Trophy, postponed due to the Covid-19 corona virus pandemic, will take place at Bout Du Monde on Saturday 5th June 2021, starting at 12pm.
Traditionally the first game of the Swiss domestic season, in 2021 the David Barmes Memorial Trophy returns to the home ground of the person it is designed to remember.
The trophy returns to David Barmes’ home ground in Geneva for the first time since 2013. On that occasion, the Swiss Representatives XI beat Geneva XI Stars by 190 runs.
In 2019 the match was postponed because of rain and never found a new date, last year the match was also postponed without a new date because of the pandemic. It was last played in 2018!
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Dr. David Barmes
The late Dr. David Barmes of Geneva C.C. was the first President of the National Association and served in that capacity for 10 years. In honour of his memory, Cricket Switzerland has continued a tradition that the winners of the league championship play a 40 over cricket match against the Swiss national team, marking the beginning of the season and for the prestige of winning the David Barmes Memorial Trophy.
Further information on this fixture is available direct from the Swiss National Team coach Chris Lodge or from Asvin Lakkaraju.