Future stars light up inaugural U9 Basel Dragons Indoor Tournament

Apr 1, 2022 | 2022

The three U9 teams – Basel Dragons, Luxembourg and Zurich Crickets

Cheers…. Cuddles… Smiles… and Ice-cream!!!

There was much excitement as young players from the Luxembourg, Basel, Zurich, Gingins, and GRYCC clubs all participated in the very first Basel U9 tournament over the past weekend. 

The players were grouped into 3 teams and played 6 keenly contested matches over the two days.

Key highlights of the tournament included 9 direct run-outs and  33 “clean-bowled” dismissals. 

Ultimately it was the Basel team who were crowned champs, winning an impressive 3 out of 4 matches. But what stood out from the weekend were the  excellent performances from all the young players and their impressive team spirit.  

The winning Basel Dragons U9 team

Tournament organiser from the Basel Dragons, Ramesh Chandra, was blown away by the enthusiasm and growth of the players: “It was amazing to see how the kids transformed over the course of the weekend, from perhaps being a little anxious before the start to serious players who enjoyed every moment during the match.” 

Watched on by proud coaches and beaming parents, cricket was the winner  – cricket and ice cream!

Tournament Awards

Batting – Alfie (ZCCC) – 56 runs, average 28, S/R 79

Bowling – Neelabh (BDJCC) – 7 wickets for 28 runs, average 4.00

Fielding – Manraj (Luxembourg) – Exceptional fielding and captaincy

Tournament Results