Mr Pickwick Twenty20 League Match Report

Zurich Lions lose their roar

Deutweg, Saturday 2nd August 2020

Winterthur Cricket Club 210-7 in 20.0 overs (S Cheema 38, P Shikare 75) beat Zurich Lions Cricket Club 162ao in 17.5 overs (J Diyon 4.0-0-25-4, S Cheema 2.0-0-13-3) by 39 runs
Full match scorecard

On the day FC Winterthur beat Grasshoppers 6-0 at football, the Winterthur Cricket Club also beat Zurich Lions Cricket Club by 39 runs, to go clear at the top of the Swiss Mr Pickwick Twenty20 League table and secure their place in the quarter finals (due to take place on 6th September 2020).

Winterthur began well. Despite having to come off the field while a heavy shower passed, the Winterthur openers of Chamit (24) & Cheema (36) set the foundations for a strong batting performance by putting on a 1st wicket stand of 56. Murali (15) added another 15 to the total making the way for Prafull (75) to score his third half century of the season. Johnson (23) continued the work with the first top 5 Winterthur batsman scoring double figures, Winterthur losing a futher two wickets as they tried to accelerate in the last three overs, just breaking the physological 200 barrier to set Zurich Lions a total of 202, and 10 an over to win.

Winterthur got off to a good start, Johnson, clean bowling both the openers. With the exception of a strong 82 by the Lions number 4 (Daftari), no other batters managed anything substantial, in the end Winterthur managing a relatively easy victory by 39 runs as they dismissed Zurich Lions in the 17th over.

Swiss Mr Pickwick Twenty20 League Table (2 August 2020)

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