Although the focus of most Belgians would be on the Belgium-Ireland EK football, our young cricket team of age group eleven years will compete with Luxembourg and Switzerland this weekend. Luxembourg Cricket Federation hosts this weekend (18th and 19th June) a special tournament for the youngest age group for Cricket playing community.
Belgium U11 National Team will represent Belgium in this international three-way tournament.
It is first time ever such a tournament is organized in Europe for this age group. The tournament will be held at the Wall*** ground, on 18th and 19th June 2016. If the weather is not favorable (raining), the tournament format will change to Indoor cricket. The organizer will ensure that the games will happen and efforts of the all players, parents, organizers and federation will not be rained-off.
All matches will be played in the twenty over (T20) Cricket format. All players are required to play in full cricket (dress) kit.
At least ten parents are joining their kids and will stay at the hotel on Saturday night. Fazil Mehmoud, National Cricket Development Officer from the Belgium Cricket Federation will lead, coach and accompany the team during the weekend.
All Belgium Cricket Players have been insured by the Federation. The Belgium Cricket Federation appreciates thanks and congratulate to the selected future Cricket stars on making to the Belgium U11 National Cricket team for the year 2016. The selected players are as under:
|1||Atharva Sahasrabudhe||12 Stars CC|
|2||Zain Niaz||ACC CC|
|14||Mayank Gudimetla||12 Stars CC|
Order of play
Saturday (20 over games)
10:00-12:30: Luxembourg vs Switzerland
12:30-3:00: Luxembourg vs Belgium
3:00-5:30: Switzerland vs Belgium
Sunday (25 over games)
9:00-10:45: Belgium vs Switzerland
10:45-12:30: Switzerland vs Luxembourg
12:30-14:15: Luxembourg vs Belgium
14:15: prize giving
Day 1: 18th June 2016
Belgium U11 team won 1st match against Luxembourg by 52 runs.
133 all out, Lux finished on 82 for 8.
Unfortunately we ran up against a very good Swiss team and lost the second game.
We live to fight again tomorrow!
Day 2: 19th June 2016
Switzerland U11 team Won the tournament. Belgium U11 were runners up!!
Special mention for the Belgian U11 champ fielding: Zain Niaz