Period IV

St. Moritz Cricket on Ice,, around 1900. Photo:

Cricket in the Alps

The inaugural meeting of the first Swiss cricket association was held on 9 March 1980, called Cricket Switzerland. Today, around 1 200 members play cricket in Switzerland, men and women. Switzerland is even the birth place of the very prestigious Cricket On Ice, a tournament played every winter on the frozen lake in St. Moritz. In 1985, at the initiative of the Lyceum Alpinum, Zuoz, the Association helped to organise the first Zuoz Cricket Festival.

The Lyceum has a long tradition of cricket and other British sports, dating from the 1920s when an English sports master was appointed. The sport was introduced by British citizens who lived, worked or stayed in Switzerland after the Napoleonic Wars.