Allegra Teams (players and supporters)
of the most unusual cricketing event in the calendar,
It is a special kind of game played at the Cricket on Ice tournament, demanding quite a lot from the players. Fast reactions, both physical and mental, in extreme conditions are required for each match, lasting approximately 3 hours. Exciting shots, fast-bowled deliveries, cricket balls flying as quick as arrows, spectacular acrobatic leaps & dives to catch the ball, all combined with the almost elegant use of the bat...welcome to Cricket on Ice!
On Lake St. Moritz, the game is slightly different to traditional cricket. For the safety of the bemused spectators we use a low-impact cricket ball (a traditional leather ball gets wet, heavy and unpredictable on the snow-covered ice).
But beware, due to the high altitude, air resistance is less and the ball travels further in the air.
The pitch is made of artificial grass (matting) laid directly onto the packed snow that covers the frozen lake. The boundary is marked with the same dye used to mark the ski runs.
In summer, players tread the meticulously prepared grass with an eerie silence. Every step on the St. Moritz lake makes crunching sounds. And on occasion you can actually hear the ice crack!
Whether the players score their runs enthusiastically or with nonchalance, their performance is celebrated by all!
On behalf of the Cricket on Ice organising committee, enjoy this unique event.
President, St Moritz Cricket Club
We welcome the following teams to St Moritz to compete for the 2018 Cricket on Ice Trophy:
- St. Moritz CC
(hosts) - friends & guests of St Moritz Cricket Club
- Old Cholmeleians Xl - old Boys from Highgate School in London, UK
- Lyceum Alpinum XI - students & tutors from Lyceum Alpinum in Zuoz
- Old Paulines CC - predominatly old boys from St Pauls in Thames Ditton
|Wed 7th February||7.30pm||Pre-tournament meeting at Hotel Sonne|
|Thu 8th February||10am||Old Cholmeleians v Old Paulines CC|
|1pm||St Moritz CC v Lyceum Alpinum|
|Fri 9th February||10am||Lyceum Alpinum v Old Cholmeleians|
|1pm||Old Paulines CC v St Moritz CC|
|Sat 10th February||10am||Old Paulines CC v Lyceum Alpinum|
|1pm||Old Cholmeleians v St Moritz CC|
|7pm||Gala Dinner at Hotel Steffani|
All matches are of a Twenty20 format and respect the international MCC laws of cricket except where specified in the Cricket on Ice tournament rules.
The organiser will provide coloured fleece & COI woolly hats for each team, but otherwise cricket whites are requested.
Players are recommended to bring pimpled cricket shoes, thermals and warm gloves.
The organiser will provide cricket equipment and its use is included in the team fee.
Please support our sponsors of the Cricket on Ice Trophy 2018.
St. Moritz is located approximately 200 km from Zurich. Traveling by car takes about 3 hours, by train about four. A single train ticket costs CHF 75 per person from Zurich airport.
Places of interest in St. Moritz are located within walking distance.
Because of the nature of an outdoor event held in winter, heavy snowfall, extreme temperatures or even rain could jeopardise the matches. The organiser accept no liability for costs incurred for cancelled matches or a cancelled tournament.
The catering service provided by Hotel Schweizerhof has an excellent range of hot soups, sausages and a dish of the day, plus an assortment of beverages (champagne, tea, coffee, mulled wine, beer & soft drinks) all available for purchase. The catering tent is located in front of the cricket ground, where seating, including a limited number of deck chairs, is available to offer spectators a very relaxed time on the lake.
A complimentary meal ticket & one drink is included in the team fee.
Places for the black-tie tournament gala dinner at the Hotel Steffani are available in advance at CHF 125.- p.p. incl. beverage (cocktail, ½ bottle of wine, mineral water, coffee).
Please note we are only able to accept cash (CHF). No credit cards.
Players are expected to attend the black-tie gala dinner and it is included in the team fee.
Teams are responsible for the organisation & payment of accommodation.
Recommended 4-star hotel:
Hotel Steffani Attn: Ms Francesca Märky
Sonnenplatz, 7500 St. Moritz
Tel: +41 81 836.69.69
Recommended 5-star apartments:
Kempinski Residences Attn: Mr. Thomas Markovic
Plazza Paracelsus 2, 7500 St. Moritz
Tel +41 81 833.30.55 M +41 79 744.09.43
Further options available from www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/hotels
A team fee of CHF 3'000 is to be transferred to the St Moritz CC bank account by 1st December.
The team fee includes use of the lake infrastructure, use of cricket equipment, 14 Cricket on Ice fleeces & woolly hats, 14 lunches and one beverage on the ice on all three days and 14 tickets to the black-tie dinner on the Saturday evening.