Team information (2025)

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.

On behalf of the Cricket on Ice organising committee, enjoy this unique event.


Yours sincerely,
John Hallam

President, St Moritz Cricket Club

Cricket on Ice Trophy

Competing Teams

Invitations have been extended to the following clubs:

  • St Moritz CC
  • Old Cholmeleians XI
  • Lyceum Alpinum XI
  • Guards CC
  • Roggenhorn CC
  • German CC
  • Tallinn Hippos (Estonia)
  • Veterans Cricket Australia

Competing teams will be announced in due course.

Tournament programme & scheduled matches

Cricket on Ice Trophy, St Moritz, Switzerland

Format will be dependent on number of participating teams, but always respect the international MCC laws of cricket, except where specified in the Cricket on Ice tournament rules.

Date Time Activity  
  6pm Captains, Managers, Officials meeting (Casa del Sol)
    Pitch 1 Pitch
Wednesday  Day 1















Thursday Day 2  
Friday  Day 3
Saturday  Day 4
  7pm Tournament Dinner at Hotel Laudinella

Cricket Dress Code

The organiser will provide coloured fleeces & COI woolly hats for each team, but otherwise cricket whites are requested.
Players are recommended to bring pimpled cricket shoes (or winter boots), thermals and warm gloves.

Cricket Equipment

The organiser will provide cricket equipment and its use is included in the team fee.


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Traveling to St. Moritz

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 approximately CHF 80 per person from Zurich airport to St Moritz.

Places of interest in St. Moritz are located within walking distance.

Weather Conditions

Because of the nature of an outdoor event held in winter, heavy snowfall, extreme temperatures or even rain could jeopardise the matches. While we will make every effort to ensure the tournament runs as smoothly as possible, the organiser accepts no liability for costs incurred for cancelled matches or a cancelled tournament.

Cricket on Ice, St Moritz, Switzerland

Catering on the Lake

The catering service provided on the lake 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.

Tournament Gala Dinner

Places for the black-tie tournament gala dinner at the Hotel Laudinella are available in advance at CHF 140.- p.p. and includes an apéro, a superb three-course meal and a beverage (glass of wine, mineral water, coffee).


Players are expected to attend the black-tie gala dinner and it is included in the team fee.

St Moritz cricket infrastructure


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 family-run hotel:
Hotel Sonne 

Attn: Petra Bonetti
Via Sela 11, 7500 St. Moritz
Tel: +41 81 833.03.63

Recommended hotel:
Hotel Laudinella St. Moritz


Via Tegiatscha 17, 7500 St. Moritz

Tel: +41 81 836 00 00

Please contact Brian Strong for details of negotiated rates.


The hotel of your choice will be able to confirm whether a free ski pass and/or free local public transport is included in your rate.

Team photo at Cricket on Ice

Team costs

The team fee (ca. CHF 4'000) is to be transferred to the St Moritz CC bank account by 1st December.

The team fee includes use of the lake infrastructure and one one game per day, use of cricket equipment, 14 Cricket on Ice fleeces & woolly hats, 14 lunches and one beverage on the ice on all four days and 14 tickets to the black-tie dinner on the Saturday evening (jacket & tie/cocktail dress preferred).