On 11 February, Geneva CC held up in Grand-Saconnex its annual family dinner. The annual family dinner of the club is actually an old tradition at the Geneva Cricket Club. After a few years of absence, Club Members thought that it was a good occasion to revive the custom, especially in light of a reinvigorated team!
Club Members and relatives were treated with delicious curry and awesome speeches by members of the Committee. Everyone was delighted to witness the come back of the oldest cricket club in Switzerland.
It was also a good opportunity to distribute the new kit to the players who had not received it and to distribute prizes for the best players of the 2016 season:
Best fielder of the 2016 season was awarded to Afif Khan Khattak for his uncompromising and super sharp fielding (13 catches to his account).
Best bowler of the 2016 season was awarded to Ronak Kamdar for his outstanding bowling figures (21 wickets at an average and strike rate of 15.76 exactly) and his substantial improvement during the season.
Best batsman of the 2016 season was awarded to Idrees Ul Haque for topping the batsmen list with most runs scored in official matches (437 runs at an average of 54.63), three fifties and a century.
Best player of the 2016 season was awarded to skipper Anser Mehmood for his amazing all-round achievements (best bowling figures in official matches, most runs scored across all matches, best score of the season with 223 not out).
The Geneva Cricket Club is looking forward to new challenges this new year and hope to bring more exciting cricket to the fans!