On Sunday 11 April, the Geneva Cricket Club’s finest moved to the Parc des Evaux in Onex for its first friendly match of the season 2016. GCC players were all pumped up and ready to play a hard hit-the-ball-and-catch-it game with fellow Genevans from the XI Stars Cricket Club. Unfortunately, the vagaries of the weather took away the best part of the day. Whilst the match was supposed to start at 12:30, the rain was too heavy and consistent to commence the party. Players from both clubs found shelter and had a nice lunch graciously provided by XI Stars.
At around 14:00, it was decided that teams would play a T20, or perhaps a 15-over match. Rain was still falling, nonetheless feebly. A proper hard cricket ball was wrapped in tape to protect it further from water. The match finally started with GCC winning the toss and obviously deciding to bat first.
After a solid start with two wickets down and a total of 89 runs in 8.5 overs, the match was interrupted again when the ball was lost and the rain was pouring again. The weather conditions finally compelled the match to a full stop. Players from both team left the ground with disappointment that no result could be obtained.
Off to the next match on Sunday 24 April in Zurich against Nomads CC!