2022 Schedule is here!

The 2022 schedule is finally here and VCC has an eventful season ahead! Also thanks to the return of ACA Open League. The 2022 season kicks off with an open league match against Lords Cricket Club on saturday 30.04.

We hope to see you at Seebarn Cricket Ground or the other two fantastic venues in Austira during the season.

Also introducing our 2022 season sponsors:

Karma Food www.karmafood.at – We hope this partnership will bring us some good karma during our 2022 campaign.

S&C Immobilien GmbH – Our very own Jonny will join Karma Food as our kit sponsor and will be represented on our 2022 kits as well.

EU-Sportswww.eu-sports.net – We have teamed up with EU-Sports as our supplier and trusted source of cricket equipment. Thank you very much for sorting us out with all our cricket needs Brij!

Cricket WM Teilnehmer erklärt in Fußball Analogien

Wir beginnen heute, pünktlich zu Beginn der Cricket Weltmeisterschaft, eine neue Serie in der wir euch die Teilnehmer-Nationen der Cricket WM anhand der bekannteren Fußball-Nationen erklären.

Anfangen werden wir mit der Fußballnation #1 wenn es nach den errungenen WM-Titeln geht, Brasilien. Ähnlich wie Brasilien spielt auch der Cricket-WM Rekordhalter gerne in gelben Trikots und ist südlich des Äquators zu finden. Diese Gelb-Trikotfieber Nation versteht sich als die größte Insel der Welt und heißt Australien.

Australien ist fünf-facher Weltmeister in der 50 Over Spielform und verstand sich lange Zeit auch als die Nation, die es zu schlagen galt. Ähnlich wie Brasilien, ist auch Australien länger als Jäger statt Gejagter tätig und möchte zu den fünf ODI Titeln auch einen T20 WM Titel hinzufügen.

Australien steigt am 23.10. gegen Südafrika in das WM Geschehen ein und teilt sich eine Gruppe mit Südafrika, England, Bangladesch und den Karibischen Inseln (West Indies).

Announcing Partnership with EU Sports

Vienna Cricket Club is proud to announce https://www.eu-sports.com/ as our new partner for the club and Seebarn Cricket Ground.

EU Sports is run by Brijesh Singh and is located in beautiful Trofaiach just 2 hours off Vienna. EU Sports imports all cricketing goods and has a good stock and a brilliant webshop with brands from England, India, and Pakistan.

The current bat selection ranges consists of BDM, BAS, CA, DSC, Protos, GM, and SS Ton. Annoyed about having to import things from India/Pakistan and pay expensive toll on your products? With EU Sports you have a supplier who is accessible and offers good prices on a wide range of Cricket product.


Rain brings blessings? It’s probably true off the cricket ground. Vienna Cricket Club faced UNCC in the last game of regular season. Going into the match both teams sat at top of the table with 23 points each. Having played 6 games and winning 5.

At first it didn’t look as if there was any chance for a cricket match. Dark skies, rain around the ground. But there were enough dry hours to get a T20 match through.

Quinton Norris won the toss and just as last week he elected to bat first. VCC kept a healthy run rate and ended up scoring 157 off their 20 overs and losing 7 wickets.

UNCC came into bat with some drizzle on the field. Losing 3 wickets within the powerplay didn’t make things easier. UN were all out for 111 after 19 overs.

With that Vienna Cricket Club finish regular season on top of the table and will face Sub-Continental Cricket Club Graz on sunday the 13th for a chance to be promoted to division 1 of the Austrian T20 league.

Austrian T20 League Div.2 Standings Table

VCC vs. SCC-Graz

With 6 of the 7 Austrian T20 League matches played VCC has now won 5 of those. The latest of the wins coming against Subcontinental Cricket Club Graz.

The skipper Q. Norris won the toss and elected to bat first. VCC put up a score of 183/6. With a 50 each coming from Abdullah and Ashwin. SCCG in response tried to chase but were kept silent by Mark, and Wali first. Abdullah, Jonny, Himi, and Phil were able to continue with the pressure and thus cleaning up SCCG for 121/10.

See the full score under: https://crichq.com/matches/850290/1st_innings

Training Nets for Season 2020

The following teams have access to the nets in the season 2020:

  • Monday: BCCA
  • Tuesday: SEP CC
  • Wednesday: ICCV
  • Friday: Lords CC

The teams are allowed to use the two net lanes for their net sessions and the green on the outside of the ground for other training purposes.

The middle shall not be used. Thursdays are reserved for Vienna CC.

Match report VCC vs. LCC – Open League Grand Final Edition

It was with great anticipation that Vienna Cricket Club made its way down to Seebarn in its search for an elusive 4th open league title. Lords cricket club had performed well all year, and the match promised to be captivating for both devoted supporters and neutrals alike. The first attempt at winning on the grand stage had been thwarted by rain the previous Sunday. The single innings completed would count for nothing, with sumptuous hundreds and truly majestic 4-fa’s forgotten as if they had never occurred.

Which brings us finally to the big dance. Much like the previous weekend, Lords would be batting first. The two Lords openers had scored with aplomb throughout the season and were by far the key wickets, and we were expectedly jubilant when big Dan Eckstein (1-34) managed to induce an edge behind from the opposition skipper. Wali (2-47) pounded away relentlessly from the other end as he had all year, and was rewarded as he burst through the defense of the Lords first drop. The VCC bowling continued to plug away, another wicket falling cheaply as the runs were kept to a minimum.

After the break the big moment was on the horizon as the smaller, balder Dan (2-36) managed to strike one batsmen plumb LBW. The pressure of the match situation and the falling wickets was telling, as Dan then managed to sneak one through the defences of the Lords opening batsmen, dismissing him for 71 and bringing his total runs against VCC to a paltry 180 in two innings. The remainder of the innings was characterized by some good bowling, some luck for the batsmen, and some sloppy fielding. The always wily AB (2-32) managed to jag a couple, Wali added another scalp, and there was a frantic run out towards the end as Lords finished on 9-198.

With the hard work ahead of us, Ram and Big Dan strolled out to the middle. Ram was unfortunately given out LBW in controversial circumstances, and the chase was off to a bad start. Mark SP would follow him soon after, a leading edge popping up to cover. The storm was weathered at first by big Dan, smashing sixes and fours at will on his way to 44- one of his massive sixes flying straight through the middle of the two flag poles. Erwin Grasinger (60*) managed to hold the fort at the other end, running hard and hitting the gaps to keep the target in reach. When the big D experience was dismissed, Pete and AB followed soon after and VCC was truly up against it, or so it seemed. The run rate was rising, and hopes were starting to fade. A captains knock was required, and our glorious leader would provide nothing less as he joined Erwin at the crease. The skipper truly putting on a clinic as he took toll of anything remotely in his area, running hard with Erwin and hitting bowlers off their lines. Erwin was no less dominating, silkily placing the ball wherever he wished and making you wonder if it wasn’t really Michael Bevan out there!

Quinton was finally dismissed for 64 with 20 odd to get. Dan Stevenson went out and immediately got to work, with anything even slightly straight easily peeled off. A fat lady was observed on the boundary, but on closer inspection turned out to be a collection of Ally’s empties. Never the less, the match was all but ours. Ervs continued doing his thing, and Dan hit the winning runs with 3 balls to spare. That’s it, we’d done it! Congrats to VCC, open league champs 2018!


Match Report VCC vs. ACCW – Open League Semi Final

A much anticipated fixture began as Quinton lost the toss and we were sent in to bat. Big Dan Eckstein and Ram opened up with a mixture of exciting strokeplay and skillfull negation. Both batsmen made use of anything too full or wide as they laid a solid platform, bringing up the 100 partnership before Dan was dismissed for a brutal 57. Whilst Ram held the fort, we were unable to capitalise on the glowing start and lost 4 wickets for not many. When Ram was dismissed for 40, VCC was staring down the barrell of a sub par total. But just when we needed it, Captain Quinton (32) and Dan Stevenson (16) combined to produce a brilliant counterattack, hitting the gaps, running hard, and also smashing the odd boundary. After our 40 overs, VCC managed a very defendable 197.

Despite putting up a decent total we knew we would have to not just bowl and field well, but also produce a little bit of magic were we to win this game against a much vaunted ACCW batting line up. That magic was provided by seasoned campaigner Mark Surridge when he held onto an absolute rain maker, the result of Dan Eckstein (1-38) inducing a rash shot from the ACCW opener. The grind continued, our backs right up against it as the opposition batsmen settled in. Some great pressure created in the field led to 2 more wickets just as the ACCW batsmen were looking to go up a gear. With the match firmly in the balance, enter the beguiling AB (3-34). With just the right blend of accuracy and clever variations, he managed to dry up the runs and extract 3 crucial wickets in the spell that turned the game. Our noses just in front for the first time in the match, Wali (2-33) was brought back into the attack to really drive home the advantage. And that he did, taking 2 wickets in two balls, the second of which was virtually unplayable. A few nervous overs and a couple of easy run outs later and ACCW were all out for 163, sending VCC through to the big dance!

By Michael Henry

Results June 2018

June 16: Open League vs. Sri Lanka CC

Vienna CC – 256/10 (39.3 Overs)
Sri Lanka CC – 110/10 (26.2 Overs)

Vienna CC won by 146 runs.

June 23: Open League vs. Ljubljana CC

Vienna CC – 270/5 (40 Overs)
Ljubljana CC – 160/10 (29.3 Overs)

Vienna CC won by 110 runs.

June 23: T20 vs. Ljubljana CC

Ljubljana CC – 270/4 (20 Overs)
Vienna CC – 160/10 (18 Overs)

Ljubljana CC won by 110 runs.

June 24: T20 vs. Bulls Cricket Club

Vienna CC – 159/4 (20 Overs)
Ljubljana CC – 151/10 (19.2 Overs)

Vienna CC won by 8 runs.

June 30: T20 vs. PAK Riders CC

PAK Riders CC – 180/4 (20 Overs)
Vienna CC – 162/5 (20 Overs)

PAK Riders CC won by 18 runs.