With Vienna Cricket Club approaching its 40th anniversary it is time to take a look at some of the events down the years that have been part of the Club’s history. This article was originally sent out by e-mail in September 2011 to the members of the club – ten years on from the victory in Seebarn that was overshadowed by England beating Germany 5-1. Continue reading “1 September 2001 – A memorable Vienna derby win”
Five Vienna Cricket Club players have been invited to take part in the preparation programme for the Austrian National Cricket Team in preparation for the ICC Europe Division 2 competition to be held in Essex at the end of June. They are:
- Daniel Ali
- Elijah Dippenar
- Erwin Grasinger
- Benji Loader
- Mark Simpson-Parker
Congratulations to all five. Erwin Grasinger will also be putting the squad through their paces in trying to improve their fitness, while Andrew Simpson-Parker has been appointed National Team Coach for 2014. Andrew will be assisted by Oscar Wanigasekera to help with bowling coaching.
Wisden is publishing a new book in March 2014 called “Elk stopped play and other tales from Wisden’s ‘Cricket Round the World'”, which commemorates 20 years of the Cricket Round the World feature. Cricket in Austria is acknowledged in the introduction, and the 1998 Almanack entry for Austria is reprinted – highlighting Seebarn and Velden’s grounds. Also there is a mention of VCC’s participation in the European Club Championship back in 1993 as part of the feature on Cricket in Italy. A review of the book will soon be appearing on a cricket website near you.