Vienna CC’s curry night kicked off with drinks at The Duke on Burggasse and then curry at the Moghulhof just over the road. Some of the group then adjourned for drinks at The Lizard just down the street.
The cricket gods were smiling, and presented us with a beautiful day as Vienna cricket club took on Bangladesh Cricket Club Austria in the first friendly match of the year. Our fearless leader Quinton strategically lost the toss and we were promptly sent into bat at Seebarn cricket ground. Continue reading “Match Report – Friendly vs Bangladesh CC Austria”
Richard Asher has written a great piece for Cricbuzz about his experiences playing cricket in Austria, as well as about the cricket scene and history of the game in Austria.
The full article can be found here on Cricbuzz.
There will be a touch of sadness about Vienna CC’s next friendly vs United Nations CC this coming weekend in Seebarn (on 24 April), with the match being played for the Brian Lewis Trophy, named after United Nations CC’s founder and President, who recently died after a lengthy illness aged 70. United Nations CC are, after Vienna Cricket Club, Austria’s oldest continuously existing cricket club, with Brian having been a founder of the club. Continue reading “Vienna CC to play United Nations CC in friendly for the Brian Lewis Trophy”
After two decades as the home of cricket in Austria and home to Vienna CC, Vienna CC finally managed to win Austria’s ACA Open League, with victory over Pakistan CC in the final. After so many near misses down the years – from seasons where we fell in the semi-final after brushing all opponents away with ease in the preliminary round, or being caught tantalisingly close the title, 2015 was the year the luck changed, and Vienna CC were able to celebrate a third Open League Title, the first since 2004, and also a maiden Open League title in Seebarn. The club’s only previous trophy win at Seebarn had been in the old ACA Trophy – played as a 40 over straight knock-out – in 2000.
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”
Thanks to Yoshan Moodley for compèring last night’s End of Season dinner and awards ceremony. The winners are as follows:
Wolfgang Tesar Medal – Player of the Year Award:
(runner-up) Abdullah Akbar
Kerry Tattersall Medal – Man of the Year Award:
shared by Daniel Ali and Abdullah Akbar
Benji Loader Golden Box award:
Venkat Musku (defended).
A full Vienna CC XI took the field thanks to the hard work of Elijah and Venkat in getting a team together to take on our guests from Holland. The players and travelling companions were on their annual tour, with many players having played for over 40 years. Batting first, openers Tim Simpson and Venkat Musku fell cheaply, but Erwin Grasinger (29 retired) and Simon Birch (18) lead the comeback. Later order runs for Rakib and Abdullah helped push the score up to a very creditable 116 of our alloted 20 overs. Continue reading “Comfortable Win for Vienna CC in first game vs Quick 1888 Nijmegen”
We welcome a Dutch touring side – based predominantly in Nijmegen, and who are members of the Dutch XL Club (Still Going Strong / SGS CC) for games in Seebarn starting today, many of whom are also affiliated to Quick 1888 CC. Start times are listed in brackets. Continue reading “Teams to face Dutch touring side 9-11 May”
The Danube Benders – a mixed group of native cricketers from Hungary – were in Seebarn this weekend, playing against Vienna CC. While it was just about dry enough to be able to play without interruption, it was a somewhat windy window for cricket – the ACA T20 match that preceded the fixture on the Sunday saw fielders fielding in hooded tops to keep warm from the wind. Continue reading “Vienna CC host Danube Benders from Hungary”