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.
A new wicket will be laid at Seebarn, home of Vienna Cricket Club, Austria’s oldest cricket club, and Austria’s oldest dedicated cricket ground before the start of the 2014 season. Continue reading “New pitch to be laid in Seebarn”
The Scorecards from the 2014 Vienna CC Wintercup are up now on Crichq at:
Congratulations to Wanstead & Snaresbrook CC from Essex on winning the tournament.
Come along to Geringergasse (U3 Simmering) anytime this weekend…or Sunday afternoon for the finals.
Winter Cup 2014 directions here.
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.
Vienna CC lost their semi-final against eventual tournament winners, Austria CC Wien in Graz. In the final, ACC beat hosts Afghan Steiermark CC to take the trophy. ACC’s Shivam Subhash was awarded the trophy for best bowler, while Shadnan Afridi (ASCC) collected the award for the best batsman. Vienna CC’s attentions will now turn to the VCC Wintercup, taking place in Vienna on 22-23 February 2014, with Vienna CC and UCC Seebarn being joined by Lords CC, CC Bayern München, Warsaw CC, Wansted CC, Failand & Portbury CC and Touregs CS.
The date for the AGM of the Austrian Cricket Association has been set for Saturday 1 March 2014, from 11:00-15:00. The meeting will be held at in the 2nd floor of the Sportgymnasium, Rochusgasse 3-5, A-1030 Vienna. The club will be represented at the meeting, which is important with regard to many issues surrounding cricket in Austria.