Austria national cricket team

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Austria Logo
ICC membership granted 1992
ICC member status Affiliate member
ICC development region Europe
World Cricket League division N/A
Captain Timothy Simpson
Coach Colin Siller
First recorded match 18 August 1997 v Malta at Zuoz, Switzerland
As of 2 September 2009

The Austrian Cricket Team is the representative cricket team of the country of Austria.

Austria was elected to the ICC in 1992 and is today an ICC Affiliate Member.

The Austrian National Team is composed of players who belong to Austrian cricket clubs and play their cricket either wholly or predominantly in the Austrian cricket leagues. The National Team is selected in line with ICC regulations on player eligibility, with the team composed of a mixture of Austrian citizens, residents and acquired passport holders, and with a maximum of 2 deemed nationals who have been resident for a minimum of 4 years.

International competition[edit]

The Austrian National Team has participated in a considerable number of international tournaments, including hosting three tournaments since 2000:

2000 ECC (European Cricket Council) Representative Festival (5 teams – Norway, Slovenia, Croatia, Finland and Austria) 2001 ECC Trophy in Seebarn and Velden (10 teams – Sweden, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Belgium, Austria, Croatia and Finland) 2002 ECC European Cricket Championships, B Division in Northern Ireland (6 teams – Austria, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Israel and Portugal) 2003 ECC Notts Sport Trophy in Seebarn and Markomannenstrasse (11 teams – Malta, Portugal, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Greece, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Austria and Norway)

They have been placed in Division Five of the newly expanded European Championship from 2008.

Tournament history[edit]

European Cricket Championship[edit]

  • 2002 (Division Two): 6th place
  • 2009 (Division Four): 3rd place

Club Cricket in Austria[edit]

There are three club competitions within Austria: the ACA (Austrian Cricket Association) League, and ACA Trophy (north & south).

The ACA League comprises (in 2006) 14 teams, 10 of which are based in Vienna. The ACA Trophy sometimes includes teams from outside Austria, for example from Poland and the Czech Republic.

The future[edit]

Austria will play in the ICC European Division 1 Championship (T20) in Jersey and Guernsey, to be held from 19–24 July.[1]

Current squad[edit]

The following list contains the 13 players in Austria's squad for the European Cricket Championship Division 4:[2]
  • Timothy Simpson (Captain)
  • Muhammad Akhtar
  • Klemens Cathcart
  • Erwin Grasinger
  • Lakmal Kasthuriarachchige
  • Satish Kaul
  • Benjamin Loader
  • Amar Naeem
  • Ranga Peiris
  • Wasif Saluja
  • Nitin Sharma
  • Shivam Subhash
  • Satyam Subhash
  • Dominik Gundacker
  • Aamir Malik

See also[edit]