Monthly Archives: April 2015

Austria A-Team Trial on Friday! Good luck to all!


We are approaching the final trial for the Austria A-Team for 2015, which will take place this Friday, 1st May from 13:00 at ACS, Markommanenstrasse, 1220 Wien. We have ended up with over 50 nominations from 11 clubs – which is great. Austria shirt

Here is some important information about the trial.

  • The trial will start at 13:00 and so players should arrive in time to be ready and changed for action. Late arrival will not be seen as good practice.
  • Each player is responsible for bringing and looking after their own kit – no bats/pads/etc. will be provided by SNASY/ACA for the trial.
  • The forecast for Friday isn’t great, but the trial will take place whatever the weather.
  • During the trial, we will require from the players information about nationality and length of time in Austria etc. More details are available from your club chairmen.

After the trial, a group of between 20 – 25 players will be selected to attend the regular Austria A-Team training which will take place every Wednesday and Friday evening at ACS. As stated before, players will be selected based on trials and on performances for their clubs and will include a balance of batsmen, keepers, fast and slow bowlers. As it is focused on the future, only players up to the age of 30 will be eligible and selection will be based purely on ability and potential. Players and clubs will be notified as soon as possible.

Good luck to all players!

Best Cricketing Wishes,

Matt Toogood, Oscar Wanigasekera

SNASY Academy Training to Start again on 25th April at ACS

As many of you know, the SNASY Institute was created last year working with the Austria Cricket Association to provide a focus for the development of youth and women’s cricket in Austria. This was built on an idea that had been discussed for a number of years – that a successful cricketing future in Austria depends on a successful junior and youth program. Continue reading

Young Austria A-Team : Nominations for 2015

Austrian A-Team Update

Last summer, we announced the creation of an Austrian A-Team. We are now in a position to take this further in 2015 with trials, an international tournament and a tour to the UK all in the planning.

Austria shirt The Austria A-Team will act as an extension to the youth SNASY Academy and will further strengthen our future National Team.

Coaching will be headed and led by Oscar Wanigasekera and he will be supported by Marcel Biersteker. The aim is to select and develop around 20 exceptional young players, who have the potential to be key contributors to the National Teams of the future.  Continue reading