Monthly Archives: June 2015

Coaches Profile



IMG_5987Life Member: Essendon CC,  Williamstown CC, West Newport CC

Club Coach Gunbower CC 2008-Present

Captain Coach Williamstown CC Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association 2005-2008

Champion Premiers Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association 2008

Director Coaching: St Kevin’s College Toorak Associated Public Schools Victoria 1999-2003

Club Coach Essendon CC: Victorian Premier Cricket 1996 – 2003

Selector Victorian Premier Cricket Under 19 Australian Championship 1998-1999

Assistant Coach Essendon CC: Victorian Premier Cricket Victoria 1994-1996

Crusaders Cricket Australia 1994- Present

Captain Coach Broadmeadows CC: Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association 1991-1994

Captain Coach “Team of the Century” BroadmeadowsCC: Vic Sub-District Cricket Association

Captain Coach Williamstown CC: Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association 1986-1991

DIRECTOR PRIVATE COACHING 1986 – PRESENT (Coordinator Cricket Tournaments/Camps)

Australian Cricket Board Cricket Coach Accreditation: LEVEL ONE 1986       LEVEL TWO: 1987


Club Coach Bologna CC: Italy 2005-2008

Director Italian Cricket Academy: Based–Melbourne, Victoria Australia 2005

Club Coach PGS Roma CC: Italy 2008-2011

Club Coach Latina CC: Italy 2012-2013

Austria CC: Vienna, Austria, Guest Specialist Coach 2005-Present (Assisting Siva & Shivam)

Hercules CC: Amsterdam, Cricket Consultant 2014-Present

Coordinated Junior Cricket Tournament: Austria CC & PGS Roma in Rome, Italy 2010

Final Austria A-Team Pool Selected

We are pleased to announce that following the training sessions and matches, a final Austria A-Team Pool has been selected – 21 players from 6 ACA clubs.  This Pool will continue to train together twice weekly and will act as the source of players for the 14 man UK Tour Squad and the Three way Tournament in July.

We should like to thank all players who have participated in the training and trials this year – all have contributed to the improvement of Cricket in Austria  – and congratulations to all those selected in the final A-Team Pool for 2015 and good luck in their further training and matches ahead.

Best Cricketing Wishes

Oscar, Marcel, Lulitha and Matt

Full List of Austria A-Team Pool 2015

Shadnan Khan (capt)
Abdullah Ahmadzai
Akbarjan Abdullah
Amanullah Ahmadzai
Aqib Iqbal
Arslan Arif
Asim Ijaz
Baser Khan
Habib Ahmadzai
Habibullah Aman
Kailash Klair
Kunal Joshi
Mark Simpson-Parker
Mohamad Waqar Zalmai
Mohammad Bilal Zalmai
Mumtaz Tanha
Navin Wijesekera
Pamir Khan
Razmal Shigiwal
Sahil Bharti
Zadran Sahel

ACCW Future Schools Cup – record breaking 5,700 runs in Two Days

IMG_2315 The 15th year of the popular Austria Cricket Club Wien Future Schools Cup took place on 6th/7th June at the Austria Cricket Stadium in Vienna. In two days, 5,715 runs were scored by the 92 young players from over 10 different clubs and schools from Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic and Austria, playing in 38 matches – all of which are records to date – on three pitches and in glorious sunshine!
For the last fIMG_2255ew years, the tournament has focused on the younger, less experienced players and particularly on schools development – with over 90 kids
aged between 5 and 14 taking part in a five team hardball (42 players) and an eight team softball (50 players) competition.


Regular visitors and friends from Munich and Velden, CCV91 were there, and in addition there were new teams – the Bat and Ball club from Budapest, Hungary, the Czech Republic U13 team and an U11 school baIMG_2392sed team trained by Cricketers Cricket Club, Vienna. It was great to have these teams taking part and they both fitted in whilst also adding to the event. Particularly pleasing was the success of the school based teams – CCC and the Vienna Bilingual School team, which is trained regularly by ACCW and SNASY, and has been softball champions for the last 2 years.  In addition, cricketers from SLCC, PCC and UNCC joined the hosts, ACC, as part of the SNASY ACADEMY and SNASY Masters programs. And also pleasing, was the so named Central Europe Girls team made up of 9 players from Vienna, Prague and Munich playing together for the first time – 5 of whom were playing in their first ever tournament!

The softball competition, for younger less experienced players, showed a dramatic improvement in the quality of cricket being played over the two days, while the hardball version was most memorable for the many close matches being decided on the last ball of the allotted overs!


The perennial goals of the event were that the players should meet new and old friends, play a good level of competitive cricket, gain match practice and have fun! Through these goals are delivered the key objective – the development of players, both on and off the field.  Having been involved in the tournament now for seven years, this development can be clearly seen – both in terms of the quality of the cricket being played by the teams, the number of players taking part and the performances of individuals.

Players found themselves playing not only for their own team, but also helping other teams IMG_2378whose numbers were lower – and this further promoted the great spirit and the positive and respectful behaviours seen.  One experienced senior umpire from Hungary said “such a pleasant change to umpire without the tantrums and whining… not a single word of complaint all day”. The keenness of the players was a pleasure to see – the willingness to play for any side as long as it meant more cricket.  Feedback from the young players, coaches and parents would suggest that the goals were again achieved – particularly the fun!


As ever, the support of the umpires, scorers, officers, coaches (Mike Kwan, Eric Holmes, Scot Page, Thomas Puehringer, Andrew Leckonby, Anish Gupta, Walter Blaschke, Marcus Rigler, Andrea Mae Zepeda, Taki Rezai), players and, importantly, parents of the clubs was vital to its success and the whole event was supported practically and financially by the SNASY Institute and the Austrian Cricket Association.  I would like again to thank them all for their contributions – and particularly to Austria Cricket Club Wien for hosting another great Future Schools Cup


(Report by Matt Toogood, Tournament Director and Director of Cricket, SNASY)