Austria's opening match victory over Gibraltar was captured by Peter Worth - from Cobham Avorians CC (Daniel Stevenson's club). Many thanks to Peter for his lensmanship - and great to see the competitive début of Austria's National Team kit, for which particular thanks must be given to Darren Talbot from T20 International, for his assistance in getting the kit together for the squad.
Unfortunately this time around the National Team were not to emulate their 8 run victory over Guernsey in 2011's corresponding tournament, on this occasion batting first and mustering only 115 all out, which Guernsey chased down with ease. ICC Europe TV has highlights videos of both innings.
The National Team squad to represent Austria at the ICC Europe Division I T20 Championships on 8-13 July 2013 has been announced. A fifteen man squad has been named, with a further five players listed as potential replacements. The team will be captained by Amir Naeem (Pakistan CC).
The Austrian National Team warmed up for the ICC Europe Division 1 (T20) tournament with a match against Roffey CC. Batting first Austria scored 144-7 in their 20 overs, with the target of just over 7 runs an over proving not too steep a challenge for Roffey CC, who won by 7 wickets. Thanks are due to hosts Roffey CC for their hospitality and making their facilities available for Austria to play a final warm-up match before the start of ICC Europe Division 1.