A History of the Vienna Cricket Club Wintercup
The Wintercup began back in 1987 initially as a competition between Viennese clubs, with the aim of developing younger Austrian players and to provide people with an opportunity of playing cricket during the harsh Viennese winter. In 1992, the tournament became an international affair, and the competition has since seen teams from across Europe (including England, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, France and the Czech Republic) participating in the six-a-side tournament. Visiting teams from England have frequently won the tournament with previous winners including Farsley CC, Pudsey Congs CC and Madisons CC, all of whom won the tournament after winning the ECB indoor title.
The competition is unique in many ways, with many high calibre players having taken part, including Simon Ecclestone (Somerset CCC), James Foster (Essex CCC and England) and Jeremy Snape (Gloucs., Leics., and Northants. CCCs and England).