In June 2010 Cregagh C.C. embarked on their most ambitious tour to date, by playing in two different countries in two days.

On 12th June we played a fledgling Slovakian eleven, at Hajske Stadium on a Flix pitch, running out winners by 8 wickets, in a twenty/twenty game, whilst appreciating the fine spirit and hospitality of Vladimir Chudacik and his Slovakian compatriots. It was great to see the group of young Slovakians so passionate about Cricket!

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The next day we travelled the 80 kilometres that separate the closest two European capitals to play against a strong Vienna C.C. side, at their picturesque Seebarn ground.

Cregagh batted first and scored 175 for 4 against a lively bowling attack, in their 30 overs thanks to largely a battling 54 not out from opener Ian Kerr, and a magnificent quickfire 74 not out from David McCormick. 

Cregagh eventually won the match by 50 runs, with bowling honours shared by the father/son duo of Phil and Mark Thompson who took 5 of the Austrian wickets to fall. Special mention must go to the Austrian man of the match, skipper Mark Surridge, who took 4 for 29, and followed it with a fine 43 with the bat.

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Another wonderful and rewarding experience, as Cregagh continue to support cricket throughout Europe, with plans already at an advanced stage to further this process in Croatia next year.