‼️Nicki Cooke appointed therapist for Kiwi teams

Nicki Cooke wearing her IC Sports Clinic shirt

IC Sports Therapies can now confirm that Nicki Cooke is going to Adelaide for the 2019 Australian Indoor Cricket Masters Championships, as Team Therapist for the New Zealand Central and Northern Masters teams. She will be away for the period of the 24th May to the 2nd June.

Action Indoor Sports Salisbury (SA) in Adelaide will be hosting the 2019 Australian Masters Championships, which will take place from 25 May – 1 June 2019.

Nicki will therefore not be available, should you have been wishing to schedule an appointment with her during the period of her absence.

If you would like to make a booking with Nicki, please Book Nicki Cooke online, or phone us on 9477-3103 so that we can arrange another time (starting in the first week of June) for you.

Thank you.

South African Rhinos cricket team thanks Nicki Cooke

A massive thank you from the SA Rhinos for assisting us.
“A massive thank you from the SA Rhinos for assisting us.”

The South African Rhinos team has unanimously decided to give <team mascot> Sydney to Nicki Cooke in appreciation of her support and service to the team and her passionate desire to make a difference to the rhino species.

We know that you will cherish and nurture her… thank you again.
— Roger Moult and the RHINOS

Over 50s Cricket World Cup South African Squad

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Number Surname First Name Club affiliation Provincial teams represented Batting Style Bowling Style
1 Bing Brad Claremont CC Western Province Right-hand bat Slow left-arm orthodox
2 Coller Bernie Cape Town CC NA Right-hand bat Right-arm mediun
3 Craigen Kevin Potchefstroom CC Free State Left-hand bat Slow left-arm orthodox
4 Duncan David Stanley CC Eastern Province Courtly Districts Right-hand bat Right-arm mediun
5 Du Plessis Paul Scorpions CC Northern Free State Coumy Districts Right-hand bat Slow left-arm orthodox
6 Fletcher Mark Diamond Diggers CC Griqualand West Right-hand bat Wicketkeeper
7 Haswell Mike Alendo (Malawi) Wales Minor Counties Left-hand bat left-arm medium
8 Koster Ralph SidburyCC Griqualand West, Western Province Right-hand bat Right-arm medium
9 Marx Peter Pine lands CC NA Right-hand bat Right-arm offbreak
10 McLean Brian Cowichan United Eastern Province Coumy Districts Left-hand bat Right-arm slow
11 Meeser Roy Fish Hoek CC Western Province Right-hand bat Wicketkeeper
12 Mellors Carl Cronkboune CC Boland Right-hand bat Right-arm medium
13 Milne Kevin HOGS CC Free State Right-hand bat Right-arm medium
14 Rippon Warne SidbuyCC Border, Free State and Transvaal Right-hand bat Right-arm offbreak
15 Ryall Richie Techs Mutual CC Western Province Right-hand bat Wicketkeeper
16 van der Rheede Riaan Scorpions CC SA Universities, WP Schools Left-hand bat Right-arm medium
Player/Manager Moult Roger Cape Town CC Border, Griqualand West Right-hand bat Right-arm slow
Coach Thomson Paul Cape Town CC
Non-travelling reserves
1 Frasier Iain
2 Bergins Howie
3 Malamba Rodney

Over 50s Cricket World Cup Pakistani Squad

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Pakistan Veterans cricket team will be participating in the inaugural Over-50s Cricket World Cup to be held in Sydney from Nov 21-Dec 5. This was disclosed by Fawad Ijaz Khan, Chairman Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association here on Thursday.

Eight countries are participating in the Veterans World Cup including Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, England, South Africa, Sir Lanka, Canada and Wales. Each team will play seven matches on single league basis and top four will move to semifinals with the final set for Dec 5.

The Pakistan Veterans Over 50s team was finalized in a PVCA board of directors meeting simultaneously held on Wednesday in Karachi and Lahore through a video conference. Former Test player Ejaz Ahmed, who played 38 Tests and 32 ODIs for the country, has been named as captain of the team while former ODI Player Ghulam Ali will be the vice captain.

The team also includes two former ODI players Sajid Ali and Shahid Anwar. Former Test player Kabir Khan has been named as coach and Chief Executive PVCA Ashiq Hussain Qureshi will be the manager.

Squad: Ijaz Ahmed (Captain), Ghulam Ali (Vice Captain), Shahid Anwar, Ghaffar Kazmi, Dastgir Butt, Babar Altaf Butt, Malik Amir Tauseef,  Javed Hafeez, Imtiaz Tarar, Jaffar Qureshi, Asim Jah, Sagheer Abbas, Asif Hayat, Sajid Ali, Mazhar Hussain, Zafar Ali.

Officials: Ashiq Hussain Qureshi (Manager), Kabir Khan (Coach).

 

Source: Ijaz Ahmed to lead Pakistan in over-50s Veterans World Cup, September 14, 2018

Over 50s Cricket World Cup Welsh Squad

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We would like to announce the Welsh squad selected for the 2018 Over-50s Cricket World Cup, to represent Wales in the first over 50’s cricket World Cup, based in Sydney, Australia.

It will be a serious, competitive tournament involving teams from most of the Testplaying nations. This will be a great opportunity for the world’s best over 50’s cricketers to showcase their talents and compete for national glory!

The tournament will be held over a two-week period on some great Sydney grounds and will involve a round-robin system where each country plays each other, culminating in semi-finals and a grand finale.

Wales Over-50s has a Twitter account. It is: https://twitter.com/wales_over_50s?lang=en. They can be reached at @wales_over_50s.

The Squad

Jonny Jones Skewen Cricket Club Captain
Roy Emmott Newport Fugitives Cricket Club Vice-Captain
Steve Maddocks Briton Ferry Steel Cricket Club
Paul Murphy Usk Cricket Club
Lee Williams Baglan Cricket Club
Arvind Aswani Usk Cricket Club
Paul Donovon Tata Steel Cricket Club
John Kenchington Brecon Cricket Club
Chris Hudson Dafen Cricket Club
Leighton O’Connor Llechryd Cricket Club
Neal Williams Cresselly Cricket Club
Ian Poole Kilgetty Cricket Club
Adam Glaznieks Swansea Civil Service Cricket Club
Mark Donovon Tata Steel Cricket Club
Neil Williams Pwllheli Cricket Club
Adrian Webber Croesyceiliog Cricket Club
Mike Lloyd Llangennych Cricket Club Team Manager

 

Over 50s Cricket World Cup England Squad

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England has named its touring party for the 2018 Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Sydney. It is a full group, including two managers, two umpires and a doctor. The playing squad itself is a formidable one, featuring many of the top players from the very strong over-50s county circuit in England.

They have also received much-appreciated sponsorship from JBS, Serious Cricket, Grey Nicholls and Smile Group Travel.

England’s first World Cup match is against Sri Lanka at Hurstville Oval on November 21.

Over-50s Cricket World Cup England Over-50s has a Twitter account. It is: https://twitter.com/CountiesEngland?lang=en. They can be reached at @countiesengland.

England Counties Preliminary Sydney World Cup Tour Party 2018:

Team manager, Peter Rider, England 50+
Assist manager, Ian Jones, England 50+
Scorer, Paul Bridge, England U 19’s
Doctor, Ian Bishop, Devon
Umpire, Stuart Aitken,Middx
Umpire, Raf Patel, Essex.

Captain, Gary Loveday Berks
V Capt, Stephen Foster,Yorks

Players: Kevin Bradley, Yorks
Neil Brathwaite,Essex
Neil Burns, Essex
Sean Cooper, Suffolk
Andy Davis, Berks
Raja Hayat, Leics
Mel Hussain, Essex
Mo Fayyaz, Essex
Simon Myles, Berks
Nick Newman, Leics
Calvin Priest, Shrops
Jason Robinson,Warws
Duncan Watson,Herts
Mark Wilson, Yorks
Standby:
Scott Stratton, Sussex
Julian Poulter, Surrey
Mo Shahzanar, Yorks
David Snelgrove,Lancs
John Courtney, Gloucester

Part Travel sponsor-JBS
Kit sponsor-Serious Cricket
Part sponsor-Grey Nicholls
Travel operator-Smile Group Travel.

Over 50s Cricket World Cup New Zealand Squad

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New Zealand has named its 2018 Over-50s Cricket World Cup squad. With nine former first-class players and a number of senior club cricketers, this will be a team to watch.

The 16-man squad to compete in the Over-50s World Cup is as follows:

Nigel Fletcher (captain) (Auckland)
Dean Askew (Auckland)
Adrian Dale (Auckland)
Lincoln Doull (Hawkes Bay)
Peter Escott (Auckland)
Brent Fleming (Canterbury)
David Fulton (Manawatu)
Craig Gibb (Canterbury)
Mike Jamieson (Auckland)
Hamish Kember (Canterbury)
Robbie Kerr (Wellington)
David Leonard (Nelson)
Andrew Nuttall (Canterbury)
Martin Pennefather (Wanganui)
Richard Petrie (Wellington)
Mason Robinson (Nelson)

The pool of nominees was very strong and several good players have missed out.

Source : New Zealand Cricket

Over 50s Cricket World Cup Canadian Squad

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The Canadian squad for the 2018 Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Sydney looks like a very good team, featuring at least 5 players with first-class and/or List-A experience.

Among these are Rohan Jayasekera, who played Test cricket for Sri Lanka; Brian Rajadurai, whose leg-breaks took almost 100 first-class and List-A wickets at an average of 25; and Farooq Kirmani, who has coached Canada and played first-class cricket in Pakistan.

Canada’s first match is against the hosts, Australia, at Drummoyne Oval on November 21.

Congratulations to all the players, and to Asad Khan and the Canadian Seniors Cricket Association for assembling the side – good luck for the tournament!

Canada’s Squad:

1. Talal Iqbal (Captain)
2. Farooq Kirmani (Player-Coach)
3. Rohan Jayasekera
4. David Mohammed
5. Mahmood Ahmad
6. Vishan De Mel
7. Puvi Ravishankar
8. Roy Singh
9. Brian Rajadurai
10. Vincent Correia
11. Abhilash Patel
12. Javed Qureshi
13. Rudy Gibson
14. Shantha Jayasekera
15. Syed Rafiullah
16. Asad Khan (Vice Captain)

Reserves:

1. Moazzam Jamal
2. Kanti Patel
3. Gokul Kamat
4. Tariq Yousaf

Support Staff:

1. Dean Fernandez (Team Manager)
2. Adnan Khan (Scorer)
3. Humayun Wahab (Publicity Officer)

Over 50s Cricket World Cup Canadian squad

Over 50s Cricket World Cup Sri Lankan Squad

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Sri Lanka has announced its squad for the Over-50s World Cup. The side will be led by former Sri Lankan international Marlon von Hagt and contains a number of fit and experienced cricketers who will be familiar with local conditions.

The full squad is:

Marlon von Hagt (captain)
Kesara de Costa
Lalin de Silva
Duminda de Silva
Richie de Silva
Shane Fernando
Andre Gunasekere
Russell Ingram
Roshan Ismail
Maxwell Labrooy
Gavin Mallawaratchy
Haran Nagendran
Boyd Parsons
Janaka Rambukwella
Senarath Seneviratne
Shafeek Rahim

Source: Over-50s Cricket World Cup on Facebook

Over 50s Cricket World Cup Australian Squad

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“On behalf of our Australian National O50s Selectors & Australian O50s Committee, we announce the 16 man Squad and 4 Reserves for the 2018 Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Sydney with the first match commencing on Wednesday 21 November.

The squad

The squad selected is:

Peter Solway ACT (captain)
Trent Ryan QLD (vice captain)
Bill Blair VIC
Greg Briggs NSW
Gavin Brown QLD
Anthony Clark NSW
Stephen Gollan WA
Rowan Harry NSW
Warwick Hayes NSW
Darren Hill VIC
Brad Mant WA
Todd O’Keefe NSW
Joe Santostefano WA
Tim Sargent SA
John Short NSW
Darren Smith NSW

Reserve Players:

Stuart Crisp NSW
Craig Gislingham VIC
Andrew Knight QLD
Paul Nemes ACT

Michael Van Zuyden from Victoria is appointed the Manager of the Squad.

Congratulations to all and our best wishes for what we expect to be 2 weeks of exciting competition.

Best regards
Mal Coleman
On behalf of
O50 Committee & Selectors”

Source: Over-50s Cricket World Cup on Facebook

Like to know a little more about the NSW lads playing for the side? Check out this news article at Veteran Cricket NSW: Meet Our Over 50s Nationals