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: 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: 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
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)


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

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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

Belinda Clark to attend the opening of the Over-50s Cricket World Cup

Belinda Clark

Australian cricket legend Belinda Clark is travelling up from Cricket Australia’s head office in Melbourne to represent CA at the opening of the Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Sydney next month.

In addition to being CA’s Executive General Manager, Community Cricket, Belinda is a genuine legend of international cricket who played 134 internationals for Australia, scoring nearly 5000 runs at an average of 47. She won two World Cups and has captained the Australian women’s team more times than any other player.

She is an officer of the Order of Australia, a member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and a member of the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.

We are delighted that Belinda will be joining us at the opening ceremony on November 20.

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