Over 50s Cricket World Cup 2018

Over 50s Cricket World Cup logo

The inaugural Over-50s Cricket World Cup was held in Sydney, Australia, from 20 November to 5 December, 2018.
Hosts Australia joined with 7 other national teams to do battle for the trophy.

IC Sports Therapies both sponsored and provided therapists for the New Zealand team, and have subsequently been invited to South Africa for the Over-50s Cricket World Cup 2020.

Represented are:

The schedule of matches is available here on our site.

Each team will play each other once in a round-robin series. Following the completion of this stage, the top 4 teams will play semi-finals culminating in a Grand Final on Wednesday 5 December 2018 for the 050s Cricket World Cup. The teams 5th–8th which do not reach these semis will play off in their own semi-finals resulting in a Grand Final on Tuesday 4 December 2018 for the 050s Cricket World Plate.

Matches will be 12-a-side but only 11 can bat and only 11 can field at any one time i.e., one player will be a designated non-batter. Matches will be 45 overs a side with unlimited batting but a limit of 9 overs per bowler.

Games will start at 10:15 a.m. and should finish around 4:30 p.m. Each innings will have drinks break (two or more in case of hot weather) and the break between innings will be 45 minutes.

The tournament organisers recently announced that Trevor Chappell will be the Over-50s World Cup Ambassador, and that Australian cricket legend Belinda Clark is to represent Cricket Australia at the opening of the Over-50s World Cup.

In addition there will be two Over 50s Ashes games between England and Australia following the World Cup on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 December 2018 at Sydney venues to be decided[1].

IC Sports Therapies are proud sponsors of the New Zealand team.

[1] Source: Sydney Masters Cricket Assn.

Over 50s Cricket World Cup 2018 Draw

Over 50s Cricket World Cup logo

Below is the full schedule of matches for the 2018 Over-50s Cricket World Cup. All matches start at 10:15 a.m. except where noted. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.

In addition there will be two Over 50s Ashes games between England and Australia following the World Cup on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 December 2018 at Sydney venues to be decided[1].

Wednesday, 21 November


South Africa vs. Wales Rosedale Oval, Warwick Farm
Australia vs. Canada Drummoyne Oval, Drummoyne
Sri Lanka vs. England Hurstville Oval, Hurstville
Pakistan vs. New Zealand Old Kings Oval, Parramatta

Thursday, 22 November


South Africa vs. England Jubilee Oval, Glebe
Australia vs. New Zealand Bexley Oval, Bexley
Pakistan vs. Wales Alan Davidson Oval, Mascot
Canada vs. Sri Lanka Pennant Hills Oval, Pennant Hills

Sunday, 25 November


Australia vs. England Manly Oval
Sri Lanka vs. Wales Airey Park, Strathfield
New Zealand vs. Canada Rosedale Oval, Warwick Farm
South Africa vs. Pakistan Pennant Hills Oval

Monday, 26 November


Australia vs. South Africa Hurstville Oval, Hurstville
Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka Joe McAleer Oval, Glendinning
Canada vs. England Alan Border Oval, Mosman
Wales vs. New Zealand Glenn McGrath Oval, Caringbah

Wednesday, 28 November


England vs. Wales Petersham Oval, Petersham
New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka Kings School Parramatta
Australia vs. Pakistan Mark Taylor Oval Waitara
Canada vs. South Africa Old Kings Oval, Parramatta

Thursday, 29 November

11 a.m. start


Away-to-the-Country Round

England vs. New Zealand Bradman Oval, Bowral
South Africa vs. Sri Lanka Owen Earle Oval, Richmond
Canada vs. Pakistan Benson’s Lane No. 2 Oval, Richmond
Australia vs. Wales Mandalong Oval, Mandalong

Sunday, 2 December


England vs. Pakistan Coogee Oval
New Zealand vs. South Africa Joe McAleer Oval, Glendinning
Australia vs. Sri Lanka Old Kings Oval, Parramatta
Wales vs. Canada Raby No. 1 Oval, Campbelltown

Monday, 3 December


Cup: 1st vs. 4th Hurstville Oval, Hurstville
Cup: 2nd vs. 3rd Rosedale Oval, Warwick Farm
Plate: 5th vs. 8th Old Kings Oval, Parramatta
Plate: 6th vs. 7th Merrylands Oval – TBC

Tuesday, 4 December


Plate Winner 5th/8th vs. Plate Winner 6th/7th Memorial Oval, Bankstown

Wednesday, 5 December

11 a.m. start

Grand Final

?? vs. ?? Drummoyne Oval


[1] Source: Sydney Masters Cricket Assn.

Raoul Sharma

Raoul Sharma

Join us in welcoming Raoul, our newest team member.

Raoul is an experienced sports professional with a deep understanding of anatomy, physiology and sports injuries.

He comes to us direct from England where he spent the last 5 years as a Sports Therapist, providing a wide range of treatments for sports injuries, including mobilisations, massage, rehabilitation and sports specific exercises. He performed diagnosis and assessment of injuries from a clinic base, and on-going patient care recovery during and after treatments.

In 2010, he represented England as one of two Therapists for the Masters (over 35s and 45s) Indoor Cricket team at the World Cup in Australia, and in 2011 he was head therapist for the Men’s, Women’s, Under 19 Boys and Girls World Cup English teams in South Africa.

He has a BSc (Sports Therapy) degree from London Metropolitan University in England, which, going back to 1848, is one of London’s oldest educational institutions.

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The 2015 City2surf is over

The City to Surf is over for another year, and our congratulations go out to the 78,607 people who started. The first male across the line had a time of 00:42:09, and the first female finished in 00:46:32, with the average race time being 01:49:34.

Several of our families ran in the event, and returned with personal best times. Congratulations!

City to Surf

The City2Surf[1] is a road running event held annually in Sydney on the second Sunday in August, covering a 14 kilometre course. Many clients of IC Sports Therapies are participating in this year’s City2surf event on August 9th, and we’d like to remind them – please book your pre- and post-event treatment sessions early, while there are still openings available. Phone 9477-3103 today, or book  during your next visit to the clinic.

The Sydney City2Surf event is a “fun run” as well as a race, attracting both competitive runners and community participants who can choose to run or to walk. The event was first run on 5 September 1971, and on the event’s 40th anniversary, a record 80,000 participants ran, making it the largest run of its kind in the world.

The course record is 40:03, set by Steve Moneghetti in 1991. The women’s record is 45:08 minutes, set by Susie Power in 2001[1].


Two of our clients, photographed during the SMH half-marathon, 17/5/2015
Two of our clients who participated in this year’s Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon on Sunday, May 17th 2015.

Nicki Cooke, Principal Therapist

Our Principal Therapist, Nicki Cooke
Our Principal Therapist,
Nicki Cooke
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A huge Thank You to Nicola Cooke for fixing my neck & getting that horrible headache under control so I can get thru this week. I’m glad we drove 2 hours to see you was worth it & was nice seeing you again. I feel heaps better today – can’t Continue Reading

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  • In continuous practice since 1995
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Diploma of Sports Injury Therapies
  • Certificates in Functional Assessment
  • Level II Sports Trainer
  • Lower Limb Mechanics Level One
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  • Natural Fertility Management
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  • Advanced First Aid
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  • Accredited Cricket Australia Coach
  • Professional Member, Sports Medicine Australia
  • Professional Member, Australian Traditional Medicine Society
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Nicki’s interests

Blowfly Cricket

As Inaugural President of a new brand of cricket for kids with disability, Nicki developed health and first aid policy, and liaised with Cricket NSW.

Blind Cricket

As an accredited Cricket Australia Coach, Nicki has worked with the Aussie Blind Cricket Team and both the NSW and ACT Blind Cricket Teams. She has also worked as Team Therapist and Trainer.
In 2008 she was on the organising committee which hosted the Inaugural Australian Blind Cricket Ashes, and acted as Team Therapist for Australia. She also acted as Tournament Therapist for the 2010 Nationals in Sydney.

Nicki and Richie Benaud
Patron of the Inaugural Australian Blind Cricket Ashes 2008 Tour, Richie Benaud, meets Nicki Cooke

Wheelchair Sport

Since 1998 Nicki has provided remedial massage, sports injury therapy and first response to athletes with disability. With experience at Olympic, Paralympic and World Cup level, Nicki has also travelled to Paris for the French Open (Wheelchair) Tennis, and worked with the WheelBlacks & Australian Steelers at International level.


The last 20% of recovery from injury, accident or illness takes 80% of the time and effort. It is challenging for therapists and frustrating for clients. Often a cheerful word and a fun approach to rehab helps to change mindsets and break down psychological barriers to progress. Research in neuroplasticity cause and effect has resulted in significant improvements for clients.

Masters Sport

Working with Masters Athletes requires a lateral approach, and Nicki feels that athletes at elite level in Masters sport have the most to gain from her experience. Usually therapists aspire to work with young elite athletes so Masters is an area with a paucity of therapy options. Thus she has found a willing and motivated group.

Nicki at the Indoor Cricket Masters World Series, 2010
Nicki at the Indoor Cricket Masters World Series, 2010

Indoor Cricket

Both N.Z. and Australia have benefited from Nicki’s care. In South Africa in 2011, for Opens, and Masters Gold Coast for Australia, the teams under her watchful eye made a clean sweep of all 5 grades.
The N.Z. teams at Masters level took bronze, silver and gold in South Africa in 2013, and their Over 40 Men’s Team took Silver in the 2015 Australian Masters Championships.

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 sides.


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Peter Escott, NZ Over 50s World Cup Cricket Team 2018

Peter Escott NZ Over 50s World Cup Cricket Team 2018 15/02/2019

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Celebrating 25 Years of Service

Celebrating 25 years service

IC Sports Therapies are celebrating 25 years service to the community with some special bonuses for our clients. Check out our recent posts for more details.

*New* – Wellness Drumming Classes

The wellness drumming workshops series runs for 6 weeks at 7-8pm every Tuesday night, from 29-Oct-19 to 3-Dec-19, and provides an introduction to African drumming, rhythm improvisation and a therapeutic experience. Join on the Registration page.

Who are IC Sports Therapies?

IC Sports Therapies was established in 1995, and our team practices Sports Therapy using a wide range of techniques (including Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, Physiotherapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Injury Therapy, Balance Assessment & Correction, and Pain Management & Rehabilitation) at our Clinic in Hornsby, New South Wales.

What can we do for you?

Our qualified and professional therapists are highly skilled and can address issues such as sports injuries and personal fitness, headaches, stiff necks, sore shoulders, low back pain, tired heavy legs, ACL injuries, foot pain, lymphedema, plantar fasciitis, and general aches and pains.

How we care for your Sports Therapy needs:

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Shockwave Therapy

IC Sports Therapies provides Shockwave Therapy.

Shockwave Therapy offers  fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers, this makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.

Shockwave Therapy helps us treat your

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golf Elbow
  • Jumpers Knee /  Patellar Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Supraspinatus Tendonitis
  • Calcific Supraspinatus Tendonitis
  • Trochanter Pain Synodrome
  • Tibial Stress Syndrome

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