England Over 50's World Cup Cricket Team
Nov20th to Dec5th 2018
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"England Over 50s World Cup Tour - THE MOVIE"!
Also - see World Cup Organiser Stirling Hamman's journey as shown on ABC TV:
England beat New Zealand at Bowral to reach semis!
England won their 6th round game against New Zealand at Don Bradman oval with a magnificent performance. New Zealand won the toss and inserted England into bat suspecting that batting conditions would improve later in the day. However, after an early scare losing opener Scott Stratton, Simon 'Smiler' Myles and captain Gary Loveday built a solid partnership with Myles going onto a magnificent 97 and England reaching 232 in their 45 overs. In reply, New Zealand game out all guns firing with international Richard Petrie depositing the fourth ball into road and the black caps reaching a rapid 50. With giant paceman Calvin Priest maintaining a tight line and length at the Pavilion end, Captain Loveday called on superman Myles to bowl who then proceeded to restrict the Kiwis to 19 runs in his 9 overs with a superb spell. With the kiwis now under scoreboard pressure but with wickets in hand, England urgently needed a strike so arch wizard Loveday turned to his not very secret weapon Steve "Fozzie" Foster. Whilst colleagues kept it tight and with Fizzer stealing the key wicket of Dale, Fozzie ripped through the Kiwi batting in a devastating spell of 6-30. The job was done, New Zealand was all out for 182 and England progress through to the the Semi Finals on Monday.
See the moment when England clinched victory!
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Media Release: 2018 World Cup
England aiming to win inaugural Over 50’s World Cup
The inaugural Over-50s Cricket World Cup will be held in Sydney, Australia starting 20th November 2018 with the Grand Final being held on 5th December. Nearly all major Test-playing and Cricket nations have entered a team. The competition has been endorsed by Cricket Australia, Cricket NSW, Australian and NSW Over 50s Cricket Associations, Veterans Cricket Australia and the NSW Umpires Association with the opening ceremony being launched by Australian Minister of Sport, the Hon. Bridget McKenzie.
England Tour Manager Peter Rider said “This promises to be an exciting tournament. Cricket needs its seniors to remain active in the game in order to fuel interest down to younger generations and this squad is the crème of England’s active senior cricketers. We applaud Cricket Australia for their foresight and leadership in supporting the first ever seniors world cup. We urge the hundreds of thousands of English men and women living in Australia to come and support England at their matches.”
Captain Gary Loveday, 54 from Berkshire, said “There are some fantastic players arriving, including many former international and first class players. Our boys have trained very hard for this and England aren’t here to make up the numbers – we’ll be aiming to take the silverware back on the plane to London.”
In addition to the world cup, England Counties 50+ team are also playing against Australia in three games forming the “Platinum Ashes” the first of which is to be held at Manly on November 25th in front of a likely partisan crowd. England are also proud to be playing their New Zealand game in Bowral at the home ground of Don Bradman with the New Zealand high commissioner conducting the toss.
England’s fixtures are:
Wednesday, 21 November – Sri Lanka vs. England (Hurstville Oval, Hurstville)
Thursday, 22 November – South Africa vs. England (Jubilee Oval, Glebe)
Sunday, 25 November – Australia vs. England (Manly Oval)
Monday, 26 November –Canada vs. England (Alan Border Oval, Mosman)
Wednesday, 28 November –England vs. Wales (Petersham Oval, Petersham)
Thursday, 29 November –England vs. New Zealand (Bradman Oval, Bowral)
Sunday, 2 December –England vs. Pakistan (Coogee Oval)
Monday, 3 December – SEMI-FINALS/PLAYOFFS
Wednesday, 5 December – Grand Final (11 a.m. start - Drummoyne Oval)
England Counties 50+ Team
Invitations to join the England Counties 50+ Squad were made following trial games at the outset of season 2018 and consistent performances during the 2018 Over 50’s County Championship.
Gary Loveday (captain) -Berkshire
Steve Foster (vice-captain) - Yorkshire
Neil Brathwaite -Essex
Sean Cooper -Suffolk
Andrew Davis -Berkshire
Fayyaz Khan -Essex
Mel Hussain - Essex
Raja Hayat - Leicestershire
Simon Myles - Berkshire
Nick Newman – Leicestershire
Julian Poulter -Surrey
Calvin Priest- Shropshire
Jason Robinson -Sussex
Scott Stratton - Sussex
Duncan Watson - Hertfordshire
Mark Wilson -Yorkshire
Manager- Peter Rider - Essex
Assistant Manager- Ian Jones - Sussex
Raf Patel - Umpire - Essex
Paul Bridge - Scorer - Surrey
Stuart Aitken -Umpire - Middlesex
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