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World Over-40s and Over-50s Cricket

World Over-40s and Over-50s Cricket

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This is the page for over-40s and over-50s cricket around the world, especially internationals and th

Zimbabwe has named its World Cup squad.The most notable addition is Murray Goodwin, who played nearly 700 first-class and List-A games, scoring over 34,000 runs with a highest score of 344*. This included 19 Tests and 71 ODIs for Zimbabwe.Murray joins his brothers Darrell (captain) and Brian in the squad, which also includes ex-internationals in the form of Craig Evans, Stuart Carlisle, Mark Burmester and John Rennie.Overall, it's quite a settled side, with only the two Gavins - Lindsay and Parker - yet to win an O50I cap.The Test/ODI/FC experience, combined with the O50I experience, probably makes Zimbabwe one of the favoured sides in Pool A.Zimbabwe reached the final of the recent Quadrangular Series in South Africa. Their first game in the World Cup is against New Zealand on March 6. ... See MoreSee Less
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Exactly 7 weeks until the Over-50s World Cup starts.A feature of the 2020 Over-50s World Cup was the high standard of wicket-keeping. Sit back and enjoy 4 minutes of top-class stumpings and catches from the glovemen at that tournament.youtu.be/BkOUjGsc3Ak ... See MoreSee Less
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The Over-50s World Cup is not the only international masters cricket coming up. The first ever Over-40s international series will be played between New Zealand Over-40s Cricket and Australia in Christchurch in exactly a month from now.Both national sides will play warm-up matches against New Zealand A before playing the inaugural over-40s internationals (O40Is).The NZ and Australian teams were selected following the countries' respective national tournaments and will bee keenly contested, with a number of excellent players on both sides.The matches will be live-streamed and live-scored and we are expecting a lot of interest, with the Over-40s World Cup to be held in Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association in September/October of this year.Christchurch Metro Cricket AssociationCanterbury CricketSouth Australia Veterans Cricket AssociationVeterans Cricket NSWQueensland Veterans CricketVeterans Cricket VictoriaHere is the schedule for the New Zealand vs Australia vs NZ "A" series.Five top-quality over-40s cricket matches in 6 days, from February 19-24.All matches will start at 11 a.m. and will be 45-over-a-side affairs. Spectators are very welcome and there is no charge for entry.All matches will also be live-streamed, with commentary, and live-scored as well. Details will follow on this page.The New Zealand Over-40s Cricket team is looking for sponsors. With this series coming up, followed by the Over-40s Cricket World Cup in September/October, there are some great promotional opportunities available.If you know of a company that might be a good match, please send a message to this page, or contact Jim at 021 111 4059. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Canadian squad for the Over-50s Cricket World Cup has just been announced.It is quite an experienced group, with only 3 players (Bede Anandapa, Gurmeet Singh and Murali Balasundaram) yet to play an O50I.Among the returning veterans are a couple of sextagenarians in Rohan Jayasekera (65) and Farooq Kirmani (67), while captain Rudy Gibson, leading wicket-taker Dave Mohammed, leg-spinning all-rounder Brian Rajadurai, and batsman Shantha Jayasekera all played in the 2018 World Cup.Canada are in Pool A, along with Australia, West Indies, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and the USA. They kick off their campaign against the West Indies on March 6.Cricket Canada Masters CouncilCricket CanadaCricket Canada Masters CouncilEvergreen LifestyleVeterans Cricket of South Africa sponsored by Evergreen LifestyleSpirit of Cricket ... See MoreSee Less
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India Over-50s Cricket are the latest country to name their World Cup squad.Former Ranji Trophy player Iqbal Khan will again lead the team. Iqbal is India's leading run-scorer in O50Is, with 419 at an average of 52.38, including the country's only century.India's leading wicket-taker is also in the squad - Dinesh Sharma has taken 15 O50I wickets at 19.73.Former Indian international Sanjeev Sharma is another to look out for. More of a bowler in his international career, Sanjeev has stood out with the bat at this level, averaging over 50 in his four O50Is so far.Tushar Jhaveri was a key player for India at the 2020 World Cup, with his aggressive batting and accurate off-spin, while the mystery left-arm spin of Ashwani Arora continues to befuddle batsmen around the world.Along with the names that are known to followers of over-50s cricket are several newcomers, chosen after the successful Inter-Zonal Tournament in December, and we will follow their exploits with interest. India are in Pool B and will kick off their campaign against the hosts South Africa on March 6. With Pakistan and England also in Pool B, it will be a challenge for the Indians to progress, but they will certainly be motivated and ready for the challenge.Follow all the action from the Over-50s Cricket World Cup, sponsored by Evergreen Lifestyle, here throughout the tournament. ... See MoreSee Less
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