World Over-40s and Over-50s Cricket
This is the page for over-40s and over-50s cricket around the world, primarily international matches.
2 days ago
More exciting news from the world of over-40s cricket as we welcome Ireland to the global stage.They will make their international masters cricket debut when they take on England on May 31 at Uxbridge Cricket Club.Ireland’s squad of 13 contains seven former internationals, including the captain, Dom Joyce.The others who gained senior honours are John Anderson, Conor Armstrong, Allan Eastwood, Nigel Jones, Stephen Ogilby and Kenny Carroll.England have made quite a few changes from the team that played Wales last week. Chris Swallow will again captain the side. This will be the 4th Over-40s International (O40I) anywhere in the world, following the two between New Zealand and Australia Australia in February of this year, and last week's match between England and Wales. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago
HEWITSON AND STEVENS TRUMP MORRIS' HEROICSEngland Over 40s Cricket have beaten Wales Over 40s Cricket by 92 runs in the first Over-40s International for both countries. A debut century to Sion Morris wasn't enough to bring the men in red close to England's imposing total, which included 96 to Chris Hewitson and a scintillating 72 from 48 balls from Darren Stevens. Batting first, England started steadily, cruising to 52/0 after 10 overs. Wales dismissed both openers within 10 runs of each other and the hosts were 84/2, but then Hewitson and Stevens joined forces and added 132.At the half-way stage, England were a modest 107/2, but they proceeded to smash 186 from the last 23 overs. Hewitson stroked 96 from 82 balls and Stevens - the 2021 Wisden Cricketer of the Year - showed his class hitting 72 from just 48 balls.England finished on 293/4 from their 45 overs.Wales made an excellent start and were in a similar position to England after 23 overs, reaching 103/0 as Sion Morris and Michael Martin set a great platform.However, they were unable to power through the second half of the innings as England had done, and the chase stuttered once Martin was dismissed (for 45). Morris batted almost right through the innings for a defiant 118 - the first century in Over-40s internationals - but Wales ended 93 runs short.It was a magnificent occasion and a wonderful start to over-40s cricket in the Northern Hemisphere.Scorecard: t.co/dsUkgVyv9N ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
The Over-40s International (O40I) cricket season starts in a couple of days' time, when England Over 40s Cricket plays Wales Over 40s Cricket on May 23.England then plays Ireland on May 31, and Wales again on June 14.These will be the first O40Is for all three teams, so congratulations to them for getting their O40s programmes established!After this we have a bit of a break before looking forward to November, when Pretoria will host the inaugural Africa Cup (teams TBC).Between these two series there will be plenty of high-quality Over-50s International cricket to look forward to, especially the Silver Dragon Cup hosted by Wales Over 50s Cricket, which involved the World Over-50s Champions England, hosts Wales, Masters Cricket USA and India Over-50s Cricket.We are, of course, building up to the inaugural IMC Over-40s Cricket World Cup which will be held in Cape Town, South Africa in Feb/March of 2024. That promises to be an incredible occasion and the teams involved will be looking to get some good preparation in.The England and Wales sides have been named for Wednesday's match at Broxbourne CC (see below), and both sides are packed with excellent cricketers.Live coverage can be found here from noon English time: t.co/BYCqRpmUTCAs always, World Over-40s and Over-50s Cricket will provide full coverage of all international over-40s and over-50s matches, including links and match reports. You can also follow our Twitter page: www.twitter.com/over50sc ... See MoreSee Less
Here is the USA team that will embark on a 7-match tour of the UK in July, including the Silver Dragon Cup in Wales.The USA finished fourth at the recent IMC Over-50s World Cup and their stars from that tournament - including Himanshu Patadia, Zubair Hussain and Parak Ananta - are back, along with a new captain in Sanjeewa Weerasinghe. Watch out for newcomers Amjad Khan and Naveen Peiris, both of whom scored centuries during the country's recent Regional Tournament.As always, all of the international matches will be covered here on World Over-40s and Over-50s Cricket.Masters Cricket USA announces it’s Over 50 squad for the 7 game tour of England and Wales from July 1st to 12th where they will play ODI’s against India, England and Wales and participate in the four nation Silver Dragon Cup (Cwpan Y Ddraig Arian) hosted by Wales at the Newport Cricket Club.Wales Over 50s CricketWorld Over-40s and Over-50s CricketEngland Counties 50+India Over-50s Cricket World CupSpirit of Cricket ... See MoreSee Less
The IMC Over-50s Player Rankings were updated after the 2023 IMC Over-50s World Cup in March.Despite only playing 3 matches at the World Cup, due to injury, England's Stephen Foster retained his customary place atop the rankings - the spot he has held for almost all of the last 5 years.Foster holds a 1-point lead over Zimbabwe's Murray Goodwin, who was the leading run-scorer at the World Cup (377 runs at 75) and also took 4 wickets and 3 catches.A fair distance (23 points) back in third is another newcomer in Sri Lanka's Ruvin Peiris, who took 10 wickets at 10.10 and scored 265 runs at 33.Alan Dawson (South Africa) and Steve Mace (Australia) round out the top 5.The top 20 are shown below and the top 35 can be found at masterscricket.org/records/A sign of the growing strength of over-50s cricket is that players from 13 of the 14 IMC member countries are represented in the top 20.Masters Cricket USAPakistan Veterans Cricket AssociationVeterans Cricket of South AfricaSri Lanka Over50's World Cup CricketWales Cricket Over 50s World CupNew Zealand Over-50s CricketZimbabwe +50 Cricket AssociationCricket Canada Masters CouncilVeterans Cricket AustraliaCricket West Indies Masters AssociationVeterans Cricket IndiaThe Uae Masters Over 50's Cricket ... See MoreSee Less
As we start to build up towards the IMC Over-40s World Cup in South Africa in February/March of 2024, the last few days have seen a couple of big team announcements.England has named its squad that will play against Wales in just over a week (May 23). It is captained by Chris Swallow and includes the 2021 Wisden Player of the Year in Darren Stevens - who was still playing county cricket last year at the age of 46. A number of other former first-class players feature in the side, which will undoubtedly be a top contender at the World Cup.England will be looking to follow in the footsteps of the Over-50s side, which won the IMC Over-50s World Cup in Cape Town recently.England will play Wales twice (on May 23 and June 14) and newcomers Ireland once (on May 31). This will be their only international action ahead of the World Cup in Cape Town.****************Meanwhile, South Africa has held its national tournament (IPT) and selected a very strong squad to participate in the Africa Cup in November/December.The team will be captained by former Protea Ashwell Prince, who played 66 Test matches and 52 ODIs for South Africa.Also in the side are the leading run-scorer (Warren Dugmore) and wicket-taker (Wayne Hendricks) from the IPT.Here is the team announcement:www.clubcricket.co.za/latestnews/6-western-province-players-named-in-16-man-sa-over-40-squad/Currently, the three matches involving England and the Africa Cup are the only Over-40s Internationals (O40Is) scheduled between now and the Over-40s World Cup, although more may be added. To date, two O40Is have been played, both between New Zealand and Australia, as this exciting age group continues to develop. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
The IMC Over-50s World Cup had some fantastic batting, bowling and fielding, as we have seen, but it also had its share of comical run-outs.Sit back and enjoy 3 minutes of guys falling over, miscommunication, hesitation, batsmen at the same end, lots of 'yes, no, sorry', direct hits, collisions, torn Achilles tendons, and more ... ... See MoreSee Less