Who Sponsor The National 60+/70+ County Cricket Championship and the 2016 Ashes Series.
Seevent Plastics was formed in 1987 and is now regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of high strength industrial polyethylene sacks in the UK. The company manufactures in excess of 100 million sacks each year. Seevent invests considerable time and resources to ensure that the best product at the best price is provided at all times.
Hawk Cricket was established in 1996 by brothers Robert and Michael with the aim to make the finest cricket bats and supply high quality cricket equipment for the committed cricketer. They are proud to be associated with England 70+.
Rod Worboys (Kent) Commenced cricket career in 1954 at primary school then Wilsons Grammar School.Played senior cricket for the Old Boys in south London whilst studying. Played until late 60’s for Old Wilsonians then joined Holmesdale in Kent league until 1977.Rejoined Old Wilsonians in 1996 where he still plays in addition to Kent Seniors.
Barry Briscoe (Worcestershire) England Manager
Was responsible for organizing the successful tour to Barbados in 2015. Has played cricket for over 60 years as a top order batsman for a number of clubs including Swindon CC and Old Elizabethans CC where he also held a number of offices and obtained lottery Grant for a new pavilion. Plays for Worcestershire 60's and 70's.
Martin Pearse (Norfolk) Captain The leading run scorer in England Seniors cricket, at ECB
50+, 60+ and 70+ with 10,000+ runs. Founder of
Norfolk Seniors. Longest playing MCC member.
Ted Williams (Cheshire) A life member of Sefton CC where he has played since 1956. Represented Cheshire in Minor Counties Competition and also captained Liverpool & District League side. RH bat and bowler, career best batting 175no and 9 for 23. Regular member of Cheshire 60s.
Chris Lees (Cheshire) Vice Captain Has played for 3 clubs during his career, captaining them all at some stage, 25 years as WK and 30 as bowler. Has batted from 1 to 11 during career. A late developer in County Cricket, but has played in 5 National Finals since age 64. Junior coach and helps run Marple CC. Captain of Cheshire 60’s 1st XI.
Colin Breed (Kent) Left arm medium pace bowler and RH bat. Represented Kent police cricket team for 28 years, various clubs and Staplehurst for the last 24 years. Had 12 years with Kent 50+ then moved up to 60’s 1st XI and still playing for them.
Mickey Swain (Hampshire)
A club cricketer for Gosport Borough CC for 35 years, former 1st XI and Representative Side Captain, as LH no 3 bat and swing bowler. Played for Hampshire Seniors for last 20 years in 50’s, 60’s and now 70’s,now as opening bat. Leading aggregate run scorer in 60’s league.
David Ingham (Northants) Born in Manchester in 1941. Played Lancashire League Cricket until 1972 then moved to Kettering Town CC captaining the 1st XI for many years. Also served as Chairman, Treasurer and is current President. Played for Northamptonshire 2nd XI, the Over 50’s and 60’s. Medium pace bowler and aggressive bat.
George Fox (Leicestershire) Born in County Durham in 1943. Had soccer trials for Sunderland as boy. Moved to Rugby area when 17 and started cricket when 18. Has played for Oakfield, Newbold, Rugby, GEC Rugby and Bitteswell. Scored over 1,800 runs in one season
Stuart Lott (Devon) Off spin bowler who started career with Pangbourne CC and then moved to Reading CC. Moved to Devon in 1960 & joined Paignton CC for 30 years, played Minor Counties for Devon from 1973 to 1993.Won national Championship with 50’s then joined 60’s and played in two Australian series for England 60’s .
John Stuck (Essex) On leaving school in 1963 played for Clacton CC as LH opening bat and WK. Made Minor Counties debut in 1969 for Suffolk and won Minor Counties Championship in 1979.Played 17 years for Suffolk 50+ then Essex 60+ & 70+. A prolific run scorer with 192 career centuries, 703 half centuries, and over 1500 WK victims.
Martin Woodward (Worcestershire) An off spin bowler and LH bat. Joined Droitwich CC in 1967 and still playing for them in the Worcestershire County League. Played for 50+ team for 14 years and now Captains 60’s 1st XI. Also plays for 40 Club midweek, and is a qualified cricket coach. Represented England 60+.
Neil Blackey (Hampshire) Born in Middleton, Lancs and played for them in Central Lancs League from 16 years. Then moved to Lytham and played for 8 years before moving to Hayling Island where he plays in Hants League. Plays for 40 Club and Hants Seniors. Represented England 70’s in 2013 and won two man of match awards. Opening bat.
Ray Clarke (Surrey) Has played for one club only, Frensham, for over 50 years. They play in the L’Anson league in Surrey where they have been one of the most successful sides over the last 25 years. In his third season with Surrey 60+ he has represented England 60+ on two occasions. Spin bowler.
Ron Walton (Wales) A right arm medium pace bowler and LH bat. Started playing in 1960 for Miners Hall CC, a local club, before moving to Hoover CC for 40 years who then merged and formed Merthyr CC, where he still plays League cricket. Represents Wales 60+ and took a hat trick in last 70+ Ashes game.
David Gamble (Devon) Left arm medium pace bowler with 20 years service in Devon Seniors 50’s and 60’s teams. Part of Devon 50’s side that won the National Championship in 2002. Played for Exeter CC from 1980 to 1993 and then moved on to Topsham St James CC. Chairman of Devon Cricket League between 2005 and 2009.
Andy Barnes (Sussex) An accomplished middle order batsman who played over 60 games for Sussex 50+ before moving up to the 60+ side where he has played over 100 games for the 1st XI, of which he is still a member. Has represented England 60+. Also represented England Masters at World Cup & coach to both England 60+ and 70+.
Jeff Baxter (Leicestershire) Aged 73 and in his 64th season. He started playing cricket for his Primary School at 9 years old, keeping wicket and batting and still doing the same today for Lutterworth Cricket Club and Leicestershire 50s and 60s where he manages 3 games a week.
O70 - England v Australia3rd Test Ashes decider
Burridge CC, SouthamptonFriday 29th July 2016
A tense Final Ashes Decider saw it come down to the last over of yet another 100 over thriller with Australia requiring 19 for victory and Andy Barnes of Sussex in the hot seat. In an over he will never forget, he kept his head and Australia could only scramble 7 runs. Joy and despair all round.
To the match! A muggy hot day with rain constantly in the air, Australia’s Captain, Ross Chapman, won the toss for the second match in succession and invited England’s Captain Martin Pearse to bat. Which Pearse did and in a blitzing start, which saw 40 on the board in 6 overs, looked as if he was going to make it five consecutive hundreds. However, all good things come to an end and a tame full toss went straight to mid off and Australia had their first wicket in 12, 62 for 1, Pearse 38.
Other opener, Mickey Swain, wasn’t quite himself, but hey, Mickey is a run machine so some times parts need oiling. George Fox joined Swain and for nearly 20 overs Australia dominated as the home team constantly found fielders and Australia very mobile in this area. Drinks break 34 overs. England 115-1. Luckily the Captain went on to take the drinks out as Swain had decided to retire as his thigh muscle had seized. Instruction to stay there and take the Aussies to task was duly acted upon and from that moment, the run rate rocketed. Fox on the attack scorched from 30 to 83 in double quick time and Swain scored 52 in 35 balls. Fox on 83 in 94, perished and Andy Barnes took up the cudgels with a superb 38 in 20 balls. Swain was left high and dry on 96 not out as Dave Ingham scored 8 off the last over to take England to a formidable 291-4 with the Australians looking shell shocked.
With the five changes from the narrow defeat (and 55 wides) at Radlett, the bowling from Ronnie Walton immediately calmed things down. Australia were just not in control. Missed catches, and there were plenty from England, saw the visitors stay in the game but not dominating. Nev Kratzman, 48, John Stackpool, 40, saw them to 77 in 18, but despite Ray Clarke’s off breaks, completely stifling the visitors, it was left to a combo of wicket keeper Jeff Baxter and off spin of Martin Woodward to bring the Ashes home with three stumpings, including that of the Australian Captain, Ross Chapman, who was stumped by yards. Ian Petherick went the same way and England were in control, 129-4 in 32. But games can change in an instant and with Australia requiring 163 in 18, it looked a very tall order.
By now, Australia still hadn’t thrown all caution to the winds, which, in hindsight, they should have done. With a pavilion duty holding up proceedings with a heavy shower on 44 at 213-5, Australia required 78 off the last 6. Frayed nerves, dropped catches and fast boundaries caused home hearts to palpitate, but with Walton, Clarke and Woodward all bowled out it was entrusted to Andy Barnes and David Ingham to keep the Ashes. Despite some sixes, all big ones from Chris Tobin 55 not out and John Fryer 39 not out, 19 was needed off Barnes’ last over and only 7 accrued. Joy for England and their rather worried supporters and despair for Australia.
In hindsight, the batting and bowling would grace most top leagues, irrespective of age and this was constantly remarked on by incredulous spectators. The fielding, overall, is the giveaway that all players are over 70.
Some match, some series, but the Australians can feel proud that they have improved so much, so quickly.
England MOM was George Fox and Australian John Fryer.
Many thanks to Burridge C.C, a superb Southern League Premiership facility, to Glyn White at the Club and Gerry Candy for the wicket. To Dave Wright and Keith Williams, the ECB ACO Umpires, Dick Bachelor and Sandra Webster the scorers, John Knight, Hampshire Seniors C.C.C. and to our Manager Barry Briscoe for all the incredible work he has undergone to keep the show on the road.
SEEVENT 70+ Ashes Series - 2nd Test Match at Radlett CC 20th July 2016
Following their comfortable win in the 1st Seevent Ashes Test Match England made four changes for this 2nd Test Match at Radlett CC.
Australia won the toss and surprisingly asked England to bat on an excellent wicket. John Stuck and George Fox opened the batting against Ron Kasputis and John Fryer. With just 4 runs on the board Stuck was out LBW to Fryer for 2. This brought Andy Barnes to the wicket and he and Fox batted carefully but then attacked with a flurry of boundaries taking the score to 58 from 10 overs.
In the 15th over with the score on 73 for one Barnes was adjudged LBW to Stephens for 28 . Martin Pearse joined Fox and they proceeded carefully to 96 in the 22nd over when Fox was caught by Petherick off Ken Campbell for 45.
Mickey Swain joined Pearse and the pair kept the score ticking with some quick singles and glorious boundaries reaching 159 for 3 after 30 overs. The score had reached 198 in the 35th over when Swain was well caught by Stephens of the returning Kasputis.
Pearse was joined by Colin Breed who sensibly played to keep Pearse on strike who launched an assault on the Aussie attack. The 250 came up in the 45th over and 300 four overs later. With one over remaining Breed was superbly caught by Stumbles on the square leg boundary off Kasputis for a careful 38.
David Ingham then came in and proceeded to score 13 from 5 balls leaving England on 321 for 5.Pearse finished on 126 not out off 90 balls, a superb performance.
Pick of the bowlers was Kasputis with 2 for 58 from 10 overs and Campbell 1 for 23 from 4 overs.
Nev Kratmann and John Stackpoole faced up to the new England opening attack of Rod Worboys and David Gambie. And after 10 overs were 47 without loss. Ray Clarke and Colin Breed joined the attack but the latter struggled for line and length as Australia raced to 86 in the 16th over when Clarke had Kratmann caught at the wicket by John Stuck for 37.
Ross Chapman joined Stackpoole and the pair rapidly pushed the score up to 150 after 23 overs with England maintaining an attacking field. Some wayward bowling led to numerous wides which added to the frustration for England. Stuart Lott joined the bowling attack but after only one over in which Stackpoole was dropped of a lofted drive had to leave the field with a muscle injury.
The 200 came up in the 32nd over and Stackpoole reached his hundred. Chapman was then bowled by Chris Lees for a rapid 30 with the score 209 for 2.Ian Petherick joined the fray .
The impetus had swung Australia’s way when Stackpoole was bowled by David Ingham for 108 with the score 238for 3 in the 37th over. Dick Stumbles joined Petherick but was quickly lbw to Clarke for 5 at 247 for 4 in the 40th over.Petherick was bowled Clarke for 26 in the 44th over with the score 273 for 5 and then Stephens was caught by Swain at short midwicket for 15 of Ingham, the score 274 for 6. England continued to leak wide balls which kept the scoreboard ticking.
Ken Last and Bob Ziehlke attacked every ball and ran every single putting on 37 in 3 and a half overs when Ziehlke was bowled by Worboys with the score 308 for 7. Ken Campbell joined Last with the pair needing 13 from two overs which they achived with ease courtesy of more wides, to close on 323 for 7 with an over to spare.
It was a magnificent run chase by Australia thanks to man of the match John Stackpoole and their second highest scorer W Ides with 55.!!!
Pick of the England bowlers were Ray Clarke with 3 for 40 from 10 overs and David Ingham with 2 for 42 from 9 overs.
This result has set up the spectacle of a thrilling 3rd and deciding Test Match at Southampton on 29th July, giving England time to regroup and to contemplate a game almost literally thrown away. Barry Briscoe England 70+ Manager.
SEEVENT 70+ Ashes Series - 1st Test Match at Old Buckenham 13th July 2016
Australia 186-9 (Ian Petherick 35, Ronnie Walton 3-27 Martin Woodward 3-35)
England 187-2 in 44.1 overs (Mike Swain 82, Martin Pearse 69)
Following torrential rainfall the previous day the ground staff at Old Buckenham performed miracles to get the game started on time.
England won the toss and elected to bat.
John Stackpole and Nev Kratzmann opened for Australia scoring briskly against the pace attack of Ron Walton and David Ingham. With the score at 31 after 7 overs England left armers Chris Lees and Colin Breed were introduced into the attack .The first breakthrough came in the 17th over when Breed had Kratzmann lbw for 26 with the sore on 63, to bring captain Ross Chapman to the wicket.
Ray Clarke joined the attack and troubled the batsmen with his off spin, getting Stackpole lbw for 23 with the score at 74 for 2 in the 20th over.
Ian Petherick was next in and he and Chapman batted sensibly to keep the score ticking and dispatching any loose balls.
With the score at 130 for 2 in the 30th over Ron Walton rejoined the attack and he and off spinner Martin Woodward then got a stranglehold on the game. Chapman was lbw to Walton for 27 and with the score at 135 for 3 in the 35th over Ziehlke was bowled by Woodward for 2. Walton then had Petherick caught and bowled for 35 with the score at 142 and then 4 runs later Last was bowled by Woodward for 2 and Fryer caught and bowled Woodward no score.
With Australia reeling at 146 for 7 after 39 overs. Walton then had Stephens stumped by Jeff Baxter for 6 with the score 150. Keith Campbell and Peter Dell then put on a spirited 30 run partnership before Dell was run out by Ray Clarke with a direct hit for 15.
The innings closed on 186 for 7 with Campbell 14 not out.
The pick of the English bowlers who performed well as a unit were Walton 3 for 27,Woodward 3 for 35 and Clarke 1 for 33.
On a good wicket the Australian score was going to be a difficult target to defend,and so it proved.
Martin Pearse and Mickey Swain opened for England against the Australian attack of Ron Kasputtis and John Fryer who bowled a good line and direction, but the English pair were able to keep the rate at 3 an over.
With the score at 37 from 12 overs, Keith Last and Ken Campbell were introduced into the attack but Pearse and Swain kept the scoreboard moving steadily accumulating the runs.Any loose balls were quickly despatched to the boundary.The score moved to 72 after 20 overs and then on to 108 after 30.
At this point England increased the momentum moving quickly to 137 from 35 overs when the Australians got the wicket that they desperately needed when Pearse was run out with a direct throw for an excellent 69.
This brought in John Stuck who adopted the anchor man role while Swain displayed his full array of strokes. With the score on 170 for 1 on 40 overs Swain was well stumped by Peter Dell off the bowling of Ian Petherick for 82 .
Andy Barnes joined Stuck and they calmly accumulated the runs to pass the Australian total off the first ball of the 45th over for a very comfortable England win by 8 wickets.
Mickey Swain was named as Man of the Match.
Ian Petherick was the Australian man of the match.
Worcestershire 70+ vs Australia 70+ at Kidderminster CC - 22nd July 2016
With the sun blazing down the Worcestershire captain, George Batty, won the toss and decided to bat first.
Worcestershire soon lost openers John Lawrence and Keith Middleton, followed by the in-form Trevor Knowles who had hit a brisk 16. Keith Rose then lost three partners fairly quickly on his way to retiring at 50.
Wicket keeper John Matthews with 38 and all-rounder Martin Woodward with 32 not out then put on a valuable partnership of 92 before Matthews was dismissed.
Then Dave Smith, making his first appearance of the season, scored a useful 9 in a partnership of 28 runs with Woodward.
When the number 11, Batty was run out, Rose returned and finished with a well-made 54 not out in a Worcestershire total of 199 for 9 from their 45 overs.
In reply the Australians started well with Chris Tobin 40 retired and Gordon Ives 10 who was unlucky to hit his own wicket off Batty’s bowling. Dick Stumbles 11 and Ken Campbell 20 then added useful runs in the middle order,
Ian Petherick scored 40 before retiring, Bob Webster was well run out by Middleton for 14 before skipper Ross Chapman 22 not out and Stuart Shepley 3 not out saw the visitors home to a 5 wkt win with 5 overs left.
John Matthews was awarded Worcestershire’s man of the match for his 38 runs and good wicket keeping, and Bruce Pooley was awarded the Australians man of the match for his 4 for 36, and 21 runs.
Essex 70+ vs Australia 70+ at Halstead CC - 17th July 2016
We were delighted to entertain the visiting Australia 70+ players and wives/partners on a wonderfully sunny day at Halstead, the club's arrangements for the day being excellent and much appreciated by all. We were also well supported and it was good to see the turn out and to play in warm (hot even!) temperatures at the very well appointed ground and on a good pitch.
Under the match rules for the game a batsman could retire at 40 (for the visitors) and 50 (for Essex) and Australia took first innings. We were short of a full bowling line up and Nev Krantzman took full advantage to hit 40 out of 55 and retired before John Stackpoole was caught off a leading edge from Frank Watts' third ball for 15. Ian Petherick and Trevor Stephens both retired with 40s to their names and although Roger Jennings had Peter Dell stumped for 9, runs came comfortably and the score was 157 for 2 with 16 overs left. Kevan Pratt and Andy Jenner bowled in tandem from this point and kept the score under control with some good length bowling to their fields, Andy at one point bowling three successive maidens and taking a wicket when he had Bob Webster caught for 8. Bob Ziehlke made some orthodox and unorthodox connections at the death for 32 not out, along with John Fryer 12 not out, but a final score of 222 for 3 off 45 overs was something of a come back for the home team. Kevan bowled 8 overs 0 for 32, Andy 8 overs 1 for 31 and Bob Fulford with his leg spin 9 overs 0 for 39.
After an excellent tea the Essex openers John Stuck and Dave Webster went out to the middle, but Dave ran himself out first ball trying for a single to mid off and succumbing to a direct hit (the Aussies all had good arms) and Frank Watts was quickly LBW to a full toss, 3 for 2. This became 27 for 3 as Malcolm Bottomley was bowled by Ron Kasputis as the Aussies kept up excellent and tight lines and length, which became 49 for 4 off 16 overs when Dave Carter was also run out for 16. Stuckie was battling away and Chris Rotsey played soundly for 15 but runs were hard to come by and we advanced slowly to 96 for 7 off 35 overs. John duly notched 50 and retired but at the end of 45 overs we were 132 for 8 and well beaten. All the Aussies bowled and fielded well, with the best returns for Ron Kasputis 7 overs 1 for 13 and Bob Ziehlke 7 overs 2 for 15. At presentations after the match great thanks were expressed to both umpires (Tom Kilby and Mick Tucker), to scorers Graham Harris and Sandra Webster, and to the Halstead club for their excellent arrangements on the day.
Essex nominated Bob Ziehlke as the Australian man of the match for his all round performance and they in turn nominated Andy Jenner as the Essex man of the match for his bowling. A very sociable evening then ensued!
Suffolk 70+ vs Australia 70+ at Ipswich CC - 11th July 2016
The Australians were invited to bat first at Ipswich CC on a good track but with threatening clouds around.
Russell Abbott quickly removed Stackpole , but Nev Kratzman and Ross Chapman then set about the bowling until Chapman was smartly stumped by Spall off Clark, who then also caught Kratzman off Knight. However with Stumbles and Stephens both retiring on 40 the Aussies posted a healthy 236 from their 40 overs.
In their reply Suffolk quickly lost Spall to Pooley and the accurate Australian bowling was too much for the batsman with only Doug Andrews (34) and Derrick Messent (22no) making much impression as the home side struggled to 95 for 4 in 29 overs when the second storm of the day washed out play leaving the fixture as a "match abandoned no result".
The early finish enabled a long and convivial evening in the Ipswich pavilion which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone involved
Sussex 70+ vs Australia 70+ at Three Bridges CC - 8th July 2016
With the sun breaking through and the threat of rain diminishing at Three Bridges Cricket Club, Hugh Milner (the successful former England 70+ Captain) won the toss and invited the Australians to have first knock. Nev Kratzmann and captain, Gordon Ives opened the batting for the Australians. The last time the two captains met in the UK was also at Three Bridges CC in the second ODI of the 2013 season which England won the series by 2 matches to nil. Kratzmann soon took control and favouring the pull shot to anything short of a length, reached 40, and then retired, after 52 balls. Despite tight bowling from Udho Maharaj, Gordon Ives continued steadily until retiring at the drinks break. Dick Stumbles hustled his way to 27 in 36 balls when Ted Elsey caught him off of Mick Pegram. Bruce Pooley was bowled by Ted Elsey off his pads but Bob Ziehlke (20 in 18 balls), Bob Webster (22 in 21 balls), Trevor Stephens (37 in 30 balls) and Ken Last (24 in 16 balls) collectively took the score from 123 to 227 for 5 with 2 retirements. Best Sussex bowler was Mick Pegram with 2 wickets for 50 in 7 overs.
With Andy Meads and Mark Shimmons wasting no time in chasing the Australian total they soon reached 91 until the first wicket fell after 15 overs. Meads retired with 51 and Mark Shimmons was caught and bowled Ken Campbell for 51. Two quick wickets - Peter Crees - well caught in the slips by Nev Kratzman and soon followed in the same manner, when Kratzmann took a diving catch to dismiss Howard Johnson for a meagre two runs. Brian Scollay tried to retrieve the situation and scored 30 in 55 balls but with Robbie Barker (18) and Ted Elsey (11), both bowled by Bruce Pooley it was left to bowlers Mick Pegram and skipper Hugh Milner to try and score the 53 runs to win.
With controlled hitting they took the Sussex total to within a five runs of the Australian score when Milner was run out for 18 on the first ball of the last over. Mick Pegram (20) immediately followed when falling LBW to the next ball. This brought Andy Meads back to the crease from his retirement. Six runs to win and four balls remaining, Meads scored successive 2s, missed the fifth ball and was run out going for the winning run on the final ball. A fair result and a great finish to a well fought and enjoyable game of cricket.
Nev Kratzmann was awarded the Australian man of the match for his 40* and 1 wicket and two catches. The Australians presented Andy Meads with their choice as the England man of the match.
Australia 70+ Tour to England July 2016
1) Games to be of 50 overs per team
2) Bowlers to bowl a maximum of 10 overs.
3) Unlimited batting.
4) There will be a 30 metre fielding circle.
5) A minimum of 4 fielders, excluding the bowler and wicket-keeper, must be positioned inside the circle
6) Teams will comprise 12 a side but only 11 to bat and field
7) 4 piece balls to be provided by host
8) The Host Country to provide Official Umpires (as per the precedent set with the past tours to the UK and Australia)
9) Each team to provide a Scorer
10) When permission is granted for a batsman to have a runner, that runner should be a batsman who has been previously dismissed
11)When permission is granted for a fielder to be replaced, the first option should be the member of the 12 not currently on the ground. If additional fielders are required, replacements should be no more mobile than the fielders they are replacing. In both cases, the injury must have been sustained during the current match and permission granted by the opposing Captain and Umpires
12) In the event of inclement weather interrupting play the Duckworth Lewis method will be used to calculate any revised score.
1) Games to be of 45 overs per team
2) Bowlers restricted to a maxium of 9 overs
3) There will be a 30 metre fielding circle
4) A minimum of 4 fielders, excluding the bowler and wicket-keeper, must be positioned inside the circle
5) Teams will comprise 12 a side but only 11 to bat and field.
6) 4 piece balls to be provided by Host
7) Host County to provide both Official Umpires
8) Each team to provide a Scorer
9) In Tour Matches, 40% will be played unlimited, 30% retire 50, 30% retire 65
10) Depending on prevailing weather or light conditions of a playing day, the Captains of both teams may agree to negotiate changes to playing conditions based on Seevent Rules
England 70's Squad for the 2016 Ashes Series
Following the net squad session at Leicester on the 21st April, the following 18 man squad has been selected to represent England in the three Test Matches series against Australia.
Martin Pearse Capt. Norfolk
Chris Lees Vice Capt. Cheshire
Micky Swain Hampshire
George Fox Leicestershire
John Stuck Essex
Neil Blackey Hampshire
Ron Walton Wales
Ted Williams Cheshire
Colin Breed Kent
Alan Hitchmough Derbyshire
David Ingham Northamptonshire
Stuart Lott Devon
Martin Woodward Worcestershire
Ray Clarke Surrey
David Gambie Devon
Jeff Baxter Leicestershire
Rod Warboys Kent
Andy Barnes Sussex
Brian Cole Suffolk
Rod Cooper Somerset
George Batty Worcestershire
The selectors would like to thank all the players who attended the net sessions at Leicester and also for their enthusiasm and commitment which was outstanding.
It was difficult to make the final selection because of the very high standards of all participants.
Clearly at our age their is a strong possibility of injury or illness and therefore the squad may have to be amended at a future date.
I wish you all a very successful cricket season this year,and look forward to meeting up again later.
I will be in touch with the selected squad shortly about playing kit.etc..
England 70+ Manager
Australia 70+ Tour to England July 2016
70+ INTERNATIONAL SQUAD SELECTED FOR INDOOOR NET TRIALS AT LEICESTER ON 21st APRIL
The squad listed below has been selected from the players nominated by their County to attend a one day net session at Leicester on Thursday 21st April. Further details re times etc. will be circulated to the squad later.
A final squad of 17/18 players will then be selected.
Great emphasis is now being put on fitness, mobility and athleticism, it being taken for granted that all players are good with a bat or ball in the hand.
However, there is more to it than that if you wish to represent your Country, and now cricketing ability must also be supported by fitness ,mobility and athleticism as core requirements.
In the 70’s nets at Leicester on 21st April, all players will also be subjected to fitness testing in these areas.
Players selected to attend at Leicester
Micky Swain (Hampshire),
George Fox (Leics)
John Stuck (Essex)
Jeff Greenwood Hone (Surrey)
Neil Blackey (Hampshire)
Martin Pearse (Norfolk)
Ron Walton (Wales)
Bob Phillips (Kent)
Frank Packman (Kent)
Andy Barnes (Sussex)
Ted Hemsley (Derbyshire),
David Baker (Cambs)
Derek Dewson (Norfolk)
Howard Johnson (Sussex)
Ted Williams (Cheshire)
Chris Lees (Cheshire)
Colin Breed (Kent)
Alan Hitchmough (Derbyshire)
Gordon Voke (Wales)
David Ingham (Northants)
Andy Shanks (Sussex)
Stuart Lott (Devon)
Martin Woodward (Worcs)
Ray Clarke (Surrey)
Kevan Pratt (Essex)
George Batty (Worcs)
John Hall (Hants)
David Gambie (Devon)
Andy Jenner (Essex)
Rod Warboys (Kent)
John Lindlay (Somerset)
Peter Humphrey (Kent)
Jeff Baxter (Leics)
Brian Thompson (Wiltshire)
Keith West (Lincs)
Alan Cook (Leicestershire)
Ray Waite (Northants)
Rod Cooper (Somerset).
Brian Cole (Suffolk)
Players who turn 70 before 31 December 2016 are eligible in all matches v Australia 70+
Unless stated otherwise batsmen do not need to retire
Wed 6 SURREY @ Banstead 1pm (Batsmen retire at 50)
Fri 8 SUSSEX @ Three Bridges 12 noon
Sun 10 KENT @ Bromley Common 1pm (Batsmen retire at 50)
Mon 11 SUFFOLK@ Ipswich Copdock near A12 1pm (Batsmen retire at 50)
Wed 13 1st TEST @ Old Buckenham CC 12 Noon
Fri 15 NORFOLK @ Cromer TBC 1pm
Sun 17 ESSEX @ Halstead 1pm (Batsmen retire at 65)
Mon18 HERTS @ West Herts CC 1pm (Batsmen retire at 65)
Wed 20 2nd TEST @ Radlett CC 12 noon
Fri 22 WORCS @ Kidderminster 1pm (Batsmen retire at 65)