Scotland Seniors v England Over 60s

03 Jun

What do you do when Australia don’t want to play proper cricket, phone Scotland of course. 

That was the dilemma facing Martin Pearse Chairman of the England Over 60s. Australia had wanted to play retirement rules while England were keen to play proper rules. A compromise couldn’t be found and Martin was looking for a couple of fixtures. He contacted Cricket Scotland President Colin Neill, who is also the Chairman of the Forty Club in Scotland. While England have a full County Championship at over 60 level the only senior aged cricket played in Scotland is through the Forty Club. 

Colin was happy to accommodate the England request and a suitable date and ground was sought. The match will take place on Monday June 9th at Burnopfield Cricket Club in County Durham. Very much a pilot fixture the Scotland team has been drawn from the Forty Club and includes two over 70s, four over 60s and five over 50s.

Cricket Scotland have been very supportive of this our first venture into Senior Cricket and we all hope that the weather is kind and if so we are sure the day will be a great success. Alex Steele the Forfarshire and former Scotland wicketkeeper is the oldest player in the Scotland side but probably the most excited. He is delighted to once more be pitting his wits against “International” opposition.

Scotland Seniors v England Over 60s 
June 9th,  Burnopfield CC

Colin Neill (Helensburgh CC)
Alex Steele (Forfarshire CC)
Andrew MacKay (GHK CC)
Bob Angus (Stenhousemuir CC)
Dinesh Bailwal (Dundee HS CC)
Jim Inglis (Forthill CC)
John Cameron (WoS CC
Kevin Ferrie (Stirling County CC)
Peter Robertson (Greenock CC)
Richard Young (Weirs CC)
Sandy Baird (Glendelvine CC)

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