As announced on Radio Sport New Zealand yesterday, the Board of Directors of Indoor Cricket New Zealand are pleased to announce the New Zealand Over-40 Men’s team selected to compete in the 2019 WICF Masters World Series in Cape Town, South Africa, this October.
The team announced is as follows:
|1||Andrew Richardson (Captain)||Action Hornby||Canterbury|
|2||Dave Bell||Hutt Indoor Sports||Wellington (NZ Masters Debut)|
|3||Sam Labone||Mount Makos||Northern Districts (NZ Debut)|
|4||Glenn Reynolds||Hutt Indoor Sports||Wellington|
|5||Russell Swindells||Palmerston North Indoor Sports||Central Districts|
|6||Joel Hood||Action Hamilton||Northern Districts|
|7||Chris Priest||Wellington Indoor Sports||Wellington (NZ Debut)|
|8||Michael Woods||Action Hamilton||Northern Districts|
|9||Sean Sunderland||Saint Lukes||Auckland|
|10||Josh Davison||Saint Lukes||Auckland|
|11||Jeremy Wilson||Upper Hutt||Wellington|
|Coach||Steve Hart||Hutt Indoor Sports||Wellington|
|Assistant Coach||Andrew Templar||Mount Makos||Northern Districts|
|Manager||Mike Stephenson||Hutt Indoor Sports||Wellington|
Comments on the team selected:
One further player will be added to the touring squad following a review of the domestic form of targeted players. The last squad member will be announced no later than July 2019.
The Board has ratified and endorsed the above squad.
Comments from coach Steve Hart:
The side is a great mix of experience with players that have remained in the sport after successful Premier Men’s Careers (Andrew Richardson, Dave Bell), a previous World Series winning player who is returning to South Africa for the first time since that victory (Russell Swindells) and just as exciting are two players making their debut for New Zealand in Sam Labone and Chris Priest.
The team has developed the core values of trust, accountability and tespect and these will guide our approach as we head towards the tournament.