Well, the dust has barely settled from our recent trip to the Australian State Masters, where the Northern 40’s put on a fantastic performance once again.
Whilst we didn’t get the top prize, there was some fantastic cricket played (the semi-final vs NZW was worth the price of admission alone).
An announcement at the prize giving was the location of the next Indoor Cricket Master World Series.
This is to be held in Birmingham England in late September – early October 2016.
We are now seeking expression of interest from those players who would like to be considered for selection for teams (players over 30 for the Ladies and over 35 for the Men’s as of mid-September 2016)
If you are interested, can you please complete Masters Availability Form 2016 and get this back to one of the board members as soon as possible (but they must be back by the 26th June).
Once we have an idea of numbers, we will be organising trials and then selecting training squads of 16.
These squads should be named by the end of September this year (giving us another 12 months to get sharp)
There is also a fairly substantial budget associated with this tournament, so the time will also need to be used for fundraising / sponsorship etc (the NZ Masters board will keep you updated on this as things develop).
So, If you are interested in representing New Zealand, the things I need you to do are…
- Read and then complete the attached form
- Get it back to the board member via email
- Discuss it with your team-mates (if they haven’t got this form, then they are not on my list – give them a copy and get them to get in touch with us)
- Coaches and Managers will be confirmed shortly
This is just the first step in a fairly long build up, but it is good to get started early and keep building on the great performances of those that have gone before.
If anyone has any questions / queries / concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of the board members.
Since forming a board for Masters the team has been hard at work, this year we have two teams going to the Australian State Championships being held in Brisbane Australia from the 24th May 2014 through to 31stMay 2014
The squads for the championships are as follows:
|Northern over 40’s||Central over 40″s|
|Tony Watkins ©||Jayson Davies ©|
|Robert Hyndman (vc)||Jason Smith (vc)|
|Michael Ranson||Edward Isaacs|
|Karl Dalton||Simon Kent|
|Shaun Boyd||Mark Neale|
|Warren Smith||Andrew Scott|
|David Caldwell||Kristian Prince|
|Gregory Simpson||Graeme Rule|
|Shirwan Potter||Craig Dodds|
|Brendon Smith||Kevin Krebbs|
|Zachary Pratt||Boyd Jenson|
|Mathew Hunt||Chris Priest (manager)|
|Paul Knight (coach)|
Both teams have been training hard and are very hopeful of a good result at the championships.