Press Release: New Zealand Over-40 Men’s Team Announcement for 2019 WICF Masters World Series

Ahmad Khawaja

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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:

1Andrew Richardson (Captain)Action HornbyCanterbury
2Dave BellHutt Indoor SportsWellington (NZ Masters Debut)
3Sam LaboneMount MakosNorthern Districts (NZ Debut)
4Glenn ReynoldsHutt Indoor SportsWellington
5Russell SwindellsPalmerston North Indoor SportsCentral Districts
6Joel HoodAction HamiltonNorthern Districts
7Chris PriestWellington Indoor SportsWellington (NZ Debut)
8Michael WoodsAction HamiltonNorthern Districts
9Sean SunderlandSaint LukesAuckland
10Josh DavisonSaint LukesAuckland
11Jeremy WilsonUpper HuttWellington
CoachSteve HartHutt Indoor SportsWellington
Assistant CoachAndrew TemplarMount MakosNorthern Districts
ManagerMike StephensonHutt Indoor SportsWellington

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.

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