18th Oct 2023

 We are delighted to report that Simon Birtwisle, Chris Hewison & Jonny Wightman have all been selected to represent England Over 40's in the International Masters Cricket Over 40 World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa from 17th Feb to 1st March 2024.

In 2023 Simon (34) & Chris (96) batted in the 92 run win over Wales on 23rd May & Jonny bowled 8-0-54-1 in the 7 wicket win over Wales on 14th June. The Bulls are the only team to have 3 representatives in the squad of 16 which is:

Chris Swallow (c) (Copdock & Old Ipswichians CC)

Mohammad Akhtar (vc) (Ilford  CC)

Simon Birtwisle (South Northumberland CC)

Justin Bishop (Bury St Edmunds CC)

George Brooksbank (The Hurlingham Club)

Ben France (Hethersett & Tass Valley  CC)

Ben Frazer (Hampstead CC)

Chris Hewison (South Northumberland CC)

Phil Mustard (Benwell Hill CC)

Steven Naylor (Datchet CC)

Garry Park (Alvaston & Boulton CC)

Sean Park w/k (Bury St Edmunds CC)

Shaun Rashid (Burslem CC)

Darren Stevens (St Lawrence & Highlands CC)

Graham Wagg (Kidderminster CC)

Jonny Wightman (South Northumberland CC)


Luke Humphrey (Head Coach- Bishops Stortford CC)

Andre Nel (Asst Coach- Chelmsford CC)

Chris Mays (Team Manager-Finchley CC)

Alan Jones (Scorer)

The tournament is organised into two groups of 6. England will face Australia, USA, Zimbabwe, Canada & Namibia. The second group contains New Zealand, South Africa, India, Wales, Sri Lanka & the UAE. The England group games start on 19/2/24, then 20/2, 22/2, 23/2 & 25/2. Matches are live streamed from 1015.

SNCC are very proud that Simon, Chris & Jonny have been selected & offer very best wishes to them & to the squad in Cape Town.




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