Blackpool Cricket Club will host the First ODI Test in the Over 60's Ashes, on Sunday 16th July.
Seevent England 60+ 2017 Squad
The trial process has now been completed and the selectors have named the squad for the summer series against Australia.
It has been extremely difficult to reduce the numbers down to just 16 from the original group of nominated players along with those who toured Australia last year. Congratulations to all those who have made it into the final squad but also, commiserations of course to those who have not been selected this time. The players represent 15 different counties.
Since the trial, Chris Swadkin has decided to withdraw from the playing side (he will still be involved in selection) and Martin Ivill has been appointed as Vice-Captain in his place.
The final squad with reserves is as follows:
J Foster (c) (Shropshire), M Ivill (Yorkshire), D Bartholomew (Lancashire), N Belletty (Somerset (wk), N Calvert (Lincolnshire), I Caunce (Oxfordshire), J Courtney (Gloucestershire), D Elder (Hertfordshire), K Harsham (Hampshire), D Owen (Buckinghamshire), D Pegg (Northamptonshire), J Punchard (Lancashire), M Stafford (Buckinghamshire), R Staple (Kent), M Walwyn (Yorkshire), M Young (Essex)
Reserve keeper on standby: C Tarrant (Kent)
Reserves on standby: S Clements (Hertfordshire), C Evans (Surrey), J Phillips (Kent)
There will be a squad get-together on 2 July at Banbury XX Cricket Club starting at 1.00pm.
The matches against Australia are as follows:
FIRST ODI TEST Sunday 16 July at Blackpool CC
SECOND ODI TEST Sunday 23 July at Kidderminster CC
THIRD ODI TEST Friday 28 July at South Wilts CC
All spectators are welcome to come along and support the team.
Further details of the whole tour which runs from 3 July to 28 July can be found on The 60+ Internationals page
Australia 60+ Tour of England July 2017 Itinerary
* Unlimited ** Retire 50+
|Mon *||Juy 3rd||Norfolk / Cambs Select||v||Australia 60+||Old Buckenham|
|Wed **||July 5th||Lincolnshire / Ridings Select||v||Australia 60+||Baildon CC|
|Frid *||July 7th||Yorkshire||v||Australia 60+||Harrogate CC|
|Sun **||July 9th||Durham||v||Australia 60+||Burnopfield|
|Tues *||July 11th||Scotland||v||Australia 60+||Edinburgh|
|Wed **||July 12th||Scotland XI||v||Australia 60+||Edinburgh|
|Frid *||July 14th||Lancashire||v||Australia 60+||Rawtenstall or Haslingden|
|Sun *||July 16th||England||v||Australia 60+||Blackpool CC||11 am|
|Mon *||July 17th||Cheshire||v||Australia 60+||Cheadle Hulme CC|
|Wed **||July 19th||Shropshire||v||Australia 60+||Oswestry|
|Frid *||July 21st||Wales||v||Australia 60+||Cwmbran area|
|Sun *||July 23rd||England||v||Australia 60+||Kidderminster||11 am|
|Mon **||July 24th||Gloucestershire||v||Australia 60+||Cheltenham|
|Wed *||July 26th||Oxfordshire||v||Australia 60+||Oxfordshire area|
|Frid *||July 28th||England||v||Australia 60+||Salisbury||11 am|