Pearse to lead challenge against Australia tourists at Old Buckenham

Norfolk and Suffolk over 70s playing Australia over 70 at Old Buckenham. A touring side returns ther

Norfolk and Suffolk over 70s playing Australia over 70 at Old Buckenham. A touring side returns there on Monday. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Norfolk and Cambridgeshire/Huntingdonshire Combined Over 60 cricketers take on the full Australian Over 60 touring team at Old Buckenham on Monday (1pm).

This is the sixth time Cricket Australia have sent a team to the UK – their last visit was also to Old Buckenham when England 70s, captained by Norfolk's Martin Pearse, beat their long-standing rivals by eight wickets. This year it is the turn of their younger counterparts to try and wrest the Ashes back from England, who won 2-1 in Australia at the end of 2016.

Combined team: Martin Pearse (c), John Lund (Old Buckenham), Clive Bennett (Brooke), Randolph Lofthouse (Old Buckenham). Mike Banham (Old Buckenham), Trevor Shales (Yarmouth), Nick Andrews (Market Deeping), Gerald Coteman (Granta), Pat Ringham (March), Mick Douglas (Barrington), Eddie Seymour (Spalding), Stuart Unwin (Wisbech), Umpires: Mervyn Mann and Martyn Pointer.


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