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3rd July 2024 Representative

Tony Birbeck named in England over 60s squad to face Pakistan

Tony Birbeck has been named in the England over 60s squad to face Pakistan this month.

Birbeck who plays for Durham over 60s has been called up for the five match series which gets underway on Monday 8 July at Bradford Park Avenue.

Prior to the opening ODI, they will take on Pakistan in a tour game the day before on July 7 at Undercliffe Cricket Club.

England finished second in the 2024 Over 60s World Cup in India in February whilst in 2023 the team won the Caribbean Cup, Grey Ashes and were joint Canada Cup winners.

Pakistan won the inaugural World Cup in 2022 but were unable to defend their title this year. Their team is captained by Quetta Gladiators owner Nadeem Omaar whilst their squad also boasts former Test captain Saleem Malik alongside further former international and first-class cricketers.

England and Pakistan have only met once before with England coming out on top.

England Squad

Steve Aston (Staffordshire), Tony Birbeck (Durham), John Butterworth (Kent), Jason Caunt (Derbyshire), Phil Deakin (Lancashire), Chris Dearden (Lancashire), Montie Douglas (Lincolnshire), Paul Garlick (Hampshire), Nick Gargaro (Hampshire), Nick Gaywood (Yorkshire), Edward Gordon Lennox (Vice-Captain, Gloucestershire), Mel Hussain, Richard Merriman (Captain, Derbyshire), Nigel Moore (Warwickshire), Mike Palmer (Warwickshire), Jim Phillips (Kent), Paul Radage (Cheshire), Simon Routh (Kent), Lee Selfe (Bedfordshire), Kevin Watson (Yorkshire), Marcus Young (Essex).

Paul Bradley (Team Manager), Dave Fisher (Scorer), Allen Murray (Scorer), Paolo Iorio (Osteopath), Rash Mahmood (Commentator).

Pakistan Squad

Nadeem Omar (Captain), Fawad Ijaz Khan, Saleem Malik, Sajid Ali, Syed Saghir Abbas, Syed Muhammad Ghaffar Kazmi, Muhammad Younus, Tahir Rasheed, Muhammad Ashraf Pakhali, Shahid Mehboob, Syed Muhammad Shahabuddin, Syed Zafar Ali, Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Yaqoob, Badar Ansari, Syed Mansoor Hussain, Muhammad Akram.

Zakir Baig (Manager).

Schedule

Tour Game – Pakistan v Yorkshire Over 60s – July 7th, Undercliffe CC

First ODI – July 8th, Bradford Park Avenue CC

Second ODI – July 12th, Oakamoor CC

Tour Game – Pakistan v Lincolnshire Over 60s – July 14th, Sleaford CC

Third ODI – July 15th, Smethwick CC

Fourth ODI – July 17th, Southport & Birkdale CC

Fifth ODI – July 19th, Littleborough CC

All games start at 1pm.

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