Adrian Dale leads strong New Zealand side

Adrian Dale
New Zealand captain Adrian Dale

Adrian Dale will lead a strong New Zealand side at the 2020 Over-50s Cricket World Cup in South Africa.

The former county pro in England and New Zealand finished as the top run-scorer in the 2018 World Cup, and is joined in the squad by former Black Caps all-rounder Richard Petrie.

The Kiwis have kept faith in six other members of the 2018 side as well, including star keeper-batsman Mason Robinson, the world’s top Over-50s wicket-keeper. Dean Askew, Martin Pennefather, Andrew Nuttall and David Leonard also featured in Australia.

New Zealand will be boosted by the inclusion of former Otago opener Andrew Hore, as well as Neil Ronaldson, who hit 142 runs in three innings at the recent Inter-Provincial Tournament (IPT) - at a strike-rate of 156!

New Zealand squad: Adrian Dale (captain), Dean Askew, Jon Cleland, John Garry, Stephen Hewson, Andrew Hore, Bert Horner, David Leonard, Andrew Nuttall, Martin Pennefather, Richard Petrie, Dean Read, Mason Robinson, Neil Ronaldson, Kelvin Scott, Glen White.

Team manager: Dave Robertson