Koen to lead Proteas Veterans at World Cup
At the conclusion of the inaugural Veterans Cricket Association of South Africa’s (VCASA) interprovincial for cricketers over the age of 50, the following players were selected to represent the Over-50s South African Proteas Veterans at the Africa/Middle East Tournament from 27 November to 5 December 2022 in Tshwane.
The team will be captained by former Proteas cricketer Louis Koen, who scored two hundreds during the week-long tournament. He is joined by other former Proteas cricketers Clive Eksteen and Alan Dawson, with Steve Palframan being named as one of the non-travelling reserves.
Former Proteas veterans cricketers 'Lefty' Ngece and Bruce Wilson are also included in the squad of sixteen.
Andre Peters from Eastern Province was the Batsman of the Tournament, scoring 308 runs at an average of 103, and seamer James Albanie from Boland was the Bowler of the Tournament, taking 10 wickets for 165, which included one five-wicket haul. Both players are included in the squad. Alan Dawson was named Player of the Tournament, scoring 119 runs and taking five wickets.
The tournament, sponsored by Evergreen Lifestyle, was held at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. Western Province won the Cup section, with Boland narrowly edging out Border by one run to win the Plate Section.
The Proteas squad will take on Namibia, Zimbabwe and UAE from 27 November to 5 December 2022 at the Irene Country Club, Tshwane. At the conclusion of the quadrangular tournament, a final 18-man squad will be selected to play in the Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Cape Town from 6-20 March 2023.
South Africa: Louis Koen (Captain, Western Province), Mario Solomons (Western Province), James Albanie, Morne Cilliers, Alan Dawson (Western Province), Clive Eksteen, Kaiser Gantsho, Andre Geldenhuys, Craig Lyons, Saleem Mukuddem, Brandon Nash (Western Province), Lefty Ngece, Andre Peters, Goolam Taliep, Bruce Wilson (Western Province), Brad White
Steven Palframan (Western Province), John Wearne, Munier Holiday, Aqeel Cupido