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SA beat NZ in Over-40 World Cup final

South Africa beat New Zealand by six wickets in the final of the inaugural Over-40 World Cup on Friday, 1 March 2024.

The match was played at Western Province Cricket Club's Wally Wilson Oval.

New Zealand Over-40 posted a final total of 155 all out in 42.2 overs. Seamers Dan Styer, Lundi Mbane and Pieter Booysen took two wickets each.

South Africa Over-40 replied with 156 for four in 37.4 overs. Wicketkeeper-batsman Werner Moolman hit 45 not out and opener Kyle Smit collected 33.

South Africa and New Zealand had beaten England and Australia, respectively, during the semi-final stage of the competition.

Captain Warren Dugmore was South Africa Over-40's top run-scorer at the tournament. He collected 220 runs in seven innings.

Mbane was South Africa Over-40's most prolific bowler. He took 14 wickets in seven matches.

The inaugural Over-40 World Cup was organised by the Veterans Cricket Association of South Africa and International Masters Cricket.

Over-40 World Cup final positions

  1. South Africa Over-40

  2. New Zealand Over-40

  3. Australia Over-40

  4. England Over-40

  5. Zimbabwe Over-40

  6. USA Over-40

  7. Sri Lanka Over-40

  8. India Over-40

  9. Namibia Over-40

  10. Wales Over-40

  11. UAE Over-40

  12. Canada Over-40


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