Another former ODI cricketer named in Ireland Over-40 squad

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Former ODI and T20I cricketer Nigel Jones has been named in Ireland Over-40’s squad for this week’s fixture against Wales Over-40 in Dublin.

Jones played 14 ODIs and five T20Is from 2010 to 2012 – and is currently Leinster Lightning head coach in Irish first-class cricket.

Ireland Over-40 have also selected former Pakistan first-class cricketer Shahid Iqbal.

Former ODI cricketers Kenny Carroll and John Anderson, who were key to Ireland Over-40’s win over England Over-40 earlier this year, have also been named in the squad. Former ODI batsman Dom Joyce will again captain Ireland Over-40.

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“The match against England was taken very seriously by all involved and produced some excellent, quality cricket,” said Ireland Over-40 seamer Allan Eastwood.

“It was a chance to represent Ireland, and everyone involved was immensely proud, as they should be. We knew that England were very well organised with a full coaching staff, and plenty of county experience in their ranks.

“We produced a fine all-round performance to get the win, and hopefully we can put in a similar performance against Wales. We have a good mix of talented players, most of whom are still plying their trade in senior cricket in Ireland and beyond, and still producing the goods.”

Ireland Over-40 squad

  1. Dom Joyce
  2. John Anderson
  3. Danny Barclay
  4. Kenny Carroll
  5. Luke Clinton
  6. Allan Eastwood
  7. Shahid Iqbal
  8. Nigel Jones
  9. Stephen Ogilby
  10. Dave O’Rordan
  11. Jonny Robinson
  12. Paul Ryan

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