EP’s only SA Over-40 representative prepares for ‘greater things to come’

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All-rounder Nathan Jones was named in the South Africa Over-40 squad recently.

Jones was among the top performers at May 2023’s inter-provincial tournament in Johannesburg.

He is the only Eastern Province representative in the 16-man South Africa Over-40 squad, which includes six from Western Province Over-40 and four from Lions Over-40.

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“I have never played provincially or for the national team during my youth,” Jones told the Herald.

“My cricket career was only at Windhill Cricket Club, where I am still a player and the club chair.

“It has been really amazing and I think this is the start of greater things to come. Even at this age, I said to some of the guys never stop dreaming. You must also dream and you will never know what you might achieve.”

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Nathan Jones.

South Africa Over-40 will compete in the Africa Cup later this year and next year’s inaugural Over-40 World Cup. Earlier this year, South Africa Over-50 reached the final of the third edition of the Over-50 World Cup.

“Earlier this year, we had a player from the EP, Andre Peters, who was part of the SA Over-50 squad which competed in the World Cup,” added Jones.

“This year, it’s me doing the same in the SA Over-40 team and this is great for the region. The hard work starts now for me.”

South Africa Over-40 will be captained by former Proteas Test batsman Ashwell Prince.

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