Former Springboks flyhalf Louis Koen has been named in the Boland Over-40 squad for this month’s inter-provincial tournament in Johannesburg.
Koen played 15 Tests – four during the Rugby World Cup – from 2000 to 2003. He later moved into rugby coaching and is an avid cricketer.
Boland Over-40, meanwhile, have made another change to the squad. Johan Klopper has replaced the injured Grant Jansen.
Boland Over-40 squad
- Dave Bakker (captain)
- Elroy Abrahams
- James Albanie
- Johan Klopper
- Andre Geldenhuys
- Louis Koen
- Ruben Matthews
- Wayne Minnies
- Gasant Moller
- Mark Nel
- Alan Sherratt
- Thomas Smith
- Abdul-aziz Temoor
- Rikus Walters
- Claude Chantler
- Howard Bergins (coach)
- Hennie Fourie (manager)
Over-40 inter-provincial tournament background
The inter-provincial tournament will feature former Proteas cricketers. Batsman Alviro Petersen and seamer Garnett Kruger have been selected for the Lions Over-40 squad. Batsman Ashwell Prince will captain Western Province Over-40.
Several former first-class cricketers will participate in the tournament as well, including Lions Over-40 quintet Matthew Harris, Warren Dugmore, Johan Fourie, Gareth Flusk and Solmzi Ndima.
Titans Over-40 have former Cape Cobras batsman Derek Brand. East Rand Over-40 have former Dolphins batsman Kyle Smit.
Wanderers Cricket Club and Old Edwardians Cricket Club will host the inter-provincial tournament, which will feature eight teams:
- Western Province Over-40;
- Boland Over-40;
- Border Over-40;
- Eastern Province Over-40;
- Dolphins Over-40;
- Titans Over-40;
- East Rand Over-40; and
- Lions Over-40.
The tournament is scheduled to start on 8 May and end on 12 May. Matches will be contested over 45 overs per innings.
South Africa will host the Over-40 World Cup in 2024. South Africa hosted the Over-50 World Cup earlier this year.
More inter-provincial tournament (IPT) news
- Over-40 inter-provincial tournament FULL SQUAD LISTS
- Over-40 inter-provincial tournament FIXTURES AND VENUES
- VCASA appoint Craig Lyons convenor of selectors
- Ashwell Prince to captain Western Province Over-40, who make one change
- Former Cape Cobras batsman Derek Brand named in Titans Over-40 squad
- Bohemian Cricket Club dominate Border Over-40 squad selection
- Former Proteas Alviro Petersen, Garnett Kruger in Lions Over-40 squad
- Former Dolphins batsman Kyle Smit named in East Rand Over-40 squad