South Africa will meet New Zealand in the first semi-final of the 2023 Over-50 World Cup on Friday, 17 March. Western Province Cricket Club’s Wally Wilson Oval will host the fixture.
South Africa finished in second position in group B after wins over Pakistan, India, Namibia, Wales and United Arab Emirates. South Africa’s only loss was to England.
Opening batsman Brandon Nash is South Africa’s leading run-scorer at the 2023 Over-50 World Cup. He has collected 231 runs in four innings, including three half-centuries – and a highest score of 98 against UAE.
Seamer Alan Dawson is South Africa’s leading wicket-taker at the tournament. He has taken nine wickets in five innings.
Dawson is one of three former Proteas in the South Africa Over-50 squad. The others are captain Louis Koen and spinner Clive Eksteen.
England and United States of America will contest the second semi-final at Claremont Cricket Club on 17 March. England topped group B with five wins in six matches. USA came second to New Zealand in group A.
The 2023 Over-50 World Cup final will be played at Newlands next week. Australia are the reigning champions.
2023 Over-50 World Cup play-offs
The 10 teams that did not qualify for the semi-finals will contest play-offs on Friday.
- Zimbabwe v India at Green Point Cricket Club
- Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Durbanville Cricket Club
- West Indies v UAE at Western Province Cricket Club’s Vineyard Oval
- Australia v Wales at Rondebosch Cricket Club
- Canada v Namibia at Cape Town Cricket Club
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