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“Let’s play Gentleman!”

Updated: Feb 23, 2022

The Over 50's Veterans Cricket Australia Committee met last night and have officially given the green light for the O50's Veterans Cricket Australia Championships proceeding in Adelaide from the 20th – 24th November 2022.

The South Australian Veterans Cricket Association (SAVCA) and the VCA Board are pleased to finally showcase both the O50's Championships & the first-class facilities on offer in Adelaide to all the participating states and hopefully the visiting New Zealand Teams.

A record number of 40-48 Teams are expected to now register from all over Australia, plus two teams from New Zealand for the November Championships scheduled for Adelaide.

National Championship Director Anthony Telfer said, "While this has been a difficult two years planning the Championships with all the restrictions in place, we are extremely excited to finally get the green light to play some cricket."

"I have received 100's of messages of support from players all around Australia wanting to know when the new dates will be. We all just want to come together in Adelaide, play some cricket, and catch up with mates we have not seen in two years." Telfer commented

“With many states now organising end of season interstate games, it now appears we will get back to a stable environment. We welcome the opening of the WA Border and hope we can get the Kiwis here also.” He stated.

The SAVCA Organising Committee has confirmed several functions at The Adelaide Oval with the Meet & Greet confirmed in the shadows of the Old Scoreboard, a Star-Studded Sportsman night on the Monday night, the Presentation Dinner on Thursday in the Magarey Room to wind up the Championships.

Former Australian Test cricketer, Wayne “Flipper“ Phillips, has been appointed as the Ambassador & Master of Ceremonies for the week.

Then on Saturday 26th November, following the week's competition, a T20 charity game will be played at the famous Chateau Tanunda cricket ground in the Barossa Valley, less than 1 hour from the CBD. Organisers hope to secure some former internationals to participate in this event and O50's players from each state.

Twenty-five cricket clubs will be providing the best wickets, ovals & club facilities for all the visiting teams. The committee has received tremendous support from both the South Australian Cricket Association & the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association to secure these grounds.

"Businesses have been doing it tough in South Australia over the past 2 years, and we have developed some brilliant partnerships with local South Australian companies. The influx of team’s players & supporters, nearly 600 in total, will ensure our sponsors will see a return on their investment during November, ensuring a strong partnership will continue well beyond November 2022". Telfer said.

"We have had tremendous support from the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority and the South Australian Cricket Association in the lead-up. There will be some major announcements over the next few weeks concerning The Adelaide Oval." Telfer added.

As all roads lead to Adelaide in November 2022. We look forward to welcoming you all to Adelaide.

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