Deaf News: England deaf cricket squad announced

Posted on August 15, 2013

Umesh Valjee MBE will lead England Deaf cricket team to South Africa later this month. The England Deaf cricket selectors have named the 14-man team for the upcoming tour. Ian Martin, the England and Wales Cricket Board head of disability cricket, said the squad will contain “a mixture of youth and experience”.

England Deaf will play four One Day International matches and two Twenty20 fixtures against South Africa in Pretoria. The team start their tour on 28th August and conclude with the final One Day International match on 7th September. The team will play two warm-up games in Derbyshire before leaving for South Africa.

It will be England Deaf’s first international tour since their successful tour to Australia in 2011.

England Deaf squad for the South Africa tour

Umesh Valjee (Middlesex) – captain

Paul Allen (Derbyshire)

Michael Weathersby (Wales)

James Schofield(Wales)

James Dixon (Lancashire)

Jake Oakes (Yorkshire)

Joel Harris (Cheshire)

Henry Wainman (Yorkshire)

Stephen George (Devon)

George Greenway (Devon)

Saul Allison (Kent)

Matt Clinton (Cumbria)

Darrell Sykes (Yorkshire)

Sam Crichard (Herefordshire)

England Deaf warm-up fixtures

Sunday 18th August- 50 over game v DerbyshireAcademy at Denby Cricket Club

Monday 19th August- 50 over game v MCC at Chesterfield Cricket Club 

International matches against South Africa Deaf

(All matches will be played at SinovichPark, Pretoria)

Wednesday 28th August- 1st One Day International (ODI)

Friday 30th August- 2nd ODI

Sunday 1st September- 1st and 2nd Twenty20

Wednesday 4th September- 3rd ODI

Saturday 7th September- 4th ODI

By Paul Harrison, the Limping Chicken’s News Reporter. Paul is a freelance journalist, currently living and working in London. When not at his desk writing or tweeting, he can be found at a coffee shop or Loftus Road/The Stoop/Celtic Park (delete as applicable) mumbling insults at the referee or sloppy passing. Follow him on Twitter as @paulbharrison

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