Veterans cricket continues to grow in popularity in the Mid North Coast region, with men and women aged 50 and upwards taking part in a variety of competitions.
Two Mid North Coast squads from the Veterans Cricket Regional Competition will be selected for the upcoming State carnival in Orange and nominations are pouring in.
Among them will be Mid North Coast Marlins' captain Greg Hall and team mate Darrell Nash, who have just returned from representing at the 50s Nationals in a NSW Division 3 squad and are keen to play more good cricket.
With two local ladies, Karen McWilliams and Vicki Berg, having also recently represented NSW in the inaugural Women's Vets Tournament at Bradman Oval in Bowral, opportunities abound for all who want to venture into having fun and participating at a good standard in the National game.
The region's elder statesmen have also been representing at the National 70s in Albury this past week and many have done superbly, with some playing in the final.
The local 60s players are not to be outdone either as this coming weekend they head up the range for their annual inland tour, playing a day/nighter against Tamworth and then against Quirindi and New England.
They will also fit in watching some contemporaries represent Northern NSW against the touring English National 60s squad who will have had a busy week.
That squad has had matches in South Australia, Tasmania and NSW over the past two weeks, with a couple of unexpected losses overcome by a win in the first of three Grey Ashes matches at Bowral last week.
This week sees them play a Sydney squad, a NSW Combined Coast squad and the second Grey Ashes Match at Cameron Park in Newcastle before heading to Tamworth.
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