Islanders overcome Aussie veterans in cricket

Susie Sheldon and Graham Biss with IW and Australian sides

IW over 50’s overcame the visiting Australian veterans side by 10 wickets in the midweek match at Newclose, played in great spirits and in front of the Island’s Lord-Lieutenant and High Sheriff.

The tourists, batting first, scored 108-6 off 20 overs, with the Islanders openers responding to score 112 without loss to win the match.

IW Lord-Lieutenant Susie Sheldon said: “It was a great day, with the matches played in great spirits at a great venue. Newclose is looking its best in the very welcome sunshine- I hope to get invited to the return match in Australia. I much look forward to learning more about the very exciting proposal for the teams to return next year for a tournament and cricket festival at Newclose.”

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