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Calvin Priest flying to Oz for Over-50s World Cup

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Shropshire Over-50s opening bowler Calvin Priest is heading Down Under to play in a World Cup.

England squad including Calvin, back row third from left.

Calvin, who still plays regular Birmingham League cricket for Shifnal, has been selected as a member of the England Counties 50+ squad for the inaugural Over 50s Cricket World Cup.

The tournament is taking place in Sydney from November 20-December 5, with England facing teams from Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Wales, Canada and Pakistan.

In the competition Down Under, each team all the others in a round-robin series, with the top four teams going forward to the semi-finals.

Shropshire 50s+ Organiser Martin Chambers said: “Everyone connected with Seniors cricket in Shropshire is thrilled to see Calvin selected as part of the England Counties 50+ squad.”

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