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Veterans Cricket

Western Australian Veterans Cricket (WAVC) has been in existence for many years. Various over fifties, sixties and seventies teams have competed successfully in national, international and touring events including World Cups, Test matches and National Championships.

 

In 2019 WAVC was formally incorporated and became affiliated with Veterans Cricket Australia (VCA) and the WACA.

Vision

The overall Vision of the WAVC is: Cricket – A sport for life with the goal of providing maximum opportunities for people to participate in the game of cricket for as long as they wish. An additional goal is to promote the social, physical and mental health benefits of staying involved in cricket, over many years, as a player, club member, volunteer and/or official.

Strategic Plan 2019-2022

A copy of the new WAVC Strategic Plan 2019 – 2022 can be found here.

Committee Arrangements 

Many years of hard work have been committed by the existing Board to get WAVC to this point. With the new plan and WACA affiliation it felt timely to review the governance structure. The goal is to have a new WAVC committee endorsed at the next AGM in January 2020. Rob Sims is the current WAVC President.

State Teams and Competitions Information

There are numerous opportunities to play Veterans Cricket in WA through existing competitions overseen by Cricket West, WA District Cricket Council and the many metropolitan and regional cricket associations and clubs. There are other current and emerging opportunities for players to continue their enjoyment. For contacts related to the opportunities outlined above see the table below.

    Contacts
State Over 50s National Championships - Perth
16 – 23 November 2019
Rob Sims (President WAVC)
Mobile: 0417 875 517

Ross Broun
Mobile: 0417 184 139
State Over 60s National Championships - Adelaide
3-7 November 2019
Darrell Ramponi
Mobile: 0408 321 268
State Over 70s National Championships - Albury
18-25 November 2019
David Horsley
Mobile: 0408 934 585
CricketWest Senior Community Competitions:
• Perth Swan Cricket Association
• WA Suburban Turf Cricket Association
• North Suburban Community Cricket Association
• South Metropolitan Cricket Association

Inter Association Competition:
• Belt Up CricketWest Cup (Veterans)

October 2019 – March 2020
Matt O’Mara
Mobile: 0417 924 006
Premier Cricket (Veterans) O/35s Competition
Five rounds
November 2019 – March 2020
Christian Bauer
Mobile: 0407 991 611
Country Masters Carnival  3-5 April 2020 Rob Marshall
Mobile: 0416 033 335
WA Country 0/50s
versus
WA Metro 0/50s Match
9 February 2020  Rob Marshall
Mobile: 0416 033 335 
Other Community Veterans Competitions Metropolitan Veterans Cricket Association
O/35s eight team competition
October 2019 – March 2020
Tony Watson
Mobile: 0429 076 035
Email: TonyWatson64@gmail.com




  Perth Veterans Cricket
New 0/45s four team competition 
October – February 2019/20
Derek Mott
Mob: 0478 006 636
(after 3pm weekdays)
Facebook: Southern Outlaws Cricket

Website:
https://www.southernoutlaws.club
 

Female Veterans Cricket

Planning meetings are also underway to establish a National Female Veterans Cricket group with some games planned between NSW and Victoria later this season and a National Championships planned for 2020/21. A group to assist with developing a Female Veterans cricket in WA, under the umbrella of WA Veterans cricket is currently being established.

Anyone interested in being involved contact Jennifer Riatti – rithom@iinet.net.au

A Facebook page has been established for WAVC. This page mainly contains information about the Over 50s upcoming tournament but will be broadened to include information about the many exciting activities taking place in WAVC across Western Australia.