Over 50s State Champions

New England Over 50s State Champions Jason Campbell, Heath Dowsett and Grant Ryan
08th Mar 2023

Last week Armidale hosted the NSW Veterans Cricket Over 50s State Championships – Divisions 2 and 3. Local Guyra cricketers Grant Ryan, Jason Campbell, Heath Dowsett and Laurie Smith represented New England in the Division 3 competition.
Ten teams in total competed, with teams coming from as far south as Illawarra.
New England had a successful carnival and took on Mid North Coast in the final. New England was sent in to bat and scored 8 for 171 off their allotted 40 overs.
Grant Ryan scored 40, capping off a successful carnival where he scored 32 and 20 in his other two knocks. On a side note, Jason Campbell is yet to score a run in 2023!
In reply, Mid North Coast were bowled out for 121 and New England were named Champions. Heath Dowsett took 3 for 8 off 6 overs and was also named player of the final.
Port Jackson (Sydney) won Division 2.