Cricket: Stenhousemuir's honorary president Peter Moses handed Over-60s World Cup call

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Stenhousemuir Cricket Club’s honorary president Peter Moses has been selected to represent the Rest of the World at the upcoming Over-60s World Cup in India.

The International Men’s Cricket (IMC) competition, which is only in its second iteration after an inaugural tournament on Australia’s Gold Coast in September 2022, will see Forth Valley Royal Hospital consultant surgeon Moses travel to his native city of Chennai on India’s southern coast later this month, with the World Cup kicking off on Monday, February 19.

With no Scottish team involved, Moses will join up with the Rest of the World team, which comprises of seven Scots amongst players from Sweden, Spain, Malta and Kenya and the United Arab Emirates.

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They sit in Group A alongside New Zealand, Canada, USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe and England.

Forth Valley Royal Hospital consultant surgeon Peter Moses is off to the Over-60s World Cup in India later this month (Photo: Michael Gillen)Forth Valley Royal Hospital consultant surgeon Peter Moses is off to the Over-60s World Cup in India later this month (Photo: Michael Gillen)
Forth Valley Royal Hospital consultant surgeon Peter Moses is off to the Over-60s World Cup in India later this month (Photo: Michael Gillen)

“It is a great honour and privilege for me to represent Scotland in this team,” a proud Moses told the Falkirk Herald. “I am looking forward to playing at this International Masters cricket event in India and continuing to play cricket locally in Stenhousemuir when I return.

"It is incredible knowing that I will be returning my native Chennai to play in a World Cup.”

The tournament will last into early March with Moses’ team starting off in Round One against Canada on Tuesday, February 20.

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In Round Two they then face the USA two days later. That week is rounded off on Friday with an exciting clash against England.

Stenhousemuir's honorary president Peter Moses in action (Photo: Submitted)Stenhousemuir's honorary president Peter Moses in action (Photo: Submitted)
Stenhousemuir's honorary president Peter Moses in action (Photo: Submitted)

The following Monday and Tuesday then sees the Rest of the World take on New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

The cross-over match is against South Africa with the semi-final and finals then rounding off the tournament.

Meanwhile, Moses’ LocHire Stenhousemuir will return to action this spring having secured an impressive top four finish on their return to the top flight of the Western District Cricket Union (WDCU) last campaign.

They finished in fourth spot in the Western Premiership One on eight wins and six losses, on a points total of 223, with honorary president Moses very much playing his part throughout.