Ireland Over 40’s will take on England in an inaugural clash between the two veteran sides ahead of the Lord’s Test.

The teams are playing on the eve of the Test match with the 45 overs game taking place at Uxbridge on May 31st (11.30am).

The fixture is part of England’s preparations for the upcoming Over 40’s World Cup in South Africa.

Ireland’s squad of 13 contains seven former internationals including Dom Joyce, who skippers the team.

The others who gained senior honours are John Anderson, Conor Armstrong, Allan Eastwood, Nigel Jones, Stephen Ogilby and Kenny Carroll who played in the 2007 World Cup.

The support staff also has an experienced duo at the helm with Angus Dunlop Head Coach, assisted by team manager Greg Molins.

“It’s a great opportunity and honour to be playing against our English counterparts in this historic fixture,” said Molins.

Mark Waugh is stumped by Allan Rutherford off the bowling of Greg Molins

“The players are all looking forward to the contest in what is sure to be an exciting week for all of Irish cricket.

“Competitive veterans cricket is certainly growing across the globe as could be seen with South Africa hosting an extremely successful World Cup for the over 50’s.

“We are also hosting Wales over 40’s later in the summer in Dublin and are looking to build up a fixtures programme. We are planning to expand the playing pool in this age group and would very much welcome interested eligible players in the age bracket to get in touch

For more information about Ireland Over 40’s cricket please contact Greg Molins at email address


Ehtesham Ahmed (YMCA),  John Anderson (Merrion), Conor Armstrong (Rush), Kenny Carroll (Railway Union), Sameer Dutt (Clontarf), Allan Eastwood (Rush), Nigel Jones (Lisburn), Dom Joyce (Merrion), James Kennedy (Ballymena), David Menton (ex-Carlisle), Joe Morrissey (Clontarf), Stephen Ogilby (ex-Bready), Bill Whaley (Pembroke).

Angus Dunlop (Head Coach), Greg Molins (Manager).