Search

Gareth gets MCC call-up

13:43 11 February 2014

Brentwood's Gareth James is head of cricket at New Hall School (pic: Clare Skinner)

Brentwood's Gareth James is head of cricket at New Hall School (pic: Clare Skinner)

CLARE SKINNER

Brentwood batsman to tour Singapore and Malaysia

Brentwood batsman Gareth James has been selected in the MCC squad to tour Singapore and Malaysia this month.

James joins a squad of 13 which will be led by Bob Baxter and captained by ex-Lancashire batsman Mark Chilton.

The 29-year-old has also represented the Cambridge MCC Universities side as well Essex and Derbyshire 2nd XI.

The current party departed for Kuala Lumpur on Saturday morning and will play five games in an action-packed tour, starting with a 50-over match against Malaysia Cricket Association at the Kinrara Oval.

This game will kick off a round-robin tournament between MCC, Malaysia Cricket Association and Singapore Cricket Association, with the top two sides meeting again in a final on Sunday February 16.

The tour will finish with the showpiece 50-over match against Singapore Cricket Club at Padang Cricket Ground, before an evening reception.

MCC President Mike Gatting, who was present to give the party a pre-tour send-off, said: “Gareth is part of a very strong MCC squad that we are sending out to Singapore and Malaysia – some with minor counties and MCC University playing experience.

“I’m sure this tour will prove extremely beneficial to Eddie, our squad and the increasing number of cricketers in Singapore and Malaysia.

“MCC has visited these two great countries on a number of occasions in the past, and I’m confident our presence there can help continue to develop the game of cricket in 2014.”

The full MCC squad to tour Singapore and Malaysia is: Bob Baxter (coach), Mark Chilton (Bowdon), Eddie Ballard (Bishops Stortford & Hertfordshire), Andrew Clarke (MCC Young Cricketers), Edward Kilbee (Goatacre & Wiltshire, George Harper (High Wycombe & Buckinghamshire), Harry Horsley (Coventry & North Warwickshire), Gareth James (Brentwood & Cambridge MCCU), Luke Jarvis (East Bierly), James Kerr (Carlton), Jonathan McLean (Radlett & Berkshire), Jack Porter (Richmond), Angus Stewart (Preston Nomads & Sussex Academy), Reinhardt Strydom (Dublin & Ireland), Michael Burns (umpire).

0 comments

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 17:49
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers manager expresses disappointment with squad after shock loss to Rebels

Yesterday, 17:43
Hornchurch striker Leon McKenzie (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch 4 Ware 0

Yesterday, 16:53
Corey Whitely of Dagenham & Redbridge and Brannon O’Neill of Worthing (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

FA Trophy first round: Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Benson 40) Worthing 2 (Staunton o.g. 62, Dawes 71)

Yesterday, 16:00
Great Britain's Maddie Hinch at a Hockey Fest event earlier this year (pic RSK Ghowry/England Hockey)

Official facilities partner renews partnership until 2021

Yesterday, 13:30
Great Britain players face the camera with HRH the Countess of Wessex and Gareth Malone at the Golden Hockey Ball at the Tower of London (pic England Hockey)

Tower of London hosts Gala dinner to raise profile

Yesterday, 11:00
Great Britain players strike a pose at the Golden Hockey Ball at the Tower of London (pic England Hockey)

Olympic gold medalists recognised in Tokyo 2020 cycle

Yesterday, 10:00
Romford skater Graham Newberry in action (pic: John Rowley)

Teenager takes ice skating titles in Sheffield

Yesterday, 10:00
Upminster under-14s are chasing indoor glory

Under-14s meet Hutton in Shenfield Academy League final

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now