Thakor selected for MCC tour of Oman and Bahrain

Thursday 4th February 2016
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Shiv Thakor has been named in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad for the tour of Oman and Bahrain this month.

The 22-year-old flew out to Oman earlier this week for the 10-day tour and is due back at The 3aaa County Ground in mid-February.

Thakor, who was Derbyshire’s highest wicket-taker in the NatWest T20 Blast in 2015, follows Wes Durston in being selected for the MCC this winter, after Durston captained the MCC in South Africa in January.

The 15-man squad, led by former Queensland batsman Clinton Perren, also includes Warwickshire’s Oliver Hannon-Dalby and former Leicestershire batsman Michael Thornely.

There are seven matches scheduled for the trip, including a floodlit 20-over match against the Oman national team on Monday 8 February, and a 40-over match against Bahrain Under 25s on Wednesday 10 February.

MCC’s players will also lead a coaching clinic with 60 local children at the Boushar Cricket Academy in Oman at the start of the tour.

John Stephenson, MCC Head of Cricket said: “MCC has an excellent working relationship with both Oman and Bahrain, and I am sure this tour will be a great success.

“The standard of cricket in both countries is improving rapidly and I’m sure the visit of an MCC touring squad will only help this to continue.

“We have selected a very talented group of players, all of whom I’m sure will prove to be excellent ambassadors for the Club and the Spirit of Cricket.”

Full squad

Name Other
Ed McKenna Manager
Clinton Perrin Littleborough CC, Captain
Kez Ahmed Pudsey Congs CC
Ricky Anderson Bickley Park CC
Luke Harvey Ticknall CC
Jim Hindson Caythorpe CC
Grieg Hofbauer Finedon Dolben CC, Bedfordshire CCC
Alex Martin Oundle CC
Michael Payne Tring CC and Buckingamshire CCC
Marc Reingold Stanmore CC
Michael Thornely Blackheath CC
Shiv Thakor Derbyshire CCC
Oliver Hannon-Dalby Warwickshire CCC
Andrew Clarke New Brighton CC
Geoffrey Blackmore Umpire

Fixture list

Date Fixture
Thursday 4 February MCC v Assarain CC (50 overs)
Friday 5th February MCC v Oman National Youth Development Team (20 overs)
Sunday 7th February MCC v Muscat CC (50 overs)
Monday 8th February MCC v Oman (20 overs)
Wednesday 10th February MCC v Bahrain U25 (40 overs)
Friday 12th February T20 Triangular Tournament (teams TBC)
Saturday 13th February MCC v Awali XI (40 overs)

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