Godleman named in MCC side to tour Nepal

Monday 28th October 2019
& News
Written by Stephen Martin

Billy Godleman has been named in the MCC squad that will take part in the first ‘Legacy Tour’ of Nepal in November. 

A strong 13-man squad will be departing London for Nepal on Friday 1 November, and will play six matches in the two-week trip including a three-day match against the Nepal national side, which has been granted first-class status.

Godleman will head into the tour off the back of a successful season that saw him score more than 2,000 runs for Derbyshire across all formats, while he also captained the side to their maiden Vitality Blast Finals Day appearance.

As announced in the summer of 2018, MCC has introduced into its overseas touring programme a series of Legacy Tours, aimed at leaving a sustainable and meaningful impact in developing cricket nations.

The first of these is Nepal, with the Club committing to touring Nepal for three years from 2019 to 2021 inclusive. The MCC Foundation will support MCC in this objective, by funding programmes off the pitch which includes laying nets in five government schools, upskilling local coaches and teachers, and broadening access to the game for Nepali boys and girls.

MCC squad to tour Nepal:

Jimmy Adams (Captain)
Yasir Arafat
Billy Godleman
Miles Hammond
Oliver Hannon-Dalby
Callum Jackson
Will Rhodes
Alex Spencer
Alex Thomson
Will Vanderspar
Ed Young
Tom Westley
Chris Wright
Richard Greatorex (Tour Manager)
Owen Dawkins (Coach)
Jeff Evans (Umpire)
Alan Jones (Scorer)

Match schedule

Matches to be played at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kathmandu:

Sunday 3 November: v Nepal Under-19s (50 overs)
Monday 4 November: v Nepal (50 overs)
Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 November: v Nepal (first-class three-day match)
Saturday 9 November: v Mixed National Side/Under-19s (T20)

Matches to be played at the Pokhara Rangasala Cricket Ground, Pokhara:

Monday 11 November: v Pokhara Invitational XI (T20)
Tuesday 12 November: v Chief Minister’s XI (T20)

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