Warriors selected for Veterans State Side

Warriors selected for Veterans State Side

Proving age is no barrier, North Huon is proud to have four former players selected for Tasmania in the upcoming Over 40s interstate carnival in Brisbane in November.

2013-14 Premiership teammates Josh Woolley, Ken Voss, and Marcus Raine will be joined by former Ranelagh Grove junior Morgan McGuire for the tour from November 12-18.

2013-14 Premiership Team mates Josh Woolley (2nd from left still trying to work out how to put on a dangler), Marcus Raine (3rd from right in back, and Ken Voss (kneeling, far right)

While more recently turning out for Judbury, premiership winning captain Josh Woolley will be looking to apply his nuggety batting to the top order of the state team.

Experience in England will serve him well in the Queensland conditions, and with the ability to either dig in or accelerate, will provide a superb batting option.

Solid at the top of the order, Josh Woolley will have the chance to show his skills on a bigger stage

If bruising batsmen got you selected for the state Ken Voss would have been picked a long time ago. He now gets a chance to follow in son Sam’s footsteps and pull on a state top and send his thunderbolts down, aiming to add more to his conversation pieces than the match winning final over of the 2009-10 HCCA Grand Final or the 225* against the Kingston Crows.

Ken Voss with his bat on ice after scoring 215* (149) to beat the Kingston Crows in a 50 over contest in 2008-09

Marcus Raine will look to use his Gold Coast cricket experience to extract as much swing as possible from the pink ball, while providing some lower order hitting.

Marcus Raine will be aiming to keep the seam upright in Brisbane

Former Ranelagh Grove underage player, though better know from his time with Snug, Morgan McGuire will look to take the gloves and use his state indoor keeping experience to keep things tidy behind the stumps. Most are looking forward to seeing him keep up to Voss.

Morgan McGuire’s quick hands behind the stumps will come in handy when keeping up to Voss

They join former Tasmanian Tiger Andrew Downton and Glenorchy’s Steve Sillifant from the south, accompanied by a number of experienced cricketers from the north, to form Tasmania’s inaugural state Over 40s side.

To follow the progress of the carnival from Nov 12-18, or if you are interested in getting involved in Veterans Cricket Tasmania, follow the Veterans Cricket Tasmania Facebook page to keep up to date.

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