Ex-BLACKCAPS Jamish and Hames Marshall, Richard Jones, Mark Bailey and Dion Nash are all psyched up to don the navy and red and white chequers of New Zealand Croatia in the NZ Croatia Kookaburra Selection to play on Auckland’s iconic Cornwall Park number one ground this Thursday 6 December.
Rounding out their talents is former Croatian and Auckland A rep John Vujnovich and former ND allrounder Joey Yovich who let’s face it still thinks he’s 25 and appoints himself captain.
With three Jonesies selected in the side and one in the opposition, there should be no confusion on the day and especially not in the field.
The 50-over match is free admission, in fact we would pay people to come along, and we look forward to your attendance and entertaining you all as always from a scheduled start time of 10am — against the future stars of the Auckland Aces. Warm-ups to start an hour earlier because it takes that long these days, aye Nashy.
The NZ Croatia Kookaburra Selection team in pretty much a batting order is as follows:
1. Hamish Marshall
2. James Marshall
3. Matthew Vujcich
4. John Vujnovich
5. Richard Jones
6. Craig Little
7. Joey Yovich (c)
8. Mark Bailey
9. Dion Nash
10. Josh Fisher
11. Liam Jones
12. Matthew Jones (non-batter)
13. Callum Gegg (non-batter / wicketkeeper)
Auckland Developing Future Aces in batting order
Conor Ansell (c)
Adam Jones (oh no that’s not confusing)
Harry Miller (w — first 25 overs)
Quinn Sunde (w — last 25 overs)
Carl de Beer
Grant Jackson – Kookaburra Liaison / honorary NZ Croatia member
John Arnerich – General Dogs Body
Umpires – Sincere thanks to Ross Kneebone and to ACA for providing a second umpire
Scorer – a big Croatian thank you to Annette Campbell (Cornwall CC umpire and manager of the ACA scorers)
See you all there this Thursday.