Hammond named in MCC side to tour Nepal

28 October 2019

Miles Hammond 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.

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.

Gloucestershire Cricket Second XI coach / Batting coach Owen Dawkins is also on the tour as part of the coaching setup for the MCC squad.

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

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

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

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