Photo Credit: International Masters Cricket (ICM)

The men’s over-40 cricket team just won the International Masters Cricket World Cup, beating New Zealand on home turf!


Cape Town, South Africa (04 March 2024) – The inaugural over-40s International Masters Cricket (IMC) World Cup was hosted in South Africa recently and our incredible home team won, beating New Zealand by 6 wickets!

The IMC hosts tournaments for over 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s teams. The IMC was officially established at an AGM on 6 August 2023, which included members from all 14 member nations. The AGM brought the over-60s and over-70s into the fold, meaning that IMC now covers all four age groups.

Countries involved include major cricket nations like the UK (Wales competes as a stand-alone team), India, Australia, New Zealand, the West Indies and Sri Lanka; other countries also involved include neighbouring Zimbabwe and Namibia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and Canada, and Pakistan.

Over the weekend, Cape Town played host to the Over-40s World Cup and South Africa won the whole thing!

“South Africa have won the IMC Over-40s World Cup, beating New Zealand by 6 wickets in the Grand Final today.

South Africa bowled fantastically to restrict the powerful NZ batting lineup to just 155 (tournament top run-scorer Hardeep Singh hit 55) and then worked their way methodically to the target with about 9 overs to spare. Werner Moolman top-scored with 45 not out.” – International Masters Cricket

“It was a well-deserved win for the hosts, who only suffered one loss during the tournament, to New Zealand in round robin play.

Congratulations to South Africa, and to all the teams that made this a fantastic inaugural Over-40s World Cup!” – International Masters Cricket

Take a look at the moment the team lifted the World Cup below:

You can also catch the full match along with commentary below, in case you missed it!

Sources: IMC (Linked Above)
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