Ed’s call-up for England O60s and a ‘Grey Ashes’ series!

ED Gordon Lennox is celebrating after being named in a squad of 22 for England Over 60s’ five-match Grey Ashes series against Australia which begins next month.

The 61-year-old Gloucestershire all-rounder has already made six international appearances, helping England win the six-team Carib Cup earlier this year with a 70-run final win over the Aussies in Barbados.

And Ed, whose home club is Tarbarrow, near Cirencester, would now love nothing more than to follow it up by featuring in a successful Ashes series on home soil.

He said: “I feel lucky to still be playing cricket and to be selected for England makes me hugely proud.

“At this age, every game is a bonus as you never quite know how the body is going to hold out! But I work hard at trying to stay fit and I’ll be giving it my best shot.”

Ed, who captained the Army and was also selected for Combined Services in the 1980s, began playing for Gloucestershire Over 50s 12 years ago.

He added: “Being involved with the seniors gave me a new lease of life in terms of cricket, it’s been amazing.”

The first ODI is on July 12 at Thame with matches following on July 16 at Burton and Southport on July 19 before the action moves to Chipping Campden on July 24 and concludes at Littlehampton on July 30.

Ed is not the only Gloucestershire senior to earn international recognition this summer as Richard Trotman, of Twyford House, has been named captain of England Over 50s who face the United States on July 4 at Radlett CC.

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