Forty Club Quadrangular Tournament in July 2015

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Introduction
 

The Forty Club is a ‘wandering cricket club’ – meaning that it does not have its own ground, - and with nearly 2500 members is reputed to be the largest wandering Cricket Club in the world. The ‘mission statement’ of the Club is to offer fixtures against Schools, both State and Public, and Youth XIs, playing experienced cricketers who will encourage the young cricketers to play the game to the highest standards of performance and behaviour, and in the best spirit of the game. The Forty Club currently plays some 130 fixtures a season against School and Youth sides throughout England Scotland and Wales. After the start of the school holidays it plays almost 100 additional fixtures against Clubs. 
 
The Tournament  

The Quadrangular Tournament is competed for annually between “sister Forty Club teams” from Holland (SGS), Denmark (Dansk XL), Spain (Cricket Espana) and the UK (The Forty Club).  The tournament has been running since 1969, and this is the first time that it has been held in Wales.  

There are two competitions – one a 45 over game, and the other a T/20 game.  Last year the tournament was played in Holland. This year the Forty Club is the defending champion in the 45 over format, and SGS Holland in the shorter format.  

The 45 overs tournament is for players over 40 on 1st July, and the T/20 over tournament for players over 35 on 1st July.

Players this year will have travelled from Australia as well as Europe!   In all there will be a party of about 100 players and their partners assembling at Newport CC.  

The Programme  

The tournament will be held at Newport Cricket Club between Monday 20th and Friday 24th July 2015, with a couple of warm-up matches also being held on Sunday 19th July.  

The 45 over matches are being played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday:  the T/20 matches are being played on Tuesday and Thursday.  

There are numbers of social events planned for the week, beginning with the Opening Ceremony on Sunday 19th July; a Curry Night on Monday 20th July, a trip for partners to the National Museum, St Fagans and Cardiff Bay on Tuesday 21st July; and the Tournament Dinner on Thursday 23rd July.
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