CCNSW International Cricketers

(Editor’s Note: appreciations of Mani Subramanya (India) and Keith Elloy (Singapore) can be found elsewhere  at )

Bill Blair – Australia Over 50s and Over 60s

Bill Blair, a fast bowling all rounder also capable of scoring centuries, was part of the Australian side that won the Over 50s World Cup in Sydney on 5 December 2018. Australia won a close match to defend 165 by 3 runs against Pakistan. Bill contributed well with a quality bowling spell of 9-0-33-2, and a catch in the field. Bill Blair was also part of the ashes winning Australian side that whitewashed England 3-0.

Read an interview with Bill Blair after the Final.

Bill represented the over 60s Australian Team touring England in July 2013, playing five ODIs for “the Grey Ashes” and in the Over 60s World Cup in Chennai in February/March 2024 where Australia beat England in the final. He was also selected as member of a World Cup XI.

Bill Blair interview 2023

Jim Morrison New Zealand over 50s Manager and occasional touring CCNSW cricketer

Jim Morrison is now the manager of the New Zealand over 50s team. Before that he took his nomadic side “The Occidentals” all over the world and also played on a few tours with the Cricketers Club to North America in 2015, Nelson New Zealand in 2017 and Christchurch in 2019

Jim Morrison interview 2021

Sittampalam Ragavan – Sri Lanka Over 60s

Sittampalam Ragavan (“Raga”) has been a long standing member of CCNSW Classics and Vintage teams playing in the Classics premiership winning team in 2015/16 and the Vintage back to champion teams in 2022/23 and 2023/24.

Raga represented Sri Lanka in both the inaugural Over 60s World Cup on the Sunshine Coast in September 2022 and in Chennai in February/March 2024 where Sri Lanka finished 4th.

Stuart Ridge – Australian Over 60s

Stuart Ridge has played cricket for CCNSW as an in-swing opening bowler since the early 1990s. After taking an extended break from cricket , he returned in the 2017 in Veterans over 50s and over 60s games with impressive figures which saw him selected for the Australian over 60s team for the Caribbean Cup in Barbados (February 2023), Canada Cup in Toronto (September 2023) and the World Cup winning squad in Chennai (February/March 2024).

Stuart Ridge interview 2023

Brett James over 50s Australian Team 2023

Bret James is a left hand swing bowler and aggressive left hand middle order batter who represented Australia in the 2023 over 50s World Cup in Cape town

Brett James interview 2023