Masters Test Series
Australia, birthplace of Indoor Cricket, is hosting an international
Masters Test Series from October 21st to October 28th, 2001.
and match reports HERE,
on this series:
time an international Masters tournament was held (in England
in 2000, between Australia, England and South Africa), England
were victorious, with South Africa the runners-up. Since that
time, England has, with some justification, proudly proclaimed
itself the Masters World Champion. They have a chance to underline
that claim in Perth.
The Tests will all be played at the Ballajura Indoor Sports Stadium.
England are playing some warm-up games in NSW, including two at
Indoor Sports centre, who plan to have photos and results
of those games on their website.
In a recent interview with Indoor Cricket World, a member of the
England touring squad told us he believes the England team's preparation
has been timed to perfection.
"Four months of training has been designed to get the England
players peaking just in time for the Perth series" he said.
While not giving too much away, he hinted that the England unit
are a very strong fielding side, and rely on an even performance
from all players. "The England team does not rely on a few
individuals to win every game. They all work hard for each other,
and the camaraderie is first class" he said. The experienced
players like Andy Walton, Tony Rock and Stuart Kenney have combined
really well with the new players such as Paul Basset, Glenn Willis
and Ian Lyndsey.
As there has not been an "official" Masters World Championship,
England have not been "officially" granted the title
of World Masters Champions. However, in the absence of an "official"
nod, we here at Indoor Cricket World believe England have every
right to claim they are indeed the current World Masters Champions.
So we've dropped the world "unofficial" from all future
references to this series. And we believe the winner of this coming
tournament should be considered the new World Masters Champions.
The England touring party agree. "We intend holding on to
our crown by beating the southern hemisphere teams in their own
Our contact had one last comment on the coming series:
"Good luck to all the players taking part, and may the best
team win --- but beware - England are coming, and we aim to go
back home the official World Champions".
So, I dare say, do South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.
I think we're in for a great tournament.
Ballajura Indoor Sports Stadium
Cnr Townsend & Oxleigh Drv Ballajura,
Tel: (08) 9249 6611
Game schedule for the tournament can be found on the AICF site
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