Former England international Owais Shah is part of a 14-man MCC squad to tour South Africa, which departs on 27 December with Sporta Tours.

Current Middlesex Managing Director and former England bowler Angus Fraser will manager the tour, which includes eight professional cricketers. 

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Derbyshire’s Wes Durston will captain the squad which features eight other professionals including Warwickshire bowler Chris Wright and Leicestershire’s Neil Dexter.

Middlesex wicketkeeper John Simpson, Worcestershire bowler Charlie Morris and Leicestershire batsman Ned Eckersley are also included.  

MCC will play six games on the tour against a variety of opposition including KwaZulu Natal, Crusaders and a Western Province Cricket Association XI.
They will also give a coaching session to local children from the Khayelitsha township in Cape Town.

John Stephenson, MCC Head of Cricket, said: “This is the Club’s final tour of the year and it promises to be a fantastic one. 

“We have picked a very talented squad with plenty of current and former professionals involved, as we are expecting a very high standard of cricket. 

“We will be playing two matches on 6th day Test match pitches at Kingsmead and Newlands, which I’m sure will be an enjoyable experience for all the players. 

“Most importantly, they will be ambassadors for MCC and its work in a major Test playing nation, and I’m sure they will be a credit to the Club.” 

Full squad

Angus Fraser (Manager)Middlesex CCC
Wes Durston (Captain)Derbyshire CCC
Neil DexterLeicestershire CCC
Ned EckersleyLeicestershire CCC
Chris WrightWarwickshire CCC
Owais ShahHampshire CCC
John SimpsonMiddlesex CCC
Charlie MorrisWorcestershire CCC
Matthew HunnKent CCC
Chris PeploeEaling CC
Tom RashSuffolk CCC
George ThurstanceBedfordshire CCC
Graham GraceEastern Province CC
Jonathan MarsdenDerbyshire Academy, Oxford MCCU
Andre GeldenhuysStellenbosch CC
Jeff Evans (Umpire) 
Pete Waxman (Physio) 


Tour itinerary


30 DecemberMCC v Crusaders (50 overs)Crusaders Club
31 DecemberMCC v KwaZulu-Natal XI (50 overs)Kingsmead
3-4 JanuaryMCC v Western Province Cricket Association XI (2 days)Vineyard Oval
6 JanuaryMCC v St Augustine’s CC (40 overs)Basil D’Oliveira Sports Complex
7 JanuaryMCC v Western Province Academy (50 overs)Newlands
8 JanuaryMCC v Western Province XI (50 overs)Boland Park

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