The Touring Taverners

A vibrant part of the Newcastle Lord’s Taverners is the playing group. Working on the “use it or lose it” principle we play around 10 fixtures per season on an invitational basis. In addition the older members play in the Seniors NSW State Regional Championships. Our home ground is Awaba Oval with occasional matches at Toronto’s Ron Hill Oval.

Management of the group is in the expert hands of Cathie and Roger Black. Team captain is former Test leg spinner Robert Holland. Our wonderful wives and partners complete the team and travel with us giving great support, at home and overseas.

The first team that played at a festival did so at the 8th Australian Masters Games, the only competitive one that the Taverners have entered. To the surprise of many they managed to win the gold medal. Since then they have toured only to the non-competitive Golden Oldies and Vintage Cricket Festivals. Best to quit on top!

2001 Newcastle – 8th Australian Masters Games

Vic Levi, Professor Saxon White, Ted Atchison, Brian Warby, John McLaughlin, Tim Caban, Graham Farraday, Alan Northey, Ken Hoff, Ken Beckett, Roger Black, Vic Cook, John McGregor, Bob Davidson, Ray Charlton

2002 Vancouver, B.C. Canada – Golden Oldies

Robert Holland, John Fryer, Roger Black, Doug Duncan, Henry Egerton, Jim Spencer Snr, Alan Squire, Ken Hoff, Vic Levi, Roy Watson, Royce Levi, Michael Venes.

2004 Mooloolaba, Queensland – Golden Oldies

Robert Holland, John Fryer, Roger Black, Doug Duncan, Scott Levi, Jim Spencer Snr, Jim Spencer Jnr, Col Rogers, Alan Squire, Ken Hoff, Vic Levi, Vic Cook, Royce Levi.

2006 Colombo, Sri Lanka – Golden Oldies

Robert Holland, Roger Black, Graham Halton, Doug Duncan, John Fryer, Peter Quirk, Geoff Kirk. + Mahes, Arun and Mohan from Toronto Canada + Roger Wark from New Zealand.

2008 Queenstown, New Zealand – Golden Oldies

Robert Holland, Roger Black, John Fryer, Vic Levi, Doug Duncan, Graham Halton, Chris Levi, Alan Squire, Vic Cook, Arun Mukherjee, Peter Quirk, Ian Hodge, Geoff Kirk.

2009 Armidale, NSW – Vintage Cricket

Robert Holland, Roger Black, John Fryer, Vic Levi, Doug Duncan, Graham Halton, Alan Squire, Vic Cook, Arun Mukherjee, Peter Quirk, Tony Amodio, Geoff Kirk, Steve Davies.

2010 Harrogate, England – Golden Oldies

Robert Holland, Vic Cook, Tony Amodio, Doug Duncan, Ian Hodge, Peter Quirk, Roger Black, Alan Squire, Arun Mukherjee, Paul Clarke, John Fryer, Graham Halton, Geoff Kirk.

2011 Gold Coast, Queensland – Vintage Cricket

Robert Holland, Tony Amodio, Geoff Kirk, Ian Hodge, Roger Black, Danny McVey, Peter Quirk, Graham Halton, John Fryer, John Rice, Alan Squire, Arun Mukherjee.

2012 Wellington, New Zealand- Vintage Cricket

Roger Black, John Fryer, Vic Cook, Ian Hodge, Graham Halton, Danny McVey, Paul Clarke, John Rice, Geoff Kirk, Doug Duncan, Arun Mukherjee, Alan Squire.

2012 Adelaide, South Australia – Golden Oldies

Robert Holland, Tony Amodio, Roger Back, John Fryer, Ian Hodge, Peter Quirk, Graham Halton, Doug Duncan, Paul Clarke, Geoff Kirk, Alan Squire, Arun Mukherjee.

2013 Trans-Tasman Competition, Port Macquarie, NSW

Tony Amodio, Vic Cook, Ken Solman, Nev Entwisle, Graham Halton, Peter Quirk, Ian Hodge, John Rice, Geoff Kirk, Arun Mukherjee, John Fryer, Roger Black.

2015 Cape Town, South Africa – Golden Oldies

Robert Holland, Vic Cook, Geoff Kirk, Roger Black, Danny McVey, Peter Quirk, Graham Halton, Phillip Smith, John Rice, Paul Clarke, Arun Mukherjee, Ian Hodge, Alan Squire.

2016 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Vintage Cricket

Ian Hodge, Roger Black, Geoff Kirk, Tony Amodio, Phillip Smith, Graham Halton, Graham Doust, Peter Quirk, Paul Clarke, John Rice, Arun Mukherjee

Over 60’s Regional Championships
2012 Tamworth, NSW

John Fryer, Roger Black, Ian Hodge, Mick Gallagher, Tony Paterson, John Rice, John Cameron, Peter Fleming, Dave Chapman, Bruce Watham, Gordon Watham, Will Callinan, Robert Holland, Michael McEntyre.

2013 Armidale, NSW

John Fryer, Dave Chapman, Chris Parker, Ian Hodge, Gerry Gehrig, Roger Black, Geoff Kirk, John Rice, Bob Douglas, Doug Whitby, Trevor John, Peter Fleming, Brian Scott, Robert Holland, Geoff Kirk.

2014 Armidale, NSW

John Fryer, Graham Halton, Greg Clinton, Roger Black, Phillip Smith, Gerry Gehrig, Doug Whitby, Trevor John, John Rice, Chris Parker, Ian Hodge, Jim Price, Peter Fleming, Robert Holland

2015 Tamworth, NSW

Robert Holland, Danny McVey, Paul Golledge, Ian Hodge, Greg Clinton, Gerry Gehrig, Peter Fleming, John Fryer, John Rice, Roger Black, Trevor John, Chris Parker, Jim Price, Mick Ratcliff