By Sam Watson

VETERAN cricketers all over Gippsland are gearing up for another big season of over 50s cricket this summer.

After their extremely successful inaugural season last summer, Traralgon West, South Gippsland, Jindivick, Nyora, Garfield/Tynong and Mornington

Peninsula will compete for the Lyrebird Cricket Shield once again.

The Mornington Peninsula were the first winners last season, beating Garfield/Tynong in the grand final.

The Lyrebird Shield is due to start on Sunday, November 21, where they will play five games for the season, one every fortnight, and teams who finish first and second will play off in the grand final.

The league said its aim is to provide an environment that promotes, encourages, and develops a community network for older current and past cricketers.

“We create an opportunity to socialise and play cricket with peers of their own age group, outside the current Saturday cricket structure,” the league said.

And for those veterans that excel in the Lyrebird Shield, there are representative squad opportunities available.

All players are eligible to be selected to represent Victoria and Australia at carnivals scheduled throughout the year.

For more information on the league find Gippsland Over 50s Veterans Cricket Victoria on Facebook.