Northamptonshire duo bound for Tanzania

Northamptonshire's Niall O'Brien is off to Tanzania with the MCC

Northamptonshire's Niall O'Brien is off to Tanzania with the MCC

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Niall O’Brien and Matthew Spriegel left for Tanzania today (Thursday) as part of an MCC touring party.

The County duo are part of a 15-man squad that will play five games over a 12-day period.

The tour opens with a 50-over contest against a Tanzanian Cricket Association XI at the Anadil Burhani ground on Saturday and this is followed by a second 50-over encounter against the same opposition 24 hours later.

There are a pair of 20-over games against a DSM Combined XI on Tuesday and Wednesday at the DSM Gymkhana venue before the tour ends with a two-day fixture against a TCA XI at Arusha next weekend.

In addition to O’Brien and Spriegel, the MCC squad includes former Pakistan A all-rounder Kashif Ibrahim and Richard Wilkinson who played for Loughborough University.

Steve Atherton from Saffron Walden CC has been named as the captain.

The MCC last toured Tanzania in 2007 when they won all of their seven games.