GLENN CHAMBERS has “unfinished business” after his Over-50s World Cup adventure was cut horribly short.

Chambers was watching Wales’ third group game against Pakistan from the sidelines in order to be at the peak of his powers for the following day’s clash with rivals England when the plug was pulled on the tournament, which became the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I wanted to stay,” said Chambers. “But it got to the point where South Africans would rightly get preferential treatment if anyone contracted the virus, so we decided as a group to leave.

“We headed into the Pakistan game full of positivity, but there were soon rumblings of a meeting at 11am that morning and that there would be a decision on the tournament.

“One of the organisers turned up with three overs of Pakistan’s innings to go and when that was over we were told that the tournament was ending.”

All might not be lost, however, Chambers revealing: “There’s talk of it potentially continuing in March 2021.

“There’s some unfinished business and I’d go back tomorrow if it was possible. It was phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. I’ve never been involved in anything like it.”

Chambers and Wales might have only managed two-and-a-half of a potential seven games, but they certainly encountered the highs and lows of sport at any level.

In-front of over 600 spectators, Wales were heavily beaten by 193 runs as hosts South Africa got off to the ideal start in Cape Town.

“It was unbelievable,” said Chambers. “The coach couldn’t park properly due to the traffic around the stadium from people trying to watch that opening game.

“We heard there were 3,500 tickets sold for South Africa versus England and the final had sold 55,000 tickets.”

And what of the action as South Africa finished with a flourish to post 253 for five from their 45 overs, before Wales were rolled out for just 60 in reply?

“We were like rabbits in the headlights in that opening game,” conceded Pontblyddyn ace Chambers. “Rather than embrace the occasion we froze a little.

“It was a tough one because we were in a good position before Alan Dawson took South Africa to a good score and then we went into our shell, which was tough.”

Chambers looked assured with the bat before succumbing to a harsh looking lbw call on nine - the second highest score from Wales’ line-up.

The all-rounder had to do his talking with the ball as Wales bounced back with an eight-wicket win over Namibia two days later.

“We bounced back really well,” said Chambers, who picked up his first international wicket to help restrict Namibia to 161 for eight.

“If we’d played like we did against Namibia in the first game it would have been a fair bit closer.”

While the action was ended abruptly, Chambers will be able to reflect on a memorable journey that saw him tick something off his bucket list and provided a story or two to tell the grandchildren.

Chambers was handed his international cap by former South Africa pace ace Allan Donald.

“It was surreal,” he said. “There’s little old me at 51 being handed my Wales cap at 51 by a living legend.”

And then there’s the story of an unlikely cameo from another former sporting star.

“Zimbabwe captain Eddo Brandes was watching the Welsh singsong and he said he needed to ring someone to let them hear what was going on,” said Chambers.

“He stuck his phone on loudspeaker and when the person at the other end answered he said: ‘Bruce?’ A voice at the other end said: ‘Eddo it’s 3am what do you want?’ Eddo told him to listen to the singing and there was laughter and cheering at the other end of the phone before he said: ‘Right, I need to go to bed’.

“We asked who Bruce was and it was only Bruce Grobbelaar!”

Chambers and his team-mates had Monday to Wednesday free with their flight home booked for Thursday thanks to the “absolutely sensational” Paul Donovan and going on safari was on the agenda.

“It was fantastic,” said Chambers. “We were on our way to the game reserve and the driver slammed the brakes on to let 20-odd wild baboons cross the road, which is a crazy sight.

“If I was a youngster I’d head back to South Africa to play in our winter. It’s a great place.”

If the World Cup organisers have their way, Chambers and Wales will be back soon enough.