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James Rowe Strikes on Overseas Debut

Devon U15 XI were put into bat by the Johan Rudolph Academy XI in their first match of their 2019 South African tour. Devon were dismissed for 166 in 47. 5 overs. James coming in as the last man scored 5 off 11 balls including a boundary before being stumped.

Opening the bowling, James had figures of 1 for 14 off 4 overs – trapping Prinsloo LBW for 0. From all accounts, James with a bit of luck could have had another 2 wickets.

Devon went onto win the match against the side put together by the father of Jacques Rudolph, who as a youngster played midweek for Torquay before going onto play for South Africa, by 28 runs.


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Kazi Claims Wicket of Ashes Star

Kazi Szymanski certainly had a day to remember playing 1st Grade for Fairfield Liverpool v Eastern Suburbs.

While scoring 16no on a juicy wicket he ducked into a good length ball from Surrey's Stuart Meaker resulting in a dead arm.

Kazi got his revenge later though by having Ashes wicketkeeper Peter Nevill caught in the gully for 9.

Despite being rather bruised Kazi is buzzing at taking the wicket of an international for the first time.


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Mitch Pugh commits to Devon!

With the ECB relaxing their overseas eligibility rules – qualifying period now just 3 years instead of the 7 previously.
Mitch has become available for Devon in 2019 based on residency qualifications and having signed (his life away) with a declaration he won’t play for another country.


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Kazi Takes 6 on 1st Grade Debut !

Kazi Szymanski on his 1st grade debut for Fairfield Liverpool v St George in Sydney in the 2nd innings has had figures of 10.4-3-34-6 after 1st over went for 8 plus dropped catch. In the 1st innings he had figures of 3-1-16-1.


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George Allen selected by Devon County

Great news that our 1st XI captain, George Allen, has been selected by Devon County Club to make his debut in their next three day game against Berkshire.



George’s strong performances for both Torquay CC and Devon Lions this season have pushed his case to make his debut for the full county side.



The three day championship game starts on Sunday 5 August at Falklands CC near Newbury. You can follow the action using the link:

http://www.totalcricketscorer.com/TCSLive/TCSScorecard.aspx?id=69810



George adds himself to a long and distinguished list of Torquay players who have represented their county.


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Five Wicket Victory for Torquay against Redruth in the ECB National Club Championship

Redruth 68 all out.

Torquay 70 for 5.

Torquay won by 5 wickets.


Torquay made the 2 hour journey into Cornwall to face Cornish Premier League side Redruth.

Torquay won the toss and invited Redruth to bat, the hosts soon found themselves in trouble as Ben Passenger 4 for 24 and James McMurray 3 for 12 ripped through their defences leaving them all out for 68 inside 20 overs.

What seemed an easy target to chase down soon had the visitors wobbling at 8 for 3 but the arrival of Mitch Pugh (39*) settled the ship and along side Tom Drake saw Torquay home for the loss of 5 wickets.

Making their 1st team debuts were Sonny Baker and Harry Passenger.

1st team captain, George Allen commented on the victory, "it was great to actually get out and play some cricket after so much rain. I thought our attitude was spot on from start to finish. The boys bowled great lines and were backed up by some fantastic ground fielding and catching. It was good to bring in Sonny and Harry to gain some early experience of 1st team cricket and proves that we are a club who are willing to put some faith in our youth system. That said, Ben Passenger bowled a great opening spell that put the pressure on Redruth and despite a little wobble early on, we were never going to lose this one. I can't wait to start our league campaign away to Brixham on Saturday which will no doubt be a lot tougher."

Torquay have been drawn against Wadebridge in round 2 on May 13th.
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