Devon Development XI
Torquay CC hosted the Development XI when it took on their counterparts from Gloucestershire – we are pleased to say though that Ben Passenger didn’t have to be reminded who to support despite playing his youth cricket for Gloucestershire. The Devon side contained no fewer than three Torquay boys – Harry Passenger, Noah Rider and James Tyler.
The honours between the three were shared around in the win. James Tyler was the star with the bat with a run a ball 45. Harry Passenger excelled with the bowl with 3 for 35. As for the fielding it was left to Noah Rider with a near faultless display under the watchful eye of his grand-father John Kirby, a former guru of colts’ cricket at the Rec – one catch and three run outs.
Devon U14 XI
Blaise Baker was a part of the Devon side who inflicted a heavy defeat on Somerset in the ECB County Cup. Batting first in the need for quick runs at the end Blaise had a run a ball 7. Opening the bowling Blaise claimed 2 for 17 in his 4 overs. The final winning margin being 168 runs.
Devon Academy XI
Devon headed “out the country” well over the border to take on Cornwall at St Austell. Harry Passenger claimed one wicket and a catch as Cornwall amassed 219 for 8 in their 50 overs. Torquay old boy, Matt Petherbridge, was a DNB. Unfortunately, Harry didn’t come off with the bat. However, Devon beat the old enemy by one run off the last ball of the match.