Aussie Roach makes Bideford bow

Bideford CC's overseas player Josh Roach is welcomed to the club by chairman Kevin Fishleigh. PHOTO: Neil Blackburn Bideford CC's overseas player Josh Roach is welcomed to the club by chairman Kevin Fishleigh. PHOTO: Neil Blackburn

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
10:51 AM

New overseas player, from Adelaide, Australia, makes promising 43 on debut

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Roach blasted 43 from 46 balls on debut. PHOTO: Neil BlackburnRoach blasted 43 from 46 balls on debut. PHOTO: Neil Blackburn

BIDEFORD Cricket Club’s 2014 overseas player Joshua Roach says he is ‘really looking forward’ to his time in England.

Josh, 21, landed at Heathrow Airport at 5.30am last Tuesday, and by 2pm he was taking the field for Bideford against Bristol Banks Cricket Club.

Josh, from Glenelg Cricket Club in Adelaide, South Australia, is spending the summer in Westward Ho!, helping to coach the colts and playing matches for the first team.

He certainly didn’t waste any time making an impression, scoring a quickfire 43 from 46 balls in his first outing for the club.

“I have heard good things about Bideford Cricket Club from Max Curtis and Josh King, who I met in Australia, and I am really looking forward to spending the English summer over here,” he said.

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