Aussie Roach makes Bideford bow

10:51 28 May 2014

Bideford CC

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

Archant

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

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.

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 12:32
Netball

North Devon netball team end the year top of regional league

Read more
Wed, 12:28
The CrossFit North Devon team in Bath

Crossfit North Devon (CFND) took a team of 12 athletes to the first European Strength in Depth fitness competition at Bath University Sports Centre this weekend.

Read more
Tue, 13:51

Post remains open as Torrington lose again

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read Sport

Family notices
Subscriptions
Reader travel
Advertise
Photo Orders
Competitions
Facebook
Twitter
North Devon Football League
North Devon Surf report

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition
North Devon�s trusted business finder