Sidmouth CC suffer another player loss as Powell heads for Heathcoat

11:19 22 May 2014

Cricket

Cricket

Archant

SIDMOUTH have been rocked by a third departure since the start of the season as up-and-coming keeper-batsman Dan Powell has left for Heathcoat, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Powell, 17, has followed Dom Bess and cousin Zak out of the Fortfield to pastures new.

Spinner Dom signed for Exeter the week before the league season started with Zak going to the same club two weeks ago.

All three have gone in search of regular 1st XI cricket and a meaningful role in their teams.

Sidmouth skipper Will Murray has been exasperated to lose three promising young players – and hopes Powell will be the last to leave.

Murray said when he heard Powell was leaving he tried to talk him round, but quickly realised it was a waste of time.

“Dan’s mind was already made up and nothing I could say would change it,” said Murray.

“He wants to bat in the top three and keep wicket, which is something we are not able to guarantee and Heathcoat are.”

Murray said Powell would have been offered a run at six had he stayed, but that wasn’t enough of a carrot.

“He has seen the way we have been batting this season and didn’t think he would get in that often or for that long,” said Murray.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

11:50

The first action of 2017 in the Honiton Netball League saw the top two Division One sides in action, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:20

Sidmouth A made it two wins from two outings in the Sidmouth Leisure Centre Indoor Cricket League with victory over Clyst Hydon A.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00

Sidmouth Warriors Under-9s defeated Lympstone B 7-0 when the pair met in an Exeter Youth League game.

Read more
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sidmouth Town sprung a big South West Peninsula League Eastern Division surprise with a 5-3 win at Appledore.

Read more
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sidmouth ladies welcomed the Devon Lady Patrons for an enjoyable afternoon of bowls followed by a lovely afternoon tea, writes Susie Bonnell

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s teams return to action this Saturday (January 14).

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Ottery St Mary became the first team to stop the winning run of Macron League Four leaders Thorverton as they held the Thors to a 2-2 draw in Mid Devon.

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Sidmouth Running Club had one senior and two junior members involved at the South West Club and County Cross Country Championships, held at Exeter Racecourse, writes Terry Bewes.

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Last weekend saw N1 Tri Club stage their annual awards evening at Escot Village Hall.

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Sidmouth duo Jane Painter and Jill Bishop made further progress in the National Pairs competition last Saturday, writes Susie Bonnell.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications