King, Benton and Pyle added to Devon squad for KO Cup semi-final against Suffolk + Lammonby required by England for under-19 duty + Burke not available

James Burke - missing from the Devon team to play Suffolk in the KO Cup quarter-final on Sunday
James Burke - missing from the Devon team to play Suffolk in the KO Cup quarter-final on Sunday

EXMOUTH batsman Dan Pyle has been added to Devon’s squad for Sunday’s Unicorns KO Trophy semi-final against Suffolk at Sidmouth (noon).

Devon are a batsman short as Plymouth’s James Burke is unavailable for this game.

Also in for the first time this season is North Devon seam bowler Josh King.

A shoulder injury prevented King being considered for any of the games in the 50-over competition en-route to the last four.

But with North Devon clubmate Jack Popham (groin) injured and Tom Lammonby away on international duty with England U19s, Devon were two seam bowlers short.

Paignton’s fit-again George Benton returns to the squad having missed the quarter-final win over holders Berkshire, also at Sidmouth.

The other semi-final is between Shropshire and Cheshire at Bridgnorth.

Devon (from): J J Bess (Sidmouth), M W Thompson (St Fagans), A W R Barrow (Exeter), L J Lewis (Heathcoat), B G F Green (Exeter), Z G G Bess (Sidmouth), D R Pile (Exmouth), G R Chappell (Bradninch), J E Thompson (Congresbury), T J R Codd (Bovey), G Benton (Paignton), S Barlow (Sidmouth//West Hampstead), J A Stephens (Falmouth), J V King (North Devon).

Suffolk:  J C  Mickleburgh (Frinton ), J M Foley (Colchester & East Essex ), A J Ball (Copdock & OI’s ), D P Batch (Sudbury ), B D Shepperson (Mildenhall ), D A Ironside (Billericay ), K P Young (Frinton ), T W W Rash (Mildenhall ), J J Cantrell (Bury St Edmunds ), A P Mansfield (Sudbury ), J E Poulson (Sudbury ).

Umpires: J S Attridge & T Caldicott