2019 was a challenging year for this group, with a new Manager, Coach and Captain. Also a change
of emphasis from pure development as players and a team; to producing the results required to
ensure a high enough league position in the U14 league tournament to secure Division 1 status as
U15’s in 2020.
Manager and Coach placed a lot of emphasis on personal, and team responsibility for their
Sunday 12th May
Kings College v Devon U15s at Kings College Taunton Pitch 1
Devon played King’s School, Taunton in a warm up for the Royal London Competition and introduced
new squad members, Troy Dos Santos and Will Warren. Dos Santos showed his potential with 21 on
debut, but it was opener Jake Pascoe who caught the eye with a classy 78. Devon scored 221-8 (40
overs). Lawrence Walker (26*) saw the tail wag. King’s were dismissed for 111 in reply. Skipper Jack
Whittaker taking 4-23 with his LA spin.
Kings won toss and decided to field
Devon 221-8 (40 overs). (Jake Pascoe 78, Troy Dos Santos 21, Lawrence Walker 26no. J Thomas 3-32}
Kings College 111 all out (33.2 overs) (R Williams-Pritchard 47. Jack Whittaker 4-23, Jacob Kopparambil 2-13)
Devon U14s won by 110 runs
Tuesday 28th May
Devon U15s v Devon U14s at Barton CC
A tougher challenge followed against Devon U15’s at Barton. A decision to bat back fired as the team
were dismissed for 96. Devon U15’s knocked the runs off for 5 wickets. To make matters worse
Harrison Linnett suffered a concussion falling in the outfield. Pace bowler Will Warren missed the
game, and most of the season, with a foot injury.
Devon U14s won toss and elected to bat
Devon U14s 96 all out 32 overs
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Devon U15s 99-5 17 overs
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Devon U15s won by 5 wickets
Sunday 2nd June
Berkshire U14s v Devon U14s at North Maidenhead ECB U14 Cup Group 3
Berkshire, in North Maidenhead, were the first Royal London opponents. Berkshire amassed 296-5
thanks to 50’s from 3 batters. 96 coming from the last 10 overs as Devon wilted in the heat. 31 wides
were unacceptable. Ed Butler 2-17, before the injury jinx struck again, bowled well. Pascoe (36)
again secured the top of the order. Walker (38) and Harry Passenger 36* looked composed, but no
one got the big score needed. Defeat by 113 runs was a wake up call.
Berkshire won the toss and elected to bat
Berkshire U14s 296-5 50 overs.(A Patel 69, A Bovill 67, B Salter 50 not out, Z Philips 31 not out. Ed Butler 2-17)
Devon 183 all out 39.2 Overs (Jake Pascoe 36, Lawrence Walker 38, Ed Butler 21, Harry Passenger 36 not out. B Armstrong 4-26, H Ishaq 3-28)
Berkshire won by 113 wickets
Sunday 9th June
Devon U14s v Wiltshire U14s at Abbotskerswell ECB U14 Cup Group 3
Next up were Wiltshire at Abbotskerswell. Devon scored an impressive 312-8 around the
foundations set by the top three. Pascoe (86) and Whittaker (31) put on 86 for the first wicket.
Pascoe then put on 96 with Walker (70). Alec Holifield (28) and Dos Santos ( 32*) carried on the good
work. Butler 4-41 took out the top order in reply but a century from Howgrave-Graham saw the
Devon spinners put to the sword. His dismissal signalled the end as Devon bounced back, with a 78
Devon U14s won the toss and elected to bat
Devon U14s 312-8 50 overs. ( Jake Pascoe 86, Jack Whittaker 31, Lawrence Walker 70, Troy Dos Santos 32 not out, Alec Holifield 28. H Sandford 3-31, A Singh-Jagley 2-65)
Wiltshire U14s 234 all out.43.3 overs.(o Gabb 29, B Howgrave-Graham 100, H Sandford 46. Ed Butler 4-41, T Haffenden 2-15)
Devon won by 78 runs
Sunday 16th june
Somerset U14s v Devon U14s at Taunton School EC'B U14 Cup Group 3
Somerset came next, and another poor performance. Butler took out the top order with 3-32.
Somerset still accumulated 214-7. In reply Devon subsided to 53-8. A remarkable run a ball 85 from
Passenger saw Devon get to 149, some 65 runs short.
Devon won the toss and elected to field
Somerset U14s 214-7 50 overs (B Mulvey 39, D Trego 71, N Viljoen 35. Ed Butler 3-29, Matt Jeacock 2-29)
Devon U14s 149 all out 48.2 overs (Lawrence Walker 19, Ed Butler 10, Harry Passenger 85, Teddy Haffenden 11)
Somerset won by 65 runs
Sunday 14 July
Devon U14s v Cornwall U14s at Cornwood CC ECB U14 CUP
Cornwall were dispatched for 112. Holifield 4-12 and Whittaker 4-11 the destroyers. Pascoe (58*) and Walker (23) saw Devon home with little fuss, by 8 wickets.
Cornwall U14s won the toss and elected to bat
Cornwall 110 all out 28.4 overs (R Evans 21. Alec Holifield 4-12, Jack Whittaker 4-11)
Devon U14s 112-2 21 5 overs (Jake Pascoe 58 not out, Lawrence Walker 23)
Devon won by 8 wickets
Devon then had their U14 Festival at Taunton. It turned out to be a welcome break from what had
been a topsy- turvy start to ECB competition.
Monday 15th July
Cric Max (USA) U14s v Devon U14s at Taunton Festival
Next up were CricMax from USA. Devon totalled 266-8. Walker (58), Passenger (46), Whittaker (46),
Teddy Haffenden (36*) all scored freely. In response CricMax were allowed to bat out for the draw at
202-9, as Devon misunderstood the playing conditions. A harsh lesson learned. 3 wickets for
Haffenden, and another 4 for Butler.
Devon won the toss and decided to bat,
Devon U14s 266-8 50 overs (Jake Pascoe 28, Lawrence Walker 57, Jack Whittaker 41, Harry Passenger 46, Teddy Haffenden 36 not out, Noah Rider 25, A Thurmella 5-42)
Cric Max U14s 202-9 50 overs (S Nair, 27, A Thurmella 29, P Chettifalayam 40, W Elamurugan 23, O Zope 28, Sunya Thurmella 35. Ed Butler 4-41, Teddy Haffenden 3-31)
Devon U14s Winning Draw
Tuesday 16th July
Devon U14s v Buckinghamshire at Taunton Festival
Disappointment followed against Buckinghamshire. Bucks were dismissed for a below par 176,
Passenger 4-20, and Jacob Kopparambil 2-35 the most successful bowlers. In reply, only the
consistent Pascoe (35) stood out in a total of 109.
Buckinghamshire won the toss and elected to bat
Buckinghamshire U14s 176 all out 48 overs (J Tarling 29, A Dodds 22, R Weatherall 47. H Passenger 4-20, Jacob Kopparambil 2-35)
Devon U14s 105 all out 37.1 overs (Jake Pascoe 35. T Fleming 4-23, Saba 2-25)
Buckinghamshire won by 71 runs
Wednesday 17th July
Devon U14s v Gloucestershire U14s at Taunton Festival
Gloucestershire won the toss and decided to bat
Gloucestershire U14s 187 all out 47.5 overs (T Boorman 35, O McConkey 96 not out. Alec Holifield 2-49, Teddy Haffenden 3-34, Jack Whittaker 2-18)
Devon U14s 188-8 52 overs (Jake Pascoe 36, Lawrence Walker 75, Alec Holifield 29. J Studley 3-12)
Devon U14s won by 2 wkts
Thursday 20th July
Devon U14s v Shropshire U14s at Taunton Festival
Shropshire benefitted from another average batting performance. Pascoe (51), batting at number 9,
with Zach Dunn (29) put on 50 for the 9 th wicket, preventing total capitulation.
Devon won the toss and decided to bat
Devon U14s 150 all out 49.1 overs (Jake Pasce 51, Zac Dunn 29. H Darley 2-26, T Parker 2-18)
Shropshire U14s 152-3 36 overs (M Kenvyn 69 not out, O Wood 33. Harry Passenger 2-40)
Shropshire won by 7 wickts
Friday 19th July
Devon U14s v OxfordshireU14s at Taunton Festival
Match Cancelled Rain
Sunday 28th July
Dorset U14s v Devon U14s at Bere Regis
Devon knew they would need to win at least two of their remaining ECB games to secure their place
in the top tier of competition in 2020. Dorset proved a turning point. Skipper Whittaker led by
example with 108* as Devon posted 281-6. Butler (32) and Noah Rider (22*) scored useful late runs.
Whittaker capped a fine day with 3-33, and there were 2 wickets each for Butler, Kopparambil, and
Jeacock in a fine team performance. Dorset succumbed for 203.
Devon won the toss and decided to bat
Devon U14s 281-6 50 overs (Jack Whittaker 108 not out, Troy Dos Santos 26, Ed Butler 33, Noah Rider 22 not out. J Huns 3-51, E Rimmer 2-32)
Dorset 203 all out 44.4 overs (M Braggington 72, K Laird 20, R Harmse 31, J Young 35. Ed Butler 2-11, Jacob Kopparambil 2-42, Jack Whittaker 3-33, Matt Jeacock 2-23)
Devon won by 78 runs
Tuesday 30th July
Devon U14s v Hampshire U14s at Exeter CC
Wednesday 7th August
Gloucester U14s v Devon U14s at Tewkesbury CC
Gloucestershire at Tewkesbury, was a missed opportunity as no one scored more than 20 as Devon
slid to 148 all out. The bowling and fielding were a marked step up as Devon fought all the way,
before Glos got over the line with 2 wickets and 10 balls remaining.
Gloucester U14s won the toss and decided to field
Devon U14s 148 all out 48.3 overs (Harry Passenger 20, Extras 30. C Brook 2-25, T Rice 2-25, K Sahabdeen 2-28)
Gloucester U14s 149-8 48.2 overs (S Brooks 30, C Brook 24, Extras 34. Harry Passenger 2-18, Matt Jeacock 2-12)
Gloucester won by 2 wickets
Sunday 11 August
Devon U14s v Oxfordshire U14s at Shobrooke Park CC
Oxfordshire at Shobrooke Park turned out to be a must win game, and the team showed how much
they had progressed, with a decisive victory. The foundation laid by a fine century from stand out
batter Jake Pascoe (102). The now fit Will Warren scored a quick 33, and Dunn added a useful 24 as
Devon set a challenging 253-9. With thunderstorms forecast a good start was needed. Warren (3-1-
6-3) blew away the top order with his pace, Passenger (9-3-19-3) spun the middle order out as the
weather closed in. At 51-9 the game was called off and Devon celebrated achievement of their goal
to finish in a top tier position.
In November ECB announced next season the competition will not be split in to two divisions. This
means Devon will play all the sides it played this year, plus Isle of Wight. Disappointing news, as the
team wanted to be regularly challenged by the best.
Oxfordshire won the toss and decided to field
Devon U14s 253-9 50 overs (Jake Pascoe 102, Will Warren 33, Zach Dunn 24, J Richardson 3-42)
Oxfordshire U14s 51-9 23 overs (I Hall 28 not out. Will Warren 3-6, Harry Passenger 3-18, Jacob Kopparambil 2-23)
Devon won by189 runs. DLS applied.
In November ECB announced next season the competition will not be split in to two divisions. This means Devon will play all the sides it played this year, plus Isle of Wight. Disappointing news, as the team wanted to be regularly challenged by the best.