Sonny Baker bowling for Devon U15s

SIDMOUTH’S Zak Bess will captain Devon against Wiltshire on his home ground this Sunday in the final game of a truncated county season, writes Conrad Sutcliffe

Alex Barrow, the usual captain, as work commitments that rule him out of the 50-over friendly. So Bess, the vice-captain, steps into the role. 

Devon have named a 12-man squad for the game, all of whom will take part, although only 11 will bat and there won’t be a 12thfielder.

The only new face in the side belongs to Torquay’s up-and-coming paceman  Sonny Baker.

Baker’s progress through Devon’s youth ranks has been monitored by the county hierarchy and also talent spotters at Somerset.

Injuries have slowed Baker’s progress at times, but as the 17 year old is fit and raring to go he has been called up.

“Sonny is a player I have wanted to see at the next level up for a while and I am glad that the opportunity has presented itself,” said Dave Tall, Devon’s director of cricket.

Devon: Z G G Bess (Sidmouth), J W Baird (North Perrott), J H G Degg (Plymouth), M C Golding (Bovey Tracey), B A Beaumont (Cornwood), S O Read (Exeter), J A Stephens (Taunton Deane0, D J Goodey (Plymouth), E W O Middleton (Exeter), H M Whitlock (Bovey Tracey), E H Hamilton (Plympton), S Baker (Torquay).