Exmouth cricketer George Greenway will once again captain England Men’s Deaf team as they take on the DeafT20 World Cup in Qatar in December.

Greenway is joined in the 15-man squad by Paignton’s Stephen George, as England look to go one better than their superb runner-up finish in 2016, losing to Pakistan in the final in Dubai.

Greenway and George both played a key role in England winning the Ashes in Australia last year and the Exmouth star is clearly excited by the challenge ahead.

Greenway told the Tolchards Devon Cricket League website: "I am really looking forward to the World Cup. After having such a successful summer with the Disability Premier League and a great Ashes tour last year, we are looking forward to testing ourselves against the best players from around the world. It will be a great experience for all."

The success stories for Devon cricket extended to Dan Bowser from North Devon CC, who has been selected for the England Men’s Learning Disability squad for a tri-series in South Africa, involving England, the host nation and Australia.

England won the tri-series title in 2017, when Bowser played a leading role with an unbeaten 93 in the 40-over final and a brilliant 61 not out in the T20 final.

In 2020, Bowser was named Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricketer of the Year for his contribution to national disability cricket squads. 

The air miles are also being clocked up by the Devon U15 Girls squad, who are in Sri Lanka as the first female team to represent Devon in an overseas tour since the U21 squad visited South Africa in 2018.

Steph Hutchins was part of that tour and is also in Sri Lanka as a coach. She told the DCL website: "To this day, those moments remain etched in my memory, both on and off the field. Our tour was of immense value to the team; not only did we forge stronger bonds with our teammates, but we also experienced profound personal growth.

"The tour was more than just refining my cricket techniques; it was a life experience. Those moments beneath Cape Town's Table Mountain expanded my horizons, on the field and within myself. The memories from that tour continue to shape my approach to the game and life beyond it."