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Devon captain Edwards dies at 58

THE former Devon captain Hiley Edwards, has died at the age of 58 after many years of ill health.

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He was a stylish Torquay left-hander batsman and athletic fielder who led Devon to their first cup final at Lord's in 1991, a defeat by Staffordshire and his final game in an 18-year career with the county he loved. He started his club career with Cockington Corinthians before moving to Torquay and finally Paignton at the end of his county days. In 17 seasons with Torquay he scored more than 16,000 runs, captaining for four years. He made 86 Minor Counties Championship appearances.

Posted by Charlie Randall
11/11/2009 12:05:21
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