Weston sign up former international bowler

Charl Willoughby.

Charl Willoughby. - Credit: Archant

Weston Cricket Club have signed up former Somerset and South African bowler Charl Willoughby to spearhead their attack next season.

PREPARATIONS for the 2014 cricket season are well underway at Weston Cricket Club, who have announced that former Somerset and South Africa bowler Charl Willoughby will be spearheading their attack on their return to the top flight of the West of England Premier League after a two season absence.

Chairman of cricket Adam Davies said: “The chance for us to sign a player of Charl’s quality was not one we could let pass. He’ll be a real asset to the club and as well as providing vast playing experience to the 1st XI, will help develop our young cricketers who we hope will play an ever increasing role in maintaining our position at the top level of West Country cricket.”

Club captain Chris Davidson added: “This signing really signals our intent this season and is the first step towards our aim of providing sustainable Premier League cricket to the town.

“With a challenging season approaching, Charl’s quality and experience will be invaluable both on and off the pitch as we aim to consolidate our position in the top flight.”

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While Willoughby will be focused on playing for the 1st XI, the club are always on the lookout for new players in any of their five adult men’s league teams, ladies’ team or eight junior sides.

Anybody interested in playing cricket, especially those people who might be new to the area, are asked to contact Adam Davies on 07748 845859 for details of winter training, while any potential junior players should contact Jon Mayo on 07702 255237.

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The return to top level cricket also brings additional sponsorship opportunities with various packages available. Any interested parties are encouraged to contact Sam Curley on 07760 312901.

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