Ex-Churston Student, Dan Wolf, Named Devon Young Player of the Year 2016

Dan Wolf receiving the Bob Bridges Youth Award from Stuart Munday
Photo: G B D Lane

PAIGNTON batsman Dan Wolf was named Young Player of the Year at the Tolchards Devon Cricket League annual meeting and awards night.

The Bob Bridges Trophy goes to the outstanding youth player in any division of the league over the season. Previous winners have included Chris Read (Paignton) and Mark Lathwell (Braunton), both of whom went on to play for England.

Former Churston Ferrers student Dan won the award for an impressive season with the bat for Paignton in the A Division. He made 590 runs at an average of 45.38 in the promotion-winning side. The only English-qualified batsman to make more runs in the A Division last season was Bradninch captain Gary Chappell – and he was named player of the year!

Wolf – 19 in June – finished the season in Devon’s Minor Counties side. Dan left Churston in July 2016, and is now at the University of Surrey studying Criminology.