Louis Devereux, English cricketer, Died at 85


Louis Norman Devereux was born on October 20, 1931 and died on November 12, 2016.

He was a former English cricketer

Louis played first-class cricket between 1949 and 1960.

Devereux played his county cricket for Middlesex, Worcestershire and Glamorgan, and also appeared for Combined Services.

Devereux was capped by Glamorgan in 1956.

He made his first-class debut at the age of 17, appearing for Middlesex against Cambridge University at Fenner’s in May 1949, though he neither batted nor bowled.

The next month, Devereux played against Oxford University at The University Parks, scoring 32 and 11.

Which was his only appearances for Middlesex, and in 1950 and 1951 he played occasionally for Combined Services and Worcestershire, on one occasion in June 1951 turning out for the former against the latter.

He was playing for Combined Services against Glamorgan in late May 1951 he hit his maiden first-class half-century in scoring a first-innings 52.

As of 1952 onwards Devereux played County Championship cricket for Worcestershire, and the 1953 season saw him send down over 4,000 deliveries, by far the most he bowled in any one season, and take 55 first-class wickets.

Devereux passed away at 85 years old.