Loose Cricket Club stalwart Cyril Davey now in his 41st season with the Kent Village League side and shows no signs of slowing down
Busy Cyril Davey still plays, coaches and umpires cricket – aged 74.
The Maidstone man is enjoying his 41st season playing for Kent Village League team Loose.
He’s the club’s leading wicket-taker this year with eight and on Tuesday represented Kent over-70s against Australia over-70s in Sittingbourne. The tourists closed on 240-7 from 45 overs and won by 18 runs after Kent made 222-1 in reply.
Davey turns out for the XL Club, a series of district over-40 sides who play schools all over the country, is an umpire in the Kent League, coaches in schools and has no plans to slow down.
He said: “I still remember my first game for Loose. It was at Penenden Heath and I was out first ball.
“I’ll keep going as long as my legs allow. I’ve broken fingers and have a problem with a sciatic nerve, which I’m taking medication for, but I’ve been pretty fortunate with injuries.
“I’m playing with people who I coached years ago at Loose School when they were 10 or 11.
"It’s funny because they pull my leg these days and try to tell me what I’m doing wrong."
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