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Devon’s Jack and Roger honoured as lifetime members

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: April 03, 2014

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Two stalwarts of Devon cricket have been made life members of the county club for more than 50 years of service.

Jack Davey, who played for Devon as a youngster in the early 1960s before embarking on a 13-season professional career with Gloucestershire, and former player, chairman and now president Roger Moylan-Jones, were both elected as a life members at the county club’s recent annual meeting.

Moylan-Jones and Davey moved away from Devon early in their careers, but came back to play significant roles for the county club.

When his playing days with Gloucestershire were over, Davey returned to Devon to play in a couple of games.

He later became team manager during the captaincy of Hiley Edwards and helped steer Devon to their first Lord’s final in 1991.

In retirement 69-year-old Davey lives near Exeter and remains involved in cricket as a trustee of the David Shepherd Cricket Trust.

Moylan-Jones started his cricket career with Paignton before a career in the Navy took him away from Devon. When Moylan-Jones left the Navy, he took over as Devon CCC chairman from Derek Cole and held the post from 1995-2010. Moylan-Jones is now county club president.

Both life memberships were proposed by current chairman Geoff Evans and agreed unanimously by members at the meeting.

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