Devon is a real ‘all-rounder’!

School boy Devon May who has been picked to play cricket for Fife and keep goal for Dunfermline at his age group.
School boy Devon May who has been picked to play cricket for Fife and keep goal for Dunfermline at his age group.
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A GLENROTHES schoolboy is proving to be a real sporting ‘all-rounder’, reports MIKE DELANEY.

Devon May has been selected to play for Fife’s representative cricket team and is also linked with a senior football club.

The 11 year-old, who attends Newcastle Primary, plays for Falkland Cricket Club’s team at his age group.

Father Malcolm explained: “He played for the Falkland Under-13 team against Dunfermline Cricket Club and their coach was also the coach of the Fife team and selected him for the trials.

“On the football side, he plays for Glenrothes Strollers, but he was invited to go and train with Dunfermline Athletic as a goalkeeper.”

Cricket runs in the May family and Devon’s late grandfather, Richard, was secretary to both Falkland and the East of Scotland Cricket League.

Both Malcolm and older brother, Callum, are also members at Scroggie Park.

But asked which of the two sports in which he is involved is his favourite, Devon admitted: “It would probably be football”, he said when asked what his favourite of the tow sports was.

“But I like the cricket too.

“I’m better at batting than bowling and the highest total I have got so far was 27 not out - that was for Falkland.

“My best bowling figure is two in one game.”

Those totals look likely to grow in the years ahead...