King’s Road super fan Devon Malcolm tells Battersea Badgers: ‘You guys are HISTORY!’

The ferocious quick bowler, who took 128 test wickets, posed with the famous orange cap in the Long Room at Lord’s, the home of cricket

David's in Devon heaven ... Hughesy meets the legend

The Battersea Badgers are “history” after England pace legend Devon Malcolm showed his support for the Road.

The ferocious quick bowler, who took 128 test wickets, posed with the famous orange cap in the Long Room at Lord’s, the home of cricket.

Malcolm, who told the South African team “you guys are history” before a devastating spell of 9-57 in 1994, was taking part in a charity event organised by Chance to Shine along with King’s Road veteran David Hughes.

But the smiles were gone when the pair took part in a street cricket event organised by the Chance to Shine charity at a housing estate near the famous ground, as Malcolm ran Hughes out with a direct hit as the Welsh biffer attempted a quick single.

The ex-Derbyshire bowler showed he had lost none of his pace either, with a spell of bowling that hit one of Hughes’ press teammates in the BALLS.

Malcolm also passed on useful tips on batting – particularly on the kind of dodgy wicket the Road is used to.

He told Hughes that during one game for the all-star Lashings team he insisted on being promoted up the order to exploit the conditions.

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Malcolm – test average with that bat of just over 6 – said: “I told the captain that if you are batting on a soggy dog, it’s not a place for the strokemakers. What you need is bat speed.”

A lesson for sloggers everywhere from the great man.

If you want to remind yourself of Devon’s finest hour, watch this:

Author: David Hughes

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