Slideshow: Former England cricket star in Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 18:26 03 July 2008 | UPDATED: 11:42 29 April 2010

cricketer Devon malcolm at the Wisbech Grammar school

cricketer Devon malcolm at the Wisbech Grammar school

FORMER England international cricketer Devon Malcolm demonstrated his fearsome skills as a fast bowler in a match against the Wisbech Grammar School s first team this week. Malcolm famously bowled 9-57 against South Africa at The Oval on August 20, 1994,

FORMER England international cricketer Devon Malcolm demonstrated his fearsome skills as a fast bowler in a match against the Wisbech Grammar School's first team this week.

Malcolm famously bowled 9-57 against South Africa at The Oval on August 20, 1994, after being incensed when hit by a bouncer by Fanie de Villiers.

At the time this was the sixth best innings analysis in the history of Test cricket.

The ex Northamptonshire and Leicestershire player captained a headmaster's XI, comprising a mixture of past pupils and invited guests at the school on Tuesday afternoon.

Malcolm led a coaching session with the boys before the match.

He picked up two wickets in four overs and ex-pupil and Wisbech Town first team star James Williams top scored with 101, helping the headmaster's XI to a winning total of 215.

In reply the school pupils reached 179-7 and the new head boy, Tom Coates, top scored with 78.

Master in charge of cricket Mr Phillip Webb said: "It was an excellent day. Devon Malcolm was really pleasant and the whole time he was there he was always trying to help the boys.


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