Somerset cricketer Haydn Sully, who went on to play for Sidmouth
and Whimple after retiring from the first-class game, has
He passed away at the age of 67 in the Royal Devon
& Exeter Hospital on December 14 after a short
born at Sampford Brett near Williton in West Somerset on November
1, 1939, and made his championship debut for his home county
in 1959. Because of his lack of opportunities, Sully joined
Northamptonshire for the 1964 season where he plied his trade
for the next six seasons before leaving in 1969.
His best season was in 1966, when he took 101 wickets.
After leaving first-class cricket, Sully played for Sidmouth,
where he enjoyed several seasons as captain, and Whimple.
Outside cricket he had a successful career working for Whimple-based
Whiteways Cyder, going on to become a director with Showering
His former Somerset team-mate Peter Eele, who also played
at Sidmouth, said: “Haydn was a good bowler, which he proved
by taking 100 wickets in 1966.
“He was also a great friend and great company who will be
sadly missed by us all.”
played seven times for Devon during the 1970 and 1971 seasons.
He made his debut against Berkshire at Torquay in 1970 and
appeared for the last time, also against Berkshire, at Sidmouth
the following year.
His record for Devon was modest. His best bowling performance
was five for 52 against Dorset at Exmouth in 1970.
A memorial service for Haydn will be held on Friday
January 12 at noon at St Paul's Church in Honiton.