Bovey Tracey has moved swiftly to replace Sri Lankan Ashan Randika with Indian run machine Vishant More for their 2021 Devon League campaign.
More is an accomplished wicket-keeper batsman who, after a 3-year absence, returned to domestic cricket in 2019/20 and impressed.
Playing for the star-studded Maharasthra side that includes fellow CricX stars Ankit Bawne, Anupam Sanklecha, Ashay Palkar, and Nikit Dhumal, he produced a string of notable performances.
Following his return to the fray in December 2019, he struck 53 against Chhattisgarh, before his brilliant maiden century (120) in his third outing against Jharkhand.
He followed-up with fifties against Assam (57), Tripura (78*), and Uttarkhand (59) to finish his Ranji Trophy campaign with 437 runs at 54.62.
From young gun to proven pro
The gloveman’s journey initially started as a fresh-faced 16-year-old, when he broke into Ranji Trophy cricket in 2007/08.
He played 6 matches, albeit with limited success (189 runs at 18.90), and was subsequently dropped.
Desperate to return, More returned to age-group cricket for Maharashtra and excelled in the various under-age tournaments (Vijay Merchant Trophy, Cooch Behar Trophy, and C.K. Naidu Trophy).
In 2012/13, he churned out two hundreds amongst 577 runs at 72.12 in the latter, then backed up with two stellar seasons thereafter.
His exploits were finally rewarded with a Ranji re-call in 2015/16, playing one match towards the back-end of the season before a promising 2016/17 season, hitting 218 runs at 24.22.
Unfortunately, though, he was overlooked for selection, until his return in December 2019.
Take 2 for Vishant
More is a hugely talented cricketer, who following a run-filled domestic summer, was set to embark on his maiden UK club stint in 2020 having signed with Lullington Park.
However, COVID-19 struck to hamper the season. Nevertheless, he has secured another opportunity for the 2021 season having recently signed with Bovey Tracey for their Devon league campaign.