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Querl backed to bounce back from bowling ban

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GLEN Querl, the former Zimbabwe Under-19 cricket team seamer has been backed by his coach at the English side Unicorns to come back stronger, following his suspension for a suspect bowling action.

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The Zimbabwe-born seam bowler, who plays Devon League cricket for Instow-based North Devon, has been barred from bowling by the England and Wales Cricket Board, along with Gloucestershire’s Jack Taylor, following analysis of their actions.

Querl has played second XI cricket for English County side Hampshire this season as well as making three appearances in this season’s Yorkshire Bank 40 for the ECB-run Unicorns side, which is made up of second XI players and free agents.

Unicorns’ team manager Phil Oliver told This is Devon: “He’s down at Hampshire at the moment, and we’ve got Unicorns A cricket Friday (yesterday), so he’s coming to have a long chat with me.

“I think the lad just wants 24 hours to sit down and think and reflect on what’s gone on. He’s OK, he’s a positive lad and he’s a good cricketer. He’s just wanting to get on in the game and play first-class cricket.”

Querl and Taylor both underwent ECB testing last Monday after being reported twice inside a 12-month period for suspect delivery actions.

Oliver added: “This is a stumbling block, but it can be overcome with a bit of hard work from everybody.”

North Devon had hoped to field Querl in today’s Devon League fixture at Sidmouth, but he will need ECB permission to test his bowling action in league cricket.

Querl, who plays for Matabeleland Tuskers in the domestic league, has represented the country’s junior national teams where he took part in the Zimbabwe Afro-Asia Under-19 Cup in 2005 and the Under-19 World Cup the following year.

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