Louis Devereux, who played for Worcestershire CCC during the first half of the 1950s, has passed away at the age of 85.

Louis, who was born in Heavitree, Exeter, in Devon on October 20, 1931, joined the County after a spell with Middlesex for whom he played two matches.

Between 1950 and 1955, he played in 79 first class matches for Worcestershire, scoring 2,070 runs at an average of 19.16 as a right hand batsman and picking up 106 wickets at 42.42 with his off spin bowling.

Louis enjoyed his best season at New Road in 1953 when he scored 732 runs and took 55 wickets.

He joined Glamorgan in 1956 and was capped in his first season before passing 1,000 runs in a season for the first time the following year.

That season also featured his only first class century – 108 not out versus Lancashire.

His first class career ended in 1960 with a total of 192 matches, 5,560 runs at 19.85 and 178 wickets at 35.31.

During his youth, Louis represented England at table tennis.

Worcestershire CCC would like to pass on condolences fo Louis's family and the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at Aberystwyth Crematorium at 12 noon.