Tolchard, Jeffrey

Birth Date

7th March 1944


Torquay, England



Biographical Text

A multi-talented sportsman who made his name in cricket playing for Devon and Leicestershire between 1963 and 1983. His brother, Roger, played Test cricket for England.

His football career commenced with Torquay United, signing professional forms for them in March 1964. He played 11 league matches and scored four goals for the Plainmoor club.

Tolchard moved to Exeter City in July 1965, but his one and only league game for the Grecians was in a 2-1 home defeat against Watford in February 1966.

Cheltenham Town had enquired after Tolchard in December 1965, but he stayed at St James’ Park until the end of the season when he went to Loughborough University on a two-year Education course, and signed for Loughborough United.




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