Tolchard, Jeff

Birth Date

7th March 1944


Torquay, Devon



Biographical Text

Jeff Tolchard from Torquay, a Leicestershire cricketer and brother of Roger Tolchard (Leicestershire and England), appeared once for Exeter City in February 1966 having played eleven times for Torquay United. 

Jeff started at Torquay United and, after signing professional forms in March 1964, played 11 league matches and scored four goals. Moving to Exeter City in July 1965, his only league game for the Grecians was in a 2-1 home defeat to Watford in February 1966.

Jeff subsequently went to Loughborough University on a teacher training course and appeared for Loughborough United. Playing cricket too, he featured for Devon between 1963 and 1969 before making his first-class debut for Leicestershire in 1970 for whom he played 77 first-class matches and 40 limited overs games. Rejoining Devon in 1977, Jeff was the brother of Leicestershire’s wicket-keeper Roger Tolchard who appeared in four test matches for England.





Jon Griffin

Dear Grecian Archive,

Please could you forward this message to Jeff Tolchard, if you have contact details for him, and ask that he gets in touch with me ?

He played for many successful seasons at Berkhamsted Cricket Club, and we would like to renew contact with him in time for thw  Club's 150th anniversary in 2025. I believe he lives in the Newquay area.

With thanks and best regards from

 Jon Griffin

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