Cann's enduro challenge - football and cricket

PUBLISHED: 13:30 06 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:09 15 June 2010

Brian Cann was a multi-skilled sportsman on Saturday afternoon.

Brian Cann was a 'multi-skilled' sportsman on Saturday afternoon. He kept goal for Western League Premier Division Willand Rovers in their pre-season friendly game in Plymouth against Elburton Villa and, as soon as the final whistle went, drove to Acland Park, Feniton, where he was able to open the innings for his local cricket team in what was to become a vital Francis Clark Devon League C Division victory.Cann, 42, wearing an all red kit, was beaten four times by the Peninsula League sides sharp shooters as Rovers went down 4-0 in their penultimate warm-up game before a new season of Toolstation League football begins at Silver Street, Willand, on Saturday with the visit of Hallen (3pm).He was more successful in the all white colours as he scored 23 in the East Devon 'derby' meeting with Kilmington that all but secured the Acland Park side's place in the C Division for another season.Cann says: "Some times these things have to be done. I care with a passion about both sports and both clubs and so it was not a hard decision to decide to try and play them both. "Football does come first though, as you can't play on at the higher level in football like you can in cricket. This coming Saturday I will be between the posts at Silver Street while the lads play Babbacombe at Acland Park.

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