Ex-cricketer Barrie Matthews bowled over by Torbay Weekly digital edition

Now: Barrie Matthews in Spain

Now: Barrie Matthews in Spain - Credit: Archant

Bay businessman Barrie Matthews is now enjoying life in the Spanish sunshine - but keeps up with all the community news from home with the digital version of the Torbay Weekly.

Then: Barrie Matthews playing cricket

Then: Barrie Matthews playing cricket - Credit: Archant

Nightclub venues and restaurants such as Shiphay Manor, Mr Matt's and Doodles were familiar haunts in Torbay - the Matthews family were part of the fabric of life in Torbay.

And Barrie Matthews, who now lives in Spain, said: 'I lived in Torquay all my life before moving to the Cartagena area in 2014. I played cricket for Torquay CC for 30 years and skippered Devon CCC for 12 years.

'My last Torbay venture was Buddy's Steak Restaurant before retiring to Spain but it's brilliant to still get my news from the Torbay Weekly.'

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