Alex Hannam, of Bideford, has been selected for the Devon under-15 cricket team to tour South Africa.
He is the only player from North Devon in the 14-strong squad who will spend three weeks in South Africa in February, playing matches in the Kruger National Park and Cape Town.
Alex, who attends Bideford College, has represented Devon since the age of 10. At 14, he became a regular member of the Bideford first team bowling attack this summer as they won the Francis Clark Devon Cricket League C Division.
Kevin Fishleigh, the Bideford chairman, said: "Everyone at Bideford CC is very proud of Alex's achievement's on and off the field.
"You would have to go a long way to meet a nicer young man than Alex and because of his extraordinary attention to detail and focus on being the best player he can become he is one of those lads who you will always like to see doing well.
"Alex deserves every bit of support, he works as hard as any player I have had the pleasure of coaching and this selection proves what a talent he is."