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Over 50's lose opener
Cornwall O50’s started the season with a disappointing defeat to Somerset at Taunton Deane.
Losing the toss new skipper Trevor Lee and his team did well to contain the home team batsman to 266 in 45 overs on a track that had yielded 2 scores in excessive of 400 the day before.
Cornwall’s usual lively start was curtailed when Lee dragged a ball on early, and with Jim McKenna mistiming an attempted drive the visitors were in trouble. Nigel Sanders and Anton Luiten built a partnership before Sanders cut a full toss to cover, Jon Nance stroked a full toss to mid on and Luiten ran himself out. Andrew Jones top scored with 43 as Cornwall were all out for 179
Next up is Hampshire on Wednesday followed by the Isle of Wight on Thursday.
The team are pictured before the Somerset match with new shirts sponsored by Cornwall Hospice Care. They also have lightweight jackets courtesy of Bodmin based Horizon Plastics.
Somerset 266-8 Cornwall 179 card
The side featured two debutants - the Truro pair of Ian Bishop and John Dobson.
The full team was :
Trevor Lee (capt) - Mullion
Jim McKenna - St Just
Anton Luiten - Tideford
Nigel Sanders - Grampound Road
Jon Nance - Menheniot/ Looe
Andrew Jones (WK) - Callington
Steve Mitchell - Newquay
Ian Bishop - Truro
Dave Dunnett - Wadebridge
John Dobson - Truro
Mike Hoban - Falmouth
12th man - Dave Craddock - Pencarrow
13th man - Steve Jenkin - Unattached
Team manager - Stuart Ellis - Wadebridge
Umpire - Roy Strout
Scorer - Mike Gibbons - Grampound Road
The match is played over 45 overs and starts at 1pm.
The team then travel to Hampshire on Wednesday June 3rd and the Isle of Wight on June 4th.
There are no planned changes for the Hampshire game.
For the Isle of Wight Steve Jenkin replaces Jim McKenna and Mike Conbeer (Menheniot/Looe) comes in for Mike Hoban