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Cornwall's Championship Winning Season

Cornwall win the Minor Counties Championship for the first time in 108 years 

 

M C Championship 2012 Venue Cornwall Opponents Championship Table Pts
Pos
 
Sun 10 June Herefordshire Eastnor 128 80-3 111 ---- Match Drawn    8 =5th Scorecard
Sun 24 June Devon St Austell ---- ---- 294-8 ---- Match Drawn  7 7th Scorecard
Sun 8 July Wiltshire Falmouth 199 93-8d 68 101 Won by 123 runs 21 =1st Scorecard
Sun 22 July Cheshire Truro 184 346-8d 168 257 Won by 105 runs 21 1st Scorecard
Sun 5 Aug Oxfordshire Great Tew 339-7 97-9 458-6d ---- Match Drawn 10 2nd Scorecard
Sun 19 Aug Wales MC Abergavenny 182 27-0 80 128 Won by 10 wkts 21 1st Scorecard
Sun 9 Sept Buckinghamshire Truro (Final)  257  209  205-9  111 Won by 150 runs     Scorecard

Scroll down for session by session  match by match details as it happened

MCCA Trophy 2012 Venue Cwll Opp Result
Pts
   
Sun 22 April Oxfordshire St Austell     Match Cancelled
1
   
Sun 29 April Devon Instow     Match Cancelled
1
   
Sun 6 May Bedfordshire Truro 118-4 114 Won by 6 wkts
2
Scorecard  
Sun 13 May Hertfordshire North Mymms 244-7 243-4 Won by 3 wkts
2
Scorecard
 
Sun 17 June Q F Cumberland Truro 105 224-7 Lost by 119 runs
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Scorecard  

 

 

Herefordshire Day 1 Cornwall struggled to 128 for 9 at lunch after being put in in sunny conditions. Sharp 24, Davis 21 on a pitch helping the bowlers. The ground at Eastnor is situated in a communications blackspot so we are limited on details. More as we get it.

4.20pm Tea Cornwall 128ao, Herefordshire 91-7

5.15pm Herefordshire 111 all out (Adshead 25; Smeeth 5-20, Libby 4-32, Davis 1-13)

Close 7pm Cornwall 80-3 (Libby 33, Williams 21)

Other Western Division Games:Shropshire 240ao v Cheshire 148-5 at Bridgnorth, No play for the day at Exmouth - Devon v Wales MC

 

Herefordshire Days 2 & 3 No play. Play on day 3 abandoned by 10am after 24 hours of persistent rain.  Play on day 2 was abandoned, after an early lunch, without a ball bowled.  Cornwall have now lost 25 full days play in the championship in ten years and one game.

Day 2 Other Western Division Games: Exmouth - Devon v Wales MC-
No play Day 2 One innings game on Day 3.    Close: Bridgnorth - Shropshire 240
& 258-9 v Cheshire 228 ao

Day 3 Other Western Division Games

Exmouth:(1 inns game) Wales MC 124 lost to Devon 125-5;

Bridgnorth: Shropshire 240 & 259 beatCheshire 228 & 183 (set 272);

Bournemouth: Wiltshire 321-6 & 132-5 drew with Dorset 312-9;

Henley: Oxford 105 & 171 drew with Berkshire 115 & 134-2.

 

Devon Day 1 After heavy overnight rain play was abandoned for the day before the start of play due to a waterlogged ground, with water also having got under the covers. Play will start at 10.30am and be extended to 7.30pm on Day 2, if conditions allow.

Other Western Division Games: No play on Day 1 at Colwall or Banbury. Usk - Wales MC 171-7 v Cheshire, Corsham - Wilts 234 Berks 16-1

 

 

Day 2 Play began on time at 10.30am. Devon won the toss and are batting on a dry pitch but very soft outfield. They were 11-0 off 4 overs (all extras) .

11.45 Devon 49-3 Burke, Woodman & Lye out - Smeeth 3-15

12.20 Devon 77-3 off 25 ovs Holman 31no, Benton 6no

1.00 Devon 100-4 off 34 ovs Holman 46no, 32 extras; Smeeth 3-29, Kitt 1-28

Lunch 1.15pm Devon 132-4 off 41 overs Holman 69no, Bess 13no. Played in spots of rain all morning.

Light rain has prevented play after lunch - Play Restarted after tea at 4.30pm      
5pm Devon 160-5 Holman lbw Smeeth 79 Bess 27no
6.30pm Devon 263-6 off 75 overs Bess 34. Thompson 52no, Bradley 31no
7.05pm Devon 294-8 (81 overs) RSP P Bradley 35. Hockin 2 in 2 balls. Thompson 77no C Bradley 1no; Smeeth 4-60, Hockin 2-33, Kitt 1-29. A Libby 1-30.
Other Western Division Games: Close Day 2
Great Tew (venue switch) Dorset 178 & 44-3 Oxford 116.
Colwall - One Inns game started at 4.40pm Hereford 154-4 v Shrops.
Corsham -Wilts 234 & 218-5 Berkshire 190.
Usk - Wales MC 202 & 191-4 Cheshire 174.
Day 3 No start at 10.30pm due to the wet misty conditions. Following a 11am inspection lunch to be taken at 12.30pm. The match was abandoned at noon as a draw with rain falling again - 7pts each. Cornwall have now lost 27 full days play in the championship in ten years and two games.
Other Western Division Games: Day 3
Great Tew (venue switch) Dorset 178 & 150-7 Oxfordshire 116 - Match Abandoned as a draw at 3pm -
Colwall - One Inns game started at 4.40pm on Day 2 Herefordshire 196-5 v Shropshire. Match Abandoned as a draw at 2pm
Corsham -Wiltshire 234 & 325-8 Berkshire 190 & 196-3 (set 370 in approx 72 ovs). Match Drawn
Usk - Wales MC 202 & 273-5d Cheshire 174 & 222-6 (set 302) Match Drawn
 

 

Wiltshire Day 1 No play due to a wet ground. . Umpires ruled out play at 5pm the day before

Other Western Division Games: Day 1 - No play

 

Wiltshire Day 2 Play began two hours late at 12.30pm due to showers.

Lunch 2.30pm Cornwall 85-1 off 31 overs Robins 22, JD Libby 29no, Davis 22no

Tea 5.10pm Cornwall 171-8 JD Libby 44, Davis 30; Langford 5-43.

6.08pm Cornwall 199 Williams 25no, A Libby 22; Langford 7-46

Close 7.30pm Wiltshire 37-5 Harrison 9-6-3-3, Hockin 2-28

Other Western Division Games: Day 2

Newbury - Berkshire 280, Shropshire 79-3

Sidmouth - Herefordshire 142-8 v Devon

Alderley Edge - Cheshire v Dorset No play Days 1 & 2

Challow & Childrey - Oxfordshire v Wales MC- Abandoned No Play

 

Wiltshire Day 3 Play began 45 mins late at 11.15am

12.15pm Wiltshire 68ao collapsing from 66-5 (Libby 3-1, Harrison 3-20, Hockin 2-28, Sharp 2-12)

Lunch 1.15pm Cornwall 69-2 off 15 overs (Robins 32, Parsons 25)

2.18pm Cornwall declare on 93-8 setting Wiltshire 225 in a min of 55 overs

Tea 3.55pm Wiltshire 54-3

5.35pm Wiltshire 101ao Sharp 5-25, Hockin 4-50

Other Western Division Games: Day 3

Newbury - Berkshire 280, Shropshire 79-3 No play Day 3 Match Abandoned as a draw at lunchtime

Sidmouth - Herefordshire 142-8 v Devon No play Day 3 Match Abandoned as a draw at lunchtime

Alderley Edge - Cheshire v Dorset Match Abandoned No Play

Challow & Childrey - Oxfordshire v Wales MC- Match Abandoned on Day 2 No Play

Cheshire Day 1

Two late changes for Cornwall: Alex Smeeth (work) and Andrew Libby (injured) replaced by Matt Rowe and Gary Thomas making his 109th championship appearance.

Lunch Cornwall 112-4 off 37 overs Robins 40, J Libby 56, B Smeeth 0, M Rowe 4

3.15pm Cornwall 147-9 Sharp 10, Hunkin 0, Thomas 4, Williams 18, Harrison 5 ; Tait 6-43

Tea Cornwall 184 ao Kitt 31, Hockin 14no Tait 6-52 Cheshire 29-0

Close 7pm Cheshire 156-9 off 44.2 overs, Sawas 73 out in the last over Hockin 6-78

Other Western Division Games: Close Day 1

Finchampstead - Berkshire 187 v Devon 121-3

Bournemouth - Dorset 401-4d v Shropshire 49-0

Brockhampton - Oxfordshire 210 & 16-0 v Hereford 100

Pontarddulais - Wales MC 275 v Wiltshire 73-1

 

Cheshire Day 2

Cheshire 168 all out in the fifth over Sam Hockin career best 7-82. Cornwall lead by 16 runs

11.45am Cornwall 7-0 (5 overs)

12.15pm Cornwall 44-0 (14 overs) Robins 27no, J Libby 15no

12.40pm Cornwall 66-0 (20 overs) Robins 39no, J Libby 25no

1.15pm Lunch Cornwall 98-1 (30.4 overs) J Libby out for 38, Robins 58no.

3 40pm Cornwall 154-3 (51 overs) Robins 60, B Smeeth 5, Williams 24no, M Rowe 21no .

4.20pm Tea Cornwall 200-3 (67 overs) Williams 54no, M Rowe 32no; Tait 2-33. Lead of 216 runs

5.45pm Cornwall 231-5 (81.1 overs) M Rowe 32, Sharp 0, Williams 72no, Hunkin 12no

6.30pm Cornwall 262-6 (90 overs) Williams 89no, Hunkin 22, Thomas 4no

7.15pm Close Day 2 Cornwall 313-8 (103 overs)Williams 111no, Thomas 5, Kitt 2, Harrison 24no - lead of 329 runs.

Other Western Division Games: Close Day 2

Finchampstead - Berkshire 187 & 162-1 v Devon 354-6 (Devon lead by 5 runs)

Bournemouth - Dorset 401-4d & 176-5 v Shropshire 330-7 (Dorset lead by 247 runs)

Brockhampton - Oxfordshire 210 & 287 v Hereford 100 & 81-3 (set 398)

Pontarddulais - Wales MC 275 & 173 v Wiltshire 330 & 29-0 (set 119)

 

Cheshire Day 3

11.20am Cornwall declare on 346-8 after four overs Williams 125no, Harrison 42no

Cheshire set 363 off a min of 95 overs.

11.50am Cheshire 28-2 (6 overs) Hockin dismisses Goodwin (11) & Duffy (0)

12.30pm Cheshire 63-3 (13 overs) Sawas lbw Kitt 11

1pm Cheshire 115-4 - Hockin's third wicket (Dixon 34) gives him 10 in the match

1.20pm Lunch Cheshire 132-4 (31 overs) Kettle 49no, Berry 17no; Hockin 3-52.

2.40 Cheshire 152-5 (40 overs) Kettle lbw Sharp 55, Berry 31no

3pm Cheshire 177-6 (45 overs) Rowe c Kitt b Sharp 0, Berry 40no, R Dixon 16no

3.15pm Cheshire 208-7 (51 overs) Berry c Kitt b Sharp 41, R Dixon 41no, Syddall 3no

3.50pm Cheshire 232-8 (60 overs) R Dixon b Sharp 63

4.15pm Cheshire 257 ao (69 overs) Sharp 4-87, Hockin 3-83, B Smeeth 2-11, Kitt 1-59

Other Western Division Games: Close Day 3 (unofficial)

Finchampstead - Berkshire 187 & 411-7 v Devon 354-6 & dnb (Berkshire lead by 244runs) Match Drawn Berkshire 7pts, Devon 12pts

Bournemouth - Dorset 401-4d & 322 v Shropshire 330-7 & 270 (set 394 in a min of 75 overs) Dorset (23pts) beat Shropshire (5pts) by 123 runs

Brockhampton - Oxfordshire 210 & 287 v Hereford 100 & 290 (set 398) Oxfordshire (21pts) beat Herefordshire (4pts) by 107 runs

Pontarddulais - Wales MC 275 & 173 v Wiltshire 330 & 122-3 (set 119) Wiltshire (24pts) beat Wales MC (7pts) by 7 wkts

 

Oxfordshire Day 1

12th man Tom Hughes makes debut replacing the unwell Dan Davis

Play delayed until 2pm due to heavy morning rain. Further rain then delayed start until 2.30pm. Oxfordshire won the toss.

2.45pm Heavy rain stopped play Cornwall 2-0 off 5.2 overs

4pm Tea taken- rain stopped but puddles everywhere

Play due to resume at 5.15pm

6.45pm Cornwall 71-0 off 26 overs J Libby 30no, M Robins 27no

7.30pm Close Cornwall 123-0 44 overs (J Libby 52no, Robins 49no)

 

Other Western Division Games: Day 1 Close

Nantwich - Cheshire 264, Berkshire 155-4

Exeter - Devon v Dorset - no play on day 1

Oswestry - Shropshire 158-1 off 34 overs v Wales MC

Salisbury - Wiltshire 294, Herefordshire102 and following on 20-3

 

Oxfordshire Day 2

10.55 Cornwall 139-0 off 50 overs

11.35 Cornwall 202-1 off 62 overs Robins lbw 88, J Libby 87no

1.15 Lunch Cornwall 339-7 Inns Closed (90 ovs) J Libby 139, Williams 36no, Parsons 27. Harrison 14; Kaufman 5-81

3pm Oxfordshire 84-0 off 20 overs

3.40pm Oxfordshire 143-0 off 31 overs

4.40pm Tea Oxfordshire 208-0 off 45 overs Thunderstorm - play abandoned for the day

Other Western Division Games: Day 2 Close

Nantwich - Cheshire 264 & 306-7, Berkshire 244

Exeter - Devon v Dorset - no play Days 1 or 2

Oswestry - Shropshire 401-7 , Wales MC 150-4

Salisbury - Wiltshire 294, Herefordshire 102 and (f/o) 94. Wiltshire (23pts) won by inns & 98 runs

 

Oxfordshire Day 3

11.30 Oxfordshire 287-1 (60 overs) Kaufman 160, Sabin 115no (280 opening stand)

12.30 Oxfordshire 383-5 (76 overs) Sabin 145

1pm Oxfordshire 458-6dec - lead of 119

3.15pm Cornwall 58-3 off 20 overs having been 14-3

4.00pm Tea Cornwall 90-9 after being 66-3 - still 29 runs short of making Oxfordshire bat again

5.30pm No play since tea due to rain

6.30pm Play resumed at 6.10pm Cornwall ended on 97-9 Harrison and Hockin surviving. Match Drawn

Other Western Division Games: Day 3 Results

Nantwich - Cheshire 264 & 321, Berkshire 244 & 158 (set 342) Cheshire (22pts) won by 183 runs

Exeter - Devon v Dorset - Match Abandoned, No Result 8pts each

Oswestry - Shropshire 401-7 & 68-1d, Wales MC 150-4d & 275 (set 320) Shropshire (21pts) won by 44 runs

Salisbury - Wiltshire 294, Herefordshire 102 and (f/o) 94. Wiltshire (23pts) won by inns & 98 runs

 

Wales MC Day 1

Team News . Tom Sharp apparently now plays. Shakil Ahmed makes his debut.

Cornwall: Tom Sharp (Capt), Matt Robins, Jake Libby (both Callington), Dan Davis (Thornbury), Neil Curnow (St Just), Taylor Williams (wk) (St Austell), Alex Smeeth, Ben Smeeth, Sam Hockin (all Werrington), Rob Harrison (Truro), Shakil Ahmed (Dinton).

Wales Minor Counties from: A J Norman (Capt), S W Griffiths, R F Evans, S L Davies, D W Holden, T J Baker (wk), A O Morgan, J S T Denning, D S Phillips, W Evans, H W Powell.

10.30am Heavy rain falling so a delayed start.

12.30pm Early lunch taken.Weather brightening

Inspection at 2pm - damp patch on pitch

Play began on a new pitch at 5.10pm

7.05 pm Wales MC 80ao having been 22-5, 38-7 & 50-9. Hockin 7-54, A Smeeth 3-26.

7.30 Close Cornwall 8-3 off 4 overs. Robins, Curnow & Harrison out.

Other Western Division Games: Day 1 Close

Devizes: Wiltshire 306-9 v Oxfordshire 70-1

Bournemouth: Dorset 337-8 Berkshire 52-1

Whitchurch: Devon 156 Shropshire 77-8

Chester: Cheshire 119-1 (35ov) v Herefordshire

Wales MC Day 2

Williams 11 (17-4), Davis 38 (78-5), Sharp 5 (103-6), B Smeeth 14 (129-7) on the stroke of lunch

1.15 Lunch Cornwall 129-7 (42.4 overs) Libby 54no off 119 balls, To bat: A Smeeth, Hockin, Shakil Ahmed

2.35pm Cornwall 182ao (54 overs) Jake Libby (who was capped at lunch) last out for 88. Lead of 102. Weather warm & sunny

2.55pm Wales MC 11-2

4.10 Wales MC 71-5 Two each for Alex Smeeth & Shakil Ahmed

4.30 Wales MC 85-5 - Trail by 17 runs

5.30 Wales MC 124-9 - lead of 22 runs

5 45 Wales MC 128 all out Ahmed 4-29, Hockin 4-48, A Smeeth 2-34

6.08 Cornwall 27-0 win by 10 wickets

Cornwall will take a first title if Wiltshire fail to beat Oxfordshire (see below)

Other Western Division Games: Day 2 Close of Play

Devizes: Wiltshire 306-9 & 129 Oxfordshire 275-8 dec & 29-0 (set 161)

Bournemouth: Dorset 337-8 & 167-5 Berkshire 347

Whitchurch: Devon 156 & 208 Shropshire129 & 126-5 (set 236)

Chester: Cheshire 476-8 Herefordshire 135-4

 

Other Western Division Games: Day 3

Devizes: Wiltshire 306-9 & 129 Oxfordshire 275-8 dec& 161-5(set 161) Oxfordshire won by five wickets

Bournemouth: Dorset 337-8 & 322 Berkshire 347 & 313-5 (set 313) Berkshire won by five wickets

Whitchurch: Devon 156 & 208 Shropshire129 & 214-8 rsp (set 236) Match Abandoned

Chester: Cheshire 476-8 Herefordshire 298-9 rsp Match Abandoned

Final Table Cornwall 88, Oxon 79, Wilts 78, Shrop 70, Dor 65, Berks 61, Chesh 60, Devon 54, Hereford 36, Wales 35

 

 

 

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