Cornwall v Cheshire at Truro on Sunday / Monday/Tuesday 5 /6/7 August
Matt Rowe takes match figures of 11 for 132 after retiring on 93 on the third morning having been hit on the head. He returned to the field after a hospital check up.
Set 299 Cheshire were well placed at 103-1 at lunch but three quick wickets after the interval changed the course of the game. Spinners Matt Rowe (6-69) and Andrew Libby (4-79) bowled in tandem to clinch victory at 4.25pm. Wayne White was undefeated on 65
Truro – Cornwall 245 (TC Rowe 57, SA Harvey 37, LP Goldsworthy 33, SKW Wood 33; WA White 5-78; BJ Wightman 3-48, DA Woods 2-61) & 285 (MH Rowe 93 ret no, SKW Wood 51, ML Robins 29, LP Goldsworthy 25, JR Turpin 22no; DA Woods 7-65).
Cheshire 232 (WJ Evans 47, WJ White 31, S Normanton 28, C Rowe 26; DN Leech 25, F Shafiq 25; MH Rowe 5-63, AC Libby 3-72, TJ Dinnis 2-39) & (Target 299) 223 (WJ White 65no , RAL Moore 64, F Shafiq 44, WJ Evans 24; MH Rowe 6-69, AC Libby 4-79). Cornwall (22pts) beat Cheshire (6pts) by 75 runs
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Cornwall won the toss and batted at a sunny Truro
Lunch Cornwall 122-2 (33) Tom Rowe 50no, Goldsworthy 26no
Tea Cornwall 233-8 (66) Harvey 27no, Libby 6no
Close Day 1
Truro – Cornwall 245 (TC Rowe 57, SA Harvey 37, LP Goldsworthy 33, SKW Wood 33; WA White 5-78 ; BJ Wightman 3-48, DA Woods 2-61), Cheshire 94-5 (33 overs) (C Rowe 26; DN Leech 25, F Shafiq 25; AC Libby 2-6, TJ Dinnis 2-23). Close Day 1. Cornwall 4 points, Cheshire 4 points.
Lunch 13 30 Cheshire 224-9 Trail by 21
14 20 Cheshire 232 all out (77.4) Matt Rowe 5-63, Libby 3-72
Cornwall lead by 13 runs
Tea Cornwall 121-3 (30)
Close 19.00 Cornwall 247-7 (67) M Rowe 74no, Turpin 7no Lead of 260
Truro – Cornwall 245 (TC Rowe 57, SA Harvey 37, LP Goldsworthy 33, SKW Wood 33; WA White 5-78; BJ Wightman 3-48, DA Woods 2-61) & 247-7 (MH Rowe 74no, SKW Wood 51, ML Robins 29, LP Goldsworthy 25; DA Woods 6-47). Cheshire 232 (WJ Evans 47, WJ White 31, S Normanton 28, C Rowe 26; DN Leech 25, F Shafiq 25; MH Rowe 5-63, AC Libby 3-72, TJ Dinnis 2-39). Close Day 2. Cornwall lead by 260 runs. Cornwall 6 points, Cheshire 6 points.
Cornwall 121-3 at tea, lead by 134 pic.twitter.com/duc5iNZhGc
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Cornwall v Cheshire Day 1
A flurry of late wickets gave Cornwall the upper hand at the end of a long hot day in their Unicorns Counties Championship game with Cheshire at Truro’s Boscawen Park. The play was extended by half an hour and even then a couple of overs of the day’s allotment were not bowled. Cheshire lost three wickets in the added time, however, to end the day on 94 for five and trailing by 151 runs. Matt Rowe elected to bat under blue skies and the decision looked justified when 13 came off Wayne White’s opening over. Rowe and the returning former skipper, Matt Robins, put on 36 in the first half hour before Rowe was lbw to White for 12. Robins fell four balls later, caught behind by Will Evans off Bailey Wightman, and included four boundaries in his 19. Tom Rowe and Lewis Goldsworthy then settled the innings and reached 122 at lunch off 33 overs. Rowe brought his fifty up just before the break. The partnership was broken fifteen minutes after the re-start when Rowe was lbw to Wightman for 57. It included a six and 6 fours off 108 balls. Goldsworthy fell three overs later, caught and bowled by slow left armer Danny Woods for 33. Paul Smith looked in good touch hitting four fours in a Wightman over, but he was replaced by White who immediately had Smith caught behind for 18 at 171-5. Scott Harvey, playing on his home ground, dug in to bat out 27 overs before being last out for 37. He didn’t get great support as Adam Hodgson (five); James Turpin (two) and Andrew Libby (six) all got in and got out. The end came at 245 with over 18 overs unused. Cheshire made a good start with Calum Rowe and Danny Leech adding 32 in eight overs before Rowe was caught behind off Tom Dinnis for 26. Rick Moore was knocked over by Dinnis six overs later but the visitors looked in reasonable shape reaching 81-2. Cornwall finished strongly, however, snatching three late wickets. Furqan Shafiq was trapped in front by Libby for 25 and Leech fell in identical fashion in Libby’s next over, also for 25. Skipper Rowe capped the day to bowl Harry Killoran for four to leave the visitors wobbling on 94-5 off 33 overs at the close.
Cornwall v Cheshire Day 2
At the risk of sounding repetitive Cornwall’s Unicorns Counties Championship game with Cheshire is set up for a fascinating final day. The same was said at the close of the second days with Devon at Werrington and Wiltshire at St Austell. Both of those games saw thrilling final afternoon run chases; with the result in doubt past the scheduled close on both occasions. The potential is for something similar at Boscawen Park this afternoon with both sides going into the final day fancying their chances of victory. Cornwall will be looking to add to their overnight lead of 260, with their three remaining wickets. Should Cheshire take strike early this morning a target of around three an over might well be in range. The first hour could be crucial for both sides. Cornwall have skipper Matt Rowe at the crease with 74 not out to add to a memorable day where he also picked up five wickets, the third occasion he’s achieved the feat in a Cornwall shirt this season. Cheshire resumed the day on 94-5 having lost three wickets in the last half hour of the first day. They needed consolidation and got it as Will Evans and Wayne White took the total to 150 in the first 16 overs of the day. Rowe got the breakthrough, on the stroke of noon, bowling Evans for an aggressive 47. He hit 2 sixes and seven fours to dominate the sixth wicket stand of 58. White had played an anchor role but expanded his game to find the boundary on four occasions before Rowe struck again, caught by James Turpin for 31. At 187-7 the home side hoped for a swift conclusion but the tail chipped away at the lead to add 45 runs over the next 21 overs, either side of lunch. Simon Normanton was trapped lbw by Rowe for 28 and Chris Stenhouse, made 22 before being last out, bowled by Andrew Libby. This after Rowe trapped Danny Woods lbw to end with five for 63 from 25 overs. Spin partner Libby took three for 72. Cornwall might have been disappointed with only a 13 run lead but openers Matt Robins and Lewis Goldsworthy wasted no time in adding to the tally. They put on 57 in nine overs before Goldsworthy was leg before to Normanton for 25. An over later Robins was trapped by the left arm spin of Woods, off the final ball of his second over. Tom Rowe hit Normanton for a couple of fours in one over but fell to Woods in the next for 12. That made it 72-3 but Matt Rowe and Sam Wood added 118 before Wood fell to his namesake for 51 off 106 balls. Paul Smith, Scott Harvey and Adam Hodgson went cheaply in the final hour to give Woods figures of six for 46 in the 247-7.
Cornwall has made three changes with Matt Robins, Paul Smith and Lewis Goldsworthy replacing Tim Wyatt, Tommy Sturgess and Nathan Pobega from the team that drew with Wiltshire. Werrington provides four players Robins, Smith, Hodgson & Dinnis.
Cornwall: Matt Rowe (Capt) (Henley-on-Thames), Matt Robins (Werrington), Sam Wood (Plumtree), Tom Rowe (Kimberley Institute), Paul Smith (Werrington), Scott Harvey (wk) (Truro), Adam Hodgson (Werrington), James Turpin (Wadebridge), Lewis Goldsworthy (Troon), Andrew Libby (St Austell), Tom Dinnis (Werrington),
DN (Danny) Leech (C)
C (Calum) Rowe
RAL (Rick) Moore
F (Furqan) Shafiq
WA (Wayne) White
HJ (Harry) Killoran.
WJ (Will) Evans (W/K)
S (Simon) Normanton
CSR (Chris) Stenhouse.
DA (Danny) Woods
BJ (Bailey) Wightman
C-J (Jack) White (12th Man)
Umpires John Wheeler Robert Hampshire
Scorers: Dave Eggins & Jim Law