Tom Rowe (134no) & Matt Robins (57) shared a fifth wicket stand of 122. Tom’s second Cornwall century following his 102, also against Herefordshire, in 2011 at Truro. That was on his second county appearance in which brothers Matt & James also played – making Cornwall history.
Start delayed until 3pm following heavy rain the previous day. Dampness under the covers. Herefordshire elected to field.
Day 1 Tea 5pm Cornwall 95-4 (30.4)
Close Day 1 7.30pm Cornwall 247-5 (68). (Rowe 134no, Hodgson 12no)
Play starts 10.30am on Monday.
Day 2 Tom Rowe out for 188 – the fifth highest individual Cornish score and seven runs short of breaking George Rogers 79 year old record.
3.55pm & Tea Herefordshire 248 all out
Close 7pm Cornwall 114-6 to lead by 201 runs. Robins 27no
Day 3 Cornwall 151 all out Robins 48 setting Herefordshire 239 to w1n
Skipper Matt Pardoe made 127 before being seventh out with 12 to win. Tom Dinnis took five 5 for 59, Gareth May 2-52, wk Scott Harvey held 5 catches.
Penzance – Cornwall 335 (89.5 overs) (TC Rowe 188, ML Robins 57; PI Burgoyne 4-78, JP McIlroy 2-44, DG Ball 2-62) & 151 (ML Robins 48, SA Harvey 28, AJ Hodgson 25; DO Conway 3-39, JP McIlroy 3-42, PI Burgoyne 2-36). Herefordshire 248 (57.5 overs) (NA Hammond 51, JP Harrison 44, MG Pardoe 35, B Ellis-Dabrowski 30; AJ Hodgson 4-61, LP Goldsworthy 3-39, AC Libby 3-61) & 241-8 (MG Pardoe 127, NA Hammond 44; TJ Dinnis 5-59, GJ May 2-52). Herefordshire (22pts) beat Cornwall (8pts) by two wickets.
Cornwall name two debutants. St Just skipper Gareth May (37) and St Austell batsman Alex Bone (17). They replace Greg Smith & Brad Wadlan, who are playing in the Nat West Club T20 Championship for Penzance against Newport at Shapwick & Polden CC (Somerset) on Sunday. Werrington have five players in the selected eleven.
The match sees a return to county cricket at Penzance for the first time since 2001.
Cornwall : ML Robins (Capt), (Werrington), TC Rowe (Kimberley Institute, Notts), GJ May (St Just), AW Bone (St Austell), AJ Hodgson (Werrington), NC Lawson (Werrington), SA Harvey (wk) (Truro), JR Turpin (Werrington), AC Libby (St Austell), TJ Dinnis (Werrington), LP Goldsworthy (Troon)
Herefordshire: MG Pardoe (capt) (Kidderminster Victoria), JP Harrison (Barnt Green), L Gwynne (Ombersley), DG Ball (Dorridge), NA Hammond (Ombersley), BATS Ellis-Dabrowski (Lechlade), PI Burgoyne (Denby), IT Bullock (w/k) (Brockhampton), BEI Morgan (Burghill, Tillington & Weobley), JP McIlroy (Brockhampton), DO Conway (Bishops Auckland)
Umpires: G Calloway & R Hampshire
Scorers: J O’Brien & J Morris