Updated 28 May 2020
The Recreational Game remains suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. The showcase game against Somerset CCC in July has been cancelled following the announcement on 28 May that no domestic professional cricket will be played before 1 August at the earliest.
NCCA added: “With regards the NCCA playing schedule, we remain hopeful that some cricket will be played later in the summer and as previously stated, we are keeping all options open to ensure we have the best opportunity to play some cricket.”
Cornwall’s year was somewhat disappointing on the field and particularly sad off it with the passing of Past Presidents Julian Williams and Father Ken Rogers plus former secretary Tom Meneer and current Executive member Peter George. Following a couple of early T20 wins, the last five ties were all lost to finish bottom of the group. In the Trophy there was a 35 run home success over Buckinghamshire before an 86 run defeat at the eventual champions, Berkshire. The Championship began with an innings win over Oxfordshire but there were defeats at Wiltshire and Shropshire, before a rain-affected draw at home to Dorset. A National Club T20 fixture clash saw an inexperienced XI fielded against Berkshire, eight had less than five previous appearances. However, the game was drawn to end Berkshire’s 11 match winning run in the West Division. Hopes of a top-five finish ended on the second day against Devon, thanks to the points gained by Wiltshire and Cheshire elsewhere. However, Tom Dinnis took 8-49, the best Cornish figures for 21 years, to secure an 86 run success which also condemned Devon to Division 2 in 2020.
A History & Records Section will follow in due course.