Premier T20 Kernow Crash is Cancelled

Cornwall Cricket League League Statement – Cancellation of the 2024 Premier T20 Kernow Crash

Kernow Premier T20 Crash

Following consultation with all ten Premier Division clubs, the  Cornwall Cricket League Management Committee has agreed to cancel this year’s Premier T20 Kernow Crash competition, which was due to be played over the first four Saturdays of the season 13 April – 4 May.


It follows the wettest winter on record with double average rainfall and the forecast of an unsettled April.


This is placing our volunteer groundskeepers, on whom we rely to get games on and to prepare pitches to the high standard expected by modern-day club cricketers,  in an impossible situation which is worsening by the day. It will allow groundskeepers to concentrate on preparing for Premier Division cricket commencing on  May 11.


The amount of rainfall in recent months left one experienced groundskeeper saying  “In 30-plus years the ground has never been as bad as this. It is far too soft for any cylinder mower or light, medium, or heavy rollers. There is no prospect at present of using those in April. Conditions are getting worse and worse”.


By making the decision the League hopes to:


  • Take the pressure off volunteer groundskeepers who currently need at least 2-3 weeks of drying winds and sunshine, and little or no rain, to get their waterlogged squares and outfields playable and up to the required standard.


  • Take the pressure off those Premier Division teams who have made it clear to the CCL that they prefer not to play on Sundays (unless it is Finals Day). Cancellation now would avoid conflict between clubs and possible concessions of re-arranged 20-20’s.


It is hoped that conditions might improve enough for some pre-season 50-over friendlies on a couple of Saturdays before the Premier Division commences on Saturday 11 May.


As usual, the other divisions of the League, including County Division One,  can mutually agree to reschedule games for any Sundays or Bank Holidays throughout the season providing seven days' notice is given. If not mutually agreed cancelled fixtures will be awarded six points each.



Michael Weeks BEM

Michael Weeks BEM

Cornwall Cricket League Hon. Secretary