West Cornwall Evening League Challenge

MDEL v WPEL Annual Challenge Match 

Special Challenge Match Rules

No Players are permitted to play in the Challenge Final that have not previously appeared for their team in an MDEL or WPEL league match during the current season.

No bowler may bowl more than 20% of the available overs, i.e. 4 overs, in the match.

A minimum of 10 overs per side shall constitute a match.

There shall be no reduction in overs once the match has started.

Batsmen to retire after scoring 30, but may return after all other batsmen are dismissed.

No more than TWO County Senior players can play, no age limit, they must not bowl at all or bat higher than number six.

For definition, a County Senior Player is one who plays in the Premier League or County Division One and has played THREE senior matches in that season.

Any player Under 19 years old on the 1 May of the current season is NOT classed as a Premier or County 1 Player.

There is no limitation on the number of players from Division 2 & below providing they have previously played in an MDEL or WPEL fixture for their club during the current season

2022 Challenge to be played at Helston CC on Wed 3 August

2021 Mount Hawke & Porthtowan should have played St Just but due to Covid delays it  ran out of time .

2020 Covid


Penzance – Mount Ambrose 124-9 (T Rodwell 34no, C Escott 33no; Josh Perry 2-7, S Harvey 2-15) lost to

St Just  126-5 (16.3 ovs) (T Stephan 32 ret, J Nicholls 30 ret, S Meagor 25; D Hewitt 3-24) by five wickets. Man of the Match Dave Hewett


2018         Card

Camborne – St Ives 110-7 (A McKenna 30 ret no, D Marsh 30 ret no, A Otto 21; D Gray 3-16, C Woolnough 2-22) lost to

Helston 111-6 (18.1 ovs) (C Woolnough 31 ret no; T Excell 22no; S Morris 3-24, J Shaw 2-22) by four wickets



Penzance – St Gluvias 125-6 (M Ambrose 56, J Hockin 33no; M Lello 2-14, J Bennett 2-31), Hayle 128-2 (J Harvey 33, N Smitheram 29no, W Trenoweth 23no, T Hearle 23). Hayle beat St Gluvias by eight  wickets



Camborne – St Ives 104 (D Marsh 44; B Tann 3-11, K Webber 3-20, A Lean 2-19) beat  Stithians 64(G Ireson 20no; J Shaw 3-6, A Otto 3-11, A Rowe 2-7) by 40 runs Camborne   MOM       D Marsh St Ives

St Ives won the battle of the West Cornwall Evening League Champions with a 40 run win at a sunlit Roskear ground at Camborne. Having been put in the St Ives innings was built on a good innings from opener Dave Marsh who hit seven boundaries before being dismissed for 44 in the 15th over. Andre Otto, George Day and Peter Holgate also got into double figures. Ben Tann wrapped up the innings off the first ball of the final over to end with three for 11. Kieran Webber took three for 20.  Jason Shaw (3-6) and Andre Otto (3-16) wrecked the top of the Stithians inning as they lost their first five wickets for 15 runs. Graham Ireson made an unbeaten 20 but they were all out at the beginning of the 16th over for 64 to lose by 40 runs.



Penzance – Rosudgeon 173 – 3  (J Stevens, 90no, T Polglase 34, M Skewes 21), Mt Hawke and Porthtowan 98 – 7 (R Chynoweth 16, M Thomas 15; C Harrison  2 – 20, T Polglase 2 -14) Rosudgeon beat Mt Hawke & Porthtowan by 75 runs. The Man of the Match Award went to John Stevens for his 90no and two catches.  The MOM adjudicators were Umpires Derek Angove and Geoff Preece.


2014          The Annual competition was reintroduced.

Camborne – Mt Hawke & Porthtowan 116-5 (S Martin 29, S Cloke 26no; A Paroissen 2-17), St Ives 76 (A Otto 18, G Day 14; B Pascoe 3-10, R Thomas 3-28). Mt Hawke & Porthtowan beat St Ives by 40 runs.

Man of the Match adjudicated by Peter George (WPEL Secretary) was Ryan Thomas (Mt Hawke & Porthtowan )