Cornwall Choughs

Cornwall CCC have resumed management of the team from the Cornwall Cricket Board.

Development Manager Rob Harrison   email

Captain Piran Kent


Photo Caption - Cornwall Development XI at Dorset 2023

Back row: Callum Donnelly, Charlie Kent, Joel Brierley, Craig Johnson, Harry Phillips, Micheal Harding
Front row : Steve Jenkin, Billy Taylor, Piran Kent (c), Karl Leathley, Dan Walker 

Cornwall Development XI Fixtures 2024:

  • Sunday 21 April  v Cornwall XI (2 x 20/20, White ball) Venue Truro CC – 11am Start
  • Sunday 12th May  v Devon Lions (2x20) Venue Truro CC – 11am Start
  • Sunday 23 June v Dorset Dev XI (50/50, White ball) Venue Newquay CC – 11am Start
  • Newquay - Cornwall Development (Choughs) 248-8 (L Brenton 105 M Harding 40) beat Dorset Development 219 (J Cockings 8-0-32-7) by 29 runs.  Scorecard

  • Sunday 4 /Monday 5 August v Devon Lions 2-day match, Red ball) Venue Cornwood CC  – 11am Start

Cornwall Development XI (Choughs) Fixtures

Date Time Venue Opposition Ground Result
Sun 21 Apr 2024 11:00 H Cornwall CCC Truro CC Cancelled
Sun 21 Apr 2024 2:30 H Cornwall CCC Truro CC Cancelled
Sun 12 May 2024 11:00 H Devon CCC Truro CC Won
Sun 12 May 2024 11:00 H Devon CCC Truro CC
Sun 12 May 2024 2:30 H Devon CCC Truro CC Lost
Sun 23 Jun 2024 11:00 H Dorset Newquay Sports Centre Won
Sun 23 Jun 2024 11:00 H Dorset Cricket Truro CC
Sun 4 Aug 2024 (2 days) 11:00 A Devon CCC Cornwood CC






Date Time Venue Opposition Ground Result
Thu 6 Apr 2023 (2 days) 11:00 A Taunton Vale Drawn
Sun 16 Apr 2023 11:00 H Cornwall CCC Truro Lost
Sun 16 Apr 2023 2:30 H Cornwall CCC Truro Lost
Sun 28 May 2023 11:00 H Cornwall Cricket Board Clubhouse Hutchens Park Paul Won
Sun 23 Jul 2023 (2 days) 11:00 H Devon CCC The Hine Downing Oval Lost
Sun 27 Aug 2023 11:00 A Dorset CCC Dorchester Cricket Club Won

During 2023 Cornwall Development Squad (Choughs) played a number of fixtures throughout the season across 3 formats, including T20, 50 overs and a 2-day match.

The season started with the appointment of Rob Harrison as Development Manager of the team, and the Cornwall CCC would like to thank Chris Hunkin for the time and energy he put into the development team.

Cornwall Development XI played 5 fixtures over 5 days in the 2023 season. Our first fixture took place at Truro CC in 2 x T20 matches against the Cornwall CCC, this was a great start to the season giving Cornwall Captain Paul Smith the opportunity to see all 22 players in action across the 2 matches, ahead of Cornwall’s opening T20 fixture. Cornwall Development XI lost both matches.

Our second fixture was a 50-over white ball match held at Paul CC v Cornwall U18, Cornwall Development XI dominated this match bowling the Under 18 out for 138 within 41 overs and chasing the 138 in 23 overs, a great performance to take into the next matches.

The third match was a 2-day fixture held at Falmouth v Devon Lions. Cornwall Development XI with a young side lost to a strong Devon Lion side, but each player had something to take away from the match and work on in future games – 2-day cricket is a great transition into 3-day cricket and the earlier exposure to this is the better for players with aspirations of playing at the highest level.

Our fourth and last fixture of the season took place away at Dorchester CC v Dorset which again Cornwall Development XI won convincingly by 97 runs. Cornwall with the more experienced side played a young but talented Dorset side, with Cornwall batting all 50 overs for 241 and bowling Dorset out for 144 after they got off to a great start, Cornwall Spin attack took control.

We would like to thank Captain Piran Kent for managing the players so well on the field and Michelle Kent for travelling with the team as scorer throughout the season.

Rob Harrison

Development Manager



  • We played 4 days out of the planned 5 in 2022, a one-day game v the U18's at Hayle, a game rained off while en-route to Dorset at Dorchester, a one-day game v the Royal Navy at Taunton School and a 2-day game v Devon at Cornwood.
  • Piran Kent of Redruth captained the team during the season and did well in a team which changed considerably during the season meaning it was challenging to get any consistency on the field.
  • There were some decent performances during the games though, especially from some of the younger players such as Billy Taylor of Helston and Alfie Macdonald of Camborne, Piran himself was consistent in his performances. Ellis Whiteford and Luke Brenton also performed well, Ellis particularly standing out in the 2-day game v Devon.

The two one-day games were of value, the first 2 thirds of the 2 day game v Devon were of value, the last part of the Devon game, unfortunately, ended in a slight farce, those with experience of 2-day cricket will recognise the challenges in setting up a result situation, on this occasion the setting up and declaration saw Devon bat on.

Cornwall Choughs Previous Seasons

Date Time Venue Opposition Ground Result
Sun 5 Jun 2022 11:00 A Dorset CCC Development XI Dorchester Cricket Club Cancelled
Sun 24 Jul 2022 11:00 H Royal Navy Cricket Association Royal Navy Senior XI King's College, Taunton Lost
Wed 3 Aug 2022 (2 days) 11:00 A Devon CCC Lions Oak Park Drawn


2021 Results

Sunday 22 August   Scorecard

Sandford – Cornwall Choughs 228-6 (K Leathley 67, R Leathley 57, L Brenton 33; J Presswell 2-35, J Moore 2-50) beat

Devon Academy 118 (J Degg 52; P Kent 4-35, J Goldsworthy 2-13, A Pascoe 2-28) by 110 runs.


Sunday 15 August - scorecard 

Dorchester - Dorset Development XI 243-5 (W Maltby 70, H Fisher 62, B Chaffey 47no; S Kellow 2-66) beat

Cornwall Choughs 190 (R Leathley 48, A Bone 42, A Barrett 23; O Breckon 3-31, S Crisp 3-44) by 53 runs.


Sunday 6 June - scorecard 

St Austell - Cornwall Choughs 219-8 (J Goldsworthy 48, E Whiteford 39, K Leathley 34, C Kent 24, K Burns 21, A Bone 20; T Simmons 3-43, D Hurst 2-9) lost to

Devon Academy 220-9 (J Horler 45, S Read 45, D Hurst 30; A Pascoe 4-35, J Goldsworthy 2-27) by one wicket off the final ball.


Devon Academy v Cornwall Choughs (Development XI)  on Sunday 16 May at Mount Kelly College (11am)


Charlie Kent – Truro

Karl Leathley – Helston

Kian Burns – Callington

Alex Bone – St Austell (WK)

Scott Harvey – Truro

Jack Paull – Penzance

Dan Lello – Penzance (Capt)

Jamie Goldsworthy – Camborne

Archie Pascoe – Truro

Matt Petherbridge – Callington

Ben Ellis – St Just

Ryan Downing – Camborne 

Note – Both teams are playing 12 but will only bat 11. County Captain Scott Harvey is playing to have a closer look at some of the players, plus some of the players who we would normally look to play are away at Uni/unavailable.

The game will be 50 overs a side with coloured clothing and white ball starting at 11am.