Herefordshire v Cornwall T20 (1)

Sunday 17 April                        County Club Homepage

NCCA  T20 Group 2

Cornwall started their NCCA T20 campaign with a victory and a defeat against Herefordshire at Brockhampton. It was the first time the competition had been played for three years due to Covid.

Cornwall debut: Ateeq Javid

In the first game, Herefordshire were contained to 63-4 in the first ten overs but Nick Hammond’s 41 not out aided by thirties from Roshan Venkataraman and Zain Ul Hassan got the total to a useful 149-5. Craig Johnson was the pick of the bowlers with 2-17 from four overs. At 81-7 at the beginning of the 13th over it looked odds against a Cornwall win but Dan Lello made 30 before wickets in successive balls meant the last pair of Ben Ellis (35no) and Johnson (5no) were left requiring 12 to win. Both hit boundaries to secure victory with five balls to spare.

In the second game Olly Walker (50no). Hammond (41no), Zain Ul Hassan (39) and  Matt Pardoe  (37) got the home side to 179-2. Only Paul Smith (39) and Christian Purchase (14) made double figures as Cornwall were bowled out for 87 in 15 overs.



Brockhampton – Herefordshire 149-5 (NA Hammond 41, Roshan Venkataraman 31no, Zain Ul Hassan 30, CM Johnson 2-17),

Cornwall 150-9 (19.1) BA Ellis 35no, CD Lello 30; Zain Ul Hassan 2-14, JW Rudge 2-26, MG Pardoe 2-33).

Cornwall (2) beat Herefordshire by one wicket.



Brockhampton – Herefordshire 179-2 (OJ Walker 50no, NA Hammond 41no, Zain Ul Hassan 39, MG Pardoe  37),

Cornwall 87 (15) PS Smith 39; AK Russell 3-10, MG Pardoe 3-13).

Herefordshire (2) beat Cornwall by 92 runs.