Cornwall v Wiltshire T20 (1)

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NCCA T20 Group 2

Wadebridge – Wiltshire 39-6 (6) (BA Ellis 3-13), Cornwall 40-1 (4.1) (BMA Seabrook 21no). Cornwall (2) beat Wiltshire by nine wickets in a match reduced to 6 overs.   Scorecard

Wadebridge -  Wiltshire 131-6 (E Young 33, BL Draper 33no; JS Thomas 3-20; BA Ellis 2-23), Cornwall 132-4 (16) (CBF Purchase 56, PS Smith 35; JN Croom 3-14). Cornwall (2) beat Wiltshire by six wickets.   Scorecard

 Wadebridge Cricket Club managed to get conditions playable for the NCCA T20 Cornwall v Wiltshire fixures. Club volunteers worked tirelessly after a day of heavy rain had stopped on Saturday tea time. Their efforts looked to be in vain when a further downpour arrived at the Riverside on Sunday morning but thanks to the willingness of the umpires, and both teams, play got underway just before two o’clock.

The first game was reduced to six overs a side. Paul Smith won a vital toss and the visitors struggled losing six wickets for 26 with Ben Ellis taking 3-13 in his two overs. Needing 40 Penzance’s Ben Seabrook, on his debut, hit 21 not out. The former Cambridgeshire player hit two sixes as the target was reached with eleven balls and nine wickets to spare.

The second game was played out over a full 20 overs in bright but cold conditions. Ed Young and keeper Ben Draper both made 33 to post 131-6. Beacon’s Jordan Thomas took 3-20 from four overs and Ellis completed a good day with 2-23. After Seabrook departed to the second ball of the innings  Christian Purchase and Smith put on 77 in seven overs. Smith hit three sixes in his 35 and Purchase 4 sixes in his 56 before falling at 103-3  at the beginning of the 13th over. Joe Phillips was unbeaten on 14 and Max Trythonos hit the winning maximum, with four overs and six wickets to spare.

Cornwall has a double-header this weekend.  On Sunday against Dorset, at the new venue of Milton Abbey School, near Blandford Forum, before returning to Werrington to play Herefordshire on Bank Holiday Monday.