Cornwall v Bedfordshire Trophy (3)

NCCA Trophy Group 2  Table       Scorecard

Redruth - Bedfordshire 251 Sam Bates 86, George Thurstance 84; AJ Hodgson 5-31, TG Sharp 2-32, MM Tryfonos 2-52),

Cornwall 253-6 (47) WA MacVicar 84no, MM Tryfonos 68, DE Jenkin 33; J Lowe 4-61).

Cornwall (2) beat Bedfordshire by four wickets.

Back: Mrs AM George (Hon Sec), MacVicar, Sharp, Tryfonos, Ellis, Turpin, Furse (Manager). Front: Faull (12), Hodgson, Clarke, Smith (c), Whiteford, Bone, Jenkin.


Cornwall play their final NCCA Trophy group game in the knowledge a victory will give them a qualification for the quarter-finals on 2 July. They play Hertfordshire at North Mymms with the sides having recently met in the T20 semi-final at Tring last month. Cornwall beat Bedfordshire by four wickets with three overs to spare, having been set 252.

With Penzance in action in the National Club Championship Cornwall had to make six changes and a late one saw the recall of former captain Tom Sharp, who stood down a decade ago. Sharp made his county debut 27 years ago before half his teammates were even born, wound back the clock to play a significant role. He bowled ten crucial overs taking 2-32 which included the stumping of opener Sam Bates for 86. Skipper George Thurstance made 85 but with Werrington’s Director of Cricket Adam Hodgson, in his first game for five years, taking 5-31 the run rate was maintained at five an over.

Cornwall’s reply got off to a great start with Helston’s Dan Jenkin making 33 on debut and adding 60 for the first wicket with Max Tryfonos, who went on to make 68, Will MacVicar made a solid unbeaten 84 to anchor the innings and  Sharp (15) ensured there were no late alarms before Hodgson hit the winning runs.


NCCA Report - Paul Bolton

Cornwall beat Bedfordshire by four wickets at Redruth despite missing their six-strong Penzance contingent who were on National Club Championship duty. 

Former Leicestershire opener Sam Bates (86) and captain George Thurstance (85) took Bedfordshire to a competitive 251. 

Werrington’s Adam Hodgson took five for 31 on his first appearance for Cornwall in five years before Helston all-rounder Dan Jenkin made a brisk 33 on his debut in an opening partnership of 60 with Max Tryfonos. 

Tryfonos went on to make 68 from 65 balls then Will MacVicar again underlined his value to Cornwall by closing out the victory with a composed 84 not out. 

A point for Cornwall against Hertfordshire next weekend would be enough to end Berkshire’s hopes of winning the Trophy for a fourth successive season. 


Hertfordshire made it three wins in a row by beating Devon by eight runs under the DLS method at Instow and now face Cornwall at North Mymms in a Group Two decider.