O50s Friendlies Team

O50s Friendly Team

This team has been playing matches across Cornwall against Sunday and Midweek local and touring teams for many years.

Team Manager Paul Higgins organises a comprehensive fixture list.

Have a look at the 2023 report below to get a feel for the matches.

If want to play give Paul a call on 07792 328058 or email [email protected]

They are a great oppoirtunity to play on some lovely grounds, enjoy sumptious teas and get a chance for more time in the middle.

Paul is always keen to involve new players and we have a 'flexible' lower age limit so if you 45+ Paul will get you a game! 

2024 Fixtures:

Date Opposition Venue Time
Sun June 9th Mount Edgcumbe Mount Edgcumbe 2pm
Wed June 19th Truro School Truro School 11.30am
Sun June 23rd Cheesewring Golberden 2pm
Sun June 30th St Stephen St.Stephen 2pm
Sun July 7th St Mawgan St.Mawgan 2pm
Sun July 14th Elephants Nest Whitchurch 2pm
Sun July 21st Leedstown Leedstown 2pm
Sun Aug 18th Roche Roche 1pm
Sun Aug 25th Whitchurch Whitchurch 1pm
Sun Sept 8th Tideford Tideford 1pm
Thurs Sept 12th  Gents of New Forest  Bude 1pm

2023 Season Report:

Eleven fixtures were arranged for the 2023 season 

The friendly XI in the end played 8 fixtures with 7 lost 1 win , 3 cancellations. Elephants Nest,Falmouth Wayfarers,St.Stephens CC

Despite the losing our games we enabled few new faces to play some game’s providing some good Performances against some very talented players in the opposition teams who were clearly a lot more fitter around the outfield than we were. 

There were nevertheless some notable performances despite the results.

Best batting performances With Darren Williams. 101 not out, Tom Stephenson 89, Gordon Wint 63.and Best bowling performances with 

Martin Yelland 5-1-14-4, Varun 4-2-3-3 and Nico Christian 6-0-38-4.

Sunday 11th June v Mt Edgecumbe CC (timed game)

Cornwall 211 for 6, (G Wint 63, B.Fleming 35, D. Williams 32 ,J.Williams 32, A.Ware 4-34) Mt Edgecumbe 212 for 8 ( A.Ware 108* D.Bygrave 28, L.Marsh 2/55, P Dawkins 2-51) Lost by 2 wkts

Wednesday 21st June v Truro School CC ( timed game)

Cornwall 130-9 dec ( Oscar 3- 26, M.Rowe 2-14)

Truro 101 all out ( F.Brixton 41, F.Hepworth 32, Varun 3-3, Saf 2-19)

won by29 runs

Sunday 25th June v Cheesewring CC (40 overs)

Cheesewring 273-5 (A.Piper 96, N.Skeet 42, M.Parkinson 46, P.Dawkins 2-25)

Cornwall 110 all out (S.Warrington 3-30, A.Piper 2-7, P .Piper 2-20)

Lost by 163 runs

Sunday 9th July v St.Mawgan CC (40 overs)

Cornwall 152 all out (T.Stephenson 89, S.Curley 4-16, Lee Penrose 3-10)

St.Mawgan 153-7 (Jasper 39, D.Belcher 25, N.Christian 4-38, D.Wells 3-11).

Lost by 3 wkts

Sunday 20th August v Roche CC ( 2 x T20 )

1st game. 

Roche 171 ( G.Oakley 53, M. Neville 43*, H.Taylor 2-2, C.Bishop 2-23)

Cornwall 93 (N,Christian 20. ) lost by 78 runs

2nd Game

Roche 132 (G.Oakley 39*M.Cullen 25)

Cornwall 101 Lost by 31 runs

Sunday 27th August v Whitchurch CC

Whitchurch 261 -6 ( D.Swabey 51* M.Gibbs 59*, Rashi 50*. M.Yelland 4-14)

Cornwall 91 all out (Pyanav 35, Wilson 2-3)

Lost by170 runs

Sunday 10 September v Tideford CC (35 overs)

Cornwall 161-4 (D.Williams 101* M.Yelland 36, )

Tideford 167-5 (Mendoza 51* D.Holland 35. T.Mitchell 24*, C.Warrington 2-9, L.Marsh 2-21)

Lost by 5 wkts

Thursday 14th September v Gents of the New Forest CC (timed)

Cornwall 165-9 (D.Williams 39, Saf 31, D.Marshall 4-40, S.Drayton 3-27)

Gents 167-4 (D.Marshall 41*, M.Proctor 32, C.Warrington 3-41} lost by 6 wkts

41 cricketers played during the season - below is the team that played at Mount Edgcumbe

We endeavour to try to spread games across the county and are looking to add some new fixtures to the calendar. If you would like to play for thr Cornwall Friendly XI or to arranged a friendly fixture contact Paul Higgins 07792328058 or email [email protected]

2022 Season report 

Cornwall Friendly XI 2022

Eleven fixtures were  arranged for the 2022 season with new fixtures with Paddington Bears and a further three fixtures arranged by Cornwall Over 60’s an away fixture against Broadhalfpenny Brigades XI, and two fixtures home and away against Dorset over 70 XI which were administered by Cornwall over 60’s.

The Friendly XI in the end played 7 fixtures. 1 win, 2 draw,4 Lost.  There were four cancellations.Paddington Bears, Elephant’s Nest, Cheesewring and Whitchurch.

Despite the losing our games we enabled a few new faces to play some games providing some good performances against some very talented players in the opposition teams who were clearly a lot more fitter along the outfield than we were.

We had never the less some notable performances despite the results.

Lee Murray 103, Tom Stephenson 85, Anton Luiten 70 and fifties from Sam Derrick, Mike Hamilton and George Oakley.

Best Bowling performances Sam Dowrick  8 overs 6 for 62 runs.  Syd Lawrence 8 overs 4 for 11runs  Trevor Lee 4 overs 4 maidens.

Wednesday 22nd June v Truro School (time game).

Cornwall 161-8 ( Hamilton 52*, Doherty 31.) Truro 165-2 (Hocking 75*).     Draw

Sunday 3rd July v St.Mawgan CC.

Cornwall 160-7 (Stephenson 85, Jasper 8 overs 3--40runs.). st.Mawgan 161 -3 (Archer 84*, Yelland 30). Cornwall lost by 7wkts

Wednesday 20th July v Falmouth Wayfarers CC.

Wayfarers 311 for 3 (Hoban 60 ,  Ticker 50). Cornwall 213 for 7 ( Murray 103 J.Tur 36,. Ticker 6 overs 2 -8, Julian 6 overs 2-35). Cornwall lost by 100 runs

Sunday 7th August v St.Stephens CC

St.Stephens 247 for 7 (Prophet 51*, Harvey 43,Raven 40, Wallace 6 overs  3-36). Cornwall 219-6 (Oakley 59*, Mill 27*). Cornwall lost by 28runs

Sunday 21st August v Roche CC. (Timed game)

Roche 280 all out (Green 52* Pritchard 50* Burr 51, Limesire 40. Dowrick 8 overs 6-62).

Cornwall 213 for 8 ( Dowrick 56, Lee 35. Neville 9 overs 2-47).  Cornwall Draw

Sunday 11th September v Allerton CC

Cornwall 160 for 9 ( Luiten 70, Wallace 19. Ollenshore 8 overs 2-20, Hodge 2 overs 2-1)

Allerton 161-5.  (Cook 49, Duckett 39*) Cornwall lost by 5 wkts

Thursday 15th September v Gents of the New Forest CC.

Gents 127 all out ( Dave M 28, Chris M 24. Syd Lawrence 6 overs 4-11, Luiten 8 overs 2-32)

Cornwall 129 for 3 (Hilton38, Fleming 39*, Murray 24*) Cornwall won by 7 wkts.


38 Cricketers played during the season.

We endeavour to try to spread the games across the county and are looking to add some new fixtures to the calendar. If you would like to play for the Cornwall friendly XI or arrange a friendly fixture contact PaulHiggins 07792328058 or Email [email protected]