O60s 2nd XI

Cornwall Captain 2024: Martin Orpe 

Cornwall Team Manager 2024: Brian Martin

O60s 2nd XI competition 2024

30 counties are taking part in 2024, playing in 5 groups

The top 2 counties in each group go forward into the Championship phase two competition which will be split into 2 groups of 5 based on geography.

Each team plays the other 4 teams either home or away

The semi finals will be the Winner of Group A v Runner up of Group B and Winner of Group B v Runner Up of Group A

Teams finishing 3rd and 4th in Phase one will go into an identical competition known as the Vase

Teams finishing 5th and 6th in Phase one will go into an identical competition known as the Bowl

One player aged 59 is allowed per team in 2024.

National Competition Website

Fixtures 2024 - all on Tuesdays 

Date Opponent Venue
May 7th Gloucestershire Postponed to July 16th
May 14th Wiltshire Ladock
May 21st Somerset Ladock
May 28th Devon Ivybridge 
June 4th Wales Gunnislake
June 11th  Gloucestershire Grampound Road
June 18th Wiltshire Christian Malford CC
June 25th Somerset Taunton CC
July 2nd Devon  Newquay
July 9th Wales  Ebbw Vale
July 16th Gloucestershire  Westbury on Severn 
July 23rd KO Leagues  
July 30th KO Leagues  
Aug 6th KO Leagues  
Aug 13th KO Leagues  
Aug 20th KO Leagues  
Aug 27th  KO Leagues  

2023 Summary:

This was the second season for this team and without doubt they are getting closer to that elusive first win. 2nd XI's prosper when 1st XI's get stronger thus gaining players with 1st XI experience. This didn't happen in 2023 with the 1st XI having no regular new players and largely fielding the same team from 2021 whilst dropping from first to last in the South West group. This impacted the 2nd XI. Nevertheless there were some close matches: losing to Gloucestershire by just 9 runs chasing 263 then in the next game losing to Devon by just one run with skipper Martin Orpe run out on the last ball. Given the turbulent weather in May and July it was remarkable that the team played every single one of their 12 group matches.

The season finished with a 21 run defeat to Middlesex at Wembley CC in the knockout stages.

24 players played at least one match with Martin Orpe playing all 13, Mark Everett and Brian Martin 11, Mike Jelbert, Mike Smith, Jamie Mead, Sid Lawrence 10 each. 

Leading run scorers 2023:

  • Jamie Mead 276
  • Mike Jelbert 228 - including 104 v Gloucestershire
  • Martin Orpe 221

Leading wicket takers 2023:

  • Martin Orpe 13
  • Sid Lawrence 8 
  • John Pollard 5 

 

2023 Results:

Aug 2nd Middlesex A

July 25th - Somerset H

July 18th - Gloucestershire H

July 11th v Devon A

July 4th - Wales A

June 27th Oxfordshire H

June 13th Worcestershire A

June 6th Devon H

May 30th - Gloucestershire A

May 23rd - Somerset A

May 16th Worcestershire H

May 2nd Oxfordshire A 

Apr 25th Wales H 

 

 

 

 

 

O60s 2nd XI Results 2022:

Aug 3rd - Bedfordshire A - Bowl QF

July 26th Worcestershire A

July 19th Gloucestershire H

July 12th Devon H

July 5th Wales A 

June 28th - Match Cancelled due to weather 

June 21st Somerset H

June 14th Gloucestershire A

June 7th Worcestershire H

May 24th Somerset A

May 17th Oxfordshire A 

May 10th Wales H 

May 3rd Devon A 

Kevin Gibbard leaving the field after becoming the first player to score a century for the O60s 2nd XI - in the same game he became the first player to take 3 wickets in an innings for the 2nd XI.

The O60s 2nd XI squad pictured at their practice match at Pencarrow CC on April 19th 2022