Boscawen Park

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Boscawen Park
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Ground information
Location Truro, Cornwall
Coordinates 50°15′08″N 5°02′17″W / 50.2521°N 5.0380°W / 50.2521; -5.0380
Establishment 1858
End names
City End/Cathedral End
Malpas End/River End
Team information
Cornwall (1968–present)
As of 30 September 2011
Source: Ground profile

Boscawen Park is a cricket ground located in recreation grounds along Malpas Road in Truro, Cornwall. The ground is situated directly next to the River Truro, which runs alongside its western side. The end names are the City End to the north and the Malpas End to the south. Alternatively, these ends are also known as the Cathedral End and River End.

History[edit]

Established by 1858, a team representative of Cornwall first played there against an All England Eleven in that same year. Cornwall County Cricket Club first used the ground in July 1895, eight months after the clubs founding, when it played a friendly against Devon.[1] Cornwall first played minor counties cricket there over seventy years later, with Devon the visitors in the 1968 Minor Counties Championship.[2] Two years later, the first List A match to be played there came in the 1970 Gillette Cup between Cornwall and Glamorgan,[3] with Glamorgan winning by 72 runs thanks largely to Peter Walker's 51 runs with the bat and 5/21 with the ball.[4] Cornwall played one Minor Counties Championship match per season at the ground during the 1970s,[2] with the ground also hosting its second List A match in the 1977 Gillette Cup with Lancashire at the visitors.[2] Cornwall continued to play one Minor Counties Championship match there per season throughout the 1980s, a pattern which continued into the 1990s.[2]

A new format of minor counties one-day cricket, the MCCA Knockout Trophy was introduced in the mid-1980s, with the ground holding its such match in 1987 with Wiltshire as the visitors, with four more fixtures in that competition played there in 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1994.[5] List A cricket returned to the ground in the 2000 NatWest Trophy with Norfolk as the visitors.[2] Cornwall played three more List A fixtures were played there in the early 2000s, against Sussex in the 2001 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy, Worcestershire in the 2002 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy and Kent in the 2003 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy.[3] The ground continues to hold one Minor Counties Championship match per season,[2] as well as holding five MCCA Knockout Trophy matches since 2006.[5]

The first international cricket match held in Cornwall was played there in 2012, when England women played India women in a Women's One Day International.[6][7] England Women won the match by 3 wickets.[8] The ground held the final of the 2012 Minor Counties Championship between Cornwall and Buckinghamshire, with Cornwall making history by winning the competition for the first time.[9]

Records[edit]

List A[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Other matches played on Boscawen Park, Truro". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Boscawen Park, Truro". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "List A Matches played on Boscawen Park, Truro". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cornwall v Glamorgan, 1970 Gillette Cup". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Boscawen Park, Truro". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "England Women hoping they have a chance to shine in historic Duchy match". Western Morning News. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Women's One-Day International Matches played on Boscawen Park, Truro". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "England Women v India Women, India Women in England 2012 (4th ODI)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "History made as Sharp's Cornwall side lift first Minor Counties title". Western Morning News. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Boscawen Park, Truro – Highest Team Totals in List A matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Boscawen Park, Truro – Lowest Team Totals in List A matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Cornwall v Sussex, 2001 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Boscawen Park, Truro – Five Wickets in an Innings in List A matches". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 

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Coordinates: 50°15′08″N 5°02′17″W / 50.2521°N 5.0380°W / 50.2521; -5.0380