Cornwall County Cricket Club
|Home ground:||Cornwall Cricket Centre|
|FP Trophy wins:||0|
|Official website:||Cornwall County Cricket Club|
The team is currently a member of the Minor Counties Championship Western Division and plays in the MCCA Knockout Trophy. Cornwall played List A matches occasionally from 1970 until 2004 but is not classified as a List A team per se.
History and notable players
Cricket probably reached Cornwall during the 18th century, possibly sooner and a county organisation is known to have existed in 1813 (see Bowen) and this is the earliest reference to cricket in the county. The first cricket club in Cornwall was known as the Cornish Cricket Club of Truro and later became Truro Cricket Club.
Origin and history of CCC
The present Cornwall CCC was founded on 12 November 1894 and first competed in the Minor Counties Championship in 1904, appearing every year since with the exception of 1920. Cornwall won the Minor Counties Championship for the first time in their history in 2012, beating Buckinghamshire in the final. In 2015 Cornwall won the Unicorn Knockout Trophy beating Northumberland by 7 wickets at Sir Paul Getty's Ground, Wormsley, Buckinghamshire.
The following Cornwall cricketers also made an impact on the first-class game:
- Jack Crapp
- Anthony Penberthy
- Ryan Driver
- Carl Gazzard
- Pasty Harris
- Robin Harvey
- Charlie Shreck
- Michael Munday
- Jack Richards
- Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
- E W Swanton (editor), Barclays World of Cricket, Guild, 1986
- Playfair Cricket Annual – various editions
- Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions