Cornwall County Cricket Club

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Cornwall County Cricket Club is one of the county clubs which make up the Minor Counties in the English domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Cornwall and playing in the Minor Counties Championship and the MCCA Knockout Trophy. They are the current Minor Counties Champions.

The club is based at St Levan, Penzance, and plays matches around the county at Roskear in Camborne, Falmouth, Boscawen Park in Truro and at the Wheal Eliza ground in St Austell.

The Minor Counties play three-day matches at a level below that of the first-class game. At present, Cornwall competes in the Western Division of the Minor Counties Championship.

History and notable players[edit]

Earliest cricket[edit]

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[edit]

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. They have never won the MCCA Knockout Trophy since its inception in 1983.

Famous players[edit]

See List of Cornwall CCC players and Category:Cornwall cricketers

The following Cornwall cricketers also made an impact on the first-class game:

References[edit]

External sources[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
  • E W Swanton (editor), Barclays World of Cricket, Guild, 1986