MINOR COUNTIES Cornwall boosted by Smith century

cornwall cricket choughCornwall’s cricketers are in a strong position after the opening day of their Minor Counties Championship game against Shropshire at St Austell CC.

Despite losing a couple of early wickets Cornwall recovered well to make 349-5 in 90 overs.

Penzance star Greg Smith ended on 127 not out and there were half centuries for Scott Harvey, Tom Rowe and Matt Robins.

The Shropshire innings collapsed to 66-6 at stumps with Tom Dinnis taking four wickets.

Play continues at Wheal Eliza at 11 this morning.

Cornwall CCC ML Robins (capt, Werrington), BL Wadlan (Penzance), TC Rowe (Kimberley Institute, Notts), GM Smith (Penzance), AJ Hodgson (Werrington), SA Harvey (wk, Truro), NC Lawson (Werrington), JR Turpin (Werrington), LP Goldsworthy (Troon), AC Libby (St Austell), TJ Dinnis (Werrington).

Shropshire show one change from the team that beat Oxfordshire at Shifnal with Tom Weston replacing the unavailable Dillon Pennington

Shropshire CCC SG Leach (Shifnal, capt), OM Ali (C&R Hawks), W Parton (Shrewsbury), CE Home (Shifnal), JD Carrasco (Oswestry), JN McIver (Shifnal), DJ Wainwright (Castleford), RCJ Aucott (Shifnal), R Lockley (wk, Bridgnorth), TG Weston (Cuckfield), ACF Wyatt (Ticknall).

Umpires R Allen & P Matten Scorers J O’Brien & C Barthorpe

Cornwall Over 50s beat Devon by 5 wickets at Truro to win their ECB group.

Cornwall Women lost their T20 games at Bovey Tracey against Oxfordshire and Devon.

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