Cheshire v Cornwall CCC – MCCA Championship

At Alderley Edge CC on M/T/W 20/21/22 June 2005

Cheshire won toss – Match Drawn – Cheshire 9pts  Cornwall 12 pts

Cheshire 1st

Cheshire 2nd

M.R.Currie lbw N.T.P.George 13

  c sub b N.T.P.George

16
S.A.Twigg run out 4

  c Turner b W.M.George

29
A.J.Hall (Capt) lbw Hunkin 5

  lbw W.M.George

57 
C.P.Schofield c Pearce b N.T.P.George 85

  c N.T.George b Hunkin

25 
J.Duffy c Turner b W.N.George 12

  lbw N.T.P.George

40 
N.Dumelow lbw W.N.George 1

  no

114 
J.Whittaker c&b W.N.George 54

  lbw Hunkin

S.Ogilby (wk) c Turner b N.T.P.George 33

  c Roberts b Angove

22 
D.Jones c Turner b N.T.P.George 10

  c Pearce b W.M.George

11 
A.Wildig c Roberts b N.T.P.George 1

  b Penberthy

27 
R.W.Fisher no 5

  b Hunkin

 

Extras

18

Extras

11

 

Total

241 

Total 

364

 

Cornwall Bowling 1st

Bowling 2nd

 

O

M

R

W

 

O

M

R

W

N.T.P.George           22 5 56 2
C.A.Hunkin           29 7 78 3
W.M.George           29 9 70 3
A.D.Angove           14 3 45 1
J.M.Hands           24 4 74  
A.L.Penberthy           9.3 4 23 1

N.J.Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

  3

 

10 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornwall 1st Innings

  2nd Innings

N.J.Edwards b Fisher 137

  c Schofield b Whittaker

21 

M.Pearce lbw Jones 0

 

 

D.J.Roberts (Capt) lbw Whittaker 52

  c Dumelow b Whittaker

18 

A.L.Penberthy c Whittaker b Schofield 150

  st Ogilby b Dumelow

38 

W.M.George c Schofield b Dumelow 7

  run out

C.Hunkin b Schofield 10

  c Schofield b Whittaker

N.T.P.George c&b Fisher 8

  no

J.M.Hands no 38

  no

13 

A.R.Tunnadine st Ogilby b Schofield 9

  c Duffy b Dumelow

20 

K.Turner (wk) no 1

  c Whittaker b Dumelow

A.Angove    

 

 

 

Extras

22

Extras

 

Total (8 wkts)

434

  Total (8 wkts)

125 

 

Cheshire Bowling 1st

  2nd

 

O

M

R

W

 O

M

 R

 W

Whittaker 21 6 75 1

  9

54 

Jones 12   68 1

 3

 

26 

 

Dumelow

 23

 90

  4

Fisher

 20

99

  5

 

34 

 

Schofield

  13

80

  2

 

7

 

Wildig

 1

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUMELOW DECIMATES CORNWALL - Day 3 Report

By Neil Goulding (Cheshire Press Officer, 07931 376811)

OULTON Park all rounder Nathan Dumelow almost guided Cheshire to an unlikely victory in their Minor Counties Championship-western division game with Cornwall at Alderley Edge.

A Cornish victory-potentially their first in 20 meetings with Cheshire, seemed the most likely outcome at the start of the final day with the hosts still 54 runs behind and only six wickets left.

But Dumelow decimated the Cornish attack and his 114 not out was later described by skipper Andy Hall as "one of the best centuries I've seen."

Dumelow's destructive ton plus a 67 run partnership with Adam Wildig for the ninth wicket helped Cheshire reach 364 leaving their opponents with the stiff task of notching 172 in 23 overs.

And it proved a tall order virtually from the start as off-spinner Dumelow came to the fore again; this time with the ball.

He finished with four victims for just two runs off four overs and with Walshaw's Jason Whittaker chipping in with three wickets, Cornwall faced an unlikely defeat.

"We had about 15 balls at their numbers nine and 10," said Hall.

"But if someone had given me a draw at start of play I would have jumped at the chance.

"We were staring down the barrel this morning and the game could have been all over by lunchtime.

"But Nathan came to the rescue with a brilliant innings and Adam did well, batting for an hour and a half at 10.

"We go to Devon now a week on Sunday and that will be a big game. I think they've won both their matches while we've won one and drawn this game."

Cheshire took 11 points from an entertaining three days that contained 150 for Cornwall's Anthony Penberthy. 

Cheshire team: Andy Hall (Bramhall); Mark Currie (Alderley Edge); James Duffy (Hyde), Nathan Dumelow, Danny Jones (Oulton Park); Steve Ogilby, Robin Fisher (Chester Boughton Hall); Chris Schofield (Littleborough); Jason Whittaker (Walshaw); Alexis Twigg (Harrogate); Adam Wildig (Alderley Edge). 

Minor Counties Championship - Western Division (Alderley Edge Cricket Club, Moss Lane, June 20-22).

Cheshire 1st innings: 241 all out, 78.3 overs, extras 18 (Schofield 85, Whittaker 54, Ogilby 33, M George 5-70, N George 3-46).
FOW: 19, 24, 33, 86, 90, 163, 208, 231, 235, 241. 

Second innings: 364 all out, 130.3 overs, extras 11(Dumelow 114 no, Hall 57, Hunkin 3-78, M.George 3-70, N.George 2-56)

FOW: 22, 73, 114, 139, 161, 191, 235, 281, 348, 364.

Cornwall 1st innings: 434-8, 90 overs, extras 22 (Schofield 3-80, Fisher 2-98, Penberthy 150, Edwards 137).
FOW: 4, 97, 339, 346, 376, 376, 396, 434. 

Cornwall 2nd innings: 125-8, 23 overs, extras 4 (Penberthy 38, Dumelow 4-2, Whittaker 3-54).

FOW: 26, 50, 51, 66, 110, 110, 117, 125.

Cheshire won the toss and elected to bat. 

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CHESHIRE SHOW FIGHTING SPIRIT BUT CORNWALL ON TOP - Day 2 Report

By Neil Goulding (Cheshire Press Officer, Mobile 07931 376811)

CHESHIRE showed plenty of character having had their backs against the wall on the second day of their Minor Counties Championship Western Division clash at Alderley Edge.

The hosts struggled to post 241 on the opening day, while Cornwall piled on the runs having been 96-1 overnight to reach 434-8.

But Cheshire kept battling and got to work with the bat, skipper Andy Hall leading from the front with 57, which included nine fours.

However, with one day remaining and with the home side still 54 runs adrift at 139-4, Cornwall are still in the driving seat.

Cheshire will have to bat well today if they are going to force a victory, although a draw at this stage would be a good result.

"We bowled well, but Cornwall batted very well and they have the advantage at the moment," admitted Hall, whose side batted 51 overs.

"We are going to have to bat for most of the last day if we are to stand any chance of winning,

"Unfortunately we lost four wickets and Cornwall have done enough to have an advantage."

A view echoed by Cheshire chairman of cricket Gerry Hardstaff, who said: "We bowled quite well, but Cornwall have some good batsman and we just couldn't stop the runs.

"It's going to be tough to get a victory, but if we bat well on the last day then we can stop Cornwall from winning."

Cheshire might have had dismissed Cornwall for a lot less, but a couple of missed catches allowed the visitors to press on.

Earlier, former Somerset batsman Neil Edwards progressed from 33 to make 137, while ex-Northants batsman Tony Penberthy led the charge with a brilliant 150.

Chris Schofield was the pick of Cheshire's bowlers with three wickets, although the former England and Lancashire leg-spinning all-rounder was expensive.

Left-arm spinner Robin Fisher also chipped in with two wickets, but a third-wicket stand of 242 between Edwards and Penberty allowed Cornwall to swing the bat with wickets in hand at the end of the innings.

Cheshire did claim seven wickets in the day, but the home side have plenty to do to keep their unbeaten start to the season in tact.

Cheshire team: Andy Hall (Bramhall); Mark Currie (Alderley Edge); James Duffy (Hyde), Nathan Dumelow, Danny Jones (Oulton Park); Steve Ogilby, Robin Fisher (Chester Boughton Hall); Chris Schofield (Littleborough); Jason Whittaker (Walshaw); Alexis Twigg (Harrogate); Adam Wildig (Alderley Edge). 

Score update 
Minor Counties Championship - Western Division (Alderley Edge Cricket Club, Moss Lane, June 20-22).

Cheshire 1st innings: 241 all out, 78.3 overs, extras 18 (Schofield 85, Whittaker 54, Ogilby 33, M George 5-70, N George 3-46). 
FOW: 19, 24, 33, 86, 90, 163, 208, 231, 235, 241. 

Cornwall 1st innings: 434-8, 90 overs, extras 22 (Schofield 3-80, Fisher 2-98, Penberthy 150, Edwards 137).
FOW: 4, 97, 339, 346, 376, 376, 396, 434. 

Cheshire 2nd innings: 139-4, 51 overs, extras 1 (Hall 57, Twigg 29, M George 2-38).
FOW: 22, 73, 114, 139

Cheshire won the toss and elected to bat. 

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SCHOFIELD STARS BUT CHESHIRE FIND IT TOUGH GOING

By Neil Goulding (Cheshire Press Officer, Mobile 07931 376811)

FORMER England and Lancashire all-rounder Chris Schofield starred for Cheshire on the opening day of their Minor Counties Championship Western Division tussle with Cornwall at Alderley Edge.

The former Red Rose man top-scored with 85, an innings which helped Cheshire get themselves out of trouble having been 33-3 and 90-5.

Schofield shared a sixth-wicket partnership of 73 with fellow all-rounder Jason Whittaker (54), a partnership which lasted 77 minutes and 26 overs, but which proved crucial to Cheshire's fightback.

At 208-6 at tea the home side hoped to reach anywhere between the 275-300 mark, but some tight bowling restricted Cheshire to 241 all out.

A cameo 33 from wicketkeeper Stephen Ogilby also helped the hosts, the highlight of which was a huge straight hit for six into the tennis courts.

"We should have scored more runs, but if we bowl well early on then I'm sure we can get back into the match," said Andy Hall, the Cheshire captain.

"Some umpiring decisions went against us and we lost early wickets, but Chris and Jason batted very well together and got us out of a difficult situation.

"Ideally we need to get some early wickets. If we can do that I'm sure we can restrict Cornwall and hopefully don't allow them to get a first innings lead."

Cornwall started badly in their reply and lost opener Martin Pearce for a duck. Left-arm pace Danny Jones made the breakthrough.

But former Northamptonshire batsman David Roberts steadied the ship with an unbeaten 51 and left-handed opener Neil Edwards scored 33 not out as the visitors closed the day on 96-1 from 31 overs.

Cornwall have 59 overs, today, in which to build a lead, while Cheshire will be hoping to make early in-roads and restrict their opponents to under 250.

"It was a disappointing day for us," revealed Cheshire chairman of cricket Gerry Hardstaff.

"We didn't bat as well as can do, but there's plenty of time for us to get back into the match.

"We need to bowl well and break this partnership us as quickly as possible. Cornwall are a string side, but there's still two days to go and plenty of cricket to be played."

The day didn't start well for Cheshire with the withdrawal of pace bowler Jonathan Farrow. 

Heaton Mersey's Farrow, a former Worcestershire player, had been brought in as a late replacement for Dave Pennett, out with a hamstring injury.

But Farrow tripped and suffered an ankle injury whilst walking down the stairs on the morning of the match and had to telephone Hardstaff to inform him of the bad news.

Twelfth man Adam Wildig, of Alderley Edge, was then handed his debut for the senior side.

"Adam has come into the side," said Hardstaff. "Jonathan phoned me to say he couldn't play but it's very hard then to get another player at that time in the morning, especially on the morning of a match."

Cheshire team: Andy Hall (Bramhall); Mark Currie (Alderley Edge); James Duffy (Hyde), Nathan Dumelow, Danny Jones (Oulton Park); Steve Ogilby, Robin Fisher (Chester Boughton Hall); Chris Schofield (Littleborough); Jason Whittaker (Walshaw); Alexis Twigg (Harrogate); Adam Wildig (Alderley Edge). 

Score update
Minor Counties Championship - Western Division (Alderley Edge Cricket Club, Moss Lane, June 20-22). 11am start Day 2 and 3.

Cheshire 1st innings: 241 all out, 78.3 overs, extras 18 (Schofield 85, Whittaker 54, Ogilby 33, M George 5-70, N George 3-46).
FOW: 19, 24, 33, 86, 90, 163, 208, 231, 235, 241.

Cornwall 1st innings: 96-1, 31 overs, extras 11 (Roberts 51no, Edwards 33no, Jones 1-27).
FOW: 4.

Cheshire won the toss and elected to bat.

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PENNETT INJURY LEAVES DOOR OPEN FOR FARROW 

By Neil Goulding (Cheshire Press Officer, Mobile 07931 376811)

HEATON Mersey pace bowler Jonathan Farrow has replaced the injured Dave Pennett in Cheshire's team to face Cornwall in the Minor Counties Championship Western Division clash at Moss Lane, Alderley Edge, today.

Farrow, formerly of Worcestershire, has been drafted in as a late replacement in the J W Lees Cheshire side with opening bowler and former Nottinghamshire quick bowler Pennett forced to withdraw on the eve of this week's three-day clash.

Twenty-one year-old Farrow is tipped to open the bowling for the county, while Cheshire junior and Alderley Edge player Adam Wildig has been brought in as twelfth man following an injury to Hyde's Tom Young.

Young, who made his first-team Cheshire debut against Wales at Nantwich last Sunday, injured himself while playing for Cheshire 2nd XI against the Yorkshire Academy, at New Rover in Leeds, last week.

The promising seam bowler was only unable to bowl in Cheshire's 2nd innings and has sensibly taken time off to seek treatment for his injury.

Cheshire 12-man team: Andy Hall (Bramhall); Mark Currie (Alderley Edge); James Duffy (Hyde), Nathan Dumelow, Danny Jones (Oulton Park); Steve Ogilby, Robin Fisher (Chester Boughton Hall); Chris Schofield (Littleborough); Jason Whittaker (Walshaw); Alexis Twigg (Harrogate); Jonathan Farrow (Heaton Mersey). 12th man: Adam Wildig (Alderley Edge). 

Fixture
Minor Counties Championship - Western Division (Alderley Edge Cricket Club, Moss Lane, June 20-22). Noon start day one.

CHESHIRE KEEP WINNING FORMULA

By Neil Goulding (Cheshire Press Officer, 07931 376811)

CHESHIRE have named an unchanged side for their Minor Counties Championship Western Division clash with Cornwall, at Alderley Edge, from June 20-22.

Captain Andy Hall and Chairman of Cricket Gerry Hardstaff have both agreed not to alter the side which won so handsomely against Herefordshire, at Kingsland, last week.

Cheshire triumphed by 211 runs and with two sessions to spare at Luctonians Cricket Club, with star performances from new signings Chris Schofield, the former England international, Mark Currie and Nathan Dumelow.

Regular performers Hall and Jason Whittaker also starred as Cheshire gave themselves a perfect start to their Western Division campaign.

"We played really well against Herefordshire. I don't think we could have asked for a better start to the season. We thought there was no reason to change the team because every did so well," said Hall.

"We were unlucky to get knocked out of the MCCA Knockout Cup against Wales, but although we would have preferred to have won, it now makes us focus our attentions on the Championship."

Cheshire are currently joint-top with Berkshire in the Western Division with 24 points, with both counties the only two of ten to register full batting and bowling points.

Cornwall, meanwhile, started their season with a 90-runs defeat at the hands of Berkshire, at Newbury, picking up just seven points for their efforts.

"Cornwall will want to bounce back from their defeat, but so will our players after losing to Wales," revealed Hardstaff.

"We did play some very good cricket against Herefordshire and deserved to win. That win 
has given the players a lot of confidence."

Hyde youngster James Duffy has once again been handed the opportunity to shine after a good performance at Kingsland, while Danny Jones, Duffy's University cricket team-mate, is also available having missed the Wales match.

Tom Young, who claimed two wickets on his debut against Wales, is included as 12th man, happy to wait for his chance again later this season.

Schofield, who has been linked with a move to Durham or Sussex, will play his second Championship game for Cheshire hoping to continue the good form he showed against Herefordshire, while the rest of the team are fit and raring to go.

Cheshire 12-man team: Andy Hall (Bramhall); Mark Currie (Alderley Edge); James Duffy (Hyde), Nathan Dumelow, Danny Jones (Oulton Park); Steve Ogilby, Robin Fisher (Chester Boughton Hall); Chris Schofield (Littleborough); Jason Whittaker (Walshaw); Dave Pennett, Alexis Twigg (Harrogate). 12th man: Tom Young (Hyde). 

Fixture
Minor Counties Championship - Western Division (Alderley Edge Cricket Club, Moss Lane, June 20-22). Noon start day one.


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