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Cornwall County Cricket Club is one of the county
Historic counties of England
The historic counties of England are subdivisions of England established for administration by the Normans and in most cases based on earlier Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and shires...

 clubs which make up the Minor Counties
Minor counties of English cricket
The Minor Counties are the cricketing counties of England and Wales that are not afforded first-class status. The game is administered by the Minor Counties Cricket Association which comes under the England and Wales Cricket Board...

 in the English
England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

 domestic cricket
Cricket
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on an oval-shaped field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the...

 structure, representing the historic county of Cornwall
Cornwall
Cornwall is a unitary authority and ceremonial county of England, within the United Kingdom. It is bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by the county of Devon, over the River Tamar. Cornwall has a population of , and covers an area of...

 and playing in the Minor Counties Championship and the MCCA Knockout Trophy
MCCA Knockout Trophy
The Minor Counties Cricket Association Knockout Cup was started in 1983 as a knockout one-day competition for the Minor Counties in English cricket...

.

The club is based at St Levan
St Levan
St Levan is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The village is situated approximately eight miles south west of Penzance....

, Penzance
Penzance
Penzance is a town, civil parish, and port in Cornwall, England, in the United Kingdom. It is the most westerly major town in Cornwall and is approximately 75 miles west of Plymouth and 300 miles west-southwest of London...

, and plays matches around the county at Roskear
Roskear
Roskear is a cricket ground in Camborne, Cornwall. It was established in 1906, when Cornwall played Devon in the 1906 Minor Counties Championship...

 in Camborne
Camborne
Camborne is a town and civil parish in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is at the western edge of a conurbation comprising Camborne, Pool and Redruth....

, Falmouth
Falmouth, Cornwall
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It has a total resident population of 21,635.Falmouth is the terminus of the A39, which begins some 200 miles away in Bath, Somerset....

, Boscawen Park
Boscawen Park
Boscawen Park is a cricket ground in Truro, Cornwall. The ground is situated next to the River Truro. It was established in 1961, Cornwall first used the ground in the 1968 Minor Counties Championship, when they played Devon...

 in Truro
Truro
Truro is a city and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The city is the centre for administration, leisure and retail in Cornwall, with a population recorded in the 2001 census of 17,431. Truro urban statistical area, which includes parts of surrounding parishes, has a 2001 census...

 and at the Wheal Eliza ground
Wheal Eliza
Wheal Eliza is a cricket ground in St Austell, Cornwall, UK. The ground was established in 1982, when Cornwall played Dorset in the grounds first Minor Counties Championship match...

 in St Austell
St Austell
St Austell is a civil parish and a major town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated on the south coast approximately ten miles south of Bodmin and 30 miles west of the border with Devon at Saltash...

.

The Minor Counties play three-day matches at a level below that of the first-class
First-class cricket
First-class cricket is a class of cricket that consists of matches of three or more days' scheduled duration, that are between two sides of eleven players and are officially adjudged first-class by virtue of the standard of the competing teams...

 game. At present, Cornwall competes in the Western Division of the Minor Counties Championship.

Earliest cricket


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.

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 has never won the Minor Counties Championship; nor the MCCA Knockout Trophy
MCCA Knockout Trophy
The Minor Counties Cricket Association Knockout Cup was started in 1983 as a knockout one-day competition for the Minor Counties in English cricket...

 since its inception in 1983.

Famous players

See List of Cornwall CCC players and :Category:Cornwall cricketers

The following Cornwall cricketers also made an impact on the first-class
First-class cricket
First-class cricket is a class of cricket that consists of matches of three or more days' scheduled duration, that are between two sides of eleven players and are officially adjudged first-class by virtue of the standard of the competing teams...

 game:
  • Jack Crapp
    Jack Crapp
    John "Jack" Frederick Crapp was an English cricketer, who played first-class cricket for Gloucestershire between 1936 and 1956, and played for England on tour in the winter of 1948-49....

  • Anthony Penberthy
  • Ryan Driver
    Ryan Driver
    Ryan Craig Driver is an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Worcestershire and Lancashire around the turn of the 21st century. He has captained the Jersey cricket team....

  • Carl Gazzard
    Carl Gazzard
    Carl Gazzard is a former English cricketer who played for Somerset. He was a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper.He made his debut for Cornwall in 1998 and was their regular wicket-keeper in 1998 and 1999...

  • Pasty Harris
    Pasty Harris
    Michael John Harris is an English cricketer who played for various first class cricket teams. He played from 1964 until 1982 in a 344-game career which took him to South Africa and New Zealand...

  • Robin Harvey
    Robin Harvey
    Robin Harvey was a sportsman from St Columb Major in Cornwall,was educated at Blundell's School and formally represented his County in both Cricket and Rugby.-County cricket:...

  • Charlie Shreck
    Charlie Shreck
    Charles Edward 'Charlie' Shreck was born at Truro, Cornwall and educated at Polwhele House School and Truro School. He is an English professional County cricketer who has also played first class cricket in New Zealand. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler...

  • Michael Munday
    Michael Munday
    For the Canadian volleyball player with the same name see Michael Munday Michael Kenneth Munday is an English cricketer who played for Somerset until 2010...

  • Jack Richards
    Jack Richards
    Jack Richards is an English former cricketer, who played in eight Tests and twenty two ODIs for England from 1981 to 1988...


External sources


Further reading

  • Rowland Bowen
    Rowland Bowen
    Major Rowland Francis Bowen was a cricket researcher, historian and writer....

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

  • Playfair Cricket Annual
    Playfair Cricket Annual
    Playfair Cricket Annual is a compact annual about cricket that is published in the United Kingdom each April, just before the English cricket season is due to begin. Its main purposes are to review the previous English season and to provide detailed career records and potted biographies of current...

     – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack – various editions