CORNWALL CRICKET LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION
CALLINGTON v WADEBRIDGE at CALLINGTON on SATURDAY 14th JULY 2018
Callington were left to think what might have been, after they squandered a healthy start against Wadebridge, one of their rivals at the wrong end of the Premier Division table. Aidan Libby won the toss, as elected to bat. He and Ollie Allsop got off to a storming start, putting 60 quick runs on the board, when Allsop fell to a sharp return catch by James Turpin, after scoring 31. Libby was going well, at about a run a ball, and he was joined by Rashard Fuller, and they kept the momentum going with a stand of 82, with Fuller making 36 before he offered a chance to Callum Wilson off young left armer, Eliot Dunnett. At that point, Callington were on 142-2 with 16 overs left, and a big score was on the cards. That dream however started to diminish when Libby was stumped by Sam Richards off Alek Gill for 80 which include 11 boundaries. That heralded an all too familiar collapse, as Callington lost their next 7 wickets for just 44 runs, and were bowled out for 197 in 44 overs, thus committing the cardinal sin of not batting their overs. Peter Tancock with 16 and Chris Davies with 16no were the only 2 to show any resistance. Gill was the most successful bowler, taking 4-42 from his 10 overs.
The Wadebridge reply got off to a great start, thanks to the 6’10” James Maycock, who hit 52 in 28 balls, including 4 huge sixes. Matt Jolliffe had gone cheaply to a Toby May catch off Alex Mortimore, and the home side were relieved when the same bowler tempted Maycock to pull one to Jim Shorten, who accepted the chance. Turpin made a quick 29 before falling to a great over the shoulder catch by James Boundy off Harry Sawyers. Ryan Pooley was caught by Tancock off Boundy for 6, and Wilson made 22 before an attempted sweep left him leg before to Sawyers. Sam Richards had come in at 3, and had hung around for 68 balls for his 30, when he edged one to Joe White off Davies. That left the Wadebridge score on 158-7, and it was game on, but Barny Jackson hit 7 fours and a six in his 39no, as he and Charlie Ellis saw the visitors home in the 38th over with no further casualties, leaving Callington to reflect that if they had scored the extra 50 runs that their start deserved, it could have been so different. Sawyers bowled well for his 3-34 from 10. When the umpires investigated the times, Wadebridge were deducted one point for a slow over rate.
Wadebridge (19 points) beat Callington (7) by 3 wickets.