v Callington 2nds (H)
The season has begun...
Rain halts good start
Boconnoc's return to Division Two East this past weekend sadly like most of the league programme throughout the county ended in an abandonment.
The visiting Callington skipper won the toss and put Ian Hunter's men in. Michael Blake and Gary Spencer got the home side off to a decent start putting on 50-odd for the 1st wicket. Blake (27) was caught at mid wicket after hitting the ball behind square for a four the previous ball off the bowling of Alex Mortimore. That would be the only wicket to fall as Jon Niblett joined Spencer at the crease and they saw the score onto 139. There would be a couple of rain breaks with the non-batting Boconnoc players rushing on and off with the covers. Spencer finished up on 38 not out, in an innings which included 5 fours and Niblett scored 32 not out, again his innings featured 5 fours.
During the second rain break tea was taken and at roughly 5:30pm, Hunter and the Callington skipper shook hands on the decision to end proceedings for the day.
Boconnoc team: M. Blake, G. Spencer, J. Niblett, R. Foot (wk), J. Sleep, I. Hunter (c), P. Delbridge, K. Spencer, M. Frith, J. Stacey. C. Neville
Boconnoc 1st XI (9 points) v Callington 2nd XI (6 points) - Match Abandoned
Our 1st XI play in Division 2 East of the Cornwall Cricket League. The current captain is Michael Blake with Rob Foot as vice-captain. The 2017 season saw the side maintain their position via finishing 10th.
2018 has seen some new additions to the side with John and Will Thurston moving to the area and signing with the club and incomings after nearby Liskeard CC packed up with Steve Marchant, Joe Coates and Jamie Coates joining the club.
At the halfway stage of the 2018 season, we have seen two centuries in the side with Jon Niblett scoring one away to St Blazey and Steve Marchant getting his 1st ton for the club at home to Luckett. John Thurston has so far picked up the only 5 wicket haul of the season, which came at home to Grampound Rd.
Michael Blake also represents Cornwall Over 50s in their ECB Counties side. Emily Geach is another Cornwall representative and plays at various levels for Cornwall.
Sat 14th Jul - Newquay 2 - A
Sat 21st Jul - Grampound Rd 2 - A
Sun 22nd Jul - St Blazey - H
Sat 28th Jul - St Austell 2 - H