cornwall cricket logoCornwall claimed a first-ever Minor Counties Championship victory over Cheshire, by six wickets at Boughton Hall, Chester, today.


At the start of play today Cornwall needed 130 runs to win with all 10 second innings wickets remaining following yesterday's remarkable day's play.


Opener Matt Robins (59 no) helped steer Cornwall to 140-4 in the 23rd over today and secure victory with skipper Tom Sharp unbeaten on 20.


Having been 29 runs behind (188-8) at the start of play yesterday, Cornwall added 169 runs for the last two wickets.


Sharp made 77 and teenage debutants 17-year-old James Rowe scored a superb 94 and 16-year-old Ben Kitt cracked 44 not out in a last wicket stand of 92.


Cornwall were eventually bowled out for 357 to take an unlikely first innings lead of 140 runs.


In their second innings Cheshire recovered from 99-5 in mid-afternoon to make 279 all out with St Austell pace ace Kitt taking five for 80.


Cornwall reached 10 without loss in 2 overs before bad light ended play 10 minutes early last night.


Cornwall : Tom Sharp (capt, Truro), Matt Robins, Dan Davis (both Callington), Matthew Rowe, James Rowe (both Troon), Keith Parsons (Taunton St Andrews), Chris Hunkin (Grampound Road), Kelvin Snell (Paul), wicketkeeper Taylor Williams, Andrew Libby, Ben Kitt (all St Austell).


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