HELSTON young guns Tommy Sturgess and Ross Leathley will take their place in the Cornwall under-17 team bidding to make history on Sunday.

They travel to Leicestershire for the final of the ECB under-17 County Championship, having played their part in the semi-final victory over Hertfordshire at Truro last week.

Tommy is currently playing a trial match for Surrey seconds in a three-day game against Gloucestershire at Bath, which started yesterday.

Ross' younger brother Karl is also travelling with the squad, meaning that Helston will be without their starlets for their Premier League home match against Truro on Saturday.

Skipper Dan Jenkin said: "It leaves a bit of a dent in the team, which is a shame because our seconds can win the league if they pick up 20 points on Saturday, but we'll have to take some of their players."

The absence of the three teenagers also means that the twice-postponed 50/50 Cup final against Truro has been rearranged for a third time.

It was scheduled for this Sunday at Redruth, but the league have allowed it to be switched to Sunday, September 4, because of Helston's depletion this weekend.

"It's a bit frustrating because we played the group games so long ago now, but we're not complaining. It gives us something to look forward to and for four of us, it'll be our last game of the season so it'll be a good way to finish."

Skipper Dan, Steve Eddy and Mark Jenkin will be attending opening bowler Gavin Tregenza's wedding on September 10.

The rearrangement does mean the players will spend more time in Redruth than Helston that weekend, as they play the hosts in the league on Saturday, September 3.