The Cricket World Cup is coming to the Eden Project as part of the Nissan Trophy Tour.

England and Wales are hosting the Cricket World Cup between which starts on May 30 and continues through June of this coming summer.

Cornwall is receiving the Cricket World Cup on Saturday, March 2,hosted by the Eden Project between 9am and 12 noon.

The Cornwall Cricket Board are fortunate to have England U19, Somerset Academy and local player Lewis Goldsworthy in attendance to enthuse the young players. Lewis is coming off the back of a successful tour of Bangladesh.

Cornwall Cricket Board are inviting local All-Stars centres into the Eden Project to showcase the fun and engaging All Stars Cricket activity for 5-8-year-olds, plus give the young players an opportunity to play in an engaging environment such as the Eden Project.

On the same day the Eden Project host the eighth World Pasty Championships.

Cornwall Cricket Board will be delivering not only cricket for 5-8-year-olds but there will be simple have go activities for the general public. You will be able to find out how to get into cricket if from youth, women’s softball or indeed club adult cricket.

Falmouth Packet:

  • The funeral of former Cornwall County Cricket Club President and Honorary Secretary, the Rev’d Canon Ken Rogers, will take place on Monday, March 4, at 11am at Truro Cathedral. The Dean of the Cathedral will be officiating.

Father Ken was a Life Member of Cornwall County Cricket Club and a Vice-President of the Cornwall Football Association and the Cornwall Rugby Football Union.

He was elected to the County Club General Committee in 1967 and became the Honorary Secretary in 1992 following the retirement of Tom Meneer. He continued in the post for eight years, before becoming Assistant Secretary to the current incumbent, Mrs Anita George MBE.

Father Ken went on to serve as County Club President between 2007 and12. He was a founder member of the Cornwall Cricket Board representing the County Club between 1996 and 2000.

He was Vice-Chairman of Truro Cricket Club between 1979-82, Chairman 1983-87 and the Club’s President since 1993.

Before taking Holy orders was master in charge of cricket at Truro Cathedral School. He opened the batting for the old Penzance Grammar School and played a good deal of friendly club cricket in West Cornwall. He went on to become a very good umpire and one of the founders and the first secretary of the Cornish Crusaders. In the winter months, he refereed football matches.

  • Following the withdrawal of LWC Drinks as the main sponsor of the Cornwall Cricket League the League Management Committee is inviting bids to find a suitable replacement.

The League has been fortunate to have had just three sponsors since KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock became the first, thirty years ago in 1989. Hibernian Insurance took over in 1995 before Jolly’s Drinks replaced them in 1998. They had already been supporting the Sunday Cup competition for three years. Subsequently, Jolly’s were bought out by the national company LWC Drinks but the much-valued support to local cricket continued for a 24- year period. The League is most grateful for the support of Nigel and David Jolly in this time.

Over time the significant financial support from these companies has benefited all our clubs in keeping League fees down. The League would obviously like to maintain this policy if possible.

If anyone would like more information or register interest please contact the League Secretary Mark Mitchell

In order to activate for the 2019 season, the League will review the situation on March 5.