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Cornwood 1st XI Devon Cricket League Records 1984-2024

Updated: Jul 9

An archive newspaper photograph of Tony Roberts bowling for Cornwood v Albemarle 3/8/1984
Tony Roberts takes 5/33 vs Albemarle, 3rd August 1984

These records have been gathered to celebrate the combination of 70 years of Cornwood CC, 40 years of Cornwood playing in the DCL and the First XI's 750th fixture. They have been collated from scorecards (respect to Barbara Marshall), play cricket, and newspaper records. These records are from DCL League matches only, cup and club games are not included. The records are accurate as far as possible but there may be mistakes and omissions. Particularly for the years 2001-2012, there are gaps in the record. If you spot something that doesn't seem right, or you have archive material about the club that you would like to share, please contact via the club.


Simon Travers


Records Broken in this season are in bold

Overseas/Club Pro players are italicised


TEAM RECORDS


Team Honours:

A Division Champions: 2015, 2019 Runners Up: 1999, 2012

B Division Champions: 1997

D Division Runners Up: 1989

E Division Champions: 1986


Highest league placing: 4th in Premier Division, 2023


A photo of the A Division winning Cornwood side taking a wicket against Budleigh Salterton 3/8/19
Cornwood's 2019 A Division Champion team celebrate a wicket (photo by Devon Cricket)

Largest Win (Runs)

Cornwood: 184 v Barton, 4th July, 2015

Opponent: 247, Clyst St George, 25th August, 1984


Largest Victory (Wickets)

Cornwood have won by 10 wickets in 4 matches (v Lydford, 12th August, 1989. v Sandford 21st August,1999. v Torquay (rr), 2nd July, 2016, v Bideford, Littlesham & Westward Ho!, 4th May, 2019.)

Opponents have beaten Cornwood by 10 wickets in 5 matches (North Devon, 22nd July, 2006. Torquay, 2nd July, 2011. Sidmouth (rr), 12th July, 2014. Lewdown, 5th August, 2017. North Devon, 28th May, 2022.)


Smallest Victory (Runs)

Cornwood have won by 1 run in 2 matches (v Babbacombe, 1st August, 1992. v Hatherleigh 8th June, 2019)

Opponents have beaten Cornwood by 3 runs in 2 matches (Whitchurch, 7th June, 1986. Torquay, 3rd September, 2011)


Smallest Victory (Wickets)

Cornwood have won by 1 wicket in 8 matches (v South Devon, 22nd May, 1999. v Barton, 28th July, 2001. v North Devon, 16th August, 2014. v Bradninch, 20th June, 2015. v Brixham, 27th June, 2015. v Lewdown, 11th July, 2015. v Hatherleigh, 8th August, 2015. v Heathcoat, 29th July, 2023.)

Opponents: 1 wicket, Buckfastleigh,10th July, 1994.


Largest Total

Cornwood: 326 for 8 v Bideford, 29th August, 1998

Opposition: 330 for 3, Clyst St George, 25th August, 1984


Lowest Total (Completed Innings)

Cornwood: 29 v Kingsbridge, 11th August, 1984

Opposition: 24, Babbacombe, 6th August, 1994


Largest Match Aggregate Score

629 v Paignton, 20th August, 2022


Tied Matches

2 (Clyst St George, 3rd May, 1986. Abbotskerswell (rr), 28th July, 2018.)


RECORD PARTNERSHIPS BY WICKET


1st: 210 Dave Tall & Martyn Cooksley, v Kingsbridge, 7th June, 1997

1st: 210 Jay Bista & Max Finzel, v Sidmouth, 23rd July, 2022

2nd: 199 Jay Bista & Ryan Rickard, v Paignton, 20th August, 2022

3rd: 124* Max Finzel & Matthew Skeemer, v Heathcoat, 9th June, 2024

4th: 125 Duncan Boase & Kevin Willcock, v Bideford, 29th August, 1998

5th: 132 Dave Tall & Martyn Cooksley, v Torquay, 29th June, 2002

6th: 102 Jason Hall & Matthew Butterworth, v South Devon, 26th May, 2007

7th: 82 Steve Dibben & Tony Barter, v Cockington, 16th June, 1996

8th: 101 Elliott Staddon & Mark Horwell, v Bradninch, 1st June, 2013

9th: 92 Jamie Pfeiffer & D Harris, v Torquay, 1st September,2001

10th: 52 Phil Bees & Arthur Kittle, v Babbacombe, 1st August, 1992


INDIVIDUAL RECORDS


HIGHER HONOURS

(Qualification - Must have played for Cornwood and a higher level team, not necessarily at the same time)


TEST - Aizaz Cheema (7 Caps Pakistan, 2011-12) Mohammed Salman (2 Caps Pakistan, 2011)

ODI - Aizaz Cheema (14 Caps Pakistan, 2011-12), Mohammed Salman (7 Caps Pakistan, 2011)

T20I - Aizaz Cheema (5 Caps Pakistan, 2011-12), Mohammed Salman (1 Cap Pakistan, 2011)

FIRST CLASS - Mohammed Salman (149 Matches, 1999/00-2015), Aizaz Cheema (140 Matches, 2001/2-2019), Asif Raza (64 Matches, 2007-2019), Jay Bista (34 Matches, 2015-24) Rizwan Qureshi (22 Matches, 1997/8-2005), Naveen Fernando (19 Matches, 2022-24)

DEVON CCC - Ben Beaumont (2019-24), Duncan Boase (1994-96) Max Finzel (2023), Ben Privett (2023-24), Matthew Skeemer (2019-24), Elliott Staddon (2022), Dave Tall (1987-1993)

CORNWALL CCC - Kevin Willcock (1993-1998)


Aizaz Cheema bowling against England in 2012.


SEASON RECORDS


TOP 10 RUNS IN A SEASON

Year/Div

Name

Inns

Runs

Avg

HS

50/100

2022/P

Jay Bista

15

1088

90.67

182*

3/5

2005/A

Mohammed Salman

15

849

70.75

128*

?/4

1989/D

Mark Thomson

20

842

46.78

105*

6/1

1997/B

Martyn Cooksley

18

787

65.50

105

4/2

1995/B

Phil Bees

20

758

39.89

103

3/3

1997/B

Dave Tall

19

716

44.70

106

3/2

2015/A

Jackson Thompson

16

677

45.13

129

3/2

1998/A

Kevin Willcock

18

655

43.67

131

5/1

2000/P

Greg Paynter

17

629

41.93

102*

5/1

2018/A

Mohammed Salman

14

605

67.22

125*

3/2


NUMBER OF TIMES BATTER ACHIEVED 300+ RUNS IN A SEASON


9 - Kevin Willcock (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010)

6 - Duncan Boase (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007)

5 - Phil Bees (1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996), Mohammed Salman (2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2018), Dave Tall (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004)

4 - Martyn Cooksley (1996, 1997, 1998, 2006), P Dickson (1991, 1993, 1995, 1996)

3 - Edwin Marshall (1986, 1989, 1990), Colin Thomas (1985,1986, 1988), Jackson Thompson (2014, 2015, 2016), Andy Walter O'Hea (2004,2005,2006)

2 - S Bates (1990, 1993), Ben Beaumont (2019, 2023), Jay Bista (2022, 2023), Max Finzel (2022, 2023), Jason Hall (2010, 2012), Dave Matthews (1985, 1987), Greg Paynter (1999, 2000), Rizwan Qureshi (2002, 2003) Aaron Richards (2018,2019) Mark Thomson (1989, 1990)

1 - J Banks (1991), Tony Barter (1996), Matthew Butterworth (2017), M Hill (1996), Steve Dibben (1996), James Horgan (2003), Mark Horwell (2013), Rob Kinney (1986), Steve Lambert (2017), Scott Mansfield (2010), Chris Parker (2013), Dave Petherbridge (1994), Asif Raza (2013), Frank Rogers (1986), Matthew Skeemer (2017), Elliott Staddon (2019)


TOP 10 WICKETS IN A SEASON

Year/Div

Name

Overs

Runs

Wkts

Avg

BB

5 wkts

1988/D

Dave Matthews

179.3

527

55

9.58

7/55

7

1997/B

Tony Barter

246.3

743

54

13.76

6/11

3

1990/C

Dave Matthews

201.1

622

53

11.74

7/34

4

1989/D

Dave Matthews

170

637

52

12.25

7/50

3

1998/A

Karl Prescott

232.5

763

52

14.67

8/55

5

2019/A

Craig James

120

427

50

8.54

7/26

2

1988/D

Fran Adams

230.3

478

49

9.75

6/35

3

2010/A

Aizaz Cheema

171.4

553

49

11.29

6/33

2

1992/B

Dave Petherbridge

249.3

673

48

14.00

9/41

4

1989/D

Fran Adams

362.2

853

48

17.70

6/36

5

NUMBER OF TIMES BOWLER ACHIEVED 20 WICKETS IN A SEASON


10 - Dave Petherbridge (1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009)

9 - Fran Adams (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996)

8 - Dave Matthews (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993)

6 - Matt Skeemer (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)

5 - Kevin Willcock (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004)

4 - Andy Bees (2004, 2007, 2010, 2011), Aizaz Cheema (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), P Dickson (1992, 1994, 1996, 1999), Elliott Staddon (2017, 2018, 2019, 2022), Tony Barter (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999), Michael Wood (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

3 - Adam Goodliffe (2015, 2018, 2019), Mohammed Salman (2005, 2006, 2007), Matt Tamsett (2017, 2018, 2019)

2 - Jason Hall (2015, 2017), Craig James (2015, 2019), Rizwan Qureshi (2002, 2003), Dave Tall (1997, 2002)

1 - Lee Baker (2023), S Bates (1990), Jay Bista (2022), Matt Butterworth (2011), Brian Conquest (1984), Steve Horton (1994) Byron Langley (2014), M Lomas (1994), Roger Marshall (1986), Karl Prescott (1998), Asif Raza (2013), Tony Roberts (1984) Nigil Singh (2004), Steve Wherry (1987)


MATCH RECORDS


HIGHEST SCORE IN A MATCH FOR CORNWOOD

Jay Bista

v Sidmouth

23rd July, 2022

Jay Bista

v Paignton

20th August, 2022

Jay Bista

v Hatherleigh

13th August, 2022

Kevin Willcock

v Abbotskerswell

25th August, 2007

131

Kevin Willcock

v Bideford

29th August, 1998

Jackson Thompson

v Sandford

1st August, 2015

Kevin Willcock

v South Devon

5th June, 2004

Mohammed Salman

v Bradninch

30th July, 2005

Mohammed Salman

v Bradninch

5th August, 2006

Jay Bista

v North Devon

30th July, 2022

TOTAL CENTURIES FOR CORNWOOD


9 - Mohammed Salman

6 - Jay Bista

5 - Kevin Willcock

3 - Phil Bees, Duncan Boase, Martyn Cooksley, Dave Tall

2 - Jackson Thompson, Andy Walter O'Hea,

1 - Max Finzel, Scott Mansfield, Chris Parker, Greg Paynter, Jamie Pfeiffer, Ryan Rickard, Mark Thompson


BEST BOWLING IN A MATCH FOR CORNWOOD

9/41

Dave Petherbridge

v Ashburton

8th August, 1992

9/62

M Lomas

v Westleigh

12th June, 1994

Aizaz Cheema

v Barton

24th May, 2008

8/42

Steve Wherry

v Okehampton

8th August, 1987

8/55

Karl Prescott

v Tavistock

16th May, 1998

Aizaz Cheema

v Barton

26th July, 2008

7/24

Dave Petherbridge

v Babbacombe

20th May, 1992

Craig James

v Budleigh Salterton

1st June, 2019

7/30

Fran Adams

v Roborough

23rd May, 1992

7/34

Dave Matthews

v Cockington Corinthians

12th August, 1990

TOTAL FIVE WICKETS IN A MATCH FOR CORNWOOD


26 - Dave Matthews

15 - Fran Adams, Dave Petherbridge

13 - Aizaz Cheema

6 - P Dickson

5 - Tony Barter, Karl Prescott, Tony Roberts

4 - Andy Bees, Elliott Staddon, Steve Wherry

3 - S Bates, Steve Horton, Craig James, Roger Marshall, Matthew Skeemer, Dave Tall, Kevin Willcock, Michael Wood

2 - Brian Conquest, Ian Devine, M Lomas, Colin Marshall, Rizwan Qureshi, Nigil Singh,

1 - Shahzad Ahmad, Lee Baker, Robin Dart Adnan Farooq, Naveen Fernando, Adam Goodliffe, Jason Hall, A Kaitiff, Matt Tamsett, Richard Worth


HIGHEST SCORE IN A MATCH AGAINST CORNWOOD

255

R Merryfield

Clyst St George

25th August, 1984

D Saxena

Paignton

20th August, 2022

D Saxena

Paignton

18th June, 2022

155

A Seaman

Westleigh

15th August, 1994

L Lewis

Sidmouth

20th July, 2013

A newspaper clipping from 1984 reporting on Rob Merryfield's double century against Cornwood
Newspaper clipping from Rob Merryfield's Double Century, 25th August, 1984

BEST BOWLING IN A MATCH AGAINST CORNWOOD

R Newman

Budleigh Salterton

19th July, 2003

8/20

J Neville

Cockington Corinthians

13th May 1989

8/33

D Leaman

Chelston

5th August, 1984

8/41

G Bowles

South Devon

4th July, 1998

8/45

R Coupe

Sandford

12th May, 2001


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