Callington’s dream start is brought to a halt by rain

Callington’s dream start is brought to a halt by rain

Callington face a trip to Wadebridge this weekend.

5th May 2021

By Lee Hall

Callington’s cricketers went into Saturday’s Kernow Crash double header against Redruth buoyed by statement-making wins against Werrington and Truro in their opening T20 fixtures.

But any hopes captain Joe White and his team-mates had of adding Redruth to their list of early season victims were unfortunately hampered by the weather at the weekend.

This was to be another good test for Callington’s in-form players, and a challenge they were looking forward to as they looked to strengthen their grip at the top of the early Premier T20 table.

However, it didn’t start well for the hosts when, after losing the toss and being put into bat first, opener Aidan Libby lasted just six balls before going for just four off the bowling of Joe Cockings.

Kian Burns made 19 before he was sent back to the clubhouse as Ryan Clark claimed the second wicket.

Joe White (23 not out) and Luke Brenton (10 not out) had Callington moving along nicely, but as the dark clouds descended, and the rain began to come down, with the hosts on 58 for 2 after 6.5 overs, the umpire called time on the fixture and the points were shared.

With Penzance winning by 58 runs and 66 runs at Camborne on Saturday, Callington slip to second in the table, and White will be hoping they get the chance to return to the top when they travel to Wadebridge this weekend.