White’s in-form Callington prepare for Penzance test

White’s in-form Callington prepare for Penzance test

Callington’s Rhys Davies faces Penzance this weekend. Picture: Harry Price/PPAUK

12th May 2021

By Lee Hall

Callington will raise the curtain on the 2021 Premier Division season this weekend when they face one of the most decorated clubs in Cornwall cricket.

Penzance, the current top flight champions, provide the opposition for captain Joe White and his players, who go into the fixture at Moores Park in confident mood after a superb T20 campaign so far.

But this is sure to be their biggest test yet against one of the strongest sides in the county. It’s a challenge, though, Callington’s players are relishing.

He said: “You can play as many warm-up games as you want, nothing prepares you for Penzance. It’s a real test but we’re all buzzing for it.

“I’ve had a lot of messages, people are starting to take notice of us, but I’m happy for us to stay under the radar.

“It’s the perfect fixture for us. Some of our younger players are absolutely fearless, and we will go into the game with confidence.”

White’s men join Penzance on finals’ day after they made up the top two places in the T20 group stage.

After a blistering start, which brought two wins apiece against Truro and Werrington, Callington’s progress has been halted somewhat by the weather.

Their game against Redruth was abandoned after less than seven overs, the following game was cancelled, and more wet weather meant that the double header against Wadebridge at the weekend was also called off.

But they will be raring to go this weekend, weather permitting, as they face what promises to be an intriguing test.

Callington are back in action on Sunday when they host Redruth in the National Club Championship, where they will make several changes.

Elsewhere, Callington 2nds, whose home game against Bude was cancelled at the weekend, will be hoping to return to action this Saturday when they travel to Grampound Road in Division 2 East.

And in Division 3 East, Callington 3rds make the trip to Ladock on Saturday. Their home game against Newquay was also cancelled on Saturday.

Tideford’s Division 2 East fixture at St Minver was also rained off on Saturday, and they will be hoping to return to action this weekend when they host Menheniot/Looe.

Tideford 2nds travel to St Minver in Division 5 East this Saturday after their home fixture against Tintagel was cancelled due to the wet weather.

There were no games for Saltash St Stephens’ two sides on Saturday too. The 1sts’ game at Milton Abbot was cancelled, as was the 2nds’ home fixture against Launceston.

This Saturday Saltash 1sts host Luckett in Division 4 East and the 2nds travel to Launceston in Division 6 East.