Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Cricket report … the Leader, a Conservative and me!

Late this afternoon, the annual charity cricket match between “Cornwall Councillors” and officers took place at Boscawen Park in Truro.

The Councillor team “won” the contest but it should be acknowledged that, this year, the definition of elected member was extremely loose.

After numerous late withdrawals, we ended up with only three Councillors on the field: Lib Dem Leader of the authority Adam Paynter, Conservative Stephen Rushworth and yours truly. Cllr Mitchell from St Agnes could not take part, but sent along his teenage son and a friend – who were both extremely talented cricketers. Our team of seven, was completed by two friends of Adam’s.

The game was played in a fantastic spirit. This was especially the case when our team was fielding and the officers lent us players to make up our numbers. What is more, their fielding was exemplary and they even helped to get some of their own team out.

All in all, it was an entertaining game that went down to the last couple of balls. I just cannot fathom why so few of my councillor colleagues were willing to take part!

Council Chairman Mary May was also at the event to present the trophy to Adam!

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