Cornwall to play in English county league

St. John’s Antigua - The PIC Liberta cricket team will be without the experience of player/coach Wilden “Polo” Cornwall for the remainder of the 2013 national cricket season.

Cornwall, a former national and Leeward Islands cricketer, is slated to leave for England on Sunday where he will take up professional duties with Division Two side, Weaverham, as they contest the Cheshire County Cricket League which commences on April 20.

The batsman said he is looking forward to playing in England for a 13th straight year.

“It’s a young club so I think that they choose more experience and somebody who has been there before and who has the experience to help them get where they want to be. I am really excited and I am looking forward to it be because it is a challenge; so I relish those sorts of opportunities,” he said.

Cornwall said it is hard having to leave Liberta, especially after having won a sixth straight 40-overs title, but said there are other capable players waiting to step up to the plate.

“It’s something that we have to look at and see how we can fit in somebody else in my spot, but it is not a good feeling to know that you just won a championship and then the coach is running off and whatever. But it is life and somebody has got to step up to the plate and I know that we have the calibre of players in Liberta.”

Weaverham open their campaign on April 20 when they take on Tattenhall at Weaverham.

Liberta, on Saturday, captured the State Insurance 40-overs title for a sixth consecutive time when they defeated Scotiabank Empire on the Duckworth/Lewis system.

First Published In The Antigua Observer.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 05:04