Cumberland players face a gruelling trip to Truro
Cornwall play only their second Minor Counties Knock-Out Cup quarter-final tomorrow when they take on Cumberland at Truro's Boscawen Park (noon).
Cumberland were in three-day action this week at Barrow and their players are playing all over the north of the country today and plan to meet and depart from Leigh at about 10pm for the 400-mile trip.
They hope to arrive at a Truro hotel around dawn but at least have the Manchester United team coach at their disposal to make the journey a little more bearable.
In a hectic weekend they will be making a prompt return up the motorways after the match with all but a couple of players due back at work on Monday morning.
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Cumberland were losing semi-finalists last year with the eventual champions Berkshire defeating them by 58 runs at Newbury. Only half of today's team were on duty at Falkland that day but two were opener Jonathan Miles, who made top score of 75, and medium pacer Chris Williams, who took six for 49.
They do have one familiar name in their line-up, skipper Gary Pratt. He acquired celebratory status in 2005 when he came on as substitute fielder in the Ashes Test at Trent Bridge. His direct hit ran out Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting, who did not hold back in voicing his displeasure.
This year Pratt hit a century in a remarkable group game in which Cheshire hit 312 – and won by just one run.
Cornwall and Cumberland have met once before when they were drawn against each other in the NatWest Trophy in 1999. The match was played at Kendal with the hosts winning by 137 runs, former Yorkshire player Ashley Metcalfe making 138.
The Cornwall selectors have made two changes from the 11 that played both Trophy group games against Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
Keith Parsons, who was on Unicorns duty for those games, returns and Falmouth's Antony Angove, who played in all four one-day games last year, is also recalled.
Matthew Rowe and Kelvin Snell, who is twelfth man today, make way.
From the team on championship duty at Eastnor last weekend, David Roberts resumes the one-day opening role in place of Jake Libby.
Cornwall: TG Sharp (Capt), DJ Roberts, ML Robins, DF Davis, KJ Parsons, CA Hunkin, AD Angove, T Williams (wk), AG Smeeth, AC Libby, SC Hockin. 12th man KJ Snell.
Cumberland: GJ Pratt Capt), CP Miller, JWR Miles, JR Tolley, RK Brown (wk), AN Atkinson, CA Thompson, C Williams, JA Smith, T Bulcock, RJ Gleeson.