Minor Counties Trophy: Cornwall beat Northumberland in final

Cornwall celebrate
Cornwall's victory over Northumberland is only their second-ever trophy win

Cornwall captain Matt Robins has described his side's Minor Counties One-Day title win as "incredible".

The Duchy beat Northumberland by seven wickets in a rain-affected final at Wormsley, as Cornwall chased down their target of 200 in 29.4 overs.

It secured only the second trophy in Cornwall's history, following the 2012 Minor Counties Championship.

"It's absolutely incredible. Getting to the final was a great achievement, but the win was brilliant," Robins said.

In a match reduced to 42 overs per side by rain, Cornwall won the toss and put their opponents into bat.

Rain at Wormsley
Rain meant the match at Wormsley did not begin until just before 14:00 BST

Anthony Angove took 3-32 as Northumberland were restricted to 199-9, with James Weighell hitting 50 and Chris Youldon getting 38 not out.

In reply, Angove scored 43 to take the Man of the Match award as he put on 40 for the second wicket with Matthew Rowe (42) and 56 for the third with Tom Sharp (41 not out).

"He bowled beautifully and batted well to put us in a very strong position," Robins said of Angove, who only passed a fitness test 10 minutes before the team was named.

And Angove believes the Duchy can make a strong defence of the trophy in 2016, telling BBC Radio Cornwall: "It's the first time we've ever won it, so it will have a positive impact on the game locally.

"Hopefully we can come back next year. It would be great to win it again."

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