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2nd October 2012
Werrington Cricket Club
Werrington.CC 1st team captain Ben Smeeth has described the 2012 season as the “best in the club’s history” after the club won the Cornwall Premier League for the first time.
Werrington remained unbeaten throughout the whole of the season to finish 13 points off 2nd place St Just.CC to take the title.
The club were agonizingly close to winning the title last year, and Smeeth believes the disappointment spurred the players on to go one further this time round: “It was very hard to pick ourselves up from the disappointment of not winning the league in 2011. We have been very close for a number of seasons now, so the club is overjoyed with what we have achieved”
Ben’s brother, and 2011 LCA Player of the Year Alex Smeeth had another season to remember scoring over 800 runs with an average of over 50.
The pair have also been influential with the ball taking 71 wickets between them alongside Cornwall Minor Counties seamer Sam Hockin who took 40 wickets at an average of 16.
Skipper Smeeth highlights the club’s penultimate game of the season as a key point in their campaign: “The game against Falmouth was a huge point in the season. They were third and us top and we bowled them out for 49 and won by 10 wickets in a really outstanding performance.”
The success didn’t stop at the league though for Werrington, the club also won the league’s 50-over cup competition after beating St Just in the final by 7 wickets.
Smeeth feels the backing of the club and the committee has been vital in their success: “Coach Adam Hodgson is always driving everyone forward and our preperation and warm ups are second to none. Also our club Chairman Richard Jenkin has supported us so well and pushed us to achieve what the club has always wanted”
The club are hopeful that two or three new players will join for the 2013 season as they look to retain the title for the first time.