Stithians 227-9 Menheniot Looe 228-6
Following last year’s Division 2 County Final Menheniot Looe might had been excused for expecting an easy ride at home to Stithians but it wasn’t the case. Stithians were in trouble at 46 for five before Martin Strick came to the rescue to make 119 with four sixes and twelve fours. Callum Martin supported with 24. Mike Maiden took three early wickets at a cost of 33 runs. Similarly Menheniot Looe were 49 for four at one stage before their skipper, kiwi Ben Millar, won the game. His 125 not out included nine sixes with victory coming with eight balls to spare. Martin and Glyn Furnival both took two wickets. Stithians are at Hayle on Saturday.
Menheniot Looe – Stithians 227-9 (M Strick 119, C Martin 24; M Maiden 3-33, B Miller 2-44, R Ripley 2-61), Menheniot Looe 228-6 (B Miller 125no, R Davies 20, extras 34; C Martin 2-46, G Furnival 2-45). Menheniot Looe (19 points) beat Stithians (eight) by four wickets.
Perranarworthal 194 Beacon 117
Success at last for Perranarworthal in league game number seven of the season. They still prop up the table but are at least in range of the likes of Beacon and Troon. David Legge made 33 and Michael Stuart 28 but at 111 for seven it looked ominous for the home side. In a good fightback Simon Blackburn made 82 and Steve Kemp 21. Dave Dowling and Darren Proctor both took three wickets. Only Robert Trembath (23) and Craig Thomas (10) got double figures for Beacon as they collapsed from 51 for two. Perran will reflect on the 32 wides sent down. Phil Bostock (10-4-13-5) and Blackburn (9-3-8-3) both returned excellent figures however. Perran are at Penzance on Saturday.
Perranarworthal –Perranarworthal 194 (D Legge 33, M Stuart 28, S Blackburn 52, S Kemp 21; D Dowling 3-21, D Proctor 3-29, R White 2-37), Beacon 117 (R Trembath 23; P Bostock 5-13, S Blackburn 3-8). Perranarworthal (19 points) beat Beacon (seven) by 77 runs.
Falmouth 226-7 St Gluvias 150
Falmouth seconds lead at the top of the table is 24 points following this derby win at Kernick Road. They remain unbeaten after a good batting performance. After Ben Mitchell dismissed Paddy Varker early on Jacob Stephens (43), Liam Hoban (52) and Kieran Rodda (22) all did well. It was the return of former first team skipper Duncan Ayres that boosted the innings. Against his former club he hit three sixes and six fours in his 57 not out off 49 balls. Jake Preston, who was at Falmouth at the start of the season, took three for 33. Another player playing against his old team mates, Scott Kellow, top scored with 48 in the St Gluvias reply. They slipped to 129-9 however before Symon Winnan hit 32 off 24 balls. The end came in the 38th over. Jacob Stephens took three for 33 and there were two wickets each for Dave Wills, Ayres and Hoban. Falmouth host Redruth seconds this weekend while St Gluvias visit Crofty Holman, four days before they visit Blaythorne again for a Vinter Cup Quarter Final (see below).
St Gluvias –Falmouth 226-7 (D Ayres 57no, L Hoban 52, J Stephens 43, K Rodda 22; J Preston 3-33, M Julian 2-30), St Gluvias 150 (S Kellow 48, S Winnan 32, K Winnan 23, J Stephens 3-23, D Ayres 2-23, L Hoban 2-23, D Wills 2-34). Falmouth (20 points) beat St Gluvias (six) by 76 runs.
Mt Ambrose 246-3 Constantine 149-8
Constantine’s struggles continue with this sixth defeat of the season. It has been a difficult week for the club having taken the decision to withdraw its second team from Division Seven. Having already conceded three games, and with player numbers not increasing, they had little alternative to be fair to the League and other clubs. The intention is to play evening cricket however and enter the Mining Evening League next season. At Treskerby Graham Griffiths got an early breakthrough but Dave Battison (75) and Mike Kent (92no) added 149 for the second wicket. Openers Darren Griffiths (48) and Shaun Williams put on 69 for the first wicket. Williams anchored the innings to make 32 not out off 116 balls. A trip to second placed Praze is on the Constantine agenda this weekend.
Mt Ambrose – Mt Ambrose 246-3 (M Kent 92no, D Battison 75, S Johnson 39), Constantine 149-8 (D Griffiths 48, S Williams 32no; D Battison 3-28, S Johnson 3-29). Mt Ambrose (19 points) beat Constantine (four) by 97 runs.
St Gluvias II 292-5 Chacewater 64
Chacewater –St Gluvias 292-5 (M Ambrose 166no, M Snowden 46, K Cruse 31no, C Johnson 20; D Hill 3-59), Chacewater 64 (R Lawrence 27; R Timmins 5-9, K Hawke 3-13). St Gluvias (20 points) beat Chacewater (three) by 228 runs.
Perranporth 273-9 Falmouth III 115
Falmouth – Perranporth 273-9 (C Bicknell 56, H Watkins 51, S Renshaw 37, J Scott 33, T Murrell 26; A Searle 4-44, T Hoban 3-42), Falmouth 115 (T Hoban 25; T Murrell 3-2, C Bicknell 3-20, C Tumbridge 2-19). Perranporth (20 points) beat Falmouth (six) by 158 runs.
Redruth III 108 Perranarworthal II 112-1
Redruth –Redruth 108 (P Bolland 30, J Rodgers 26; L Costin 5-38, G Best 3-4, R Stiles 2-19), Perranarworthal 112-1 (B Fisher 69no, T Lister 26). Perranarworthal (20 points) beat Redruth (two) by nine wickets.
Stithians II 305-4 Leedstown II 105-8
Stithians –Stithians 305-4 (B Tann 110no, H Burley 107no, C Instance 37, R Burley 23; N Jenkin 2-29, B Payne 2-73), Leedstown 105-8 (P Payne 37no, M Fenton 20; B Tann 3-14, C Instance 2-8, N Rodwell 2-18). Stithians (19 points) beat Leedstown (four) by 200 runs.
Mawnan 176-8 St Just IV144
Mawnan –Mawnan 176-8 (I Hooper 72, O Bennet-Hughes 42), St Just 144 (C Nicholas 82no). Mawnan (19 points) beat (seven) by 32 runs.
Chacewater II conceded to St Gluvias III
Falmouth IV 96 Wendron II 83
Wendron –Falmouth 96 (J Ashburn 25; T Orchard 3-14, T Burley 2-17), Wendron 83 (L Turner 4-12, J Ashburn 2-11, J Hodges 2-10). Falmouth (17 points) beat Wendron (six) by 13 runs.
Round 1 - Camborne II 119-5 (S Hosking 58no, R Moore 22; M Creeden 3-35) beat Stithians 117-8 (M Strick 25, G Furnival 23no, C Mouatt 22; S Harris 2-6, D Hocking 2-25) by two runs.
Truro II 163-5 (P Sharland 45, S Grant 28, M Thomas 24, M Adams 24; P Bostock 2-18) beat Perranarworthal 107-9 (P Bostock 24, M Thomas 23; I Bishop 4-11, S Heayn 2-14, M Phillips 2-27) by 56 runs.
Chacewater conceded to St Gluvias.
Falmouth II 119-7 (W Legge 33, A Varker 24, J Stephens 24; L Caddy 3-25, G Mankee 2-18) lost to Crofty Holman 120-5 (J Matavesi 30no, A Shears 28; D Knowles 3-16) by five wickets.
Round 2 - Paul II 103-7 beat St Gluvias 92. Paul II beat St Gluvias by 11 runs but conceded after breaching rule 25.1.4 - playing a ‘regular’ first XI player in its second XI.
Hayle 44-6 lost to Falmouth 48-0 by ten wickets.