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Falmouth forced to dig deep against Redruth
Falmouth maintained their tremendous winning run on Saturday, but for the second successive week they had to dig deep.
The previous week an under par batting performance was overcome by the bowlers dismissing Camborne cheaply. On Saturday at Trewirgie it was the batsmen’s turn to impress.
In a superb effort they chased down the big Redruth total of 286 for five to win in style by five wickets, with over two overs to spare.
The win keeps Falmouth in contention at the top of the table.
Werrington are the other team with four straight wins and Falmouth are just three points behind in second spot.
It was Stefan Churcher again who led the way with a superb 132. After Richard Kellow was dismissed in the first over he put on 106 for the second wicket with Matt Goldsbury, who made 40 with six boundaries.
Justin Stephens made 43 before being caught off Jack Thomas.
Stephens and Churcher then put on 117 for the third wicket over the space of twenty overs.
Churcher eventually became a third victim for Neil Ivamy. He was caught in the deep by Luke Johnson, with 36 required off nine overs.
He hit two sixes and fifteen fours. Ed Farley (28no) and Adrian Noott (14no) took Falmouth over the line to record a notable win.
The Redruth innings had got off to a poor start as they lost two wickets for 29 runs.
Stephens had overseas player Christiaan Theron caught behind by Noott for six. Then Stephens struck again having Harry Bolland. Justin Stephens came back well to take five for 40.
After knocking over Jenkin he picked up the late wickets of Johnson and Steve Kevern. Falmouth will be looking to extend their winning run with the visit of Paul to Trescobeas on Saturday.
Before that they have a Vinter Cup Quarter Final to look forward to tomorrow night (Thursday). They return to Trewirgie to play Redruth (6pm).
Elsewhere in the Premier League on Saturday Werrington made 257 for eight at home to Camborne with Nick Lawson and Nick Ward putting on 152 for the first wicket.
Camborne were dismissed for 154 with over ten overs to spare.
There was a superb performance from the St Just openers at Grampound Road. David Roberts made 128 not out and Neil Curnow 105 as St Just won by nine wickets chasing 260.
They put on 243 for the first wicket. At Truro, on a damp pitch, St Austell were bowled out for 105 and lost by eight wickets after Tom Sharp took six for 33.
At Paul there was a win for Callington by 19 runs after making 176 all out.