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Angove and Stephens simply irresistible as Falmouth beat Truro
2:57pm Sunday 25th August 2013 in Sport
Falmouth overcame Truro in a low-scoring game at Trescobeas on Saturday to keep up the pressure on league leaders Werrington at the top of the ECB Cornwall premier division.
And not for the first time this season Falmouth had their pace attack to thank for keeping them in the title hunt after setting Truro meagre 112 to win.
It was an uncharacteristically patchy display with the bat from Adrian Noott's side.
Opener Richard Kellow top-scored with 26, but Stefan Churcher (6), Matt Goldsbury (7) and Antony Angove (0) all lost their wickets cheaply as Falmouth got off to a shaky start.
Noott contributed 19, alongside Justin Stephens' 14 and Kieran Rodda's 12, but with such a modest total to chase down Truro may well have fancied their chances of pulling off an upset.
Angove and Stephens had other ideas.
The Falmouth bowlers were simply irresistible, skittling Truro for the loss of just 88 runs.
There were hints of what was to come right from the start. Stephens had Adam Pascoe caught behind for a duck, and Angove did for fellow Truro opener Scott Harvey when he was on 15.
After that it turned into the Antony Angove show, with the Falmouth pace man bulldozing his way through the Truro batting order.
Tom Sharp (6), Kyle Van Rooyen (0), and Tim Wyatt (3), were all clean bowled by Angove in a devastating spell.
Stephens pitched in with the wickets of Tim Marrion (4), and Andrew Senior (3), but it was Angove who dealt the real damage.
Only Mark Lewis (23) offered any kind of resistance, but it was fleeting. Angove sent him packing, and with him went any hope of Truro salvaging a result.
Angove finished with figures of 7 for 30 off 14 overs, while Stephens managed 3 for 34 off 15.
Werrington's comfortable win against Redruth means they extend their lead over Falmouth at the top of the table to 12 points.
But with a showdown between the two sides at Trescobeas on the final day of the season, the title race looks set to go down to the wire.