The big guns, Truro and St Austell, continued to roll on in this week’s Indoor Six-a-Sides, but Perranporth came to earth with a crash, as they were bowled out for 21 by north coast rivals Newquay.
Gavin Oxley-Bryan did the damage, taking three wickets for 8 runs, well supported by Josh Wingfield, who took 2 for 8. Wingfield also made 27 not out for Newquay in their 103 for 4. St Austell played one short against Ladock, but the five men were still too strong, Dan Jarman hitting 44 not out and Gary Bone 34 in their 130-4, taking them to a 51-run win.
It was a similar story in the Truro v Stithians fixture, where Rob Harrison (38*) and the impressive Liam Lombard (42) did much of the scoring. Truro’s total of 123-4 was well beyond their opponents, though Glyn Furnival made 25* in their spirited reply.
Falmouth returned to form with a comfortable victory over Wadebridge, for whom Will Cook (30) made almost half their total. Liam Hoban took 2 for 11 to finish off the innings, adding to his 34* with the bat for Falmouth.
Adrian Noott made the same score as Falmouth passed 100 for the first time this season. The two new teams, St Gluvias and St Minver, who finished in identical positions in the Cornwall Cricket League this year (2nd in Divisions 2 East and 2 West) played out an entertaining match, with the eastern club prevailing. Father and son Rob and Ben Hawken again held the innings together and they passed the St Gluvias score of 83 for the loss of 2 wickets in the final over.
Results: Group A – Truro 123-4, Stithians 79-3 (Truro won by 44 runs); Beacon w/o Team 21 (conceded); St Gluvias 83-5, St Minver 85-2 (St Minver won by 4 wickets). Group B – St Austell 130-4, Ladock 79-5 (St Austell won by 51 runs); Falmouth 103-4, Wadebridge 63 (Falmouth won by 40 runs); Newquay 103-4, Perranporth 21 (Newquay won by 82 runs).
Fixtures: Sunday December 1
3.10pm Stithians v St Gluvias
4.10pm St Minver v Team 21
5.10pm Falmouth v Newquay
6.20pm Perranporth v Ladock
7.20pm Truro v Beacon
8.20pm Wadebridge v St Austell