The first two quarter-finals of the Indoor Sixes Knockout Cup were certainly closely contested affairs, and difficult to predict as well!
St Gluvias looked well behind the required scoring rate, in spite of having restricted St Minver to just 92 all out.
The Penryn club had scored just 44 runs from their first eight overs, requiring 49 from the final 4 overs.
However, the next over went for an incredible 29 and St Gluvias cruised home with three balls to spare, Jake Preston and Jack Hesketh each making 26 not out.
Slow bowlers Rob and Ben Hawken were unlucky to finish on the losing side, having bowled their six overs for just 26 runs.
Newquay held Falmouth to a similar score, 93 for 5, which was again dominated by Adrian Noott, with 34, run out off the final delivery.
The north coast side lost wickets regularly, but Adam Cocking had the chance to win the match and looked comfortable. However, with just nine runs needed, he was then bowled off his pads by Fern Nicholls with two overs still remaining and Falmouth had scraped into the semi-finals.
In the league, Beacon returned to winning form with a comfortable victory over Wadebridge, Dan Mellor (29*) and Dom Batchelor (26*) both making retirement scores.
Rob Centini reached 23 for Wadebridge, but they could make little headway against an efficient bowling attack, led by Jordan Thomas, who took 1 for 10 in his three economical overs.
Results: League – Beacon 93-0, Wadebridge 60-5 (Beacon won by 33 runs); Knockout Cup – St Minver 92, St Gluvias 93-3 (St Gluvias won by 3 wickets); Falmouth 93-5, Newquay 85 (Falmouth won by 8 runs).
Sunday January 12
6.15pm Premier Division: Stithians v Newquay
7.15pm KO Cup: Ladock v St Austell
8.30pm KO Cup: Perranporth v Truro
Sunday January 19
6.10pm County Division: St Gluvias v Falmouth
7.05pm County Division: Beacon v Perranporth
8.00pm Premier Division: St Minver v Ladock
8.55pm Premier Division: Truro v St Austell