CRICKET: St Gluvias winning streak continues

Gulval opener Ben Ellis looking to play a shot off Ben Mitchell's bowling. Pic: CORNISHPHOTOS

Gulval opener Ben Ellis looking to play a shot off Ben Mitchell's bowling. Pic: CORNISHPHOTOS

First published in Sport by , Sports Reporter

ST GLUVIAS made it three wins in a row as they stuffed Gulval at home on Saturday by seven wickets.

Knocks of 86 from captain Jon Udy and 54 by opening bat Richard Kellow helped the hosts cruise over the line, reaching their target of 189 with a full 21 overs to spare.

In sunny conditions, Gulval won the toss and rightly elected to bat on a flat looking Kernick Road pitch in the battle between the sides sat in fifth and sixth place in Division Two West at the start of the day.

But things did not go to plan for Gulval as they lost both openers quickly with Tom Curnow being caught by Jack Hesketh off Ben Mitchell’s bowling for a duck before Ben Ellis was caught behind by Shaun Semmons off Scott Kellow for just seven.

Half centuries from Dominic Batchelor, 56, and 54 not out from Ryan Eddy provide some backbone to Gulval’s innings, with the latter’s score featuring six fours and two sixes.

But tidy bowling from Udy who ended with figures of 3-28 off 12 overs and three maidens and Andrew Julian who despite not claiming any wickets restricted his opponents to just 12 runs off his eight overs in his opening spell saw Gulval reach 188 all out on a day where anything below 250 was under par.

Batchelor was able to back up his half century by claiming the scalp of St Gluv’s opening bat Josh Kelly for nought.

However, a destructive partnership between Udy and Kellow pushed the home side to the brink of victory in double quick time.

The captain’s innings which was eventually halted by Batchelor saw 15 fours and three sixes while his partner scored nine fours and two maximums before being caught by Alex Western off the same bowler.

It was then left to Kellow’s brother Scott to knock off the final runs alongside Julian.

St Gluv’s second team also won by seven wickets away at Truro as they chased down 153 with Matt Ambrose scoring 71 not out and Jack Willey getting 54.

Their third eleven celebrated two wins over the weekend, beating Wendron at home by eight runs on Saturday before crushing Mawnan by ten wickets, bowling their visitors out for 89 in 40 overs before Willey, 62, and Philip Julian, 21, knocked off the runs in just 15.2 overs.

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