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CRICKET: Jon and Jake's big tons do it for St Gluvias
HUGE centuries by Jon Udy and Jake Preston saw St Gluvias go to second place in Division Two West of the Cornwall Cricket League.
The batsmen scored 153 not out and 156 respectively to help set up a 188 run victory for their team over Camborne’s second team on Saturday.
After winning the toss, home skipper Udy elected to bat at Kernick Road in sunny conditions perfectly suited to spending time at the crease on a flat wicket.
Camborne’s fielders were first made to toil in the hot weather as the opening partnership of Preston and Richard Kellow put on 88 before the latter was caught off Liam Moyle’s bowling for 55.
But if the visitor’s thought they had made a real breakthrough, there would soon discover this was not the case as Udy and Preston piled the runs in a second wicket partnership stand of 248.
The duo hit one boundary after another with the number two batter getting 16 fours and six maximums while his captain scored 13 fours and eight sixes.
Relief was finally given to Camborne when Darren Pascoe got St Gluvias’ opener out LBW with the total on 336.
Udy was able to plunder a few more runs before the innings ended alongside number four bat Scott Kellow who chipped in with ten runs.
Out of the visiting bowlers, Callum Moyle took the majority of the punishment as he saw 120 runs scored off his 12 overs, picking up no wickets in the process.
Despite trying to make a good fist of chasing down the epic total, Camborne never got close to the target as they were bowled out for 200.
Chris Gibson topped scored for them with 31 runs while Pascoe at number five hit 30.
However, St Gluvias’ other opening bat Kellow then showed off his skills with the ball in his hand.
His leg-spinners bamboozled the opposing batsmen leading to figures of six for 60 off ten overs as the hosts bowled Camborne out in 39.3 overs.
St Gluvias, who have won their last four league games in a row, now sit in third place just one point behind Paul.
On Saturday they go to ninth-placed Redruth to play their second eleven.