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CRICKET: Clever Trev wins game with all-round display
5:30pm Thursday 10th July 2014 in Sport
TREVOR Lee’s fine display with both bat and ball helped Mullion secure all 20 points in their Cornwall Cricket League clash away at Leedstown on Saturday.
He took a five wicket haul in the first innings which saw the visitors get bowled out for 135 in the Division Three West match before he hit 70 runs to set up the seven wicket victory.
Mullion’s skipper Martin Hearn won the toss and put the hosts into bat on what he described as “excellently prepared but damp” wicket.
At first it appeared Hearn may have made a mistake as Leedstown progressed to 89-2 with relative ease as Mullion’s bowling and fielding had a lacklustre start to the innings.
But things changed around for the away side as the home team looked to accelerate the score, prompting a number of wickets to tumble.
Lee was the star for Mullion with the ball as he claimed his five wickets for just 19 runs in a brilliant spell.
Charlie Hearn and Dan Johnson took two wickets each with the hosts eventually succumbing to 135, meaning they had lost their last eight wickets for 46 runs.
Top scoring for Leedstown were Keith Hosking who got 26.
Opening batsman Paul Glanville also chipped in with 25 for the team who sit at the bottom of the division’s table.
Just as their bowling and fielding had done, Mullion’s batting had a slow beginning but was able to keep up with the relatively low run rate.
Then came Lee’s turn with the bat and the man-of-the-match capped an impressive day with his innings of 70 edging his colleagues towards the finish line before Ben Johnson joined his brother Dan at the crease to complete the win with the duo scoring 26 not out and 19 not out respectively.
With table toppers Troon also winning at home to Mount Hawke and Porthtowan, Mullion remain in second place 22 points behind the leaders.