CRICKET: More pain for winless Stithians

CRICKET: More pain for winless Stithians

CRICKET: More pain for winless Stithians

First published in Sport by , Sports Reporter

STITHIANS winless run continued as they fell to another defeat on Saturday.

The side who sit bottom of the County One Division in the Cornwall Cricket League lost away to Troon by eight wickets.

Batting first, Stithians were bowled out for 114 and then saw Troon romp home to victory in just 17.2 overs of their innings.

The disaster came early for the visitors as all three of their top order batsmen departed the crease for ducks.

Thaddeus Greasley, Roger Strick and Hugh Williams got their side off to the worst possible start as they did not trouble the scorers.

Improvements were not fast in coming as their number four and five batsmen, John Millership and Nathan Strick, only made three and ten runs between them.

Some structure was added to the innings thanks to Callum Martin and Ben Tann who built a healthy partnership before the latter was caught off Gavin Tregenza’s bowling for 20.

Martin would go on to notch up 46 runs, but could not complete a half century as Thomas Williams caught him off Daniel Walker.

Soon after the visitors were all out for 114 and just 33 overs on the board. Tregenza was the pick of the home bowlers with four for 24.

Troon had somewhat of a leisurely stroll in their chase with the main man for them being opening batsman Luke Johnson who hit 65 not out off 54 balls, with ten fours thrown in.

Andrew Lean provided some cheer for Stithians as he picked up two wickets, Ben Page for 16 and Tregenza for eight, for the loss of 37 runs. Both scalps were catches made by Tann.

But it did not provide much merriment for the club who still have no wins to their name in the league this season.

They now sit 30 points adrift at the bottom of the table behind Menheniot Looe.

It should be another tough day on Saturday as they travel to league leaders Penzance.

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