Falmouth had something of a mixed weekend in the Jolly’s Drinks ECB Cornwall Premier League. They convincingly beat early season strugglers Newquay on Saturday at the Hine Downing Oval but on Holiday Monday went down to defeat at Redruth by 77 runs.

The win over Newquay was a welcome tonic following the shock Bradleys Vinter Cup exit to Ludgvan three days earlier. Having reached the last two finals Falmouth were shot out for 60 by the County One side who had posted a modest 115 for seven in their twenty overs.

It was better news against Newquay however. Falmouth lost Mark Johnson for ten and Harry Roberts for eight at 48 for two. Callum Whittaker hit 52 and Dan Davis 31 to see the hundred up.

There were some useful late runs with Kieran Rodda making 14 in his first appearance of the season. Sean Hooper got 22 and Jacob Stephens 19 before Alex Stuthridge and Liam Hoban just failed to get maximum batting points ending three short at 197 for eight.

Chris Kendall and Tom Eggins took three wickets. Newquay disappointed with the bat and were soon in trouble when they lost Test cricketer Mark Vermeulen for just two after he was held at mid off by Jordan Thomas off the bowling of Davis. They were eventually all out for 78 with Thomas (3-8) and Davis (3-34) doing much of damage. Jon Andrews top scored with 23. On Monday Redruth took advantage of winning a good toss at Trewirgie to pile up 239 for five.

Harry Bolland made 19 and Martin Jenkin 35 before he was stumped by Kieran Rodda off Dan Davis, with 63 on the board. Toby Whiteford (18) and the Pakistan overseas player Muhammad Wajihuddin put on 70 for the third wicket. Wajihuddin went on to dominate the innings hitting a six and 13 fours before being left stranded on 99 not out, as the overs ran out.

Steve Kevern hit a couple of sixes in an unbroken stand of 57 over the last six overs. Guy Leathley took two wickets but Duncan Ayres was the pick only conceding 24 from ten overs.

Despite Mark Johnson’s 25 and Davis getting double figures Falmouth were up against it after losing six wickets for 71 runs. Hooper got 18 to see the hundred up before Ayres completed a fine game to make 54. Jenkin had excellent figures of 10-2-16-3. Falmouth host Grampound Road on Saturday.