FALMOUTH had a glimpse of the Jolly’s Drinks ECB Cornwall Premier League trophy at the Hine Downing Oval on Saturday.

Unfortunately it was St Just’s stand in skipper, and former Falmouth player, Justin Stephens that received it from Cornwall League President Clive Rosevear.

On a nervy last day, in front of a good gathering, St Just knew at tea they needed to reach the target of 129 with the number of wickets lost of no consequence. The Falmouth bowlers made them fight all the way however and with Sushan Bhari taking three wickets, at 97 for five the title was in the balance.

Mark George went on to make a crucial 32 not out and Josh Semmens (22no) brought the victory up in style with two sixes. Falmouth had got off to a reasonable start reaching 60 for two but that became 83 for seven. Jordan Thomas (22no) and George Popperwell (19) got the home side a couple of batting points.

Earlier Kieran Rodda (15), Callum Whittaker (20) and Guy Leathley (15) were in the runs. Falmouth ended the season in eighth spot with seven wins and six defeats.

Elsewhere in County One already doomed St Gluvias lost at home to Werrington seconds, despite Jon Udy’s five wickets. Falmouth II’s have survived in division two – just!

They lost at Mount Hawke & Porthtowan but ended four points better off than their hosts. St Gluvias II’s are set to go down from division three. Perranarworthal II’s and Falmouth III’s from division four and Mawnan, after one season, from division five.