Penzance secured their first-ever Cornwall Premier League title with a 146-run victory at Truro on Saturday.

Penzance have led the division from the front for more or less the whole season, losing just one of their 17 matches so far this term – against second-placed Redruth – to lead the division by an unassailable 31 points with just one game to spare.

The county crown is Penzance's first in their history, having finished second last season and third in both 2017 and 2016.

The 2017 champions, Truro were the victims as Penzance secured their maiden title on Saturday, with the visitors reaching 264-3 before bowling Truro out for 118.

Scott Harvey and Jack Paull put the leaders in a commanding position with a 157-run stand before Paull was caught by Kelvin Snell on 79, with Harvey going on to reach 105 not out.

Antony Angove (19) and Thomas Wells (4) were the other wickets as Penzance set their hosts a challenging total.

Truro's reply began horribly with Tommy Sturgess taking three wickets for just five runs. Timothy Wyatt (26) and Kyle Van Rooyen (25) were the top-scorers as Truro were dismissed in the 31st over.

The victory sees Penzance cap off a fantastic year, which saw them lift the Vinter Cup crown for a third successive year and reach the regional finals of the national Vitality Club T20 competition, while also winning the inaugural Tribute T20 Kernow Crash.

They began their season by becoming the first-ever champions of the Premier League's T20 event, winning seven of their eight group matches before beating St Austell and St Just in the knockout stages.

Penzance earned victories over Redruth seconds, St Gluvias and Troon, before beating Falmouth by 65 runs in the final of the Vinter Cup at Camborne.

That set up a tie with Hawkey Cup winners Grampound Road in the WT Edwards Cup a week later, with Penzance running out nine-wicket winners to lift the cup for the third year in succession at Truro CC.

They went on to host Group 6 of the Vitality T20 Area Finals, beating both Heathcoat CC of the Devon Premier League and Bath CC of the West of England Premier League, before going down to a 111-run defeat at Surrey side Cranleigh in the Regional Final in August.

  • It will be party time this weekend as Penzance host Wadebridge in their final league game of the season. Start-time is 12.30pm.