Falmouth snatch final ball victory

FALMOUTH pulled off a remarkable Bank Holiday victory over Camborne when the winning run came from a bye off the final ball of the match.

The home side were without two of their main bowlers, David Toseland and the injured Sean Turner, plus batsman Mark Render.

Camborne batted first and got away to a good start with skipper David Pascoe (36) who hit six boundaries, and Kevin Roberts with three boundaries, sharing an opening stand of 44.

Paul Fletcher (25), Daniel Coad (32) and Scott Harris (22) kept the score ticking away for a respectable total of 148-7.

Falmouth’s most successful bowler was second team skipper Stephen Young who took 4-43 in 11.2 overs. David Neville (2-60) and Keith Meneer (1-24) were the other wicket takers.

Falmouth made none too promising a start, losing Stephen Williams for 14 at 19. Paul Stephens (11) and skipper Sean Hooper were batting confidently when Stephens, attempting an impossible run, was run out with a direct throw by Roberts.

At 106-8 Falmouth were in some trouble when David Neville joined Hooper, who was scoring freely, and he hit four splendid boundaries as Falmouth neared their target.

They took the score to 184 in the last over when, with three balls left, Hooper was unluckily run out for a magnificent innings of 86, which included nine boundaries.

David Angove was caught first ball but Neville and Young scrambled a bye off the last ball for victory.

Paul Berryman took 4-72 in a splendid spell of 24 overs unchanged.

St Gluvias unable to halt poor run

ST GLUVIAS seem unable to stop their slide when at Roche on Bank Holiday Monday they were well beaten by 138 runs.

Although the home team lost three wickets for 28, they were able to finish on 205-7 thanks to some solid batting by Kevin Searle (55), Neville Tabb (39), Mark Trudgeon (39), Paul Harris (24) and David Rushton (15).

Jonathan Udy returned the best figures of 4-48 in 15 overs and Alan Richards took 2-36 in 13 overs.

St Gluvias made a disastrous start, losing top batsman Udy (4) leg before to former Cornwall pace man Philip Johnston.

Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals with six men out for 28 of which opener Mark Richards had scored 14.

Peter Thomas (17) and skipper John Dent (13) took the score to 54 in the best partnership of the innings, which ended at 67 after only 34.1 overs.