Truro CC lost a nailbiting match at Grampound Road on the final ball of both sides' first match of the new Bond Timber Trophy.

Truro won the toss and elected to field in the 40-over match, and limited hosts Grampound to 208-7 in their innings before falling just five runs shy of that figure in their reply.

The match was initially due to take place on Saturday but was one of 32 matches to be postponed on the opening weekend of the competitive cricket season in Cornwall as the wet weather reared its head.

A poor start saw Grampound opener Alex Rust depart for a duck before the dismissals of Thomas Orpe (15) and Harry Matthews (0) took the score to 27-3.

Alex Lean's 26 got the hosts to 69 before Alex Ridd stole the show with a superb 85, enjoying a 109-run stand for the fifth wicket alongside Connor Cooke (24).

Lewis Sanders added 20 not out as Grampound recorded 208 from their 40 overs. Freddie Bose took 3-33 for Truro while Harrison Bamber-Jones took 2-42.

A strong start to the reply put Truro in a handy position as Charlie Kent (37) and Harry Phillips (69) put on 60 for the first wicket before Kent was dismissed.

Joseph Phillips (1) fell quickly after but Ben Coston (16) put on 67 alongside Harry Phillips for the third wicket as the visitors reached 133-3.

Both departed within minutes of each other before Robert Harrison added one before his swift dismissal with the score at 151-5.

Bamber-Jones and Julian Bose recorded 24 runs apiece to help take Truro to within a few runs of victory, but Bose and Joel Brierley were unable to get the vital winning runs in the final over as the visitors fell five runs short.

Werrington beat St Austell by seven runs in the only other match to be played in League 1 on the opening weekend - and one of just three matches on the first Saturday of the competitive season.

St Austell won the toss and elected to field, with Werrington captain Paul Smith's 74 helping the home side towards 122 before they were bowled out after 17 overs.

Alex Bone's 40 gave St Austell hope in their reduced 17-over reply, but defeat was confirmed with the score at 115-6 with one ball remaining.

Their 16 points gained from the match puts them three points behind Grampound Road after the opening round.

No matches were played in any of the four groups in League 2, although Beacon take an early lead in West B after taking a maximum 20 points due to Troon cancelling their match.

Eight matches were postponed, while Hayle, Rosudgeon, Mullion and Paul all took six points in West A after their two games were cancelled, while Menheniot Looe and Tideford did the same in East B.

Only two matches went ahead in League 3, with Paul beating St Ives by 80 runs in West A. Daniel Evans was one of five Paul batsmen to top-score with 36 runs as the hosts reached 180-8 from their 40 overs, before switching his talents from bat to ball in taking three wickets for just eight runs as the visitors were dismissed for 100.

Werrington B beat Bude B by 56 runs in a reduced 30-over match in East B. John Moon top-scored for 54 helped Werrington as they were dismissed for 131 in the 29th over, with Jack Miles (39) the only player to score more than five runs as the visitors were bowled out for 75.

Three matches were played in League 4 as Gerrans beat Falmouth C by two wickets, Truro B beat Perranporth B by six wickets and Menheniot Looe C beat Saltash St Stephens by six wickets.