Falmouth miss maximum points

FALMOUTH, as expected, defeated lowly Werrington at Trescobeas by seven wickets, but failed to dismiss their opponents who scored 165-6 to deprive the home club of two bowling points.

This was largely due to a fine century by opener Andrew Jones who carried his bat for 105, hitting three sixes and ten boundaries. Mike Baker (20) was the only other batsman to pass the tens.

However, Falmouth are still in the driving seat. They lead second place Truro by 13 points and Troon by 28 points.

Bowling for Falmouth, Cornwall pace bowler David Angove took 3-30 in 13 overs whilst David Neville 1-32, Ben Lilly 1-36 and David Toseland 1-49 all had to be content with one wicket apiece.

Falmouth were without Paul Stephens, Keith Meneer (injured) and Jonathan Nesbitt, but capable reserves were available in Neil Hosken, Ben Lilly and Jon Lowry.

Falmouth lost their first wicket at 46 when Steve Williams who hit three boundaries was caught for 18.

Hosken and Mark Render shared a stand of 54 which ended with Hosken caught behind at 100 for a solid knock of 60 which included one six and five boundaries.