Helston Cricket Club got their Premier season fully up and running with an impressive 160-run win at Camborne on Saturday, writes Michael Weeks.

Despite missing the unavailable Karl Leathley Helston totalled 262-7. Overseas player Lance Alberts made 75 after Billy Taylor (52) and Mark Jenkin (31) put on 89 for the first wicket.

Steve Jenkin (32) and Gavin Tregenza (33) gave good support. Jordan Gateley, Josh Fontana and Dan Stephens took two wickets for the home side.

In reply, for the second week running, Lewis Goldsworthy was the mainstay for the home side, but this time the rest of the batting failed. He carried his bat for 57 in the 102 all out in the 33rd over. Ryan Tonkin did some early damage to take 3-31 from his ten overs.

It was club chair Brad Bury who wrapped up the game to take 5-31. The end came in the 33rd over.

Helston face a double-header against Penzance this weekend in the Premier at Beacon Parc on Saturday and at St Clare in the second round of the National Club Championship on Sunday. Next week they will be away to Truro or Redruth seconds in the Bradleys Vinter Cup quarter-final, provisionally on Wednesday.

In County Division One Falmouth won a low-scoring game at Roche by four wickets. After electing to bat Roche lost wickets steadily with James Cole and Lawrence Burr top scoring with 14 apiece.

Adrian Noott took 4-13 off seven overs at the end of the innings and Callum Stephens picked up 2-30 as Roche were dismissed for 95. James Tomlinson top-scored with 37 in the reply after John Richardson, Aidan Carter and Noott had departed with 32 on the board.

Haydn Ayres was unbeaten on 18 as the winning runs came in the 17th over. Despite the efforts of James Dark Mullion lost at home to Camborne Seconds by 102 runs. The visitors made 165 all out with Dark taking 5-36.

There were two wickets each for Dylan Mitchell and Matthew Turner. Dark then made an unbeaten 29 but got little support as the home side were bowled out for 63 inside 32 overs.

Earlier in the week there was more joy with a four-wicket success at Falmouth in the Bradleys Vinter Cup. With seven needed off the last over skipper Jonty Wheatley (24no) hit the winning runs with three balls to spare. It sets up a home quarter-final at Garro Lane on Tuesday against St Just.

In Division 2 Stithians lead the table after a big win at fellow challengers Perranporth. Callum Marin was the hero coming in at 3-2 and seeing the innings slip to 24-5. The game swung thanks to a sixth-wicket stand of 134 with Nathan Stick (35). Martin went on to make 105 in the 199-9.

Ryan Mitchell and Daniel Swindells then took three wickets each to bowl Perranporth out for 176.

Constantine are third after a seven-wicket win at Helston seconds. Matt Jilbert top scored with 32 as Helston made 117 all out. Scott Kellow caused the main problems taking 6-25 from nine overs.

Richard Kellow (29) and Jake Preston (36) added 62 for the first wicket before Charlie Campbell (28 no) and Graham Griffiths (22 no) put on an unbroken 49 for the fourth wicket. William Jenkin took the three wickets.

Perranarworthal went down to a heavy nine-wicket defeat at Mount Hawke & Porthtowan. Pete Holland top scored with 34 in the 187-9 but an unbeaten Lloyd Brock century clinched victory in the 36th over.

Wendron remain unbeaten in Division 3 thanks to a 100-run win at Barripper where Jack Mitchell top-scored with 70. At the foot of the table, St Gluvias await their first win after losing at St Just Thirds by 101 runs. Gabriel Williamson hit an unbeaten 52.