FALMOUTH and Helston aim to finally get their 2018 cricket season underway this weekend, with Falmouth visiting Grampound Rd in the Premier League while Helston travel to Troon in County Division 1.

Meanwhile, their footballing counterparts are both still on course to complete their best-ever SWPL Premier campaigns. Falmouth Town and Helston Athletic can edge a step closer this weekend when they play Stoke Gabriel and Tavistock respectively.

Football (kick-off 3pm unless stated)

  • Falmouth Town v Stoke Gabriel (SWPL Premier)

Falmouth Town take on Stoke Gabriel on Saturday in their final match at Bickland Park this season.

Town will clinch fourth spot with a win and could even secure third place if they win and Bodmin fail to do so on Friday night when they travel to champions Plymouth Parkway.

The Ambers are also level with their highest-ever SWPL points total – set in 2012 – so a point on Saturday will be a record-breaking one…

Last time out: Bodmin Town 0-4 Falmouth Town (May 2)

  • Tavistock v Helston Athletic (SWPL Premier)

Helston face their penultimate game of the season at second-placed Tavistock on Saturday.

Last season’s SWPL Premier champions Tavistock beat Helston 4-0 in the reverse fixture at Kellaway Park on April 14 and have since played 10 more league games in the space of just 17 days, winning nine and drawing one.

A defeat to Exmouth on Wednesday night means that the Blues must win on Saturday and then again on Monday in their final game of the season at Ivybridge if they are to beat their best SWPL Premier finish of 52 points.

Last time out: Exmouth Town 2-1 Helston Athletic (May 2)

Cricket (start time 1pm unless stated)

  • Grampound Rd v Falmouth (ECB Cornwall Premier)

Falmouth CC begin their 2018 season on Saturday with a trip to Grampound Rd.

The visitors were due to open their campaign at home to Werrington last week, but rain last Friday meant a delayed start to the season was delayed even further for several teams.

Falmouth won the corresponding fixture last season, when Grampound were all out for 97 when chasing Falmouth’s haul of 211.

However the visitors lost their opening fixture at Penzance last year, so will hope to get off to a better start this time around.

  • Troon v Helston (County Division 1)

Helston were also set to begin their 2018 campaign last weekend, but their scheduled match at home to Roche also fell victim to the weather.

They attempt to belatedly begin their season on Saturday at Troon who, as fifth-placed finishers last season, are the highest-ranked of the remaining County 1 sides from 2017 that were not promoted to the Premier Division this season.

Indeed, they would have been the next in line to join the expanded top flight had Hayle’s withdrawal happened in time for a replacement to be sought, so Helston will know they are in for a battle this weekend.