Rosudgeon & Kenneggy 137 all out (6pts) lost to Helston 140-7 (19pts) by three wickets

HELSTON secured their second County Division 1 win of the season with a three-wicket win at Rosudgeon on Saturday.

The win means Helston rise to sixth in the fledgling table with a game in hand after last week's originally scheduled game against St Erme was moved due to Flora Day.

Rosudgeon won the toss and elected to bat, and despite opener James Stephens’ dismissal for a duck, they surged to 53-2 with Matthew Ellis and Aaron Paul creating a 40-run partnership before the former was caught by Joshua Ninnis.

However things then took a turn for the worse when James Williamson suffered the same fate as Stephens, before Paul succumbed only eight runs later.

Matthew Jacka stepped in and began to make amends, scoring 49 in all. However he had to stand and watch as the remainder of his side were dismissed for just 23 combined runs, with Guy Leathley claiming 3-16.

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Helston bowler Steve Jenkin in action during Saturday's game

In reply, Helston started slowly and lost Chris Martin early on for a diamond duck after he was ironically run out by Williamson, who had also failed to score a run earlier in the day.

Stephen Wiseman (7) was next to go but Karl Leathley (34) and Guy Leathley (29) settled the side down as they reached 94-5.

The loss of Ross Leathley (3) made things slightly nervy, but Steve Jenkin (13), Ben Rule (9no) and Joshua Ninnis (15no) got the job done, with Ninnis hitting a six as Helston reached their target with eight overs to spare.

Fall of wickets (Rosudgeon): 13-1 James Stephens (Matthew Ellis-7*); 53-2 Matthew Ellis (Aaron Paul-24*); 53-3 James Williamson (Aaron Paul-24*); 64-4 Aaron Paul (Matthew Jacka-9*); 65-5 Ben Ellis (Matthew Jacka-10*); 88-6 Matthew Skewes (Matthew Jacka-25*); 88-7 Liam Harvey (Matthew Jacka-25*); 109-8 Mark Waters (Matthew Jacka-31*); 125-9 Max Walden (Matthew Jacka-43*); 135-10 Tom Thomas (Matthew Jacka-49*).

Fall of wickets (Helston): 6-1 Chris Martin (Karl Leathley-5*); 29-2 Stephen Wiseman (Karl Leathley-19*); 49-3 Karl Leathley (Guy Leathley-3*); 69-4 Eben Koekemoer (Guy Leathley-9*); 94-5 Guy Leathley (Ross Leathley-2*); 98-6 Ross Leathley (Ben Rule-3*); 123-7 Steven Jenkin (Ben Rule-9*).

* = not out batsman

  • Helston's next match is at home to Werrington 2 on Saturday (start time 1pm).