Truro 122-1 [20pts] beat Werrington 118 [1pt] by nine wickets

Truro CC enjoyed a comfortable nine-wicket win at home to Werrington in the Premier Division on Saturday.

The win moves Truro above their opponents in the league table and into fifth place.

Werrington won the toss and chose to bat with opener Ben Smeeth hitting a solid 49 runs from 103 balls.

Unfortunately for Smeeth’s side, he had to watch as his nine of his ten team-mates fell for just one more than his own score.

Adam Hodgson (16) was first to fall after he was caught by Kelvin Snell off Faiz Fazal’s delivery. He would be the first of Fazal’s five wickets during the innings as he claimed 5-40.

Fazal also caught out Paul Smith (3) after he had claimed Mark Gribble (3) and Matthew Robins (2), who was caught by Scott Harvey.

Nick Lawson was next to go after scoring his side’s second-highest tally of 20. He was bowled by Giles Lawrence who also took out Tom Dinnis (1).
Harvey completed a hat-trick of catches as he took both Tom Lyle for five and Sam Hockin for a duck, both of whom off Fazal deliveries.

Jonathan Baldock also failed to score before being bowled by Neil Ivamy, who also took out Smeeth to bring the innings to a close after 42 overs with Daniel Barnard on 13 not out.

Truro knew what they had to do when they stepped in to bat, and they had little trouble in doing it.

Openers Harvey and Adrian Noott enjoyed a 74-run stand before the former was caught by Gribble off Robins’ delivery after scoring 39 runs.

Noott added a further ten runs to reach 45 alongside Fazal, who added 30 runs as the hosts strolled over the winning line after 22.3 overs.

  • Camborne suffered a nine-wicket loss at second-placed St Just on Saturday.

St Just close the gap on Penzance to 11 points after the leaders lost for the first time this season at St Austell.

Camborne, meanwhile, are rooted to the bottom of the Premier Division table, having lost all ten of their league matches this season and are 30 points adrift of nearest rivals Callington.

Camborne won the toss and chose to bat first and had Sam Pooley to thank for keeping the score respectable, hitting 65 not out as his side reached 201-9 after 50 overs.

Ross Pawson hit a fantastic 107 off 64 balls in reply for St Just as they surpassed Camborne’s target with just under half of their 50-over allocation to spare.