St Austell 129-8 (20) beat Falmouth 81-9 (20) by 48 runs

Falmouth suffered another two defeats as their inaugural Tribute T20 Kernow Crash campaign continued with a double-header at St Austell on Saturday.

The two losses leave Falmouth at the bottom of the western Pool A with zero points from their opening four matches, six points off the top two semi-final places.

Falmouth won the toss in the first match at Wheal Eliza and chose to field, with Matt Ellison (26) the first to depart after being caught and bowled by Steven Redwood.

Redwood claimed fellow opener Jonathan Grey (9) shortly after and then caught Alex Bone (10) off James Williamson’s delivery. Williamson then took Will Parkinson for just one run as the hosts reached 56-4.

But Grant Williamson’s match top score of 34 steered St Austell back on course before he was bowled by Richard Kellow as the hosts reached 129-8 after their 20 overs.

Falmouth enjoyed an inauspicious start to their innings with openers Grant Stone (6) and Scott Kellow (4) suffering early departures, with both being claimed by Liam Watson.

Harry Roberts (12), Stefan Churcher (6) and James Williamson (1) also managed single-figure returns as the visitors slumped to 37-5.

Richard Kellow offered hope with a score of 25 to take it to 75-7 but it wasn’t to be as Falmouth added just six more runs before their innings came to an end.

St Austell 101-4 (16.2) beat Falmouth 98-7 (20) by six wickets

Falmouth won the toss once again in the second match but chose to bat first this time, but suffered a disastrous start as their first four wickets fell for just 25 runs.

Ben French claimed Stone (7) and Roberts (3) before Watson took Scott Kellow (1) and Churcher (6).

Williamson also fell cheaply (7), but Richard Kellow managed the bulk of his 29 runs alongside him before being caught by Bone.

Captain Oliver Paull added 20 and Aidan Carter managed 15 not out as the visitors reached 98 at the end of the innings.

St Austell were able to meet that target with 22 balls to spare despite the early loss of Grey off Redwood’s delivery for just two runs.

But the hosts were motoring after that and despite Richard Kellow’s best efforts, catching Ellison (21) and bowling Alex (20) and Gary Bone (32), the damage had already been done.