Penzance cruised to a 226-run victory over Callington to retain their place at the top of the Cornwall Premier League.

Scott Harvey and Thomas Wells starred as Penzance set their opponents 351 to win, with Callington managing 124 in their reply before being bowled out I the 25th over.

Penzance’s sixth win from seven games this season sees them extend their lead over second-placed Redruth to 14 points, who dropped ten points despite victory at home to Truro.

The hosts won the toss and chose to bat first, with Harvey and Ryan Edwards putting on a 153-run stand before Edwards was caught by Joe White off Yannick Leonard’s delivery.

Harvey made 62 alongside Edwards and made a further 20 with Jack Paull before he was also caught by White for 21 runs.

With the score at 198-2, Wells stepped in and hit a fantastic 103 not out off just 50 balls to put the hosts past the 300-mark, with Harvey finishing his innings at 122 not out as Penzance reached 350 after 50 overs.

Tommy Sturgess was the star with the ball for Penzance in Callington’s reply, taking six wickets for just 26 runs.

Sturgess claimed Aidan Libby (6), Yannick Leonard (14), Joe White (0) and Toby Beresford Power (0) as Callington reached 29-4.

Dylan Blignaut claimed Alex Robinson (25) and Alex Mortimore (0) before Greg Smith dismissed Nick Parker (24).

Blignaut claimed his third victim in Ashley Small (6) before Sturgess collected his fifth and six wickets of Toby Morgan (1) and Martin Hunn (0) as Callington were dismissed for 124 after 25 overs. James Boundy top-scored with 40 not out.

St Just won by six wickets at home to St Austell.

After bowling their opponents out for 146 in the 48th over, St Just reached 149-4 to record victory in the 40th over.

St Austell lost opener Hugh Parkinson off the first ball when he was caught by Lewis Goldsworthy off Callum Donnelly, who ended up with four wickets for 41 runs.

Donnelly’s second victim was Matt Ellison who made St Austell’s second best score of 19.

All of those were alongside Alex Bone, who kept the visitors in with a shout with 66 not out.

But only Craig Richards (15) and David Munn (12) could also contribute double figures as St Austell were dismissed for 146 after 47.4 overs.

Neil Curnow (18) and Gareth May got St Just off to a solid start, reaching 55 before Curnow was caught by Richards off Gary Bone’s ball.

May departed for 30 but Justin Stephens came in to score an unbeaten 41 not out to put the home side in control.

Goldsworthy added 12 and Philip Nicholas contributed 17 as the hosts sealed victory with 10.2 overs to spare.