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Camborne, Redruth & Hayle grassroots sport August 15

By West Briton  |  Posted: August 15, 2013

  • TEHIDY PARK: The club's Ladies' Section held the Ward Trophy which was won by Pauline Penna with a net 69, runner up was Pat MacMichael on 72. Other prize winners were best silver Hilary Wood and best bronze was Dina Vague both with 75. All received attractive holdalls donated by Mr and Mrs Ward. Pictured is the winner Pauline Penna with Ladies' captain Jane Hollis (right) and Peter Ward.

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Gig Rowing


Members of Porkellis Moor Rowing Club have come together over the past couple of months.

Chairman, Claire Radbone said: "We are a group of like-minded friends who are dedicated to coming together as a club within our community, and further afield.

"We want to bring to it, a unique spirit and to have fun while aiming to provide facilities and inspire others, young or older, to participate in our passion and pure enjoyment for the sport of rowing.

"We want to sustain fitness for all and acknowledge our heritage whilst having fun within a safe environment."

The club will be based at Stithians Lake, an area which includes Porkellis Moor and that stretches as far as Carnmenellis and beyond Stithians Lake.

Many other smaller lakes can be found in the area and the south coast is clearly visible from Carnkie and to this end the club have decided their club logo will be a tin mine pump-house with crossed oars, which reflects the countryside they will row in.

The club are excited to announce that they have just purchased a second hand pilot gig from Cattewater Gig Club and PMRC will take delivery of their pilot gig in September.

Known as Catalina, Cattewater Gig Club will be keeping the name, hence members and friends are able to re-launch her with a new name – names of local mines are being investigated.

Fundraising has been ongoing and alongside the wooden gig, a set of oars have been purchased from Ilfracombe Gig Club. Further funding will be sought for club equipment through grant applications and by approaching local businesses.

Secretary Lynn Abbott said: "We have around 20 members already joined, ranging from complete beginners to some years' experience.

"We hope to encourage more juniors and those who live inland in Cornwall, who may feel they cannot participate in this beautiful and growing sport.

"We also welcome non rowers at our monthly pub quizzes which will be held at the Star in Porkellis and winter fitness circuit training in the local village hall. There will be something for everyone."

The club hope to recruit members from Redruth and Camborne areas, where many people may not have access to the traditional Cornish Pilot Gig.

More information on the club can be found on their new website: www.porkellismoor-rc.co.uk



Four clubs fished the annual Duchy Competition, held on August 4.

The percentage totals for first and second place were extremely close, but the competition was won by Camborne AA with 13 fish and a total of 947.794%.

Mount's Bay were runners-up with 11 fish and 939.165%. Redruth third with three fish for 259.683% and Carnhell Green SAC fourth with three fish for 215.385%.

The three Optional Pool cash prizes were won by Mount's Bay anglers Robert Whipp and Jon Hocking. Rob had first and second for thin lip mullet 2-15-13 and 2-14-0 (£20 & £14) and Jon had a thin lip mullet 2-7-7 (£8).

Results: Camborne – J Rule – mackerel 0-14-13; A Rule – pollack 3-7-11, 2-11-13, 3-6-8 and 2-11-12; S Williams – gilthead bream 3-14-13; N Pryor – mackerel 0-13-11 and 1-1-3, lesser spotted dogfish 2-0-8 and 2-0-8; Jason Hawke – lesser spotted dogfish 2-1- 1 and 2-1-15, mackerel 0-13-1.

Carnhell Green – D Symonds – mackerel 1-0-7 and 1-0- 7; FJ Williams – mackerel 0-14-9.

Mount's Bay – M Putt – gilthead bream 2-14-13 and 2-14-6; R Whipp – thin lip mullet 1-15-0, 2-14-0 and 2-15-13; J Hocking – thin lip mullet 2-7-7; Liam Faisey – mackerel 0-13-13 and 0-12-12; Mike Delbridge – golden grey mullet 1-6-0; A Blewett – thick lip mullet 2-6-2 & 2-13-10.

Redruth – M Kazmarek – spotted dogfish 2-13-6; Tim Evans – mackerel 0-14-2; Brian Collick – thorn back ray 7-7-3.



Lastonet Netball Club has opportunities for a company to support local sport.

Lastonet is based at Cornwall college, in Pool, near Camborne, and has five senior teams about to start the 2013 season in October, plus a junior section.

For details and to get in touch with, click on the website link at www.lastonetnetballclub.co.uk



Following their Summer Roadshow 'Number One', when the Cornish Pirates took to the road to visit Launceston, Bodmin and Newquay, their Roadshow 'Number Two' also proved successful on Monday when the squad visited Saltash, Liskeard-Looe, and then St Austell RFC.

These Summer Roadshows have provided exciting opportunities to watch the Cornish Pirates squad train and to meet the players and staff.

Children have been able to improve their skills, make new friends and enhance their taste for the game, whilst there have also been informal Q&A and autograph sessions, coach education and tag rugby games.

The days have also ended at the evening venues with a barbecue for supporters and children, sitting and eating alongside the players.

A last Summer Roadshow in the month takes place on Tuesday August 27, at Truro RFC from 10am – 12.30pm, at Penryn RFC from 1.30pm – 4pm, and then at Redruth RFC from 5pm – 8pm.

At Redruth, the opportunity will also be taken to not only highlight the tremendous work undertaken by the Cornish Pirates during the summer months community wise with the support of clubs across the county appreciated, but to also promote the Festival Weekend, and especially the match between the Cornish Pirates and a Cornwall Clubs XV on August 30.

For details contact the Cornish Pirates Community Manager, James Coles. Email james.coles@cornish-pirates.com or telephone 01736 335316.



Hayle will play the winners of tonight's second play-off between Paul and Halsetown in the West Penwith Evening League final at Penzance on Tuesday evening.

Hayle booked their place in the final after beating St Just by 67 runs in Tuesday's rearranged first play-off at Penzance.

Batting first, Hayle posted a total of 188 for seven with Steve Trathan top scoring with 37. In reply St Just were all out for 121 with Terry Williams making 28. Joel Cameron was the pick of the Hayle bowlers with three for 37.

Both tonight's second play-off and Tuesday night's final will also be played at Penzance (6pm).

Scores: Hayle 188-7 (S Trathan 37, J Harvey 33, D Sawle 31; D Fillery 3-34). St Just 121 (T Williams 28, J McKenna 21; J Cameron 3-37, A Goldthorp 2-18). Hayle beat St Just by 67 runs.



Camborne Bowling Club are inviting local people of all ages to a free taster session to celebrate receiving £40,000 of National Lottery funding.

The money will go towards the £64,000 cost of replacing the club's primitive, outdoor toilet block, with indoor facilities that will include excellent provision for the disabled. The taster session will be held at Camborne Bowling Club, Tregenna Lane (250 yards past Camborne Police Station) this Saturday from 10am-noon. Please wear flat soled shoes/trainers, bowls and refreshments supplied. For details telephone 07899 005 009.

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