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Cricket: ECB Cornwall Premier League Saturday May 24 review

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: May 28, 2014

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ON the opening day of the ECB Cornwall Premier League the champions, Werrington, got off to a winning start in a low scoring game at Newquay.

They were reduced to 62 for seven before Sam Hockin came to the rescue to make 47 in the 115 all out. Richard Spall took six for 50 and Neill Furlonger three for 42.

After Joe Crane (17) and Usman Arshad (22) had departed the Newquay innings collapsed to 78 all out. Hockin took four for 21 and Tony Goodin four for 24 from 15.4 overs.

St Just are looking in good early season form and emphatically saw off St Austell's challenge at Cape Road. Following his double century the previous week Australian Harry Medhurst took eight for 33 in 9.5 overs to send the visitors to a 148 run defeat – the tenth best figures in the 25 seasons of a countywide top flight.

A solid St Just batting display saw them hit 293-7. Neil Curnow (32) and Medhurst (31) got them off to a good start before Gary Thomas hit 61 and Justin Stephens made 77. Matt Lloyd took three for 36 and Andrew Libby two for 72.

Mike Bone led the St Austell reply hitting 71 before the last nine wickets fell for 50 runs.

Redruth got off to an awful start at Grampound Road slipping to 14 for six. South African Etienne Joubert then made 24 in the 69 all out. Lewis Sanders and Chris Roberts took three wickets each.

Opener David Hoskings made 31 and Tom Hughes 25 as victory followed by six wickets.

A 64 over game was played at Falmouth after the start was delayed for more than two hours by rain.

Camborne made 154 for eight thanks to Ryan Du Plessis (35), Liam Weeks (41) and Sam Pooley (31). Antony Angove and Jacob Stephens took two wickets.

After Arup Revandkar made 27 and Angove 24 Falmouth slipped from 96 for three to 109 for seven with three overs left. They survived for the draw however ending on 118 for eight. Dan Stephens took four for 29.

The Callington versus Truro game had to be cancelled.

Following morning rain an inspection at 2pm ruled that no play was possible with both sides taking six points.

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