Newquay 225-9, Stithians 219
STITHIANS almost provided a shock result at the Sports Centre on Saturday before leaders Newquay ran out narrow winners by six runs in a thrilling match, writes Michael Weeks.
In the gloom, following rain delays, they required 12 off the last over but, having already hit one six, tailender Harry Burley was caught in the deep for 16, with seven required off two balls.
Newquay openers Joe Crane (35) and Martin Pearce (30) put on 67 before Tom Eggins made 59. Callum Martin and Burley took three wickets each.
Skipper Martin Strick dominated the Stithians reply making 104 off 137 balls that included five sixes and five fours. Tony Strick's 17 was next best. Carl Phillips took five for 45.
Penzance 103, Roche 107-5
THIRD-placed Roche continued their recent winning run to score a five wicket success at St Clare.
Despite three recent wins Penzance are only three points off the relegation zone. The home side got off to a reasonable start with Dillon Williams (10), Tom Wilson (19) and skipper Josh Fletcher (15) all making double figures. The innings fell away, however, and it was only thanks to Cas James, with 27 not out, that the hundred came up.
Mark Trudgeon had superb figures of 10-5-11-4.
Michael Burt took three early wickets as Roche slid to 21 for three. Lee Tarbuck's 43 and 34 not out from Jamie Trudgeon got them home in the 28th over.
Burt ended with four for 21 from ten overs.
Gorran 179, Troon 143-8
TROON'S relegation fears continue with this home defeat, in a match reduced to 42 overs due to rain.
Only five points cover the four teams looking to avoid the second relegation spot. Rhys Daniel made 44 for Gorran before being third out at 71.
Seven batsmen got double figures with Andrew Grant making 33 and Robin Kendall 26. Dan Walker took three for 16 from nine overs and Sam Eva three for 23.
Troon slumped to 53 for six before a recovery came with Jordan Thomas making 24 and JJ Walker 38 not out.
Dean Hawley with three for 20 and James Tomlinson (2-18) did the early damage
Menheniot Looe 207-4, Hayle 116
MENHENIOT LOOE have overtaken Hayle to move into fourth spot with this convincing win at The Towans.
Pete Nance (26) and Mark Grassam put on 85 for the first wicket. Grassam and young Tom Dinnis then took the total to 142 before Grassam was out lbw to Joe Irwin for 66.
Dinnis went on to make 72 not out off 87 balls. Wayne Jenkin picked up a couple of late wickets. After Graham Wiseman (27) was dismissed at 38 the Hayle innings fell away with only Steve Richards (22) getting past11.
Dinnis completed a great game with three for 11 and Ed Facey, Hugh Rogers and Ben Millar took two each.
Wadebridge 278-2dec, Perranarworthal 113
DOOMED Perranarworthal fielded half their third XI at Wadebridge and, unsurprisingly, went down to a big defeat by 165 runs.
James Turpin hit a maiden century with his 101 not out coming off 117 balls with 13 boundaries. James Maycock (49) helped put on 82 for the first wicket.
Nick Yelland then smashed five sixes in his 85 off 67 balls in a second wicket stand of 146. Tim Marlin was 23 not out when the declaration came in the 43rd over.
Opener Malcolm Thomas held the Perran innings together with 33 before being seventh out at 82. Ben Shepherd was undefeated on 18.
Charlie Ellis to five for 40 to move Wadebridge four points clear of trouble.
Beacon 171-9, Ludgvan 169
LUDGVAN'S unbeaten home record came to an end in a last over thriller at the Playing Field.
Following the previous week's defeat at Roche any lingering title hopes have also disappeared.
Beacon got to 64 before losing their second wicket. Darren Proctor made 29 but from 106 for seven, the last three wickets added a valuable 65. Jak Hodgkins made 28 not out. Nathan Pobega took three for 24 with Nicky and Scott Stevens and Ryan Edwards taking two each. Tom Edwards made 43 but the Ludgvan tail wagged from 121 for seven.
Damon Nicholls made 23 before being last out, with three required and three balls remaining. Kris Martin and Dominic Batchelor took three each.