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ECB Cornwall Premier Cricket League review, July 27

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: July 31, 2013

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Paul 132. Falmouth 135-9

THE result at Hutchens Park could hardly have been be narrower as Falmouth scraped home by one wicket.

The consequences however, saw Falmouth take over at the top of the table from long time leaders Werrington, who suffered a heavy home defeat against St Just, while Paul slipped to the bottom.

Paul began well getting to 38 without loss before losing four wickets for 14 runs.

Opener Matt O'Leary went on to make top score of 39, after his opening partner Rhys Brownfield made 17.

There was an important last wicket stand of 20, with young Callum Donnelly getting 17 and Ben Brooks 11 not out. Antony Angove took five for 41 and Guy Leathley four for 28.

Falmouth after being 48 for one, slipped to 62 for four at the tea break. Angove (20) and Adrian Noott (19) got to 99 before five wickets fell for 24 runs.

George Popperwell (11no) and Tom Hoban (4no) got the winning runs. Kieran Butler produced a season best of seven for 58 which almost got the home side victory.

Camborne 166. Truro 168-2

NOT for the first time this season, Camborne's top order collapsed, but the innings was saved by the lower order.

Kyle Van Rooyen made early inroads at Boscawen Park, as the visitors slumped to 28 for five. Sam Pooley dug in with 33 after Nick King made 18.

Craig Johnson made an excellent 53 not out, batting at number nine. Van Rooyen did the early damage taking four for 60 with two each for Tom Sharp and Chris Phillips.

Jeff Carvelly made a couple of early breakthroughs to dismiss Tim Marrion and Scott Harvey for eight apiece.

Following his century the previous week, Sharp was in great form again, making 91 not out with Ross Chadwick (46no) shared in an unbroken stand of 132.

The win keeps Truro in third, 29 points behind the leaders.

Redruth 231-8. St Austell 139

THIS was a big win for Redruth who have moved nine points off the foot of the table but these are worrying times for St Austell as the cushion between themselves and bottom side Paul is only six points.

Redruth skipper Nigel Hambly stood down during the week with Neil Ivamy taking over the reins.

One of his first decisions was to put Hambly at the top of the order and after losing Harry Bolland cheaply, Christian Purchase (58) and Hambly (12) added 78 for the second wicket.

Mark Jenkin made 49 and Steve Kevern and Christiaan Theron both got 20s in the 231 for eight. Joe Parkinson took three for 57 and Scott Barrott three for 44.

The loss of three wickets for six runs saw St Austell slip to 67 for five after Mike Bone made 25. Gary Bone got 24 in the 139 all out in the 46th over. Purchase took four for 38.

Grampound Road 64. Callington 67-2

IN quite a remarkable game at Grampound Road, the home side crashed to an eight wicket defeat by mid afternoon.

The Road got off to a good enough start, but from 26 without loss they collapsed dramatically to 64 all out. Jim Shorten and Aidan Libby bowled their 16 overs spells off the reel.

Shorten conceded 16 in his first two overs, but ended with excellent figures of five for 38. In great support Libby took two for 20 with nine maidens.

Only Tom Hughes (21) got double figures, with Matt Manuell's eight the next best.

Callington lost Adrian Robins and Dan Davis for nought, to Aaron Todd, but incredibly Matt Robins blitzed 63 not out in an innings that comprised of a six, 12 fours, 3 threes and 10 dots.

The only other runs came from a ball that went for four wides. The win came in just 6.1 overs.

Saturday fixtures (1pm): Callington v Redruth; Camborne v Grampound Rd; St Austell v Falmouth; St Just v Paul; Truro v Werrington.

Full cricket scoreboard and league tables – Pages 106 and 107.

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