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Hayle narrow gap at top after rain returns to frustrate Redruth

By West Briton  |  Posted: June 21, 2012

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THERE was a limited programme in County Division One due to the weather with only the games at Hayle and Penzance reaching a conclusion.

The Beacon versus Luckett and Ludgvan versus Wadebridge games were called off in the morning.

Redruth and Roche had numerous inspections at Trewirgie and finally got away at 4.30pm, in a 25 over game.

Only 14 minutes and five overs were possible, however, before another shower ended matters.

There was time for Roche to get to nine for the loss of James Hunkin to Ben Stevens.

St Austell seconds made 88 for two against Newquay in the 25 overs possible at Wheal Eliza. Craig Richards was 39 not out and Alan George 25 not out when play was aborted.

Perranarworthal 67, Hayle 71-1

HAYLE are in second spot, just eight points behind Redruth, following a comprehensive win at the Towans against Perranarworthal.

After being put in Perran lost Carl Murphy for ten. Andrew Brotherton was caught behind for 12, off Paul Lello, to make it 23 for two. That sparked a top order collapse as five wickets fell for just 16 runs. Lello also got rid of Michael Stuart and Phil Bostock.

After a rain break, which reduced the game to 37 overs, Malcolm Thomas was lbw to Wayne Jenkin for 17.

The end came swiftly as the last three wickets all fell with the score on 67. Jenkin ended with three for one from 3.1 overs. Lello took three for 25 from ten overs and Joe Irwin, opening the bowling, took two for 14 from ten overs.

Hayle lost an early wicket when Wiseman was caught off Phil Bostock for two. That was the only success, however, as Wayne Jenkin hit 54 not out off 65 balls with a six and six fours. Steve Pollard made a patient eight not out in support. Bostock took one for 15 from seven overs.

Penzance 190, Gorran 170

PENZANCE scored an excellent 20-run win at St Clare to move above Gorran into fourth spot in the table.

After being put in Penzance lost Steve Hancock to Chris Kendall for a single at 13 for one. But Leigh Murray got some good support as the home side reached 137 before losing their fourth wicket.

Kyle Moyle (17) helped to add 59 for the second wicket. Skipper Josh Fletcher made 11 to see the hundred up before Murray was dismissed for 75 that included 11 boundaries. Jonny Ludlam made 18 and with Craig Nicholls unbeaten on 24 the hosts made a useful 190 in the 47th over.

Andrew Grant had an inspired late spell taking five for nine from 6.4 overs. Kendall took two for 39. Gorran didn't have a great start losing James Carter, Matt House and Dan Semple with only 44 on the board.

Further blows saw James Tomlinson, James Laming and Kevin Harris all disappear at 78 for six. Grant joined Robin Kendall to add 57 and put the game back in the balance before Kendall was run out for 41. Grant went on to make 45 not out but the last three could only muster five runs between them.

The end came in the 40th over. Ludlam took three for 29 and Kyle Moyle, Nicholls and Jon Whitaker two each.

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