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Helston & The Lizard Grassroots Sport June 6

By West Briton  |  Posted: June 06, 2013

  • CRICKET: Mullion's Jonty Wheatley with a delivery against Helston 2nds in Division 5 West.

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Tag Rugby


Coverack School have made it through to the CVOC Tag Rugby Regional Finals in Taunton on June 19.

They were beaten by one point in the West Cornwall Final last month in Redruth but have qualified to go to the Regionals, one of only four schools who will be representing Cornwall at the next stage of the competition.

The team is coached by Rob Langton and Peter Relton, two parents at Coverack School.

Langton said "This a huge achievement for a school of 48 pupils with only 32 being eligible for the competition.

"The team of 12 is made up of pupils ranging from Year 3 to Year 6, unlike most schools playing at this level who will be fielding mostly Year 6 players.

"The team's performance is all down to the players' sheer determination and stamina on the pitch"



Camborne 116-3. 115-4.

Helston came within a whisker of beating their Premier League opponents in the Vinter Cup.

Helston won the toss, decided to field and restricted Camborne to 116 for three wickets with good bowling and fielding.

Steve Jenkin took one for 23 off his four overs, Stuart Pethick one for 18 and Ross Leathley one for 17.

For Camborne Nick King scored 43, Matt Rowe 22, Liam Weeks 23 not out and Sam Pooley 20 not out.

Helston's innings began slowly with Josh Ninnis out for seven with the score on 25.

Chris Martin joined Dan Jenkin and the score moved on to 44 for one after ten overs.

Jenkin departed for 25 with the score on 56 for two. Mark Thomas was next in and he and Martin increased the scoring rate until Martin was caught in the deep for 36 at 87 for three.

Thomas then hit two sixes and it was game on with 30 needed off three overs. The last over came with ten runs wanted for victory.

Six runs off the first three deliveries left four runs needed off three balls and Helston favourites.

A dot ball and Thomas falling for 34 of the penultimate ball meant four were still needed off the last ball and with the field out only two runs were scored to leave Camborne victors by one run.

Camborne beat Helston by 1 run.


Helston 2nds 221-8. Camborne 2nds 207-7.

Helston returned to Roskear on Saturday to take on Camborne 2nds and winning the toss decided to bat.

Dan Jenkin and Stuart Pethick opened and put on 46 for the first wicket with Pethick out for 22.

Chris Martin joined Jenkin and a stand of 99 ensued before Jenkin was out for 52 with the score on 145 for two.

Josh Ninnis and Mark Thomas came and went for six and 19 respectively to leave Helston on 189 for four.

Martin was out for 71 at 192 for five and was quickly followed by Kannan for six at 196 for six.

Steve Jenkin was going well and with Dad Mark they took the score to 215 for seven before the innings closed on 221 for eight with Jenkin adding a valuable 17.

Bowling for Camborne, Darren Pascoe took six wickets for 55 runs off 12 overs whilst Daniel Hocking and Scott Harris had one wicket each.

Camborne's innings started strongly with Gary Stephens and Martin Woolcock putting on 88 for the first wicket with Stephens out for 52 lbw to Steve Jenkin.

Woolcock went soon after for 34 to Kannan to make it 90 for two and Helston continued to fight their way back into the game when Burroughs went for a duck again to Steve Jenkin with the score on 93 for three.

Richard Moore and Darren Pascoe both went for 14 runs each to Stuart Pethick and it was 153 for five with the run rate climbing to more than seven per over.

The big breakthrough came when Dan Jenkin bowled Malcolm Pooley for 42 to leave Camborne on 191 for six.

By now the run rate was up to ten per over and when Dan Jenkin removed Scott Harris it was all over bar the shouting and the innings ended on 207 for seven.

Two wickets for 34 off 12 overs for Steve Jenkin and two for Stuart Pethick off ten overs at a cost of 51 runs, two for Dan Jenkin off 10 for 61 runs.

Kannan bowled well to take one for 30 off his ten overs while Peter Boyd conceded just 15 runs off six overs.

Helston are up to third place in the table and just seven points behind Rosudgeon who they host on Saturday.

Helston (18pts) beat Camborne (9pts) by 14 runs.


Helston 2nds 127-7. Mullion 96.

This was a welcome victory for Helston after a disastrous run of late.

Batting first they scored 127 for seven in their 40 overs.

Ross Leathley led the way with 37 and shared an opening partnership of 63 with younger brother Karl who scored 11, newcomer Thomas White made 26.

J Mathias took four wickets for 30 runs for Mullion, who could only make 96 all out in reply with C. Hearn making 17 not out.

Top bowler was Ross Leathley with three wickets for 22 runs and in doing so achieved the rare feat of a hat-trick.

Luke Williams took three for ten and Andrew Pethick two for 26.

Helston (18pts) beat Mullion (5pts) by 31 runs.



Steve Strick and Gordon Tamblyn won the Men's Four Ball Better Ball at the Praa Sands Open on Sunday with 52 net.

Michael Jacka and John Murrish were second with 55, David Prowse and Tony Semmens third with 56 and Andy Holmes and Lee McGarraghy fourth with 58.

Anne Griffiths won the Ladies' Jubilee Rosebowl on Saturday with one down.

Lily Hiscott was second with three down on countback from Anna Harry, Carole Jones and Ann Seabrook respectively.

John Clapson won the late May Bank Holiday Stableford with 37 points on the last six holes from Barry Lee. Fred Dean was third with 33 points, and Ryan Semmens fourth with 31.

In the Men's Summer League the May competition results as follows: 1 Jeff Friggens (42 points). 2 Steve Strick (36); 3 William Giddings (32) on the last nine holes from 4 John Friggens.

Lily Hiscott won the Ladies' nine-hole Stableford on Wednesday with Wendy Keys second and Sue Harvey third on countback from Linda Gale, who also won the putting competition.

Friday Fun Golf: 1 Tony Boyce, Rhys Kerton & David Phillips. 2 John Clapson, Ryan Semmens & Mel Smith.

Next Saturday the Ladies play the Ping Stableford and the Men play for the Entertainments Trophy & Lord Lieutenant's Trophy Qualifier on Sunday.

Next week the Ladies play on Wednesday morning and the Ogres meet on Wednesday afternoon.


The Coronation Foursomes at Mullion played on a dry but blustery day.

The winners were Helen and Margaret and they will go on to play the next round at Launceston Golf Club.

Result: 1 Helen Carson & Margaret Howells 33pts, 2 Elaine McCorkill & Rebecca Gush 31pts, 3 Lydia Gilbert & Sharon Moyle 30pts.

Youth Football


Helston Hornets U14s had their football presentation at Country Skittles on Wednesday May 29, with a good turnout of players and parents.

Steve Glover would like to thank not just the effort every parent made on the presentation night, but also for their committed support throughout the season.

The Hornets themselves have had by far their best season to date, pushing Hayle all the way in the League Cup semi-final and beating promoted Truro City along the way.

In the league, there have been some strong performances, finishing mid table.

Awards on the night went to: Shared Players'' Player Kyle Furness and Jack Price; Most Improved Player: Richard Scorse; Most Consistent Morgan Tart; Managers' Player Dominic Hannaford; and Leading Goal scorer Jack Price.

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