CAPTAIN FANTASTIC DAN RACES PAST 1,00 RUNS:
Helston 237-8. Falmouth II 115
Helston continued their seemingly relentless march to the Division Two West title with impressive 122-run defeat of their closest rivals to open up a 47-point gap at the top with just five games left to play, writes John Martin.
They now need just 54 points out of a possible 100 to win the League and gain promotion back to County One.
After a brief delay in the start due to some light rain home side Helston won the toss and elected to bat first, the game being reduced to 46 overs.
Dan Jenkin and Stuart Pethick opened as usual and again put together a good opening stand of 73 before Pethick was out for 20.
The rest of the innings belonged to the skipper Dan Jenkin who produced another sparkling innings to finish on 136 not out, his fourth century of the season.
His knock came off 118 balls and included 15 fours and lifted his runs scored in the League to 1,101.
First team debutant Luke Clarke weighed in with 28 but surprisingly no other Helston batsman got into double figures in an innings which totalled 237 for eight wickets.
Bowling for Falmouth David Neville took three wickets for 46 off 12 overs, Greg Stephens had three for 33 off nine and Dale Knowles two for 47 off eight overs.
Falmouth reply got off to a disastrous start with Jacob Stephens out for one and father Paul out for five to leave them on 14 for two.
The only real stand of the innings followed between Liam Hoban and Sean Turner as they put on 83 runs for the third wicket when Hoban was out for 39 at 97 for three.
Only another 18 runs were added before the innings closed on 115 after 44.5 overs. Turner ended on 46 not out off 101 balls, which included four fours and with the last two batsmen absent Falmouth were all out.
Peter Boyd captured another three wickets for 21 runs off 12 overs of which four were maidens to take his tally to 40 for the season.
Young Ross Leathley took two for 14 off 9.5 overs including three maidens. Tom Retallack had one for 15 off eight overs with three maidens and Steve Jenkin one for 30 off 12 overs.
Helston visit second from bottom St Ives on Saturday and will be looking for another win to further strengthen their position.
Helston 237-8 (46 overs) D Jenkin 136no, L Clark 28, S Pethick 20; G Stephens 3-33, D Neville 3-46, D Knowles 2-47).
Falmouth 115 (S Turner 46no, L Hoban 39; P Boyd 3-21, R Leathley 2-14).
Helston (20 points) beat Falmouth (six) by 122 runs.
Helston II 79. Camborne III 81-4.
Helston were well beaten at Roskear as they were bowled out for just 79 in this Division 5 West game.
Dave Retallack top scored with 22 not out, Karl Leathley had 13, Thomas White 12 and Ben Rogers 10. Timothy Barker was destroyer in chief with five wickets for 32 runs off 10 overs.
Camborne knocked off the runs in 15 overs with Scott Powell scoring 22 and Chris Traill 20 as they won by six wickets. Helston's cause was not helped by conceding 23 extras.
Jason Crocker took two wickets and Thomas White and Alister George one each.
Redruth 3rds are the visitors to Helston this Saturday.
Helston II 79 (D Retallack 22no; T Barker 5-32, T Martin 2-6, R Ward 2-27).
Camborne 81-4 (S Powell 22, C Trail 20; J Crocker 2-20).
Result: Camborne (20pts) beat Helston (3) by 6 wkts.
PORKELLIS LOOKING TO PROVIDE UNIQUE SPIRIT:
Members of Porkellis Moor Rowing Club have come together over the past couple of months.
Chairman, Claire Radbone said: "We are a group of like-minded friends who are dedicated to coming together as a club within our community, and further afield.
"We want to bring to it, a unique spirit and to have fun while aiming to provide facilities and inspire others, young or older, to participate in our passion and pure enjoyment for the sport of rowing.
"We want to sustain fitness for all and acknowledge our heritage whilst having fun within a safe environment."
The club will be based at Stithians Lake, an area which includes Porkellis Moor and that stretches as far as Carnmenellis and beyond Stithians Lake.
Many other smaller lakes can be found in the area and the south coast is clearly visible from Carnkie and to this end the club have decided their club logo will be a tin mine pump-house with crossed oars, which reflects the countryside they will row in.
The club are excited to announce that they have just purchased a second hand pilot gig from Cattewater Gig Club and PMRC will take delivery of their pilot gig in September.
Known as Catalina, Cattewater Gig Club will be keeping the name, hence members and friends are able to re-launch her with a new name – names of local mines are being investigated.
Fundraising has been ongoing and alongside the wooden gig, a set of oars have been purchased from Ilfracombe Gig Club. Further funding will be sought for club equipment through grant applications and by approaching local businesses.
Secretary Lynn Abbott said: "We have around 20 members already joined, ranging from complete beginners to some years' experience.
"We hope to encourage more juniors and those who live inland in Cornwall, who may feel they cannot participate in this beautiful and growing sport.
"We also welcome non rowers at our monthly pub quizzes which will be held at the Star in Porkellis and winter fitness circuit training in the local village hall. There will be something for everyone."
The club hope to recruit members from Redruth and Camborne areas, where many people may not have access to the traditional Cornish Pilot Gig.
More information on the club can be found on their new website: www.porkellismoor-rc.co.uk
HELSTON FC A EXTEND LEAD AT TOP OF SUMMER LEAGUE:
Helston FC A extended their lead at the top of division 1 of the West Cornwall Summer Pool League after a 6-3 win over fellow title challengers, Godolphin Club F.
Wins from Paul Willets, Darren Hill, Scott Patterson and Chris Rosevear helped Mullion FC to a 5-4 win over Helston RBL A while Helston FC D edged out Godolphin Club D by the same score.
The Rodney Inn B team narrowed the gap at the top of Division 2, defeating league leaders, Lion & Lamb 7-2 winning all six singles frames in the process.
That result helped the Rodney Inn A team to become the new leaders as they won 7-2 against Helston RBL D, singles wins coming from Geoff Pine, Paul Tresidder, K Chambers, Tony Bungay and Connor Hastings.
Helston RFC A edged out the Coach & Horses 5-4. Godolphin Club F continued their recent good form with a 6-3 win over Bell Inn A.
Helston RFC continued their push for promotion in division 3 with a 5-4 success over Angel Hotel A. Seven Stars A got back to winning ways with a 5-4 win over Red Lion B.
Constantine SC continue to lead division 3 with a 9-0 whitewash against the Queens Arms.
MINERS IS MAJOR WINNER:
Praa Sands Golf Club hosted their 33rd Famous Grouse Open Competition on Sunday, and the winner was Dave Miners with a super 58 net.
Full results: 1 Dave Miners 71 -13 =58, 2 Scott Willett 68 -09 =59, 3 Tony Semmens 73 -14 =60, 4 Roger Pearce 80 -20 =60, 5 John Clapson 83 -22 =61, 6 Peter Bell 80 -18 =62 (L9), 7 Andy Pengelly (Mullion) 71 -09 =62 (L9), 8 Rod Jones 84 -22 =62(L9), 9 Andy Holmes 72 -10 =62, 10 Ray Crebo 75 -12 =63. Best Lady: Gail Hatch 98 -32 =66.
Caroline Hardman, Ann Seabrook & Phyllis Williams won the Ladies' Yellow Ball Stableford with 120 points. Linda Dunford, Carole Jones & Barbara Wilkins were second with 103.
Ann Seabrook won the Ladies' 9-hole Stableford with 17 points. Caroline Hardman was second with 16 and Lily Hiscott third with 15 on countback from Wendy Keys who also won the putting competition.
Friday Fun Golf: 1 John Clapson, Ryan Semmens & Mel Smith, 2 Steve Harper, Barry Knowles & Dave Rollason, 3 Paul Denton, Rob Gall & Chris Parkinson.
This Saturday the Ladies play for their Monthly Medal and the men play for theirs on Sunday.
Next week the Ladies play on Wednesday morning and the Ogres meet on Wednesday afternoon.
LADIES' CAPTAIN'S DAY SERVES UP A FEAST:
Roseta Simmons held her ladies' Captain's Day at Mullion in warm sunny weather, writes Yvonne Barlow.
We all had a great time thanks to Roseta, who gave us drinks and nibbles half way round. Especially popular was the sloe gin and Helen's vol-au-vents.
We came in to a buffet, and much fun and laughter, Roseta gave many super prizes including a bunker prize well won Dorothy.
Lydia was the overall winner. Our thanks to Roseta.