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Hayle lose top spot after defeat by rivals Ludgvan in Cornwall Cricket League

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: May 29, 2013

THAT'S OUT:  Hayle's  Andrew Willetts is clean bowled by Ludgvan's Damon Nicholls.

THAT'S OUT: Hayle's Andrew Willetts is clean bowled by Ludgvan's Damon Nicholls.

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MONDAY'S County Division One programme was virtually washed out without a ball bowled as heavy rain swept across the region from late morning, writes Michael Weeks.

The only game that got under way was at Menheniot Looe where the home side made 31 for one off 5.3 overs before play was abandoned against Ludgvan.

Andrew Keeble was dismissed by Damon Nicholls. Mark Grassam was 14 not out.

On Saturday Ludgvan inflicted a first defeat of the season on Hayle. Newquay have taken over as leaders following their win at home to Roche.

Hayle 89, Ludgvan 91-3

HAYLE, missing Paul Lello and Wayne Jenkin from the top order, were skittled inside 35 overs.

Only Steve Richards (12) and Graham Wiseman and number ten Stuart Hearle (11 each) got into double figures.

The Ludgvan opening attack did the damage. Nathan Pobega took five for 34 from ten overs and Damon Nicholls three for 25.

Andrew Willetts struck twice as the home side were reduced to 15 for three but Ryan Edwards (38no) and Ian Edwards (21no) knocked off the runs inside 30 overs.

Menheniot Looe 263-8, Perranarworthal 104

THE Menheniot Looe innings was dominated by their captain, Ben Millar, at Tredrea.

The New Zealander came in at 19 for two after Simon Blackburn had struck twice. He went on to make an undefeated 130.

Opener Andrew Keeble made 54 in a third wicket stand of 105. Tom Dinnis chipped in with 25. Blackburn took three for 47 with two each for Carl Murphy and Phil Bostock.

Perran got to 53 for one before collapsing. Andrew Brotherton made 18 and Paul Howard 17. Hugh Rogers took six for 17 from ten overs.

Troon 212-7 Stithians 169-9

TROON picked up their second win of the season with a 43 run success at home to Stithians.

Tom Williams got the home side off to a good start making 33 before being dismissed at 65.

The innings was built on a third wicket stand of 120 between opener Toby Whiteford (58) and Daniel Mitchell who made 59. Extras contributed a useful 48.

Glyn Furnival took three for 50 and Craig Mouatt two for 46. Stithians lost half their side for 54 before Callum Martin made 47, Furnival 35 and John Millership 23. Steve Eddy picked up four for 18 from ten overs with two each for Gavin Tregenza and JJ Walker.

Penzance 136 Beacon 139-4

THE Penzance batsmen never got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals at St Clare.

They were 104 for nine at one stage before last man Kameron Collins made 19 in a last wicket stand of 32. Earlier, Kyle Moyle made 21 and Leigh Murray, Cas James and Josh Fletcher all got into double figures.

Dave Dowling took four for 50 with Dom Batchelor, Jak Hodgkins and Darren Proctor taking two each. Beacon's openers James Gool (32) and Robert Trembath (47) put on 90. Collins and Moyle picked up two wickets each before Kevin Thomas (13no) and Proctor (14no) won the game in the 37th over.

Wadebridge 171, Gorran 93

AFTER the superb swing of James Tomlinson (3-27) accounted for Alek Gill, Tim Marlin and James Turpin, Charlie Ellis (28), James Maycock (31) and Neil Richards (28) all got solid starts for Wadebridge but failed to go on to a big score.

Andrew Grant's four for 23 helped restrict them to a modest total on a good track.

Rob Centini found enough movement to remove Rhys Daniel, Robin Kendall (19) and Tomlinson with 37 on the board. Joe Semple (23) kept the visitors in the match but Alek Gill's 4-8 from six overs wrapped up the win.

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