TRURO CC STAGE PRESENTATION EVENING:
Truro Cricket Club celebrated the successes of its youth teams at a presentation evening held at the club.
Truro's U13 team were unbeaten in winning the Duchy League, while the U11s were runners-up in the league and won the St Gluvias festival with a remarkably young team.
Trophies donated by the club's evening league captain, Mark Jones, were presented by him to members of last season's U11 and U13 teams.
Awards were: U11 batting award - Sam Wyatt (average 106.0); U11 bowling award - Charlie Kent (average 3.3); U11 all rounder award - Will Rowe; U11 coaches' award - James Tucker; U13 batting award - Tim Wyatt (average 80.3); U13 bowling award - Tom Carne (average 9.8); U13 all rounder award - Daniel Hubble; U13 coaches' award - Gareth Ireson
On Saturday 24 ladies of Perranporth Golf Club ladies' section played a Yellow Ball competition in a brisk wind.
The winners were the Ladies' captain Jenny Potter, Gill Behennah and Debbie Douglas with a good score of 73 points.
Sara Taylor, Jo Rysdale and Micah Carroll came second with 71 points, and Sarah Shobrook, Vera Eade and Lynne Fleming were third with 68 points.
Clear winners of the Perranporth Winter League on Saturday were Andy May and Greg Wood, who scored 37 points to finish three ahead of the 84 strong field.
Bunched on 34, and separated by countback, were Alfie Lang and Mike Escott (21 on back 8), Bev Packwood and Doug Pedrick (19), Derek Wraight and Phil Gould (10 back 4), Phil Wilkes and Ian van Horn (9), G Watkins and Peter Pearce (7 back 3).
Also in the prizes were David Cann and Neil Razzell, and Graham Etherton and Ian Doocey on 33.
Very poor weather badly affected Ladies' Competitions in recent weeks resulting in the Weekday Stableford being cancelled in December and the Weekday Medal being cancelled in January.
However, in the Weekend Stableford in December, Mel Byrne took first place with 41 points whilst Gill Tregay was second with 34. Sue Dickinson was third with 25 points.
In the January Weekend Medal Emma Burrows (94-14-80) took first place with Mel Byrne (96-14-82) taking second spot and Sue Dickinson (101-16-85) taking third
Martin Roberts won the men's Winter Roll Up scoring 39 points, one ahead of Adam Tatlow in second place. Jerry Smith was third with 37 points.
Scoring 40 points, Jason Dyer was the convincing winner of Division 1 in the Men's Winter Stableford at the weekend.
Dave Hick took second place on countback from third placed Mike May. Both scored 37 points.
In Division 2, the winner, Brian Curnow, also came in three points ahead of his nearest rivals. With 41 points he beat Terry Jennings and Clive Fowkes who were second and third respectively with 38 points.
Results of Truro's New Year competition threeball betterball were: 1 Darragh Dunleavy, Dan Abraham and Jake Finn 41 points; 2 Paul Trewhela, Simon Trudgen and Lee Wheston 41 points; 3 Matt Salmon, Lee Collett and Andy House 40 points.
Truro City Lions 5 Newquay 0
Truro entertained Newquay at their new venue at Kenwyn and despite having not played for five weeks it turned out to be business as usual for this very determined team of boys.
Truro applied all the early pressure but could not convert their chances and Newquay held firm with some great defending after some fine overlapping from Jack Loader to go into the break 0-0.
After the break Newquay started the stronger and Zak Granville made two fine saves to keep Newquay at bay.
This seemed to kick Truro in to gear and with Jay Davie orchestrating the play it was a fine through ball from him to set up Jacob Trudgeon to outpace the defence and cooly finish in the corner.
After some good work by John Olive it was Harry Roberts' determination to close the keeper down for the ball to rebound off him into the net, then Harry struck again with an unstoppable shot again set up by John.
Sam struggled to get the ball out from under his feet for Kieran Head to back heel it to Dylan Halford to fire in the top corner, but it was man of the match Jay Davie who finished the scoring after some nifty footwork to strike left footed over the keeper.
There was some fine defending from Jack Pearcy and Jamie Beddows.
TRURO LOSE IN EXTRA TIME:
Falmouth 4 Truro Ladies 3 (aet)
The first game back after the Christmas break saw Truro face Premier 2 outfit Falmouth in the quarter-finals of the Cornwall Cup.
Truro were apprehensive at the start, but from the first whistle they battled hard winning the 50/50 balls and hunting the Falmouth forwards in pairs.
Both teams battled hard with Falmouth dominating possession but Truro's defence of Alice Main, Miranda Burton, Paula Cockle, Chantel Richards and Michelle Hares where not fazed and stood firm denying Falmouth the chance of a goal as the half finished 0-0.
In the second half Truro's midfield of Natalie Oliver, Kelly Jefferies and Alexa Blake combind well, releasing Becky Row who hit a perfect cross which Lauren Susnjara slotted home. But Falmouth hit straight back to equalise with a well hit short corner. Both teams began to tire and not surprisingly gaps began to appear at either end and Falmouth capitalised scoring a breakaway goal.
Kate Blackburn, Stacey Coote and Oliver fought hard in the middle of the pitch putting the Falmouth defence under pressure leading to a mistake and a short corner which was neatly slotted away by Row to make it 2-2.
Falmouth were rattled but continued to fight and slotted home a short corner with five minutes to go 3-2 up.
Truro pushed for the equaliser and the pressure paid when from a well worked short corner Rowe drilled the ball home here second to level the game 3-3 and take the tie into extra time.
After a positive team talk Truro were confident they could cause an upset and had a superb shot by Sunsjara only saved by the keeper's face grill.
Truro continued to push forward but left a gap at the back which Falmouth took advantage of to score the winner.
Although beaten Truro were proud of their performance against their higher ranked opponents and now look to take this into their first league game on January 21.
Player of the Match: Chantel Richards.
Truro: Alice Main, Chantel Richards, Miranda Burton, Anna Rogers, Paula Cockle, Michelle Hares, Kelly Jefferies, Stacey Coote (C), Natalie Oliver, Kate Blackburn, Alexa Blake, Lauren Susnjara, Cara Bettinson, Rebecca Row, Kiani Pay.
HAT-TRICK FOR BRENDAN:
Trevenson 0 Chacewater 7
Chacewater put bottom of Trelawny League Division One side Trevenson to the sword with a crushing win at Pool School and moved up to second in the table.
Man of the match Brendan Hitchens set them on their way with an early goal and he was to later add two more.
His brothers Mike and Craig scored two and one respectively with the final nail hammered in by skipper Gavin Bennetts from the penalty spot.
On Saturday Chacewater entertain Newlyn Non-Athletico (2.30pm)
Chacewater Res 1 Ruan Minor 1
This clash between second and third placed Division Four teams lived up to its billing as the clubs shared the points for the second time this season.
Ruan Minor led for most of the match but new signing Chris Shackley pounced to equalise late in the game.
On Saturday Chacewater make to trip to near neighbours St.Day Reserves (2.30pm).
Mevagissey Gig Rowing Club have begun their winter training in preparation for the World Championships to be held in the Isles of Scilly in May.
The club has been extensively fundraising over the last three years which has resulted in the purchase of two new gigs – Lannvorek and Endurance – as well as a fibreglass training gig, Silverfox, which has been named after the club's long standing secretary and treasurer, Martin Walton.
These boats complement the club's first gig Endeavour which is also rigged for sailing.
The club is urgently looking for new rowers to join the club for all their crews ranging from Juniors to Youth to Seniors to Veterans to Super Veterans (age 50+).
The club trains on Sunday mornings at Portmellon Cove and they would be delighted to take out any novices / new rowers – just call Martin on 07768 714390 for more details.