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Truro and District grassroots sport

By West Briton  |  Posted: August 16, 2012

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Chacewater powered to victory over Redruth on Saturday to win the Falmouth Cup for the fifth year in a row.

The knock out competition is organised by Falmouth Bowling Club and open to all teams in Group 4 (the old Southern Division).

The rounds up to the final are played two triples rinks home and two away until the final which is on the artificial green at Falmouth.

Delighted Chacewater team captain Nigel Laity said: "This victory is even more remarkable considering nearly half the original team are away at the national finals.

"Redruth played in good spirit but must be disappointed as their confidence was up, but they underestimated the strength in depth that we have at Chacewater. Tthe bowlers who stepped in today played with excellent skill."

Nigel also praised Falmouth Bowling Club for the tremendous organisation and the excellent buffet after the game.

Rink scores (Chacewater skips first): Mike Tippett 27 Wayne Parfitt 10; Barrie Tippett 24 Barrie Kessell 12; Nigel Laity 15 Richard Brown 24; Colin Binny 6 Gerald Fisher 18.

Skips Barrie Tippett and Nigel Laity travel to Worthing with their rinks on Saturday August 25 as the Chacewater club have qualified into last eight in England for the mixed double rinks.

Chacewater (A) 5, Truro City (A) 0

Truro came up against their high-flying local rivals Cornwall League Group Four League 1 hoping to come away with something, but despite their valiant efforts they drew a blank.

Brian Davey's quartet was always second best and playing catch-up, but only went down by seven shots.

David Edgcombe's rink went down by six shots, but it could have been very different as they were leading by 11 shots after 14 ends and then went the last seven ends without adding to their score.

Finally Chris Loader's foursome kept it fairly close up to the 11th end when they were only down by three shots but eventually lost out by 13 shots.

Scores (Truro skips first): Brian Davey 17 N Laity 24; David Edgcombe 21 M Tippett 27; Chris Loader 10 B Tippett 23.

Redruth A 5, Truro City A 0

Once again Truro had one of the top three clubs away as they played their penultimate match in the Group Four league.

It was always going to be a tough game but they put up a good performance in the windy dry conditions.

Chris Loader's foursome were just one shot down with only three ends to go but lost by just three shots in the end.

Brian Davey's quartet got off to a great start and was six shots up after 10 ends but then only got two more shots from the remaining 11 ends to go down by 10 shots.

David Edgcombe's rink had a slow start finding themselves nine shots down after ten ends.

They then came storming back and went into the final end just two shots down, but dropped three shots on that last end to go down by five shots.

Scores (Truro skips first): Chris Loader 15 G Fisher 18, Brian Davey 12 W. Parfitt 22 , David Edgcombe 17 B. Kessell 22.

Truro City A 0 Redruth (A) 7

This was a poor home performance by Truro in the Mining Division Premier League with only one rink putting up some resistance.

That rink was Ken Miners' trio.

They were three shots down going into the 18th and final end and despite their valiant efforts they could only make two shots so went down by just one shot.

David Edgcombe's threesome went down by 11 shots. This rink was level after 11 ends, but then went to sleep and only scored one shot in the next seven ends to go down by 11 shots.

Chris Loader's rink didn't fare any better as they were always playing catch up after a slow start and eventually lost by 13 shots.

Finally Brian Davey's trio came up against a Redruth rink that was on their game from the start and went down by 18 shots.

Scores (Truro skips first): Ken Miners 14 B Kessell 15, David Edgcombe 11 G Fisher 22; Chris Loader 13 R. Brown 26, Brian Davey 10 W Parfitt 28.



The Truro & District Pool team lost their first match of the Cornwall County Interleague season 24-12 against a very impressive Interpub pool team at the Q Bar in Bodmin.

Truro only just lost the first session 5-4 but then Interpub piled on the pressure taking the next two sessions by the same scoreline six frames to three

Leading by 17 frames to 10, Truro had to take all the remaining nine frames to win the match but it was way too much to ask and could only win a measly two frames which meant that Interpub won by a whopping 12 frames.

Congratulations to George Boyd, who was by far Truro's best player on the night, for winning three of his four frames.

Truro squad: Rod Burrows (captain), Mark Berry, Simon James, Paul Lord, George Boyd, Martin Bawden, Ricky Hughes, Carl Templeton, Ian Penfold, Gary Rowe and Nick Julian.

Truro thanked their sponsors Travis Perkins, Ground Search, Dougfields Plumbing supplies and First for Safety.

For Interleague fixtures, tables etc visit http://cornwall.leaguerepublic.com

Rifle Shooting


Several competitors from the City Of Truro Rifle Club shot at the open event which was the last summer open meeting held at the Trethosa Moor range.

The competitors shot in sunshine, rain and variable wind conditions and took several medals and trophies.

Thanks went to the organisers and scorers of the Cornwall Target Shooting Association. If you would like more information about City Of Truro Rifle Club visit www.trurorifleclub.weebly.com

Results: Single Dewer – C class: 1 Roger Pascoe, 2 Geoff Davies, D class 1 David Taylor.

Double Dewer – A class: 1 Fred Teagle (Double Dewer Trophy).

Veterans: 1 Fred Teagle.

Juniors: 2 Lucy Allen, 2 Kiran Rule (the youngest competitor at the shoot aged 12 years).



Tintagel 147. St Erme 148-9.

St Erme maintained top spot in Division 3 East thanks to a remarkable one-wicket victory at Tintagel on Saturday as their last pair of Kevin Wilcock and Matt Pearson added a match-winning stand of 50 for the tenth wicket.

Chasing the home side's all out total of 147, St Erme looked on the brink of defeat as they slumped to 97 for nine. But Wilcock and Pearson had other ideas.

Wilcock played with massive authority as he unleashed a series of drives and cuts on his way to match winning 35 not out, including seven boundaries.

With Pearson hanging on doggedly at the other end in support, the pair put on an undefeated 50 run 10th wicket partnership to see St Erme to an unlikely, but vital victory in the 45th over.

Earlier, after having been put into bat, on a grassy track that offered a good deal of assistance to the seam bowlers throughout, Eliot Dodd led the St Erme bowling attack superbly taking five for 39. He was well supported by Wilcock, who bowled 12 overs unchanged taking two for 31.

Aaron Washer proved unplayable for Tintagel in taking five for 19 and blowing away the St Erme top order. Toby Armstrong started a recovery with a swashbuckling 29, but as further wickets fell St Erme were reduced to 97 for nine before those last wicket heroics kept them on course for the title with six games to go.

Tintagel 147 (T Preston-Evans 40, M Joliffe 31; E Dodd 5-39, K Wilcock 2-31).

St Erme 148-9 (K Wilcock 35no, T Armstrong 29; A Washer 5-19, J Seldon 3-36).

St Erme (18 pts) beat Tintagel (7 pts) by 1 wicket

Mt Hawke 227-7, Mt Ambrose 135.

Mt Ambrose won the toss and chose to field at home in this Division 3 West game on Saturday and their decision was vindicated as they picked up wickets early.

Benje Bryant offered some resistance for the mid-table visitors with 27, but tight spells from Gareth Mitchell (2-25) and home skipper Simon Johnson (1-31) meant that Mt Hawke were reduced to 71for five midway through their innings.

However, a counter attack for the visitors came from skipper Rob Atkinson (40) and No 7 Dan Dunstan, who blasted his way to 91 off just 74 balls, including one over that contained five boundaries.

This pair added 84 for the sixth wicket before Dunstan continued with Steve Cloke (23*) to add 61 for the seventh wicket before Dunstan ran himself out two overs before Mt Hawke closed on 227 for seven.

Mt Hawke also picked up early wickets as Mt Ambrose started poorly with Anthony Solomon returning two for 42 but the home side offered some middle order resistance from Mike Kent (27), Gareth Mitchell (20) and Jonathan Simmons (33).

However, the home side lost wickets at regular intervals as the target began to look too much of a challenge. Chris Madeley (3-23) and Martin Bunt (2-16) then mopped up the Mt Ambrose tail as the home side fell well short of their target.

Mt Hawke 227-7 (D Dunstan 91, R Atkinson 40, B Bryant 27, S Cloke 23no; G Mitchell 2-25),.

Mt Ambrose 134 (J Simmons Jnr 29, M Kent 26, G Mitchell 20; M Bunt 2-16, C Madeley 2-23, S Cloke 2-25, A Solomon 2-42).

Mt Hawke (20 points) beat Mt Ambrose (six) by 93 runs.

St Erme 210-3. Gunnislake 128-5

St Erme 2nd XI completed a comprehensive 82 run victory over basement Club Gunnislake in Division 5 East at Castle Field on Saturday.

St Erme batted first and struggled for runs in the early part of their innings but Paul Bunt and Dave Moses weathered the storm and accelerated as both batted with increasing fluency.

Moses made an accomplished 93, including 14 boundaries and Bunt carried his bat for a well constructed 91 not out, featuring 13 boundaries, as St Erme totalled 210 for three.

Gunnislake set out their stall to bat through 48 overs but never threatened a victory as they closed on 128 for five. St Erme took the opportunity to share the bowling duties around. Tom Hitchman finished with a three-wicket haul for 17 runs and Lisa Reeks took one for 41 in 12 overs.

Fifteen-year-old Kye Rimmer and 13-year-old Spencer Wilcock each bowled economical 10-over spells conceding just 15 and 28 runs respectively.The match ball was sponsored by Trispen Stores.

St Erme 210-3 (D Moses 93, P Bunt 91no).

Gunnislake 128-5 (B Martin 33, S Boundy 31, CB James 20; T Hitchman 3-17).

St Erme (17 pts) beat Gunnislake (4 pts) by 82 runs.

Mt Hawke 179-5, Beacon 121-7

Second-placed Mt Hawke entertained third-placed Beacon on Saturday at the Victory Ground in Division 7 West looking to widen the gap and move a step nearer to promotion.

The home side won the toss and chose to bat and after losing an early wicket Richard Chynoweth (57) and Dougal Riches (25) put together an excellent 90-run partnership. After Riches' departure Chynoweth kept the innings going for a bit but it rather fell away in the middle. Luckily for Mt Hawke veteran Brian Skelton blasted a quick unbeaten 28 off the last few overs as Mt Hawke posted a competitive looking 179 for five.

Beacon's reply started very poorly as they were reduced to 15 for four with Simon Smith picking up three for 21.

At this point Beacon had to consolidate and rather gave up chance of victory as Steve Osborne (47) and Adrian Smith (34) added 92 but the run rate began to look too steep for Beacon.

Dan Bray picked up two for27 for the home side as Beacon eventually closed on 121 for seven, meaning Mt Hawke achieved a comfortable 58-run win and moved 56 points clear of third place but still trailing leaders Gerrans.

Mt Hawke 179-5 (R Chynoweth 57, B Skelton 28no, D Richards 25; A Smith 2-48).

Beacon 121-7 (S Osbourne 47, A Smith 34; S Smith 3-21, B Bray 2-27).

Mt Hawke (18 points) beat Beacon (five) by 58 runs.


Two female St Erme cricketers – Lisa Reeks and teenager Emily Edgcombe – have been making their mark this season.

Lisa, 25, has played for Truro Ladies since the age of 13 and has always loved cricket and first played men's cricket for Perranarworthal, before moving to her home village club at St Erme for the last two seasons. She is a right arm medium pace bowler, useful lower order batsman and fearless fielder.

Lisa is a teacher at a Bodmin Primary School, where she is school cricket coach and this season has been appointed Assistant Coach to the Cornwall Under 13 Girls' cricket team.

Lisa has been involved at St Erme as a coach since qualifying as an ECB Level 1 Coach when just 16-years-old. She is now a Level 2 coach and works with the club's Junior Section helping children from age five to 15.

Her late father Peter Reeks was an enthusiastic cricketer for Polwhele and St Erme, bowling useful medium pace.

Emily Edgcombe (13) is an accomplished all-round sportswoman having already represented the county at cricket, football and golf.

She lives in the village and becomes the third generation of her family to be involved at St Erme Cricket Club. Grandfather Brian Wilcock was a founder member of the Club and former President, whilst father Nick and uncle Kevin Wilcock have both played at the Club for a number of years.

Emily, her brother Callum and cousin Spencer now love playing together in the Junior Section of St Erme CC. Emily has played for both the U11 and U13 Teams in the Duchy League with great success.

This season she has been an ever-present in the Cornwall Girls' U13s, scoring her maiden half century making 61 not out at Hereford where she also took 2 wickets, before claiming 5-14 against Worcester.

Emily recently made her senior debut for St Erme in the Friendly Sunday XI featuring in a 50-run opening partnership with her dad, Nick. She is certain to make her 2nd XI debut in the 2013 Season.

Gig Racing


A weekend of mixed fortunes for Devoran Gig Club saw the competition at Cadgwith cancelled due to strong winds, while the same winds proved a positive benefit to club members who sailed pilot gig Fear Not in the Henry Lloyd Falmouth Week Classic Lugger class sailing competition.

Weather conditions were perfect for sailing in the choppy waters around Falmouth as around 70 boats took part in the various Classic categories. The only pilot gig entered in the J Class Fleet race, Fear Not was crewed by John Bray, George Whetman, Bob Shearer, Lewis Meyer, Colin Davies and KP van der Wielen.

It has been a particularly busy year for Fear Not. As well as sailing in the Falmouth Classic competition, in May she raced at the World Pilot Gig Championships on the Isles of Scilly and then was part of a fleet of gigs that escorted Ben Ainslie across Falmouth Harbour with his Olympic torch.

In June, a Devoran supervets crew rowed her up the Thames as part of the Queen's Jubilee Pageant in London and shortly afterwards sailed her at the Brest Maritime Festival in France. Next weekend, Fear Not will be going out to Kinvara, County Galway (Ireland), to take part in the Cruinniu na mBad Traditional Boat Festival.



Some 27 members of Perranporth Golf Club Ladies' Section competed for the Four Club Shield.

The winner with 37 points and taking Shield was Angie Chapman. In second place with 34 points was Jane Wragg. In third place, winning on count back with 32 points was Vicky Lee Comyn In 4th place, also with 32 points was Lynne Fleming. In 5th place, winning on countback with 30 points was Jane Barrington.

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