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Truro & District Grassroots October 31

By West Briton  |  Posted: October 31, 2013

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Truro juniors turned out in force to support junior captain Ryan House celebrate his year as captain and to remember former junior captain Ben Enoch, as 10 teams, of one junior and two adults, played for the Ben Enoch trophy.

The competition required one score to count for the first six holes, then two scores and finally three scores to count for the final six holes.

Only four teams managed to shoot under par scores, with three teams all finishing five under on 77 points so had to be separated by their back nine scores.

The winners by six shots on an excellent 83 points were Andy Beazley (club chairman), Ryan House (junior captain and Andy Parkin (club captain).

Tracy Enoch, Ben's mother, presented the trophy.

Other placings: 2 Jared Mortimore, Dave Kneebone and Ben Trelevan 77; 3 Jake Finn, Matt Gunn and Simon Finn 77; 4 Laura Andrew, Sarah Jane Boyd and Nigel Bicknell 77.

Ten academy juniors with their adult partners played in an 11 hole supporting greensomes competition with a minimum or four drives to count from both the adult and junior though looking at the scores you may have thought they had played 18 holes.

In third place were Taylor Marsland and Andy Mortimore (26pts) with Alex Reynard and her dad Mike Reynard second on 32pts, but winning with a fantastic 36pts were the family duo of Jessica and Colin Brown.

Other result: Men's Winter League (round two) result: 1 Phil Chapman 38pts; 2 Neill Sawkins 37pts; 3 Bernard Hatton 37pts.

Some 32 Perranporth ladies played the Millennium Trophy Stableford and the winner and also cutting her handicap to 22 with 36 points was Jane Rowse.

Other placings: 2 new member Laura Andrew 35; 3 Dawn Emmerson 34; 4 Karen Greenwood 34; 5 Jill Hoskin 34.


Seventy two players took part in Perranporth's Winter League on Saturday.

The increasingly windy conditions kept the scores down with three pairings achieving 42 points.

Scoring an excellent 24 points on the back nine enabled Simon Pearce and Graham Etherton to claim first place. In second place with 22 points on the back nine was Mike Allen and Steve Cox – obviously refreshed by his Caribbean jaunt.

Third place went to James Cannicott and new member Chris Dennis with 20 points on the back nine. Phil Wilkes and Paul Anning took 4th place with 41 points, just pipping Steve Cloke and Willie Simpson who had 19 and 18 points respectively on count-back. Reflecting the conditions, there were only five twos on the day by Andrew Taylor, Steve Cloke, Gary Faraway, Kirk Razzell and Chris Durkin, with each receiving 14 balls for their efforts.

Perran's CTC side had a 9½-3¼ first round win against St Austell at Newquay on Sunday.

With a big storm blowing in conditions were extremely tough, and high tariff shot-making was required to win the day.

The Perranporth team was: Chris Llewellyn, Sam Chivers, Adam Taylor, Conor Wilson, Chris Fleming, Sandy Kirton, Chris Brown, Simon Knowles and Neill Razzell.

They will play West Cornwall in the next round.



Lynn Butter, a lovely happy member of Truro Tennis Club died of cancer in June, writes Celia Hillman.

Her husband, Dick, and family have generously donated a beautiful and intricate silver plated Rose Bowl to Truro Tennis Club in Lynn's memory, to be competed for on a regular basis by the Wednesday morning ladies.

So, earlier this month on a lovely Autumn morning the first ever tournament was held.

Some 11 ladies enjoyed playing some fun games in a friendly atmosphere and afterwards Lynn's Rose Bowl was presented to the winner, Pat Perkins, who was a long term close and personal friend of Lynn.


Perran Tennis are once again competitive in the Cornwall League.

Having entered a mixed side, their first competitive match for decades, took place at Newquay Heron on Sunday.

The team was: James Betty (capt), Steve Hawken, Sheona Burns and Kate Coles.

The format was two mixed matches and one ladies and one men's.

After the two mixed games it was even with Steve and Sheona winning their mixed tie. James and Steve won their men's tie, while the girls lost. Overall, Perran Tennis lost by four sets to six (8 points to four as a win gains an extra two points).

James and Kate went so close, being 4-1 up in the first set and 5-2 in the second set. So overall it was a close fought contest and enjoyed by all, especially by the girls as it was their first league match ever.

James intends to give as many players a match as possible in preparation for entry into the men's and ladies' summer leagues.

Perran Tennis are home to Truro next weekend.



The Cygnets Pool Team who play at Threemilestone Social Club have qualified for this year's Champion of Champions Competition.

This is an event that will host the champions of 96 national EPA affiliated leagues.

There will be 96-seven man teams at Vauxhall Holiday Park at Great Yarmouth, with the venue holding 32 tables in the main hall and another 15 tables in a smaller arena.

This is the top end of national pool and the meeting will have several pro pool players in attendance. The Cygnets will be representing the Truro League and will be following the footsteps of the Hawkins team that qualified last year.

The Cygnets have been drawn in the same group as the White Horse from Gloucester and the Dream Team and if they win the group will play the winners from another group to reach the last 16 which is the aim for Saturday's play.

The winner gets to play on the coveted Sunday matches.

The competition will start on Saturday November 9, but the Cygnets will be travelling up to Yarmouth on Thursday November 7, as one of the team has qualified for the Singles event.

Gareth Ball will be playing Dylan Leary in the last 64 of the singles competition. He is a former Crucible snooker qualifier who lost to Terry Griffiths 9-3 back in 1995 and now is the resident pro at Racks snooker club Maidenhead.

The Cygnets Pool team will have their shirts sponsored by First for Safety and Truro College have generously provided a minibus for their journey. As the team are representing the Truro Pool League, the league may, as they did last year, provide some money for their fuel.

The competition will be Live Streamed and anyone who wants to watch can go to the English Pool Association's website.


Trevenson 1 Chacewater 0

This League Cup tie was always going to be a tight affair against a much improved Trevenson team in a match played in gale force winds at Pool School.

Chacewater created the better of the chances throughout the game but were frustrated by a dogged home defence and when they did get past them the visitors were unable to hit the target.

The only goal came in the 75th minute when former Troon player Danny Claypitt sent Trevenson through to play Rosudgeon in the next round.

Chacewater need to bounce back quickly and they travel to Halsetown in the Junior Cup on Saturday (2pm).

The reserves match last Saturday against Redruth Athletic was postponed with no referee being available and this Saturday they host Wendron (2.30pm).

St Erme 7 Camborne Ath 1

St Erme ended a run of five straight defeats with a much improved performance in this Trelawny League Division 5 game.

Manager Andy Johns welcomed back Mark Rapsey after eight weeks out with a knee injury and the prolific striker scored a hat-trick on his return.

It took the Saints just six minutes to take the lead through Andy Mitchell poaching his first goal for the club. Rapsey added the second on 20 minutes after a terrific 40 yard cross field pass from captain Ian McDonnell cheating the ball down to volley past the keeper.

The visitors rallied and struck the bar before pulling a goal back but Elliott Jolly restored the two goal advantage with a powerful header from a Tony Penrose corner.

Man of the match Dave Hill then scored the goal of the game with a wind assisted shot from his own half leaving the keeper stranded. Penrose scored with an exquisite chip off the far post and Mitchell sent Rapsey clear to slot past the keeper before completing his hat-trick with a sharp turn and finish in the last minute to complete a convincing victory.

Redruth Utd Res 5 Trispen 3

Trispen were on the receiving end of a heavy Trelawny League Division 2 defeat at Clijah Croft, struggling to cope with an energetic and committed Redruth outfit.

The visitors were fortunate to only be two goals down and were trailing at the interval to two well struck shots from range including the first of two goals from debutant Ben Harris.

Things got worse ten minutes into the second half when hesitation at the back allowed Redruth's captain Nicky Adams to nip in and smash the ball past the on rushing Richard Cooper in the Trispen goal.

Mike Cruise scored a fine volley to give Trispen some hope at 3-1 however two further goals put Redruth into a commanding 5 -1 lead.

Trispen did salvage some pride with two late goals from Simon Cole, however they were no real consolation on what was overall a disappointing performance.

The Trispen Match ball was sponsored by Standen Opticians (Truro).



Westbury 2 Truro 2

Truro dropped their first Championship points of the season when they were held to a draw at struggling Westbury.

The game started at a high tempo, and was very much end to end for the first 20 minutes.

Truro had the best of the chances with James Dunstan hitting the post from a short corner, shots from Adam Tatlow and Cuthbert Shepherd being struck straight at the keeper and several threatening deliveries passing by the far post with Truro forwards not quite being able to get on the end of.

At half time, the game was surprisingly still scoreless.

After half-time it was Truro who struck first. Sam Dunstan skilfully winning a short corner, and brother James Dunstan dispatching the resulting drag flick under the keeper.

The lead didn't last long though as the visitors scored a breakaway goal when Westbury's right winger got in behind the Truro defence, leaving a 2 on 1 which they comfortably passed round helpless keeper Harry Waters to equalise.

Truro took the lead again with 15 minutes to go, when another short corner from Dunstan rebounded straight back to the drag flicker and was promptly rasped home by the Truro centre back.

The last 15 minutes proceeded to be extremely scrappy and this culminated in an equalising goal for the hosts from a short corner that the Truro defence couldn't clear.

In the closing stages, several cards were brandished and the last 10 minutes of the game petered out with play never extending beyond 20 seconds before a whistle went for a foul of some sort. It was a disappointing end to a scrappy second half.

This Saturday Truro are at home to bottom club Whitchurch A at Truro School (1.45pm).

Duchy 3 Truro 3

Truro ladies' first team led 3-1 down at half time in this top of the table Trelawney Division One game on Saturday, but the Pool-based side hit back to level after the break and in the end a draw was a fair result.

The visitors began shakily and quickly went 1-0 down, but hit back to level thanks to a Duchy own goal.

Truro continued to press and a great from Billie Wood D Kelly Jefferies went for a dramatic dive just getting a touch on the ball ti beat the approaching keeper an the ball made its way into the bottom left hand corner putting Truro 2-1 up.

It got even better for the dominant visitors when Tatum Godwin made it 3-1.

But after the break Duchy soon pulled a goal back and an own goal levelled the scores at 3-3.

The game became tense as Truro failed to capitalise on a number of short corners.

Truro also had to defend well and in the end a draw was a fair result and they still trail leaders Duchy by three points but do have a game in hand.

Man of the Match: Clara Husbands.

Truro: Anna Rogers, Chantel Richards, Kelly Jefferies, Tatum Godwin, Billie Wood, Karen Jarvill, Clara Husbands, Paula Cockle, Lauren Susnjara, Natalie Oliver, Nicola Palfrey, Miranda Burton.

Truro take on Camborne SOM at Penair School on Saturday (1.45pm).

Truro B 3 OPMs 3

Truro came back from 3-0 down to secure a draw in this South West 1 Davis Wood Men's League game on Saturday.

They trailed 2-0 at half time but in the second period Truro started to retain possession before another break away goal from OPM's gave them their third goal.

Truro finally started to exert pressure and some excellent moving by Ben Vuilliami allowed Tom Carne to convert an excellent cross.

With more energy and fight Truro continued to press Mat Dewhurst, Matt Dewhurst who ahd come in the first half, having not played this season because of injury, got on the end of an excellent to reduce the visitors' lead to 3-2.

And with only five minutes left Sion Roberts scored the equaliser.

Man of the Match: Tom Carne.

Truro: Sam Coia, Ian Woods, Stu Hares (capt), Dave Churchard, Matt Dewhurst, Colin Tinkler, Dennis Valentine, Matt Kane, Nigel Barker, James Costen, Sam Dunstan, Ben Vuilliami, Tom Carne and Sion Roberts.

This Saturday, Truro are away to PGSOB A (12.30pm) at Royal Marine Stonehouse.

Truro Ladies B 0 Launceston 2

Truro are still looking for their first Trelawney League Division 2 point of the season after going down to their fourth defeat in a row.

Despite going 1-0 down, Truro did not let their heads drop with Joanna Lillie working well alongside Lauren Woolcock, Emily White, Hannah Lee, Eleanor Symes and Jenna Tregear.

The second half came and with a swap around of positions Truro looked stronger. Emilu Osborne was now up front working hard and making strong runs into the D but coming face to face with an experienced keeper.

Truro kept working hard in the opposition's half and had a narrow miss from cross by Woolcock. Launceston though held out and made it 2-0 to wrap up the points.

Truro: Anoushka Kumar (GK) Blythe Stedman, Emily White, Sophie Knott, Lauren Woolcock, Emily Osborne (C), Eleanor Symes, Rosie Taylor-Jones, Hannah Lee, Jenna Tregear and Joanna Lillie.

Player of the match: Emily White.

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