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Truro & District Grassroots Sport May 8

By West Briton  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

  • CRICKET: St Erme 1st XI sporting their new team polo shirts kindly sponsored by Paul Hancock of Cornish Granite Sports. Back row - Nick Cole (scorer), Andy Wilkinson, Tom Armstrong, Kevin Wilcock, Matt Pearson, Luc Lombard, Deon Chorley, Chris Humphries (umpire). Front Row: Graham Hill, Shane Chorley, Simon Cole (Captain), Ben Turner, Richard Budge

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St Erme 133. St Minver 135-1.

After last weekend's wash-out, St Erme 1st XI faced a tough away trip to the 2013 runners-up St Minver in Division 2 East on Saturday.

St Erme won the toss and chose to bat, but started disastrously with three of their top five batsmen failing to trouble the scorer.

Deon Chorley top-scored with 24, but with extras making the only other meaningful contribution of 48, St Erme's total of 133 all out in the 36th over looked below par. Overseas pro Warwick Abrahim took four for 24 , before Rob and Charlie Hawken took a brace each to clean up the tail.

St Minver's reply started poorly as veteran Kevin Wilcock picked up a wicket in his first over. The key moment in the game came as St Minver reached 30-1, when St Erme had an extremely confident run out appeal against Abrahim turned down.

Abrahim and Ben Hawken never looked back from that point on as they reached 57 and 64 not out respectively, passing their victory target in just the 21st over.

St Erme now move on to their match against St Neot next week looking for a home victory.

St Erme 133 (extras 48, D Chorley 24; W Abrahim 4-24, C Hawken 2-8, R Hawken 2-15).

St Minver 135-1 (B Hawken 64no, W Abrahim 57no) St Minver (20 pts) beat St Erme (3 pts) by 9 wickets.

St Neot 177-9. St Erme 103

St Erme 2nd XI started their 2014 Division 5 East league campaign with a 74 run home defeat against St Neot 2nd XI at the splendidly turned out Castle Field.

After being invited to bat first, St Neot posted the useful total of 177-9, with good contributions from Nathan Searle with 47, Andrew Dickerson 36, Andrew Kent 32 and Graham Kent 23.

St Erme fielded one of their youngest bowling attacks ever, with 32 of the 40 overs bowled by players aged 15 or younger.

All of the bowlers stuck to their task well, with 15 year old left-arm seamer Emily Edgcombe leading the way taking an impressive 3-17 in 8 overs, supported by Jordan Wilkinson (2-25), Spencer Wilcock (1-48) and 13 year old Sam Townsend, who took 1-50 on his senior league debut.

St Erme's reply never really got going, with only experienced campaigners Martin Townsend, who top-scored with 36, and Andy Bray (26) making much headway against an accurate St Neot attack. St Erme were finally all out in the last over of their inning for 103.

The wickets were shared among the St Neot bowlers, for whom Rory File stood out finishing with 4-15.

The match ball was sponsored by Cornish Concrete Products Ltd of Bissoe.

St Neot 177-9 (N Searle 47, A Dickerson 36, A Kent 32, G Kent 23; E Edgcombe 3-17, J Wilkinson).

St Erme 103 (M Townsend 36, A Bray 26; R File 4-15, A Searle 3-23).

St Neot (19pts) beat St Erme (6pts) by 74 runs



Truro Ladies played their 29-hole Victory Cup competition on Saturday

The historic Cup was purchased in 1945 by the then lady members, who each subscribed 10 shillings for the trophy in celebration of Victory.

The winner was Jackie Baker with 58 Stableford points over the 29 holes, with ladies' vice-captain Michele Cowls runner-up with 55 points, on countback from Anna Harrison in third. Earlier in the week, the Ladies' Foursomes was won by Cecilia Lodge and Liz Smith with 37 points, two clear of Catherine Andrew and Irene Mortimore, who pipped Sandra Loomes and Keren Azencot into third on countback.


Darren Morrish will partner Truro club professional Scott Richards in the next round of the 2014 Lombard Trophy at Burnham & Berrow on Wednesday July 23 after winning the club's qualifier on Sunday.

Results: Monthly Stableford/Lombard Trophy: Division 1: Darren Murrish 40pts; 2 Bob Myners 39; 3 Matt Gunn 38. Division 2: 1 Raj Dhumale 41; 2 David Rogers 38; 3 Lee Daniels 36.


A total 29 ladies played in the Spring Bowl Medal in chilly breezy conditions at Perranporth on Saturday.

The CSS was 74. The scoring was good and a number of handicap cuts were made. Silver winner and also winning the Spring Bowl with a net 70 and cutting her handicap to 18 was Mandy Wright. Silver runner-up with a net 72 and cutting her handicap to 19 was Dawn Emmerson. In third with a net 73 was Lauren Hulston. The best back nine Bronze went to Vera Eade.

Debbie Douglas won the bronze division with a net 78, one clear of Birgitta Varcoe with was Liz Gillman third on 81. The best back nine came from Ruth Crossley.


The annual Hi-Low competition, which is a betterball medal, was held at Perranporth Golf Club on Sunday.

In fine sunny conditions but a persistent breeze it wasn't easy out there. With a fantastic score of a net 59 rising star Matt Dowson and new member Peter Naish absolutely blitzed the field.

Going out in net 30 and with net 29 on the back nine the golf was very impressive and just for good measure Matt had two twos as well. Seven shots adrift but still a good score of net 66 were Bruce Edwards and new member George Thomas taking 2nd place.

Three pairings had net 68s and were separated on count-back were as follows; Dan Hawkey and Steve Cox (31 back 9), Peter Pearce and Neil Cannicott (33) and Russ Withers and Tom Benney (35). There were only five twos on the day and as already mentioned Matt Dowson had two, Bruce Edwards, Russ Withers and Gerry Whiteley also had a two. Each received a dozen balls per two.


This year's Mixed Away Day was held at St Austell. Playing Aggregate Pairs in blustery, but sunny conditions, the winners were Indu Kumaravel and Matt Patton who carded a remarkable 71 points. In second place were Annie Boggia and Steve Ashby with 62 points and in third place were Veronique John and Steve Wicks with 59.

Dave Harrison won this week's Seniors' Roll Up scoring 42 points. Colin Holloway was second with 41 points and John Game was third with 37.

For the third time in four years, the Killiow Pro-Am team of Richard Sadler, Mel Byrne, Emma Burrows and Sue Dickinson won the Exeter Golf & Country Club Ladies Pro Am Competition.

Playing against 35 teams from Devon and Cornwall they scored 85 points, three ahead of their nearest rivals, Richard O'Hanlon, Erika Vierk, Leslie Pocklington and Hacker Browning. In the professionals competition, Richard Sadler was second at -2 behind Richard O'Hanlon from Kew who was -3.



A Truro School pupil has been selected for the Independent Schools' National Development Programme for the U15s England Squad.

William Trew, from St Agnes, is the first pupil from Truro School to be selected for the programme, which gives young people the chance to experience competitive football at a range of ages.

ISFA runs national competitions and representative teams aimed at giving boys and girls the opportunity to play at the highest possible level.

The programme will include some exciting events and venues during the 2014/15 season, including an end-of-season a tournament at Manchester United's training ground in May 2015. William is set to attend the next Development Camp at Harrow School from July 12-14.

Glynn Hooper, Head of Football at Truro School, said: "This is a tremendous achievement, taken into consideration Truro School's location. To be recognised in the national programme at Under 15 level raises the profile of football not just within the school but also the county."

Chacewater 3 West Cornwall 3:

This top of the Trelawny League Division One clash was one that Chacewater needed to win to put pressure on their visitors in the last games of the season.

Kayne Trevaskis went close in the opening minutes with a shot across goal and Martin Lloyd was unlucky not to score.West Cornwall were denied a goal in a goalmouth scramble and Russell Grice made a good save.

In the 26th minute,a through ball by Dan Cooper was collected by Chris Shackley on the right and he weaved into the penalty area and shot inside the near post.

Luke Kelland put a header past the post and had a another good chance soon after.In the 70th minute a misskick in the home defence allowed Ian Chatfield to score. Ten minutes later Jake Merrifield ended a good move with a superb shot into the far corner of the net.

Shortly afterwards,more poor defending allowed Ian Chatfield to score at the second attempt.West Cornwall then went 3-2 up with a penalty by Chatfield but Kayne Trevaskis set up a grandstand finale with a well placed shot from Dan Cooper's pass.

Chacewater travel to Wendron on Saturday in their final league match (2.30pm)

Chacewater Res 2 Marazion Blues 1 (aet):

Russell Hall Cup holders Chacewater largely dominated this semi-final at Carharrack on Thursday but had to dig deep to overcome Marazion Blues.

The first half, with Chacewater playing down the slope, was one of missed chances although Matt Davis did hit the post. Marazion took advantage of a defensive slip to open the scoring though Anthony Stott.

It was more of the same in the second period and Chacewater deservedly equalised when Chris Pridham bundled the ball in from a Chris Shackley pass in the 70th minute. Ian Bromwell did find the net but an eagle eyed assistant ruled it out for an offside decision.

Extra time found both teams wilting and, with the dreaded penalty kicks looming,it took an outstanding goal by Darren Bennetts to settle the match.

He latched on to a loose ball just inside the Marazion half, ran 20 yards and hit a screamer of an angled shot from fully 35 yards just inside the Marazion goalkeeper's far post.

The final between Chacewater Reserves and Holman SC Reserves will be played at Illogan RBL on Sunday at 2pm.

Madron 1 Chacewater Reserves 5:

The Reserves wrapped up the Division Three title at Madron on Saturday despite this being their fourth game in eight days including extra time two days before.

They went one down in the first half when Justin Bennetts was injured but the referee would not allow a substitution to take place with Chacewater in disarray.

Into the second half and Chacewater's desire showed through.

Dave Cilia equalised and Ian Bromwell fired in from an acute angle. Dave Cilia scvored the third from an Ian Bromwell pass,Darren Bennetts finshed clinically and Lewis Bridger had the fifth.

After Sunday's Cup final, the Reserves travel to Redruth Ath on Tuesday (6.15pm) and host Goonhavern on Thursday (6.15pm).

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