Login Register

Truro & District Grassroots Sport August 15

By West Briton  |  Posted: August 15, 2013

  • HAPPY DAY: Devoran Gig Club's Ollie Bone (centre) celebrates his 16th birthday at Cadgwith Cove Gig Race.

Comments (0)



Ladock Cricket Club have been officially presented with their Clubmark certificate by Joe Skinner, ECB Cricket Development manager of Cornwall.

Mike Ellery from Ladock CC received the award on behalf of the club, watched by some of the club's Youth Section.

Mr Ellery said: "Clubmark accreditation opens the door for funding opportunities which would otherwise not be open to us.

"Ladock CC has plans to improve our facilities and equipment, so that we really can strengthen our Youth set up, as by doing this we can ensure that we will have new players coming through into our adult teams and keep the club going forward, and hopefully continue going up to higher divisions in the league."

When asked how difficult the process was, he added: "Joe Skinner at the ECB has been a big help in getting us through this procedure. Also our closest rivals, but good off the field friends, St Erme, need to be thanked, in particular Nigel Bowen, as he gave me his time from the outset.

"It was not a simple task, but in carrying it out, we now have a well-structured club with a dynamic committee and a good idea of where we want to be in five years' time."


St Erme travelled to Callington in Division 2 East on Saturday and suffered a frustrating abandonment due to rain in what could have been an exciting run chase.

Callington batted first and were reduced to 87 for four as Elliot Dodd picked up two early wickets. However, Russell Holloway and Alex Robinson (56) then put together a superb 144 run partnership for the fifth wicket. Holloway went on to finish agonisingly short of a century on 99 not out.

Liam Lombard picked up three late wickets and with the help of two run outs St Erme fought back well as Callington closed on 255-9.

St Erme's reply started well as openers Deon Chorley (24) and Tom Bunt (23) looked largely untroubled moving to 56-0, but with the rain now persistent there was no alternative but for the players to leave the field, with each team picking up 11 points.

Callington 255-9 (R Holloway 99no, A Robinson 56, P Tancock 44, J Hine 23; Liam Lombard 3-32, E Dodd 2-73).

St Erme 56-0 (D Chorley 24, T Bunt 23) in 13.3 overs.

Match abandoned due to rain – Callington (11 pts) and St Erme (11 pts).

Luckett 140-7. St Erme II 137-6.

In a game delayed by rain and reduced to 30 overs per side, St Erme 2nd XI lost by just three runs in a well contested match against Division 5 league leaders Luckett at Castle Field on Saturday.

After being invited to bat first, Luckett were indebted to determined innings of 41 and 40 respectively from Dan Billing and Richard Seeley.

However, St Erme fought back well in the later overs of the innings to restrict Luckett to 140-7.

The bowlers shared the wickets, with Matt Pearson joining father and son Andy and Jordan Wilkinson in each picking up a brace of wickets.

Paul Bunts innings of 47 set up the run chase, leaving 56 runs required from the last seven overs. Andy Wilkinson (34) and Matt Pearson (24) put together a great partnership to leave just 12 needed off the last two overs. Unfortunately, with both batsmen falling to young Luke Brenton in the penultimate over St Erme fell just short of victory.

Luckett 140-7 (D Billing 41, R Seeley 40, D Piper 28; A Wilkinson 2-21, J Wilkinson 2-29, M Pearson 2-32).

St Erme 137-6 (P Bunt 47, A Wilkinson 34, M Pearson 24; L Brenton 3-33).

Luckett (16 pts) beat St Erme (6 pts) by three runs in a match reduced to 30 overs per side



Truro fencer Yvonne Chart (16) is to compete at Sheffield's English Institute of Sport (EIS) to represent England at the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games.

The event, which is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a major multi-sport event for the nation's talented young athletes.

It will see more than 1,600 potential future sports stars competing across 12 sports between September 12-15.

The Truro Fencing Club star will have an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of her sporting heroes and experience what it is like to compete in a major multi-sport event.

A delighted Yvonne, who is the 2013 Under-17 foil National Champion, said: "I feel honoured to have been chosen for the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games. I am thrilled with the opportunity and I look forward to competing against other fencers, as well as meeting athletes from other sports too.

"I got tickets to watch James Honeybone, who fences for my club, in action at London 2012 and seeing him perform there was incredibly inspiring and proof of what hard work can achieve."

Gig rowing


It was a weekend of "firsts" for Devoran Gig Club last Saturday as several crews competed at the annual Cadgwith Buller Day gig racing event.

Buller Day, is named in honour of the late Richard 'Buller' Arthur who was instrumental in rekindling interest in gigs in the cove at Cadgwith and the event has long been a favourite for Devoran rowers.

Many choose to camp and enjoy the traditional Cornish hospitality provided by Cadgwith Gig Club and The Cove Inn at the end of race day.

The Ladies' Veterans were the first of the Devoran rowers to race in a competition consisting of 15 men's, mixed and ladies' crews.

A hard fought race saw them battle most of the way around with a men's crew and they finished the race as the first placed all ladies crew.

Vets Capt Julie Heywood, said: "We were delighted to be the first ladies crew home especially as it was our Cox, Colin Davies, first competitive race."

The men's A crew and ladies A & B crews continued with their good run of form finishing in eighth, seventh and ninth positions meaning, that each crew finished in the top half of their respective heats.

The Ladies' C crew also raced in the B crew heat thanks to the event hosts' generosity in loaning their gig Rose of Cadgwith.

This allowed new Club member Yvonne Green to have her first racing experience with Devoran.

Despite a disappointing result for the Devoran men's B crew there was still cause to celebrate as one member of the crew, Ollie Bone, had his 16th birthday on Saturday.

Ollie has been racing for Devoran for a number of years, initially with the juniors, and has been a regular member of the men's senior crews this year.

An evening of singing traditional Cornish songs rounded off an excellent event.



Perran Tenni's Third Junior Tournament of the school holidays was held last Friday in perfect conditions for tennis seeing an entry of 30 players.

Equal numbers played in the two sections comprising children aged ten and under and young people U18.

After five rounds it was a very closely fought battle in both divisions.

The top boy U10 of the day was Archie Mallett scoring a maximum points total of 25. Izzie Mansell proved to be a first time winner as top girl by scoring twenty two points.

In the U18s it proved not to be three wins in a row for Oliver Walker who had to settle for the runners-up slot. Tom Meyers picked up the title scoring 24 points. Libby Elford won her first competition with a score of 23 points.

The four winners received their medals from Perran Tennis Club Chairman Dave Pell, who commented how great it was to see so many young players enjoying the game and supported by their parents. The Third "All Play" Tournament followed the success of Friday's junior event on Sunday. Again blessed with good weather adults and juniors took to the courts at Perran Tennis. This was a great opportunity for our aspiring juniors to play with more experienced adults.

The juniors rose to the challenge Harry Lampier and Oliver Walker played extremely well, whilst Naomi Hart managed to rip two exquisite backhands down the line at the dismay of her adult opponents. Naomi's sister Amani proved her competence as did Georgia Wildgoose with some fine serving.

After five rounds everyone adjourned for tea provided by the treasurer Alison Luck. Lastly Perran Tennis Chairman Dave Pell presented small prizes to the ladies and men's winners respectively Linda Miners and Oliver Walker.

The next event to be held at Perran Tennis tomorrow will be the fourth Junior Tournament starting at 2pm and ending at 4.30pm. Further information may obtained by contacting Steve Luck (Club Coach) on 07860 446 209.



On Saturday 30 ladies of Perranporth Golf Club played for the West Briton Bowl.

For the second week running, a Hole in One was scored on the fourth hole, this week by Nikki Hodge. Again it was drinks all round.

In first place in the Silver Division and winning the West Briton Bowl was Vera Eade (net 66) cutting her handicap to 12 (see picture page 102).

Runner-up on countback, with a net 68, was Vicky Lee Comyn (net 68) and saw her handicap to 10. In third was Lauren Hulston.

T he Best back nine was won by Bev Vann (net 33.5). Out of the prizes but with a net 69 was Dawn Emmerson who also cut her handicap to 19.

In Bronze Division 1st place went to Chris Fogarty on countback (net 73); in 2nd place was Liz Gillman (also net 73); in 3rd place was Jane Rowse (net 74).

The Best back nine was won by Joan Hurst (net 39).

On Sunday Perranporth reached the Gammon final with a 7-0 victory over West Cornwall at Mullion.

The final will be played at Trevose Golf Cub on September 15 against St Enodoc Golf Club who pipped

Again a number of ladies have been visiting various open days at other clubs with Angie Chapman, Karen Furness and Debbie Douglas winning the China Fleet Open Day on Tuesday. The team had four twos between them.

On Wednesday at Killiow Open Day Jane Rowse won the nearest the pin on 10th, and Jo Rysdale won the longest drive in the Silver division.

The regional final of the Coronation Foursomes was held on Friday at Launceston, with Perranporth being represented by Jacquie Lang and Mandy Wright who scored 34 points and came 4th.


Martin Roberts (82-11-71) was the winner of Division 1 of the Men's August Medal with Nick Rowe (83-10-73) in second place on countback from Matthew Berks (87-14-73) in third.

In Division 2, Ben Richards shot a nett 63 to take first place, beating second placed Mike May (85-16-69) by six shots. Kevin Dabb (93-23-70) was third.

Dan Woodside and Jordan Mayne each shot rounds of 93 in the Junior Qualifier. Both played off 28 so both had nett scores of 65 but Dan just pipped Jordan to the post on countback. Freddie Norris (96-25-71) was third.

In the nine hole qualifier, George Harrow won with 22 points whilst Scott Weston was second with 18 and Jordan Mayne third with 17.


Nine handicapper Simon Lord produced a superb six under par nett 61 to win Truro Golf Club's Ellam Cup on Saturday.

Other placings; 2 Martyn Bennett 80-18-62; 3 Darren Healey 72-8-64; 4 Charles Moore 83-18-65; 5 Andy Waters 80-15-65; 6 Derek Mitchell 78-13-65.

Read more from West Briton

Do you have something to say? Leave your comment here...

max 4000 characters