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West Briton Truro & District Grassroots Sport June 20

By West Briton  |  Posted: June 20, 2013

  • TENNIS STALWARTS:Senior members of Perran Tennis gathered in appreciation of John and Judy Manley's (pictured, seated front) longstanding service to the club. After a presentation of gifts, friends enjoyed tennis and a buffet supper. See story below.

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Kieran Roskell-Thomas from Truro has secured his place at the finals of the National Road to Wimbledon tournament by triumphing at the county finals defeating Hugh Ryder from Dartmouth in the final 7-5, 6-1.

In a high quality 1st set Ryder's serve was tested several times until Roskell-Thomas broke serve in the 12th game to secure the 1st set.

In the second set Roskell-Thomas's consistency of serve and strong ground strokes saw him dominate and secure victory with a fine service winner. Kieran now progresses to the national finals which will be played at Wimbledon during August, were he will compete against players from around the country.Road to Wimbledon is a national competition open to players aged 14 and under.

Kieran was delighted with his win "It will be brilliant to play at Wimbledon on the courts the professionals use, and just to soak up the atmosphere. I am really looking forward to it and have two weeks training in Spain before I play at Wimbledon with the county performance squad to prepare."

On a testing day of wet and windy conditions at Newquay, competitors from clubs around the county battled with the elements as much as their opponents during the early part of the event held on Sunday 16th June at the Heron Centre, Newquay.

Performance of the day came from Duncan Cove y(Truro) who defeated the higher ranked Taght McLean 4-0, 1-4, 1-0 (5)to secure a semi final place.

Results: Boys: Final: Kieran Roskell-Thomas(Truro) beat Hugh

Ryder(Dartmouth) 7-5, 6-1. Semi-Finals Hugh Ryder(Dartmouth) beat Max Cameron-Webb(Newquay) 4-1, 4-5, 1-0 (4): Kieran Roskell-Thomas beat Duncan Covey 4-2,4-0.

Girls: Final: Nadia Rawson (Bodmin) beat Arielle Fitkin (Penzance) 6-2,6-2. Semi-Finals: Arielle Fitkin (Penzance) beat Agatha Evans (Bodmin) 1-4,5-4,1-0 (9); Nadia Rawson (Bodmin) beat Flossie Cameron-Webb 4-1,4-1.


Perran Tennis have held a presentation evening in appreciation of the longstanding service to the club of John and Judy Manley.

Mr Manley has been a stalwart of the club for 44 years, serving on the committee as vice-chairman, chairman and for the last 36 years as treasurer.

Throughout that time he has voluntarily undertaken numerous tasks necessary in maintaining six grass courts, three hard courts and an historic clubhouse.

He met Judy at the tennis club and she has closely supported him. Judy was Ladies' Captain for a number of years and has organised Junior coaching, tournaments and social events. Together they have been instrumental in ensuring the club's survival.

Johns retirement from the committee and the office of treasurer prompted the presentation evening, but both John and Judy hope to continue to playing tennis for many years to come.



On a wonderful sunny Sunday, with just a slight breeze to keep everybody refreshed and on their toes allowing for windage, the City of Truro Rifle Club attended the English/Scottish Match held at the CTSA Trethosa range.

Steph Lenny was shooting at her first outdoor match and not only beat her father, Steve Lenny, but came first in E Class and second overall in the Juniors' competition.

The club also won several other awards in various classes.

Overall aggregate results included: C class: 1 Roger Pascoe, 2 Sue Sutton, D class – 2 Rob Woolcock. E class: 1 Steph Lenny, 2 Steve Lenny.

In the Team of Four competition City of Truro gave a good performance only being beaten into second place by St Austell Rifle Club.

It was the juniors who did the club proud by coming second (Steph Lenny), third (Rob Woolcock) and fourth (Kiran Rule). First was was Joss Mortimer (Helston Rifle Club).

The Champion of Champions competition is a competition held over the three county outdoor shoots to find the best outdoor small bore shooter in Cornwall to represent the county at the annual national final held at Bisley, Surrey. With just one round to go City of Truro Rifle Club shooter Fred Teagle is in first place.

For further details please go to the club website: WWW.trurorifleclub.weebly.com



Launceston 188-7. St Erme 106

St Erme suffered a disappointing 82 run home defeat against unbeaten, table-topping Launceston in Division 2 East on Saturday.

Launceston took first use of an excellent batting track after winning the toss, but St Erme made a good start reducing the league leaders to 44 for four.

Liam Tilley (44) lead the Launceston recovery in partnership with Kristoffer Jasper (35) and, with Kevin Worth smashing a quick-fire 34, they totalled 188 for seven.

St Erme put in a pretty useful fielding and bowling display as Simon Cole picked up three for 30 and Liam Lombard bowled 10 overs uphill into the wind to finish with a well-deserved two for 44.

St Erme reply never really got going as they batted far too tentatively against an accurate but not threatening Launceston attack.

Despite of Cole and Dave Moses putting together a third wicket partnership of 51, no batsman passed 20. St Erme were all out for 106 in the 38th over.

Launceston spinners Ian Searle and Ryan Crabb cleaned up taking five for 20 and three for 28 respectively.

The match ball was sponsored by Rosie Gray at Trevella Self Storage.

Launceston 188-7 (L Tilley 42, K Jasper 35, K Worth 34; S Cole 3-30, Liam Lombard 2-44).

St Erme 106 (Extras 32; I Searle 5-20, R Crabb 3-28, K Jasper 2-20).

Launceston (20 points) beat St Erme (5 points) by 82 runs

Werrington IV 171-7. St Erme II 81.

St Erme 2nd XI were well beaten by 90 runs against Werrington 4th XI in Division 5 East on Saturday.

Werrington totalled 171-7 with good contributions from Mark Hodgson (42) and Nick Adams (31), in the face of a disciplined St Erme bowling performance. Paul Ingerson picked up 3 wickets and Spencer Wilcock 2.

St Erme replied in disappointing style as they were bowled out for just 81 in the 34th over, with no batsman passing 20. Veteran Brian Baker took 4-13, supported by Rod Farrelly 2-14.

Werrington 171-7 (M Hodgson 42, N Adams 31; P Ingerson 3-42, S Wilcock 2-63).

St Erme 81 (B Baker 4-13, R Farrelly 2-14).

Werrington (19pts) beat St Erme (5pys) by 90 runs.



The athletics season has unearthed a potential star of the future amongst the students of Truro High School.

Without any training beyond PE lessons 12-year-old Emily Williams, a year 7 pupil, finds herself ranked in the top 10 performing pentathlon athletes for her age group in the UK.

Her most recent successes include winning the County Schools Combined Event with a score more than 300 points ahead of her nearest rival, the County Track and Field Championships and, at the County Athletics Championships, she won the high jump and came second in the 800m. She also won the 800m at the county level Year 7 and 8 championships by over half a lap and came second in the high jump.

Outside school Emily, from Penryn, competes in tetrathlon for the Four Burrow Pony Club, last year qualifying to represent the South West in the under 15s age group.

She is also a talented netball player and has recently been promoted out of her age group on the county netball squad to the U14s so she is eligible for selection to the county team.

Emily has been a pupil at Truro High since the age of three and has frequently demonstrated her sporting ability. This year, as a member of the senior school, there have been more competitive opportunities and her true potential has emerged.

Head of PE for Truro High School, Kathryn Barbery-Redd, said: "I am really pleased with Emily's commitment to sport. She is an extremely valuable member of many of our school teams, including our hockey team, the current county champions.

"She has a very unassuming manner and I don't think she herself realises quite the potential she has. She is definitely a name to watch out for in the future – be it in netball, athletics, cross country or tetrathlon.

"As an indication of what she could achieve, we've been working on her high jump technique in the last few days and in just one week Emily has improved her performance from clearing 1.21m to 1.35m. We've encouraged her to join an athletics club because who knows what she could achieve with that extra coaching."



On Saturday, 25 ladies of Perranporth Golf Club played in the annual President's Day Stableford.

The winner with 35 points was Alice Brown one ahead of Jackie Mallett, with Liz Gillman third on 33.

On Tuesday, 15 ladies also braved the wet and windy weather to play in the Twilight Trophy, an 18 hole Stableford.

In first place and winning the Twilight Trophy with 33 points was Nikki Hodge.

In second place with 32 points was Jane Rowse and in third place with 29 points was Jenny Potter, and in fourth on countback with 28 points was Jacquie Lang.


Dave Hick (80-12-68) beat Martin Roberts (80-12-68) on countback to win the Men's Summer Cup at Killiow the weekend.

Mark Noble (76-7-69) was third just one shot behind. Cara Rowe (95-27-68) was the winner of the Ladies' Summer Cup, six shots ahead of second placed Hilary Pryor (100-26-74). Indu Kumar (109-33-76) was third.

Nick Rowarth won Division 1 of the Men's June Stableford on Saturday. Scoring 42 points, he was six points clear of Mark Parsons who came second on countback from Ben Chapman. Both scored 36 points as did David L Rogers who won Division 2 on countback from Chris Naylor. Dave Ealing was third with 35.


Treliske Stableford: Division 1: 1 Andrew Ring 37pts; 2 John Yeates 34pts; 3 Derek Mitchell 34pts.

Division 2 Result: 1 Bill Evison 37pts; 2 Trevor Thomas 35pts; 3 Jim Thomas 32pts.

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