THE last few months have been difficult time for Paul Cricket Club, as well documented following their withdrawal from the ECB Premier League, due to player shortage.
It was therefore some irony that Saturday saw one of their more memorable days on the field.
Playing their first Division 2 West first team game since 1998, Paul visited Falmouth seconds. The home side were shot out for 55 with Ross Williams returning the remarkable figures of nine overs, two maidens, 14 runs and nine wickets. He was only denied the tenth thanks to Jamie Burr getting rid of Jacob Stephens.
Overseas player Robbie Polson saw Paul to a six wicket victory, with 22 not out.
St Just seconds won at Gulval by five runs. The visitors made 237 with Caleb Marsden making 42 and Treve Williams 40. Chris Butler took three for 48. Gary Boyle hit 50 in the valiant Gulval reply of 232.
St Gluvias won at Rosudgeon by 32 runs. Mark Waters took four for 45 to restrict the visitors to 198 for nine. Rosudgeon were 166 all out, with Liam Harvey top scoring with 40.
Dave Marsh batted throughout the St Ives innings at home to Truro seconds. He made 83 of the 158 for six with George Day making 39. Dillon Hart then took five for 10 from seven overs to dismiss Truro for 63.
Botallack & St Levan won a narrow game at Beacon by three wickets with 11 balls to spare. Dan Tregear took two for 31 then top scored with 30.
Andrew Gouldthorpe made 65 and Jamie Harvey 58 in Hayle seconds win at Constantine. Jamie Cameron had figures of 7-0-14-5.
St Buryan lost at Perranporth by five wickets after being 120 all out. Goldsithney skipper Giles Lawrence produced a memorable innings at St Gluvias.
He hit 215 not out off 143 balls with 17 sixes and 19 fours. Matthew Lawrence took four for 37 in the 172 run win.
St Just will host Truro on Sunday (1pm) in the Royal London Club Championship second round. St Just had a comfortable win at Falmouth on Sunday by 68 runs.
Scores: St Just 149 (G Edwards 24, J Stephens 24, G Thomas 22, N Curnow 21; G Furnival 3-37, D Ayres 2-23, R Leathley 2-29) Falmouth 81 (G May 4-9, M George 3-15, P Nicholas 2-12).
Ludgvan lost their rearranged Davidstow Village Cup tie at home to Abbotskerswell by 15 runs.