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Porthleven close on top
11:26am Thursday 27th May 2010 in Cornwall Sport
Porthleven 176-8 Camborne II 179-5 Porthleven remain tucked in behind the leading pack in division three following this five wicket defeat at Roskear.
Porthleven elected to bat but lost Andy Bonnett to the fourth ball of the match for a single. Kevin Oliver and Chris Higgs took the score to 60 before Oliver was caught at square leg for 21. JJ Walker and Higgs also put on 56 for the next wicket, with some good stroke play before Walker was bowled for 30 ,by Ben Rule, with the score at 116-3.After getting himself in Higgs got himself out, after making 55 off 75 balls.
From here things fell apart with only Adam Young’s 13 and a brisk cameo from Brad Bury (21) and Chris Crowle with 13 not out getting the total up to 176, and four batting points.
In reply Camborne made a poor start. Young was first to strike, Ben Rule driving hard and Higgs taking a smart low catch at point with only 7 on the board. Young followed this by bowling Martin Woolcock for just 7 and Walker trapped Giles Head lbw with the score 13-3.
Former Troon player Darren Pascoe joined Liam Weeks and the pair made light work of the middle overs, chances coming and going as the fourth wicket evaded Porthleven until Walker was brought back, Andrew Osborne swooping in to take the catch to get rid of Pascoe for 65 to make it 134-4.Without further addition Young came back and removed Weeks for 42. Jordan Harvey (14no) and Dominic Batchelor (31no) saw Camborne over the line with three overs to spare. Young took three for 27 from his twelve overs and Walker two for 32.
It’s derby day on Saturday at Porthleven with Helston the visitors while Port travel to Penzance seconds on Monday.
Porthleven 176-8 (C Higgs 55, JJ Walker 30, K Oliver 21, B Bury 21; B Rule 3-26, N Endean 2-37), Camborne 179-5 (D Pascoe 65, L Weeks 42, D Batchelor 31; A Young 3-27, J Walker 2-32). Camborne (19 points) beat Porthleven (six) by five wickets.
Mullion 204-8 St Gluvias 208-3 Mullion’s early season woes continued at Garro Lane on Saturday when they were defeated by St Gluvias by seven wickets.
Mullion won the toss and skipper Trevor Lee returned to opening the batting. Lee and David Gray made a positive start before Gray was bowled by Jake Preston for five with the score at 25.
Kevin Bosustow and Lee added 50 before Bosustow was bowled by Johnson for 14. Knowing his side needed in excess of 200 Lee pushed on before mistiming an on drive on 64, and chipping an easy catch to Andrew Julian. Jim Pearson accelerated quickly to 42 with Danny Gillman looking in good nick before mistiming a wide full toss when on 17. Useful contributions from Ben Johnson (16) and Matt Grose (13no) took Mullion to 204-8 and maximum batting points.
From the start of the St Gluvias innings Johnson and Preston rattled along at five an over with one sharp return catch to Ben Johnson the only real opportunity to break the partnership. Eventually the leg spin of Pearson did for both openers but any hope for Mullion was dashed by an extraordinary innings from Justin Hocking who smashed his way to 78 including seven sixes. Several times he hit the ball in the air but the Mullion fielders failed to hang onto the chances. The winning runs came with almost 14 overs to spare. Mullion visit to second placed Crofty/Holman on Saturday before entertaining Paul seconds on Bank Holiday Monday.
Mullion 204-8 (T Lee 64, J Pearson 42; A Julian 4-57, C Johnson 2-31), St Gluvias 208-3 (J Hocking 78no, J Preston 63, C Johnson 45). St Gluvias (19 points) beat Mullion (six) by seven wickets.
Mullion II 121 Botallack 125-3 Mullion seconds continue to find life difficult, having made the step up to division four. They are still without a win and in danger of becoming detached at the foot of the table with everyone else having won at least twice already.
At Botallack on Saturday Jack Casley (33) and Martin Hearn (31) were the main contributors with the bat as Mullion mustered 121. It proved to be nowhere near enough as Lee Brewer hit 40 not out and Jonathan Whittaker 32. Robert Casley took two of the wickets to fall at a cost of 26 runs.
Mullion 121 (J Casley 33, M Hearn 31; D Taskis 3-28, C Postlethwaite 3-38, D Filley 2-27) Botallack 125-3 (L Brewer 40 no, J Whitaker 32; R Casley 2-26). Botallack (20 points) beat Mullion (four) by seven wickets Porthleven II 172-6 Leedstown II 175-3 Porthleven seconds are still without a win at the foot of division five and along with Ludgvan seconds are becoming in danger of being separated.
They got off to a bad start at home to Leedstown seconds losing Ben Pascoe, Barry Partridge and Daniel Walker all with the score at nine.
Al Cox (21) and Phil Harding (30) staged a recovery but when both went, along with Jamie Strachan, Porthleven had slipped to 88-6. Ed Butcher (48no) and Tony Riley (31no), in an unbroken stand of 84 for the seventh wicket, took the total to 172. Phil Payne took three for 30.
The Leedstown top order took control. After Keith Hosking made 20 Paul Robinson (86no) and Payne (36) took the side to the brink of victory, which followed by seven wickets with 14 balls to spare. Porthleven are at St Buryan on Saturday and host St Day on Holiday Monday Porthleven 172-6 (E Butcher 48 no, G Riley 31 no, P Harding 30, A Cox 21; P Payne 3-30, T Robinson 2-6), Leedstown 175-3 (P Robinson 86 no, P Payne 36, K Hosking 20; T Harding 2-29). Leedstown (18 points) beat Porthleven (five) by seven wickets.
Gulval 231 Helston 232-8 Helston are just five points behind division three leaders Praze, with a game in hand, after a cracking two wicket win at home to Gulval.
The visitors elected to bat but made a poor start when Kevin Gendall was lbw to Peter Boyd for 2 and then Scott Eddy lbw to Jason Crocker for seven.
Raymond Eddy found a good partner in Gary Boyle who made 28. Crocker picked up another couple of wickets in a mid order collapse but Eddy went on to make 94 and with Matthew Barnes making 25 and number 10 Dave Gibson 45 the useful total of 231 all out was posted in the last over.
Crocker took three for 53 and Boyd two for 39 with a wicket apiece for Tyler Lambert, Kannan Mathivannan, Josh Williams and Greg Moore. The Helston reply got off to a good start with Stuart Pethick and Josh Ninnis adding 62 before Ninnis was caught off Barnes for 32. Pethick went on to dominate the innings. Moore (10), Steven Hosking (18), Chris Martin (11) and Mathivannan (15) all got into double figures but it was Pethick that all but saw his side home. He was eventually dismissed for 115 with Helston just five short of victory.
Crocker immediately followed lbw but Guy Leathley and Boyd got the winning runs with four overs remaining. Helston have a derby at Porthleven on Saturday and entertain Troon seconds on Monday.
Gulval 231 (R Eddy 94, D Gibson 45, G Boyle 28; J Crocker 3-53, B Boyd 2-39), Helston 232-8 (S Pethick 115, J Ninnis 32; M Barnes 3-38, R Eddy 3-39). Helston (20 points) beat Gulval (nine) by two wickets.
Constantine II 138 Helston II 140-1 Helston seconds won by nine wickets at Constantine thanks to an unbroken second wicket stand of 129 between Steve Bury (68no) and Martin Shelley (48no).
The pair came together after Kevin Kelly was caught for five with the score at 11. Bury hit 11 fours and Shelley eight. Victory came in the 34th over.
Constantine were 63 for 6 at one stage before Scott Richards made 34. The wickets were shared with Bury, Kelly, Chris Aldred, Dave Retallack and Mark Williams all taking two each. Helston host Redruth fourths and travel to Beacon thirds over the weekend.
Constantine 138 (S Richards 34, C Howells 24; M Williams 2-16, S Bury 2-20, D Retallack 2-22, K Kelly 2-25, C Aldred 2-34), Helston 140-1 (S Bury 68 no, M Shelley 48 no). Helston (20 points) beat Constantine (three) by nine wickets.
Praze 148 Wendron 152-6 Wendron pulled off the surprise of the day in division three when they won at leaders Praze by four wickets. After losing two early wickets Praze recovered through Adam James and Damien Lynes (20) to reach 54 before losing their third wicket.
James went on to hold the innings together with 69 but only number nine Calvin Warwick of the rest of the batsmen got into double figures with 19. Craig Burley took three for 29 and Antony Harris three for 54.
Callum Martin picked up the important wickets of Patrick Robins and James at a cost of 24 runs from 12 overs. Ryan Tresidder made 16 in the Wendron reply before he was dismissed at 27.
Mark Mitchell followed lbw for 17. It was the skipper John Wearne that played the major innings however. He lost Marin for 14 but 134 was on the board by the time he was fifth out at 134. His 56 included seven fours off 93 balls. Antony Harris completed victory with 14 not out with seven overs to spare. Wendron host Barripper on Saturday and travel to Mount Hawke on Monday.
Praze 148 (A James 69, D Lynes 20, C Warwick 19; C Burley 3-29, A Harris 3-54, C Martin 2-24), Wendron 152-6 (J Wearne 56, M Mitchell 17, R Tresidder 16; A James 3-28, D Lynes 2-38). Wendron (20 points) beat Praze (six) by four wickets.
Praze II 149 Wendron II 151-5 By a remarkable co-incidence the respective seconds elevens had a virtually an identical score line and result at Underlane.
Praze seconds got just one more run than their firsts with only three of their batsmen getting into double figures. Luke Hilliard made 30, David Pimlott 28 and Andrew James 22.
Greg Adams took four for 15 and Glen Wearne three for 18. Wendron lost George Whitbread and Wearne cheaply but recovered well with Jan Trathan making 39 and Nick Tomba 25. The game was won by Jake Pimlott (son of Dave on the Praze side).
He made an undefeated 51 not out with victory coming by five wickets in the 44th over. Wendron are at St Ives on Saturday and at home to Redruth thirds on Monday.
Praze 149 (L Hilliard 30, D Pimlott 28, A James 22, T Adams 4-15, G Wearne 3-18); Wendron 151-5 (J Pimlott 51no, J Trathan 39, N Tomba 25, N Hilliard 2-33) Wendron (20 points) beat Praze (five) by five wickets.