Truro began their 2019 Cornwall Cricket League Premier Division campaign in style with an 86-run win at Grampound Road.

Truro set their hosts a target of 266 but bowled their opponents out for 179 to seal victory and take the maximum 20 points on offer.

Grampound Road won the toss and chose to field, which looked like a good decision with bowler Lewis Sanders claiming opening batsmen Charlie Kent (4) and Andrew Libby (10) early on.

Sanders was also on hand to run out both Adrian Noott and Joseph Phillips, but not before the pair had scored a combined 82 runs, with Noott scoring 44 and Phillips adding 38.

Things got even better for the visitors with Kelvin Snell following up with a fine 52 off 63 balls, which was then bettered by Kyle Van Rooyen, who added a superb 69 runs off just 53 balls.

Not out batsmen Robert Harrison (11no) and Matt Thurlow (13no) added double-figure hauls as Truro reached 265-7 at the end of their innings.

Charlie Kent starred with the ball for Truro in their hosts’ reply, taking five wickets for just 19 runs on their way to victory.

Middle order duo Thomas Orpe and Matthew South put in decent contributions of 42 and 41 respectively but it was not enough to stop Truro winning with just under eight overs to spare.

Redruth also kicked off their new campaign with victory, beating defending champions Werrington on their own patch by 60 runs.

Redruth set their opponents 202 to win but bowled out the reigning champs for 141 to get their league season off to an excellent start.

Despite losing opener Jack Hale to a duck off three balls with fellow opener James Harris managing eight before dismissal, the visitors eventually found their feet with Christian Purchase top-scoring with 62 off 53 balls.

Alex Ridd and Peter Howells, batting at seven and eight, provided useful support with 34 and 28 respectively as Redruth were bowled out for 201.

Werrington’s response was not too far short of a disaster, with Ben Smeeth the only of the top six batsmen to hit double figures as the hosts slumped to 63-6.

Matthew Robins (20) and Tom Dinnis (40) scored a combined 60 to offer a sliver of hope but they were powerless to prevent an opening-day defeat, with Alex Ridd and Craig Johnson taking  3-14 and 3016 respectively as Redruth began with a win.