Redruth maintained their place at the top of the Cornwall Premier League table with a five-wicket win at home to St Austell on Saturday.

St Austell won the toss and chose to bat but loss opener David Munn for a duck off five balls when he was caught by Craig Johnson off Jemuel Cabey’s delivery.

Fellow opener Hugh Parkinson fared little better, scoring two before Christian Purchase caught him out, with Cabey claiming Curtis Dalby (7) shortly after.

Alex Ridd caught Alex Bone (4) as the league leaders looked dominant, but Michael Bone, batting at five, steered the visitors back into contention with a fine 61.

Jonathan Grey (1) and Liam Watson (0) fell cheaply as the visitors reach 73-7 but Matthew Lloyd salvaged the innings with 45 off 55 balls as St Austell reached 155-9.

Redruth got off to a somewhat solid start with openers Sam Wyatt and James Harris contributing a combined 53 runs.

Wyatt racked up 27 before he was caught by Michael Bone off Angus Fosten’s delivery, with Harris being caught by Munn off Gary Bone for 26 runs.

But two Redruth wickets had fallen between those two, with Christian Purchase reaching 15 before he was stumped by Alex Bone, while Will Harris made 14 before he was lbw off Gary Bone’s delivery.

Toby Whiteford (27) and Ridd (23), batting at five and six respectively, took the hosts into triple figures with a combined 50 runs before the latter was caught by Watson as Redruth reached 136-5.

Whiteford batted on alongside Ellis Whiteford (9no) until he was caught by Munn with Redruth nine runs from victory, with Peter Howells (4no) coming in to see the side over the line.