Werrington 89-1 (15.2) beat Falmouth 86 all out (24.4) by nine wickets

FALMOUTH suffered a nine-wicket thrashing at the hands of reigning Cornwall Premier League champions Werrington on Saturday.

Falmouth, who are still winless in the league this season, were bowled out for just 86 in the 25th over of their batting innings, with the hosts needing just over 15 overs to seal victory.

Falmouth won the toss and chose to bat first, but lost opener Grant Stone for just ten runs for lbw off Tom Dinnis’ delivery, with Dinnis claiming replacement James Williamson for a duck off just three balls.

Dinnis sealed a hat-trick with the wicket of Stone’s fellow opener Aidan Carter for another duck as Falmouth looked in disarray.

Their nightmare start continued with Scott Kellow being bowled by Daniel Barnard for eight, while Dinnis claimed wicket number four with Joe Harrington only managing one run before he was caught off the in-form bowler’s delivery.

Dinnis added a fifth with the wicket of Louis Rudin (2) – for overall figures of 5-31 – as Falmouth reached 44-6, but captain Oliver Paull added some respectability to the score with a 32 haul before he was caught by Sam Hockin.

Dan Hubble made ten before he was bowled by Jono Baldock, who then took Toby Johnson for another duck before Richard Kellow was run out for the fourth duck of the innings as Falmouth slumped to 86 after 24.4 overs.

Werrington hardly broke sweat in their reply with Matthew Robins and Adam Hodgson enjoying a 52-run stand before the former was caught by Scott Kellow off Stone’s delivery.

Robins fell for 33 with Hodgson going on to reach 26 not out alongside Paul Smith, whose 18 not out helped ease the hosts over the line in the 16th over.

Fall (Falmouth): 10-1 Grant Stone (Aidan Carter-0*); 10-2 James Williamson (Aidan Carter-0*); 20-3 Aidan Carter (Scott Kellow-8*); 22-4 Scott Kellow (Joe Harrington-1*); 31-5 Joe Harrington (Oliver Paull-4*); 44-6 Louis Rudin (Oliver Paull-9*); 75-7 Dan Hubble (Oliver Paull-25*); 75-8 Toby Johnson (Oliver Paull-25*); 86-9 Oliver Paull (Luke Richardson-2*); 86-10 Richard Kellow (Richard Kellow-0*).

Fall (Werrington): 52-1 Matthew Robins (Adam Hodgson-10*).