Helston earned back-to-back victories in County Division 1 for the first time this season, beating Rosudgeon by 35 runs on Saturday.

After victory at St Austell on Bank Holiday Monday, reigning champions Helston followed it up with a win at home to Rosudgeon five days later.

Helston won the toss and chose to bat first, but saw their opening three batsmen fall for just 21 combined runs.

Opener Karl Leathley was the first to go when he was caught by Max Walden off Ben Ellis’ delivery after managing 13 runs.

Ellis claimed fellow opener Will Jenkin (5) soon after when his delivery was caught by Matthew Ellis. Owen Holton (3) swiftly followed after he was caught by Giles Lawrence off Matthew Ellis’ delivery.

But the hosts’ hopes soon improved with Justin Matthews, batting at four, hitting 66 off 108 balls before he was bowled by Matthew Jacka.

He had enjoyed an excellent 153-run stand alongside Ross Leathley, who scored 104 not out off 111 balls to put Helston in with an excellent chance of picking up win number three.

Dario Cumberbatch suffered a golden duck while Steve Jenkin could only add seven before he was caught by Jacka, but Stephen Wiseman’s 12 not out completed a 235-run haul for the home side.

Cumberbatch got Helston off to a great start in Rosudgeon’s reply, taking James Stephens for a duck off six balls.

But Matthew Ellis (34) and Lawrence enjoyed a 76-run stand before the former was caught by Cumberbatch off Bradley Bury’s delivery.

Bury then bowled Ben Ellis (6) before Jenkin ended Lawrence’s innings with the batsman at 55.

That total was matched by Mark Waters as Rosudgeon marched towards the 200 mark, but the remainder of their lower order could not get the visitors over the line.

Noah Badcock (2) and Matthew Jacka (9) were both victims of Jenkin before Walden was caught by Karl Leathley for a duck, with Liam Harvey (6) and Harry Wykes (6) the final two to depart as Rosudgeon were dismissed for 200.