Helston fell agonisingly short in their County Division 1 match against Rosudgeon on Saturday, going down to a seven-run defeat.

The hosts made 134 before being bowled out after 36 overs, with Helston falling just seven runs shy in their reply before they were dismissed in the 44th over.

Rosudgeon were put in to bat but lost the opening pair of Matthew Ellis (8) and Max Walden (9) early on.

Giles Lawrence added a handy 36 before he became the second of Will Jenkin's three victims, with Ben Ellis (10) and Matthew Jacka (1) departing either side.

But Bradley Bury led the bowling charts with four wickets, including the final two of Sandy Mortimer and Neil Harvey for just two runs.

Treve Polglase was the remaining batsman, with his 46 not out taking the hosts past the century.

Helston's reply began in encouraging fashion, with openers Jenkin (24) and Karl Leathley (36) enjoying a 66-run stand before the former was caught by Andrew Badcock off Jacka's ball.

Jacka then claimed Ben Rule (5) and Justin Matthews (4) to complete his hat-trick.

But again his haul was overshadowed as Lawrence took five wickets for just 15 runs, including Stephen Wiseman who scored 26.

With Helston at a useful 115-6, Lawrence dismissed Joshua Ninnis and Benjamin Rogers for ducks and Steve Eddy for two as Rosudgeon escaped with a narrow victory.

Fall (Rosudgeon): 10-1 Matthew Ellis (Max Walden-1*); 22-2 Max Walden (Giles Lawrence-4*); 57-3 Ben Ellis (Giles Lawrence-25*); 68-4 Giles Lawrence (Matthew Jacka-1*); 71-5 Matthew Jacka (Mark Waters-1*); 119-6 Mark Waters (Treve Polglase-38*); 124-7 Andrew Badcock (Treve Polglase-39*); 134-8 Sandy Mortimer (Treve Polglase-46*); 134-9 Neil Harvey (Treve Polglase-46*).

Fall (Helston): 66-1 William Jenkin (Karl Leathley-27*); 79-2 Ben Rule (Karl Leathley-35*); 85-3 Karl Leathley (Justin Matthews-3*); 99-4 Justin Matthews (Stephen Wiseman-13*); 100-5 Dario Cumberbatch (Stephen Wiseman-13*); 115-6 Stephen Wiseman (Steven Jenkin-2*); 115-7 Joshua Ninnis (Steven Jenkin-2*); 116-8 Bradley Bury (Steven Jenkin-3*); 117-9 Benjamin Rogers (Steven Jenkin-4*); 127-10 Steve Eddy (Steven Jenkin-7*).

  • Helston host title-chasing Redruth seconds this weekend, while Rosudgeon travel to winless St Austell seconds.