Penzance thrashed St Just by eight wickets to secure the Bond Timber Trophy League 1 title on Saturday.

The local derby was a short-lived affair, with Penzance bowling out the visitors for just 86 before strolling to victory after just 11.2 overs of their reply to lift the trophy.

After eight weeks of competition in the hastily arranged tournament, introduced by the Cornwall Cricket League on a one-off basis after coronavirus restrictions meant the normal league campaign could not run, the two teams faced off in the showpiece match in west Cornwall.

It was the third meeting of the two sides during the nine-week tournament, with each side winning one match apiece in the group stages.

Penzance won the toss and put their opponents in to bat and were quickly boosted by the early wickets of Gareth May (1) and Steve Kevern (3).

Neil Curnow quickly followed for a duck with St Just only at 6-3, before a fourth-wicket partnership of 30 between Philip Nicholas (11) and Daniel Lello (37) improved the situation somewhat until the former became the first of Thomas Wells’ two victims.

Lello was the visitors’ top scorer by some distance and he was next to fall when he was caught by Matthew Lawrence of Jonathan Ludlam’s ball with the score at 57-5.

The next five wickets came and went with only another 29 runs scored, with a seven from Mark George the highlight as the visitors slumped to 86 all out after 30 overs.

Wells, Ludlam and Giles Lawrence took two wickets apiece for the hosts.

It was not the toughest title-winning target that Penzance would ever have faced, but they still had to get the job done and opener Christian Purchase was certainly not taking his eye of the ball, scoring 37 not out to take him through the entire innings.

Fellow opener Giles Lawrence made 12 before he was dismissed but a 19 from Jack Paull and a further 19* from Thomas Wells secured the title for Penzance after little more than 11 overs.

Fall of wickets (St Just): 3-1 Gareth May (Steve Kevern-2*); 5-2 Steve Kevern (Philip Nicholas-1*); 6-3 Neil Curnow (Philip Nicholas-2*); 36-4 Philip Nicholas (Daniel Lello-19*); 57-5 Daniel Lello (Josh Semmens-2*); 58-6 Josh Semmens (Ben Stevens-0*); 60-7 Ben Stevens (Ben Ellis-1*); 72-8 Mark George (Ben Ellis-4*); 80-9 Ben Ellis (Archie Pascoe-2*); 86-10 Archie Pascoe (Neil Stanleick-0*)

Fall of wickets (Penzance): 13-1 Giles Lawrence (Christian Purchase-1*); 47-2 Jack Paull (Christian Purchase-15*).