Cornwall Cricket League County Division One round-up – Saturday, June 8

GRAMPOUND Road remain top of the table despite an early wobble in their victory at Beacon.

Gareth Mankee (3-51) and Jordan Thomas (2-41) reduced the Road to 57-5 before Sri Lankan pro Ravindra Karunarathna produced a superb knock.

He struck 124 from just 96 deliveries (15 fours, seven sixes) and shared a stand of 100 with Tom Fox-Dean (37) as they closed on 270-8.

Beacon replied with 219-9 despite 3-40 from off-spinner David Neville and 2-22 from Nathan Keevil.

Jordan Thomas made 63 while Sam James (40) and Gareth Mankee (33) also contributed. 

Newquay won again as they beat Camborne Seconds by four wickets at Warrior Park.

Camborne made a competitive 178-8, Jake Symons (44) and Sam Pooley (35) top-scoring, while Tommy Rodda took 3-22 from nine overs.

The home side were right in the game with Newquay 76-4, but Michael Harding (39), Callan Jenkin (23no) and Jack Howarth (16no) kept their heads for another 19 points.

Paul are 12 points behind Newquay with a game in-hand after an excellent 27-run success at St Erme.

They made a middling 168 all out after Kyle Van Rooyen reduced them to 12-3.

Keiran Bowden then got to work in making 64, and with 23 apiece from Damon Nicholls and Matt Skewes, they eventually reached 168. Forty-five came from the final three wickets. Dylan Smith took 4-19.

Opening bowlers Michael Fitchett (5-9 off 10) and Damon Nicholls (4- bowled superbly as the hosts fell to 74-7.

A stand of 62 between Cornwall Over 50s captain Sean Hooper (36no) and Spencer Wilcock then made the home side favourites.

But Wilcock (35) went lbw to the returning Nicholls who then dismissed the final two wickets in his next over for a big win.

Hayle are fifth after a comfortable victory at Falmouth.

They amassed a healthy 255-4 with former Cornwall captain Tom Sharp making 90.

Kiwi Ben Homan (42), Marc Sweeney (39) and Paul Lello (57no) all contributed.

The in-form James Franklin then reduced Falmouth to 25-3, and although William Hocquard made 82, nobody else really going as they were dismissed for 171.

Franklin finished with 4-41 from his 8.3 overs while spinners Max Jenkin (3-33) and Tom Sharp (2-39) also chipped in.

Mullion eased past visiting Roche by seven wickets.

Roche chose to bat on the Lizard Peninsula but were soon 16-4 with Martin Duck (4-19 off 7) the chief orchestrator.

James Hunkin struck seven boundaries in his 35, but at 64-6 they were in trouble.

The middle and lower order dug in with Tom Rowe (17 off 75), Tyler Trudgeon (14) and Ryan Clark (25) helping get up to 136 all out.

Ryan Clark (2-17 off 10) dismissed Joss Hearn and Daniel Tripconey in successive balls (13-2), but a 100 stand between New Zealander Michael Blanks (72no) and James Dark (43) ensured there was no further drama.

Wadebridge Seconds secured their first victory in County One cricket as they beat their struggling Penzance counterparts by seven wickets at Egloshayle Park.

The returning Stuart Parkyn sent down ten overs for just 11 runs as he and Ollie Bate (1-27) bowled miserly ten-over spells.

Penzance had scored just 43 when they lost their second wicket in the 23rd over, and although they got up to 138 all out thanks to 33 from Wilfred Bartlett and 25 from Louis Trotman, it was never likely to be enough. Charle Hawken (3-22) and Steve Gunner (3-30) shared six wickets.

Openers Jamie Beare (35) and Sam Richards (46) made a big dent in the target before Charlie Hawken (17) and Paul Menhenick (26no) finished things off.