Cornwall Cricket League County Division One round-up – Saturday, July 6

GRAMPOUND Road eventually eased past Newquay to maintain their lead at the top of the County Division One table.

In a match reduced to 30 overs per side, which got underway at 1pm, two hours after the scheduled start time due to England’s Euro 2024 quarter-final, Grampound got off to a decent start through openers Jack Mingo (27) and Alex Lean.

Pro Ravi Karunarathna was in and out for nine, but 38 from Chris Roberts and 18 from Harry Matthews got them up to 145 all out.

Newquay spinners Joe Crane (3-18) and Toby Chillingworth (3-25) shared six wickets after Aussie Nick Slack took 2-37.

Newquay lost Adam Kent and Chillingworth in successive balls to Lewis Sanders before Michael Harding (14) and Joe Crane (25) took the score to 35.

But once they were separated, they succumbed to 75 all out as Alex Lean took 4-16.

Beacon’s batsmen were in the runs as they thrashed St Erme by 61 runs.

A delayed start saw Beacon make 237-6 with Jordan Thomas (70), Darren Proctor (57), Sam James (48) and Ben James (29), as only Spencer Wilcock (1-22 off 10) kept a lid on things.

After a further delay the target was adjusted to 208 from 37 overs, but they were 146 all out despite 51 from Jack Evans.

Proctor completed a man of the match performance with 6-29 from 7.4 overs.

Hayle moved up to second as they beat Roche by 63 runs at The Towans.

Contributions from Tom Sharp (36), Matt Lello (30) and Paul Lello (44) set the platform for Marc Sweeney (40), Max Jenkin (21) and Ty Hendra (17) to help them accelerate up to 220-8.

Roche’s innings started in the rain and two delays saw their innings reduced to 42 overs.

They reached 66-2 before spinners Matt Jacka and Tom Sharp (3-19) reduced them to 92-6.

Ryan Clark (24) and James Cole (29) helped ensure some respectability, but they were all out for 143 as Ben Homan’s 3-8 came off just three overs.

Paul are level on points with Hayle (161) after a routine eight-wicket success at bottom side Penzance Seconds.

Kieran Bowden’s 4-16 saw the hosts dismissed for just 101 with only Wilfred Bartlett (26) and Jack Parker (31) making much impression.

A rain break meant the chase was 99 from 42 overs, but they were home in the 16th over with Andrew Snell (31), Matthew Skewes (24), Kameron Collins (20no) and Jacob Pengelly (12no) in the runs.

The best game of the day was at Falmouth as Camborne Seconds produced a thrilling one-run success.

Like many games around, rain had a say with the match reduced to 37 overs per side.

Camborne’s innings lasted 35.3 overs before the rain set in as they reached 170-7 thanks to 36 from Will MacDonald and 47 extras, and once the DLS calculations had been made, Falmouth needed 177 from 37 overs.

The chase saw Adrian Noott and South African William Hocquard go early to Dan Hocking (2-21), and although Harry Roberts (34 off 74) and James Tomlinson (40 off 38) rebuilt the innings, Ryan Pascoe (3-42) dismissed both men and skipper Aidan Carter (12) to make it 109-5.

John Richardson went early, before the father and son pairing of Duncan and Haydn Ayres added 39 (151-7) with Haydn out for 22 from 21 deliveries.

Twenty-six were required off the final three overs, which became 18 off one.

But just three came off the first three balls bowled by Theo Mankee, and although Ayres (34no) hit a couple of sixes, Camborne held on.