County One: Ludgvan overcome shaky start to see off struggling Perran
Ludgvan 211, Perranarworthal 128
THE result at Tredrea went to form with Ludgvan maintaining second spot and Perran remain rooted at the foot of the table, with just the one win in the first half of the season.
An upset had been on the cards, however, as Ludgvan slipped to 46 for five with Simon Blackburn creating havoc. He went on to take five for 18 from ten overs.
Matt Stevens dramatically saved the innings, making 75 which included seven sixes and five fours. Nathan Pobega (33) helped add 81 for the seventh wicket. Perran were soon in trouble at 10 for four.
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Malcolm Thomas (32) got some support from Stephen Kemp (26) but the innings ended in the 32nd over.
Pobega took six for 31 and Damon Nicholls three for 45.
Gorran 189, Hayle 195-2
HAYLE maintained third spot with a convincing eight wicket win at Gorran.
They raced to victory with no fewer than over 25 overs to spare. Rhys Daniel dominated the top of the Gorran order making 79 before he was fifth out at 125.
Joe Semple held the rest of the innings together with 28 not out. Steve Richards took three for 40.
In the Hayle innings Greg Mungles made 24 before being dismissed by James Tomlinson. Graham Wiseman was joined by Richards and the pair put on 81 before Wiseman fell for a quickfire 88 off 54 balls, that included four sixes and 13 fours.
Richards (37no) and Paul Lello (26no) completed the job.
Penzance 177, Wadebridge 179-6
PENZANCE remain in the relegation zone, at the half-way mark, following their seventh reverse of the season.
The visitors made a good start at Egloshayle, recovering from 49 for three with a fourth wicket stand of 70 between Tom Wilson (34) and skipper Josh Fletcher with 46.
Once they were parted the innings fell away with James Turpin and Paul Menhenick both taking three wickets.
Charlie Ellis took two for 17 from nine overs.
Wadebridge got off to a shaky start to their reply, losing Alek Gill and Turpin for only six runs.
Tim Marlin and Ellis then both made 52, however, to set up victory with seven overs to spare. James Maycock made 20.
Penzance used eight bowlers with five taking a wicket apiece.
Newquay 199, Troon 130
NEWQUAY lead the table by 12 points after a 69-run win at a misty Treslothan Road on Saturday.
After losing Joe Crane for 13 Martin Pearce (51) and Adam Cocking (45) saw the hundred up for the visitors. Tom Eggins made a breezy 21 and with Pete Emery, Josh and Jon Hancock all into double figures Newquay ended a run short of maximum batting points. Jamie Goldsworthy took four for 48.
Ian Goldsworthy dominated the Troon innings making 53 before he was eighth out at 115. Jack Angove got 19 and JJ Walker 18. Martin Pearce completed a fine game taking six for 21 from eight overs.
Menheniot Looe 272-7, Roche 233
MENHENIOT Looe got off to a great start with Andrew Keeble and Mark Grassam putting on 121 before Keeble was run out for 59.
Grassam went on to dominate the innings, hitting 11 boundaries in his 104 before being out shortly before the close. Phil Shepley made 21 not out, Ross Davies 20 and Luke Ripley 19. Mark Trudgeon took five for 44 from eight overs.
Despite losing Adam Brenton, without scoring, Roche made a respectable reply led by opener Adam Trudgeon with 55 and Jamie Trudgeon with 43. Mike Maiden took four for 58.
Beacon 187, Stithians 149
BEACON won at Stithians by 38 runs to record their fourth win of the campaign.
After James Gool (17) and Rob Trembath (18) put on 42 Beacon lost three quick wickets. Darren Proctor held the innings together to make 48 not out. Matt Floyd scored 21 and James Pook, Chris Fine and Jak Hodgkins all got into double figures.
Martin Strick took three for 31 with Mike Creeden and Hugh Williams taking two each.
After Williams made 25 Craig Mouatt (38) and Chris Instance (31) got the home side to a promising 116 for three before the innings fell away.
Richard White took four for 15.