Defeat sees Rosudgeon slip out of top three
ROSUDGEON have dropped to fourth in Division Two West following a narrow 15-run defeat at St Gluvias on Saturday, writes Michael Weeks.
The home side made 208 for six with Mark Waters taking two for 16 from his 12 overs. Matthew Skewes also took two wickets.
In the Rosudgeon reply Waters made 63 and David Gray 51 in a good third wicket stand.
The other Penwith sides occupy the bottom four positions. St Just seconds did themselves no harm with a three wicket home win over early season leaders Falmouth. Tom Pascoe took three wickets to restrict the visitors to 179 for seven.
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After being in trouble number eight Sam Capstick made 35 and Damon Fillery was 32 not out.
Paul seconds lost at Truro by five wickets. Max Berryman made 69 not out and Max Miller 51 in Paul's 232 for six. Truro won with eight balls to spare. Jack Lugg and Ben Robinson took two wickets each.
St Ives were beaten by seven wickets at Crofty Holman after being dismissed for 102, while bottom side Leedstown had a day to forget at leaders Helston, who piled up the small matter of 414 for three with Dan Jenkin making 166.
Shell shocked Leedstown were 82 all out in reply.
Division Three West leaders Gulval had a close call at home to lowly Wendron winning by just five runs. Kevin Gendall made 79 for Gulval and Ben Ellis 45 in the hosts' total of 235 for six. It proved to be just enough as Ryan Eddy took three for 39 in Wendron's reply of 230 for six.
Hayle seconds smashed 336 for seven at home to Barripper, with Jamie Harvey making 140. Andrew Gouldthorpe hit 73 and then took four for 31 in the 113 run win.
Goldsithney lost at home to Penzance seconds by six wickets after being bowled out for 135. Giles Lawrence made 43 and took three for 27 in a losing cause. Kevin Nankervis was 70 not out for the visitors.
Botallack & St Levan were in the runs at home to St Gluvias seconds. Paul Angove was 80 not out in his side's 273 for six. Stuart Nicholls took four for 21 as the visitors were 94 all out.
Elsewhere, St Buryan lost by five wickets at home to Perranporth after being dismissed for 122. Adam Payne was 58 not out.
The second Runciman Cup semi-final takes place tonight with Goldsithney playing Gulval at Penzance (6pm).
The winners will play St Just in Monday's final, also at Penzance, after their defeat of Hayle by eight wickets at St Clare last Thursday.
Hayle's Nicole Richards, who plays for St Austell Ladies played an impressive role for the MCC Ladies in their recent victory over the Royal Navy at Portsmouth.
Opening the innings, Nicole scored 73 not out which included seven boundaries, three of them coming in one over.
Nicole was also in fine form with the ball, bowling her leg breaks she picked up two wickets for just six runs in the space of three overs.
She also held a catch at point in an excellent all-round display.