Stithians give survival hopes big boost after shock win over Hayle
Stithians 210, Hayle 129
STITHIANS' season had suddenly got a whole lot better after recording back to back wins, writes Michael Weeks.
It didn't start too well against third placed Hayle losing Hugh Williams and Glyn Furnival for 29. Craig Mouatt and Martin Strick then added 97 before Mouatt was out for a run a ball 73 that included a six and ten fours. Strick hit a couple of sixes in his 49 before Adam Strick's 33 and Ben Tann (17no) got the 200 up.
Andrew Willetts took five for 48 and Wayne Jenkin and Steve Richards two each. Greg Mungles (47) and Paul Lello (29) got Hayle to 84-2 after the early losses of Richards and Jason Weeks.
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The innings collapsed, however, with Glyn Furnival (4-29) and Martin Strick (3-28) taking control.
Perranarworthal 130, Penzance 134-1
PENZANCE won this basement battle at Tredrea to leave Perran 37 points from safety, with eight games remaining.
Perran got off to a bad start losing Andrew Brotherton to Jonny Ludlam without a run on the board. David Angell followed for 14 before Dave Legge (20) and Simon Blackburn added 48 for the fourth wicket.
Blackburn held the rest of the innings together making 52 not out but the last six wickets fell for 31 runs. Josh Fletcher took four for 36 and Treve Laity, making a surprise return to action, taking two for 35.
The visitors had few problems knocking off the runs after losing Leigh Murray for 12. Dillon Williams (69no) and Tom Wilson (30no) won the game in the 16th over.
Troon 191, Menheniot Looe 192-7
TROON have entered the relegation zone following a three wicket defeat at Menheniot Looe.
They got off to a sound start as Jack Angove (21) and Sam Eva (36) put on 81 for the first wicket before both were dismissed, along with Toby Whiteford, for six runs.
Daniel Mitchell made 35 while Tom Williams (17) and Gavin Tregenza (20) contributed.
Ross Ripley took three for 31 and there were two each for Mike Maiden, Hugh Rogers and Ben Millar.
The home side lost four wickets for 75 before Jon Nance (48) and Phil Shepley (42) added a crucial 95 for the fifth wicket. Dan Walker took two for 39.
Beacon 185, Roche 186-5
ROCHE maintained fifth spot as they recorded their eighth win of the season.
Beacon were well served by stalwarts Rob Trembath (59) and skipper Darren Proctor who hit 37.
Jamie Trudgeon took three for 49 and Lee Tarbuck three for 53. Dan Best also took a couple of wickets.
Roche were seen home by Adam Brenton who made an unbeaten 70 after Courtney Rowehit 66. Kris Martin took two for 39.
Despite the defeat Beacon remain in seventh spot.
Ludgvan 252-9, Gorran 173
LUDGVAN kept their winning run intact after overcoming a potential banana skin encounter at Gorran on Saturday.
After losing Jordan Marsden cheaply the visitors' top order all did well.
They were led by opener Kyle Stevens (51) who hit his first County One fifty of the year.
Scott Stevens made 22, Ryan Edwards 27, Ian Edwards 35, Matt Stevens 32 and Nathan Pobega an undefeated 30.
Kevin Harris picked up three late wickets for 36 runs and Rhys Daniel and Andrew Grant took two each. In contrast Gorran's top order collapsed as they lost their first six wickets for 29.
The tail wagged with Harrison Bamber-Jones making 29, Grant 33 and Dean Hawley 44. Pobega (4-29) and Damon Nicholls (2-42) did the early damage before Ryan Edwards took three for 39.
Wadebridge 110, Newquay 111-2
NEWQUAY remain 12 points ahead of Ludgvan at the top after this clear cut win at Egloshayle Park.
Tim Marlin dominated the top of the Wadebridge order making 43 before being third out at 74.
The game swung as spinners Martin Pearce (3-17) and Tom Eggins (2-14) sent down 20 overs in tandem taking five for 31 between them. Carl Phillips picked up a couple of late wickets as the innings ended on 110 in the 40th over.
Newquay lost Joe Crane for 17 but Peace went on to make 50, with a six and ten fours. He was out at 98 but Adam Cocking remained undefeated on 23 as the win came in the 20th over.