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Cornishman sports round-up 2: January 17

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: January 17, 2013

Putting the wheels in motion: Shane Dack, left, manager of Solo Building Supplies, hands over a BMX bike to Penzance Boxing Club chairman Martin James for the club to auction to raise funds. Story, left.

Putting the wheels in motion: Shane Dack, left, manager of Solo Building Supplies, hands over a BMX bike to Penzance Boxing Club chairman Martin James for the club to auction to raise funds. Story, left.

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Penzance Amateur Boxing Club's third annual show is due to take place at the Penzance Leisure Centre on Saturday, doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Boxers from all over the country will take part along with a number of Penzance boys boxing. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children and available on the door or contact Sherry on 07977928576 or Martin on 07708092000.

Each year is a sell out so the organisers have said to grab your tickets now.

Chairman and coach Martin James would like to thank Solo Builder Supplies for supplying a BMX bike for auction to raise money to help fund boxing training for local children.



The 2013 Jolly's Drinks Cornwall Cricket League fixtures have been published. Werrington start the defence of their Premier 50/50 Cup  at St Austell on Saturday April 20.

Last year's runners-up St Just start at Camborne. Redruth begin life in the top flight  at Falmouth, while Grampound Road host neighbours Truro.

Callington and Paul have opening day byes.

The ECB Cornwall Premier League  gets under way on Saturday May 18 with champions Werrington making a return to St Austell.

Redruth, playing in the top division for the first time since 1989, start at St Just.

In County Division 1 relegated Troon start at home to Hayle on Saturday April 27.

Menheniot Looe's return sees a trip to Penzance, while Stithians make their county division debut at Gorran. In all, 161 teams are set to play 1,753 fixtures across the 14 divisions.

They can be viewed at www.cornwallcricket.co.uk

Short mat


Cornwall's Inter County teams travelled to Birmingham on Sunday for the Preliminary round of the ESMBA Inter County Championship.

The Premier Team, defending the Consolation title won last season, came through a tough match against North Yorkshire winning 22-18.

The A Team, who are competing the Main championship after winning the Consolation last year claimed victory against Herefordshire 25-15 after a dominate final session.

Both teams are next expected to be in action over the weekend of February 23-24 when the Premier team face Worcestershire and the A team will be against Surrey.



Division One:

Leaders Trewellard ran out 9-3 winners against The Cornish Arms helped by C Williams hitting a 180 with a 21 leg, J Williams a 17 leg, L May throwing 11 tons, A Pass finishing on 104, C Ninnis hitting 18 and 21 legs plus 14 tons with a 130 finish; while D May also shot out on 130 with an 18 and two 21 legs along with 12 tons.

For The Cornish, C Hampton finished on 110 and 111 and also hit an 18 leg with 13 tons, D Mitchell threw a 180 with 12 tons and shared a 20 leg in the pairs with A Dunn, D Griffiths hit a 180, as did J Dower who also threw an 18 leg. Mousehole RBL A narrowly defeated The Croft A 7-5 with D Rowe hitting 20 and 18 legs with a fantastic 18 tons, N Cripps hit a 17 leg with 10 tons, and S Fletcher recording 17 and 19 legs.

For The Croft, V Gill hit a 21 leg with 15 legs, T Morgan recorded legs of 16 and 18 with a 115 out shot with 12 tons, A Rowe threw 10 tons while R Chilton finished on 122 and also hit an 18 leg.

The Croft B whitewashed bottom team The Longboat Steelers, 12-0 with R Astle hitting a 180 with a 21 leg, R Perry throwing 21 and 16 legs with 10 tons, and GWebster hitting a 17 leg with 13 tons.

For The Steelers, G Winterbottom hit a 180 and R Larter threw a 21 leg. The Longboat A moved up two places to fifth after beating The RAOB A 7-5 with A James hitting a 180 with a 18 leg, M Quinn also recorded a maximum as well as finishing on 116 in a 15 leg, as well as hitting a 17 leg in the pairs with R Wakefield, who defeated B Jones in the last game to win the match after hitting two 18 legs with a 112 out shot along with 10 tons while Jones recorded 11 tons as well as hitting a 17 leg.

Buff team mates S Rodda hit a 19 leg, and D Nudd threw two 20 legs.

The RAOB B also won 7-5 against Ludgvan SC B with B Allen hitting a 21 leg, M Nicholls a 100 finish, P Harvey hitting a 16 leg while his son A Harvey was in brilliant form hitting 21 and 18 legs with a 110 finish plus 10 tons in his 3-2 victory over A Marshall, who recorded 15 tons while I Sawkins threw a 20 leg for Ludgvan as well.

Division Two:

With The Wellington on a bye The Longboat Vikings moved 11 points clear at the top with an 8-4 win over The Radjel with D Bowden throwing eight tons and both P Angove and A Smitheram recorded nine tons each.

But it was P Brown who was in brilliant form after hitting a 180 with legs of 19,16 and 17 along with nine tons which inspired their victory.

But The Radjel didn't go down without a fight as M Whitaker had a fantastic 149 finish as well as hitting 21 and 17 legs with nine tons, while P Britton and S Williams both threw seven tons each.

Third placed The Royal Standard A, had to win the last two games to snatch a 6-6 draw against The Astro Kings helped by I Ellioitt hitting nine tons. Fifth placed St Ives RBL moved to within five points of The Radjel as they whitewashed bottom team The Alex 12-0.

Finally, The Royal Standard B defeated The Crown 7-5 with A Robinson hitting nine tons and P Nidds finishing on 100, while The Crown's D Gould hit a 180 and K Knight threw nine tons.

Division Three:

Leaders The Bath were 8-4 winners against bottom side Astro Legionaires with G Jenkin finishing on 103, Mr Rice hitting an 18 leg and M Hooley hitting six tons.

Mr N Murton recorded legs of 21 and 18 for The Legionnaires, K.Rushton hit six tons for second placed Trevelyan who picked up a big 10-2 win against The Mexico for whom M Neale finished on 110 to win her singles game 2-1 against E Verrier.

Elsewhere, third placed Ludgvan SC A slipped to a 8-4 defeat at home against The Old Success despite R Green hitting a 180 and JF Berriman hitting a 20 leg.

The London replaced The Standard Gwinear B in sixth place and closed the gap on Mousehole RBL B to just three points after beating them 7-5 with L Rosewall hitting seven tons.

Division Four:

Both Gulval CC and The Fishermans remain level on points at the top of the table after both teams won 8-4.

The Fisherman's Billy Tanner recorded the highest finish to date in this division after he shot out brilliantly on 142 and also hit eight tons in his team's win over The RAOB C.

The Gulval's 8-4 victory came against The Red Lion. Third placed The RAOB C ran out 9-3 winners over The Astro C with J Gambrill hitting a 19 leg.

Jess Shapland threw a 171 – three T19s in her 2-1 win which helped The Globe move off the bottom of the table as they defeated The Astro, Arrows 7-5.

Mixed Pairs Knockout:

The mixed pairs knockout also took place over the weekend and was won by Ali James of The Longboat A and Karen Woodbury Davy of Ludgvan SC C.

On their way to winning the title they enjoyed victories over Leon Rosewall (London Inn) and Jackie Bodiner (White Lion), John Mathews and Zoe Rowe (Ludgvan SC ), before a 2-1 semi final win over Pete Thomas and Danni Woodbury Davy, Pete and Danni were in brilliant form in their first and second round wins with Danni hitting a 180 in their first round win.

In the final they faced another Ludgvan pairing in husband and wife Carol and Robert Jackson which played the best of five legs.

It was great feat for Rob to be in the final with his wife, as he suffered heart attack just a few months ago but showed his battling qualities as they had reached the final with a bye in the first round, before beating The Croft A's Ricky Chilton and Sarah Smale, and then another husband and wife pairing of Ronnie and Sheila Hart from The Astro Arrows in the semi final.

With some fine playing of darts Ali and Karen took a 2-0 lead in the final only for Robert and Carol to strike back to 2-2.

In the final leg Ali and Karen's scoring power got them down to a finish before missing a couple of times at the double before Rob and Carol put the pressure on with some brilliant scores but Ali held his nerve to finish on five, one double, two to win the title.

The London's Wendy Dennis was also playing well on the night after she shot out on 110 playing with her brother Mike in their first round win.

Youth Rugby


Pirates U13s 17, Helston U13s 28

Playing this match on the Bolitho School rugby pitch the Pirates came up against a well drilled Helston team.

Despite scoring the game's opening try through No. 8 Jamie Thomas, the Pirates struggled to secure possession on the crisp winter's morning, and displaying both good work in the loose and some fine back-line play, Helston scored three converted tries to lead 21-5 at half-time.

The second half saw a home resurgence. A try by James Lambourn in the corner, and a second for Jamie Thomas, which was duly converted by Max Walden, cut the deficit to just four points, in what was a commendable display.

The Pirates had battled hard to get back into the match, and although the line-out struggled to function the scrum most certainly did, with man-of-the-match Lewis Simms doing a fine job in the front-row.

Helston, however, ultimately secured their victory with a breakaway fourth try scored in the last few minutes.

Pirates U13s: K. Andrews, K. Ashley (capt), C. Boyns,C. Brownfield, S. Cornish, D. Rhys-Evans, S. Friggens, C. George, A. Hall,J. Lambourn, K. Moon, J. Price, T. Prosser, S. Schmidt, L. Simms, T. Tieken, J. Thomas, R. Thomas, J. Tredinnick, H. Trow, M. Walden, P. Williams.

Scorers. Tries: J.Thomas (2), J.Lambourn; con: M.Walden.

Pirates U11 68 Helston U11 7

Welcoming Helston for the first game of 2013, the Pirates got off to an impressive start when scrum-half Durrant scored a try with there just two minutes on the clock.

Despite playing on a wet pitch the Pirates passed and ran particularly well, and clearly with the try-scoring bug looked to register points at every opportunity. Their second try was scored by Ben Wragg and converted by Harris Eddy, and by half-time with further scores accumulated they held a 49-0 lead.

The Pirates continued their exploits in the second half, but with there credit also to Helston who managed a deserved converted try of their own before Harris Eddy sealed the convincing home victory with a final try of the morning that followed a long snaking run.

Pirates U11s: Legg, Williams, Tustin, Penny, Osborne, Durrant, Eddy, Wragg(capt), Kearey,Thomas, Grey-Williams, Pascoe, Rudge, Johnson, Tilley, Rogers, Adams, Harvey.

Scorers. Tries: Durrant (2), Wragg, Tustin, Morice, Rudge, Pascoe, Osborne, Grey-Williams, Eddy; cons: Durrant (3), Pascoe (2), Eddy, Johnson, Osborne, Tustin.

Pirates U10s 50 Helston U10s 5

On a bright sunny morning the Pirates scored early on and also tackled well, and by half-time held a comfortable 25-5 points lead. Try-scorers were C. Nicholls, K. Harris and J. Tonkin.

As for the second half it was much of the same. Helston strived hard, but constant pressure from the Pirates resulted in them scoring a further five tries and there also a hat-trick recorded by man-of-the-match Josh Tonkin.

Pirates U10s: F. Terry, J. Tonkin, C. Nicholls, T. Berriman, K. Harris, W. Roberts, E. Bailey, P. Pocock, J. Scates-Veale, L. Caldwell, C. McDonaugh.

Try scorers: C. Nicholls (4), J. Tonkin (3), K. Harris (2), E. Bailey.

Pirates U9 35 Helston U9 15

Despite missing a number of key players, the Pirates still put in a solid performance to comfortably win this match.

The match started briskly with some excellent defensive work displayed by both teams, and it seemed an age before the home sideat last managed a breakthrough with a hard fought for try scored by Dylan Kissling.

It appeared that the Pirates were perhaps taking control, but Helston then hit back to make it 5-5 at the break.

Both teams made changes for the second half and the Pirates were now in fine form. A stunning performance from Wes Eddy saw him score five tries, besides also making numerous tackles, and although Helston manged two more scores of their own, a final try from Angus McLeod sealed the win.

Pirates U9s: Danny Fyffe, Joe Pengelly, Evan Reed, Cain Spong, Wes Eddy, Angus McLeod, Jacob Hill, Dylan Cole, Joe Pengelly, Tyree Heaver, Charlie Upchurch.

Try-scorers: Eddy (5), Kissling, McLeod.

Pirates U8s 30 Helston U8s 50

The cold weather didn't deter this young Pirates side, who brought their enthusiasm and determination to the pitch for the return match against Helston.

The game started with good tagging and defending from the Pirates team, and Keogh then set up the try for Hockley-Hills to open the scoring for the under 8s.

This was then followed by another superb try for the home team, set up by Keogh and Gwennap and this time scored by Manzi Bell. Helston, however, are a very useful tries, and scoring well themselves they were 15 points up at half-time.

During the second half the Pirates started with an opening try for Marshall, and there was much good tagging from Hockley-Hills, Russell and Marshall. The latter also scored a further three tries to take his total to four in the match, but Helston still emerged deserved winners.

Pirates U8s: J. Keogh, M. Harvey, G. T. Marshall, F. Hockley-Hills, N. Russell, E. Combellack, H. Gwennap, L. Manzi Bell.

Try-scorers: Marshall (4), Hockley-Hills, Manzi Bell.

Pirates U8 40 Helston U8 30

In this second match the Pirates tagged with huge determination and did well to secure the victory.

A try from Marshall, which was set up by Keogh, got the Pirates underway, and in and end to end first half Boulton scored a fine hat-trick .

At half-time it was level pegging with four tries a piece, but showing that extra bit of determination and supporting each other at every opportunity the Pirates dominated the second period. Boulton scored the first try of the second half, and others followed for Hockley-Hills, Gwennap and Manzi Bell.

Pirates U8s: Z. Boulton, J. Puckey, L. Piggot, G. T. Marshall, F. Hockley-Hills, N. Russell, L. Manzi Bell, M. Harvey, E. Combellack, H. Gwennap, J. Keogh.

Try scorers: Boulton (4), Marshall, Hockley-Hills, Gwennap, Manzi Bell.

Pirates U7 70 Helston U7 70

In the first of six games played between the teams during the morning, this opener proved a very even contest – as the score suggests.

Both sides showed great endeavour and skill in both passing and tagging, and all the Pirates got on the score sheet, including Archie Donnithorne who scored twice on his debut.

There was good running and support play in attack throughout, with Jago Matthews having a lovely jinking run to score the try of the match.

Pirates U7s: A. Donnithorne, S. Dash, O. Marr, T. Robins, J. Matthews, C. Legg.

Try-scorers: T. Robins (4), S. Dash (3), A. Donnithorne (2), O. Marr (2), C. Legg (2) J. Matthews.

Pirates U7 80 Helston U7 70

Helston scored a fabulous try to open the scoring in this second game, but with Tommy Robins again putting in a strong performance and scoring six tries in the match, the Pirates emerged narrow victors in what was an enthralling and entertaining encounter.

Seb Dash had also found his dancing feet to evade a number of tacklers to score three tries in the match, and there were strong tackling performances from Oscar Marr and Charlie Legg.

Pirates U7s: A. Donnithorne, S. Dash, O. Marr, T. Robins, J. Matthews, C. Legg.

Try scorers: T. Robins (6), S. Dash (3), O. Marr (3), J. Matthews (2), C. Legg (2).

Pirates U7 95 Helston U7 65

This third game saw a different Pirates line-up who won well by playing some excellent rugby.

Kaea and Cally headed the leader board with eight and six tries respectively, and there was creditb also to Helston for demonstrating some brilliant tagging and passing.

Pirates U7s: J. Mann, K. Griffiths, C. Skye, S. Marsden, O. Russell, J. Rogers.

Try scorers: K Griffiths (8), C Skye (6), J Mann (2), J Rogers (2), S Marsden.

Pirates U7 60 Helston U7 80

The Pirates side in this match were beaten by a strong Helston team, but not before a good number of tries were achieved, with Jago Rogers and Josh Mann playing particularly well, and with fine support given by Kaea, Sonny and Owain.

Pirates U7s: J. Mann, K. Griffiths, C. Skye, S. Marsden, O. Russell, J. Rogers.

Try-scorers: J. Mann (5), J. Rogers (3), K. Griffiths (3), C. Skye.

Pirates U7 90 Helston U7 75

Henry and Ted were quick on their feet to get 11 tries between them in this closely fought contest. Riley, Finn and Marley also showed skill getting on the scoreboard.

Pirates U7s: M. Kissling, H. Hicks, R. Roberts, T. Kullich, F. Loder.

Try scorers: H. Hicks (6), T. Kullich (5), R. Roberts (4), F. Loder (2), M. Kissling.

Pirates U7 75 Helston U7 90

In this final game the Pirates found some chinks in Helston defence to score a number of good tries, but overall the visitors proved to be a little too quick and created some excellent scores of their own, to emerge winners.

Pirates U7s: M. Kissling, H. Hicks, R. Roberts, T. Kullich, F. Loder.

Tries: R Roberts (5), T Kullich (4), F Loder (2), M Kissling (2), H Hicks (2).

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