Penzance 299-8, Hayle 302-2
THERE were some amazing events at St Clare as the home side piled up 299 – only to suffer an eight wicket defeat at the hands of nine-man Hayle with almost seven overs remaining.
There was little sign of events to come as the home side lost their first four wickets for 95. Dillon Williams made 34 and Josh Fletcher 28. The middle order fired, however, with Leigh Murray making 78, Jonny Ludlam 51 and Cas James 45.
An understrength visiting attack saw Steve Richards and Graham Wiseman both take two wickets.
Hayle got off to a flying start with Wiseman cracking six sixes and 11 fours in his 98, off 52 balls, before being out at 133.
Ben Trestrail followed at the same score before Richards (69no) and Paul Lello (75no) won an amazing game with an unbroken stand of 169.
Penzance now face a massive bottom of the table clash away to fellow strugglers Perranarworthal at Tredrea this Saturday, while Hayle travel to Stithians (both 1.30pm).
Menheniot Looe 114, Ludgvan 115-2
LUDGVAN maintained their unbeaten home league record, and extended their unbeaten run to 12 games with a comfortable eight-wicket success.
Nathan Pobega bowled a hostile spell to take five for 26 from his ten overs and Ryan Edwards took three for 28.The visitors collapsed to 67 for eight before number ten Ed Facey hit six fours in his 31.
Ludgvan knocked off the runs in 27 overs and all their batsmen contributed.
After Jordan Marsden (22) and Kyle Stevens (34) put on 49 Ryan Edwards scored 20 not out and Scott Stevens 18 not out. Ben Millar took the two wickets.
Beacon 134 Newquay 136-2
AFTER three straight wins, Beacon were well beaten by the leaders, though their innings started well enough with James Gool (14) and Rob Trembath (18) looking comfortable and scoring well against the opening bowlers.
Peter Emery took three wickets in as many overs to put the brakes on. Beacon ended on a disappointing 134 all out with only Darren Proctor (30) and Jak Hodgkins (20) offering resistance.
Emery took three for 21 and Martin Pearce three for 21. After losing Joe Crane for 18. Pearce (49) and Adam Cocking (46no) added 88 for the second wicket to all but wrap up the game.
Dom Batchelor and Jak Hodgkins took the wickets.
Gorran 341-6, Perranarworthal 216-5
THE Gorran batsmen ran riot at home to the bottom club, whose skipper Carl Murphy transferred to Ladock during the week. After Dan Semple (20) and Joe Semple (34) put on 57 the rest of the Gorran batsmen prospered.
Robin Kendall hit five sixes in his 87 and Andrew Grant 12 boundaries in his 80 not out. He put on 82 for the sixth wicket with Kevin Harris who made 61.
David Angell was the only one of the seven Perran bowlers to take two wickets. The visitors made a creditable response with Andrew Brotherton (38), Angell (74) and Malcolm Thomas (45) getting them to 172 before the second wicket fell.
Gorran used eight bowlers with Andrew Grant and Joe Semple taking two wickets each.
Roche 206, Troon 174
ROCHE made a great recovery at Treslothan Road to make 206, after slipping to 85 for six at one stage.
They lost their first three wickets for 16 with Jordan Thomas making a couple of early strikes. Jamie Trudgeon made 40 but three wickets then fell for a single. Lee Tarbuck held firm however and went on to make 89 not out. Shaun Trudgeon (33) helped to add 65 for the seventh wicket.
Thomas ended with three for 41 and there were two each for Steve Eddy and Sam Eva. Troon's reply saw Toby Whiteford make 39 with Jack Angove (28) and Thomas (24) also contributing.
Jayden Francis and Tarbuck took three wickets each with two for Neil Trudgeon and Dan Best.
Stithians 199, Wadebridge 195-9
STITHIANS earned a much needed third win with a tense four run success at Egloshayle Park.
After Hugh Williams made 21 Nathan Strick made 37 but Stithians were in a little trouble at 103-5 after 30 overs.
Andrew Lean (24), John Millership (26) and Ben Tann (24) led the fightback. Rob Centini took 4-30 and Charlie Ellis 2-42. James Turpin made 67 but from positions of 74 for one, and 144 for four, Wadebridge contrived to collapse to 171 for eight. Centini made 16 not out but with seven needed off the last five balls last man Ed Marquis couldn't connect to spark visiting celebrations.
Glyn Furnival (2-27) and Colin Weeks (2-45) were the leading wicket-takers.