Hayle 259-8, Troon 149
HAYLE proved too strong for a youthful Troon outfit, which included a number of new faces at Treslothan Road on Saturday.
After losing Steve Pollard (14) Graham Wiseman (64) and Steve Richards (22) saw the hundred up. Not for the first time it was Kevin Jenkin that provided the fireworks. His 91 came off just 56 balls and included seven sixes and seven fours. Paul Lello (24) gave good support.
Youngsters Daniel Walker and Jamie Goldsworthy took three wickets each. Toby Whiteford (36) and Daniel Mitchell (47) took the total to 89 before the second Troon wicket fell. There was little to cheer after, however, with the last eight wickets falling for 42 runs.
Paul Lello picked up five for 16 from eight overs. Andrew Willetts and James Franklin took two apiece.
Penzance 141, Menheniot Looe 111
ON their return to County One Menheniot Looe's bowlers gave themselves the opportunity for an opening day win at St Clare, but their batting failed as the home side enjoyed a winning start.
Two early wickets put the pressure on Penzance but skipper Josh Fletcher (38), kiwi Dillon Williams (18) and Jonny Ludlam (18) enabled a recovery with some assured batting. Ed Facey took four for 36 with two each for Andrew Keeble and Ross Ripley.
Keeble dominated the reply, making 45, including nine boundaries, before he went for 45 at 74 for five. Jon Nance (13) was the only other in double figures. Williams took three for 12 in nine overs and there were two wickets apiece for Kyle Moyle, Ludlam and Fletcher.
Newquay 328-6, Ludgvan 84
THINGS could hardly have gone much better for Newquay on day one of the new County One season at the Sports Centre.
In comparison Ludgvan were left licking their wounds after a performance to forget. All eight home batsmen reached double figures with Joe Crane laying the base with 95 off 97 balls. New skipper Adam Cocking (37) helped add 98 for the second wicket. Crane departed at 181 but Tom Brooks (31) and Jon Andrews (21no) played useful knocks. At the other end Harrison Webb hit three sixes in his 64 not out off 44 balls.
Damon Nicholls took two for 66 with one each for Nicky, Scott and Paul Stevens and Nathan Pobega. However, only Scott Stevens (29) made it into double figures in Ludgvan's reply, with 33 extras the top score in a sorry looking card.
Pete Emery took three for 11 with Josh Hancock, Richard Spall and Carl Phillips taking two each.
Beacon 156, Wadebridge 157-6
WADEBRIDGE got off to their customary good start with a home win at Egloshayle Park.
Beacon's James Gool (23) and Craig Thomas (28) laid a good platform at 85 for two after 20 overs, but Alek Gill (4-16) reduced them to 116 for eight. Dominic Batchelor (19) and Dave Dowling added a useful 39 for the ninth wicket. Tim Marlin (2-31) and Charlie Ellis (2-14) also contributed with the ball.
James Turpin made 24 and Neil Richards 20, but at 79 for five the game was right in the balance.
James Maycock provided the key innings, however, making 50 not out. He ended the match with his third six of the innings. Gill completed a fine match with 23, adding 71 for the sixth wicket.
Darren Proctor and Richard White, on debut, both took two wickets.
Perranarworthal 143, Roche 144-2
ROCHE got their season off to a great start with an eight wicket success at Tredrea, in one of the earlier finishes of the day, with the game lasting less than 58 overs.
Perran lost half their side for only 53 runs before Dave Legge (28) recieved some support from Simon Blackburn, who went on to make 36 on his return. The pair added 52 before Jim Spiers made 31.
Dan Best took three for 26 and newcomer Jayden Francis two for 28. Adam Trudgeon then made 35 in an opening stand of 82, Courtney Rowe went for 23 but Adam Brenton saw the side home with 42 not out off 81 balls, with victory coming in the 27th over.
Ben Toulson and Michael Stuart took the wickets.
Gorran 295, Stithians 193-9
STITHIANS have only lost three games in the last three promotion seasons, but their first ever game in the second tier ended in defeat.
Glyn Furnival got them off to a positive start, taking a couple of wickets with 42 for three on the board. Robin Kendall and Andrew Grant rallied to add 77.
Kendall went on to play one of the innings of the season with a superb 158 before he was dismissed at 279 for seven. Joe Semple made 44 as the seventh wicket pair put on 140.
Furnival finished with four for 50.
Stithians got seven batsmen in double figures, led by John Millership with 31 while Ben Tann made 25 at the end after Adam Strick and Craig Mouatt hit 24 apiece at the start. Jacob Lakeman, Grant and Semple took two apiece.