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Paul beat the road and rain to end wait for win

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: June 21, 2012

Penzance all rounder Kyle Moyle scampers a quick single in Saturday's home victory over Gorran at St Clare.   CIoSP.

Penzance all rounder Kyle Moyle scampers a quick single in Saturday's home victory over Gorran at St Clare. CIoSP.

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Paul 185, Grampound Road 177

THERE was finally some relief for Paul who picked up their first win of the season in the one Premier League game that was unaffected by the weather on Saturday.

A shower at teatime did delay the second innings but came too late for any overs to be lost.

The win moved Paul off the bottom and three places up the table, but they did lose a point due to a slow over rate.

Grampound Road, who were missing skipper Chris Hunkin due to a wedding, made 185 all out.

Ben Brooks hit 29 and Matt O'Leary 28. Charlie Goldsworthy made 18 as the last three wickets yielded a useful 40. Lewis Sanders took three for 37 and Trent McGrath three for 68.

The Road lost their first three wickets for 27 with Kelvin Snell getting rid of David Hoskings and Chris Roberts in successive balls. Matt South made 35.

The last pair needed 22 but Alex May made 55 not out to almost get his side home. Young Callum Donnelly took the last wicket, having Ben Rowse stumped by Charlie Goldsworthy off a wide, with nine needed off eight overs.

Matt O'Leary and Snell took three wickets each and Donnelly the last two.

Falmouth 132-9, St Just 116

PREMIER League wins for Falmouth over St Just have been few and far between in recent years. And with only 133 required, in a game that lost just four overs due to a delayed start, the odds looked again to be in St Just's favour.

A determined Falmouth effort in the field, however, brought the home team a deserved win. They lie fourth in the table four points off the pace, while it's a long time since St Just occupied eighth spot.

Nick George took three quick wickets to reduced the home side to 15 for three. Antony Angove made 30 but at 79 for seven the visitors were well on top.

Andrew Varker, promoted from the seconds, made a crucial 30 not out to see the overs out. He added a valuable 40 for the eighth wicket with Scott Kellow, who made 12. George took three for 44 and Adam Williams three for 28.

St Just reached 47 for two with David Roberts making 22. They collapsed to 85 for eight however. Mark George and Philip Nicholas added 27 for the ninth wicket but George was trapped lbw to Justin Stephens for 29 off the last ball of his spell. Angove (2-22) took the final wicket with over 12 overs to spare.

Stephens took four for 37 and George Popperwell took the early wickets, ending with four for 35.

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