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Fitting farewell to Peter by Callington

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: July 05, 2012

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Callington 168-7, Falmouth 129

MAYBE it was meant to be that Callington said farewell to club stalwart Peter Moores on Monday, with the club sitting proudly at the top of the Premier table.

They won at New Road by 39 runs in a game reduced to 88 overs, following interruptions by rain. After Matt Robins made 39 a mini collapse saw the home side reduced to 86 for four.

Andrew Libby hit 45 not out to see the total to 168 for seven. He shared a fifth wicket stand of 81 with Joe White, who made 31. Justin Stephens took three for 21 and Jon Udy three for 39.

Aidan Libby struck twice to reduce Falmouth to 22 for three. Jon Udy kept them in the game with 58 not out but only Stefan Churcher (13) and Richard Kellow (19) got double figures in support.

Jim Shorten took the final wicket with 22 balls remaining. Andrew Libby destroyed the middle order taking four for 22 from ten overs to complete a fine game.

Peter Moores, 70, died two weeks ago. His funeral was held on Monday.

St Austell 145-9, Werrington 134-7

THERE was a late finish, at 8.50pm, at Wheal Eliza but penalty points didn't apply as the game had been reduced in mid afternoon to 74 overs.

Werrington had looked capable of winning when they needed 18 off the last three overs. They crucially lost Sam Hockin, bowled by Matt Yates for 14, and the task became too much in the gathering gloom to leave the match drawn. Ben Smeeth (31) and Nick Ward (15) put on 53 for Werrington's first wicket. Once parted Adam Hodgson made 20 and Paul Smith was 17 not out as they ended 12 runs short of victory with three wickets remaining.

Stanney Simon, Joe Parkinson and Matt Yates took two wickets each. Earlier, St Austell had reached 78 for two before the two hour rain delay.

Jack Butler made 51 and Matt Ellison 37 in the 145 for nine. Ian Worsnip destroyed the middle order taking five for 34 from eight overs.

Grampound Road 132, Truro 133-8

THERE was a tense finish at Boscawen Park as Truro narrowly won by two wickets, in a match reduced by ten overs due to showery rain.

Truro remain in mid table but Grampound Road are now one off the foot of the table, without a win.

Rob Harrison (48no) and Alex Taylor (18no) were the Truro heroes in an unbroken ninth wicket stand of 35 to see them to victory.

Truro had been 98 for eight after Lewis Sanders removed Tim Marrion, Tom Sharp and Kyle Van Rooyen at 23 for four. Chris Roberts accounted for Joe Dale (12).

Later Ben Rowse turned the screw taking two for 16 off 15 accurate overs.

The Road made 132 all out in 47 overs after being 50 for five at one stage. Joe Bustin made 24 and Chris

Hunkin 21 with Tom Hughes, Alex May and Josh Sharpe all getting useful double figure scores. Sharp took four for 35 and Van Rooyen three for 22.

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