THE Cornwall Cricket League season may have got off to a wet and miserable start for most clubs but St Minver got off to a dream start as they won by four wickets in the North Cornwall derby at Tintagel.
The promoted Grasshoppers won the toss and chose to field on a predictably difficult early season wicket where both sides scored at less than three runs per over.
Tintagel were dismissed for 100 in 37.1 overs with debutant leg-spinner Keron Persaud claiming 4-16.
Kieran Gill (2-24), Alek Gill (2-12) and Rob Hawken (2-23) shared six wickets as only Jordan Burnard and skipper Ryan Pooley – with 27 and 19 respectively – made double figures in the top order.
Number ten Matt Pethick made ten at the end.
The visitors were always going to find the going tough as well but got themselves to 55-1 after 21 overs with Ben Hawken (15) and Ryan Pooley (21) going well.
They soon slipped to 76-5 as Gyles Reynolds (3-14) got to work, and although Matt Jolliffe, earlier out for just 4 on his return from Wadebridge, took 2-24 from nine overs, St Minver got home with Antony Ash unbeaten on 13.
Twenty-four extras didn't help the home side's cause.
See this week’s Post for a full report from Butts Field.