Cornwall Cricket League Division Four East round-up – Saturday, July 6

ST MINVER Seconds eased past their Launceston counterparts in the battle of the Post area clubs on Saturday to move towards mid-table.

Playing up at the top of the square meant an incredibly short boundary on one side, but the home bowlers managed to keep the runs down for the first 30 overs as Launceston crawled along to 119-3.

Mark Thomas made a steady 37, and Josh Theobald 53 from 61 deliveries, but the innings was given a boost by left-hander Toby Theobald.

He crunched ten fours in his unbeaten 73 which came from his 46-ball stay, but a score of 196-6 was never likely to be enough.

Opening bowlers Nigel Hocking (2-41) and Stuart Brill (2-45) were the pick of the home attack.

St Minver then attacked from the off against the youth of Ryan Vanstone and Olivia Jones with Jake Keast (27) and Neil Meneer (59 off 39) looking to break the back of the chase.

They departed at 83 and 101 respectively, and although Martin Vanstone (2-43) had Steve Hawke caught for 16 at 120, that was as good as it got.

Kieran Gill smashed 55 from just 35 deliveries, and skipper Charlie Edwards (25no) helped him as the winning runs came in just 24.2 overs.

Elsewhere in the division, leaders St Neot eased past fellow promotion hopefuls Duloe by eight wickets having been set 167 to win, while the side between them in the standings, St Blazey Seconds, had a comfortable six-wicket victory at Pencarrow.

They bowled the estate club out for just 59.

Buckland Monachorum racked up 284-1 at Grampound Road before winning by 140 runs, while nearby at Newquay, Menheniot-Looe Seconds earned a 55-run success.

The other game saw St Stephen beat Lanhydrock Seconds by three wickets having been set 100 to win.