Werrington v Redruth

WERRINGTON had a tough afternoon on Saturday as Redruth left Ladycross with a convincing ten-wicket victory.

The Reds won a crucial toss with rain forecast later in the afternoon, but Werrington, who had beaten Helston by 68 runs in their opener, got off to a solid start as openers Ben Smeeth (17) and Sam Hockin (23) added 37 before the latter was caught behind off county off-spinner Ellis Whiteford.

Sri Lankan pro Thulina Dilshan hit a six but soon holed out to Aussie Alex MacInnes off Whiteford, and when Smeeth was bowled by Joe Cockings it was 57-3.

Wickets continued to tumble as Mark Gribble was bowled by Whiteford for five, who trapped new signing Ryan Pooley lbw for a third ball duck.

Ben Jenkin was out in the same way second ball to Craig Johnson and it was 68-6.

Director of cricket Adam Hodgson hung around for 13 in a 15-run partnership with George Rickard (6) who was eventually bowled by Sri Lankan Dulash Udayanga (83-7).

Hodgson went without the scoreline adding, and although Nick Lawson and Dan Barnard each struck a four, they were dismissed for 91 with Whiteford claiming 5-18 from eight overs.

Redruth then showed the hosts how to bat as openers Peter Howells and Toby Whiteford plundered the bowling to all parts.

Twenty-three came off the first two, 16 off Dilshan’s leg-spin, before veterans Hodgson and Smeeth were introduced.

However with rain set to come in, the Reds were in a hurry and eased to victory in just 13.3 overs.

Howells finished unbeaten on 30 from 40 deliveries, but it was Whiteford that reminded the county selectors of his ability by finishing 54 not out in a knock that included six fours and four sixes.

Werrington visit promoted Truro on Saturday (1pm).


Holsworthy v Werrington Seconds

JACK Greening was the star of the show as Holsworthy eased to a convincing 76-run success over Werrington Seconds at Stanhope Park.

The Trees were sent in by visiting skipper Jason Seldon, and although his five-man attack all kept it relatively tight, wickets were hard to come by.

The available-again Jack May and Jack Greening opened the batting and laid a solid foundation before May, who struck four fours and two sixes in his 37, picked out Seldon off the bowling of Mark Hodgson.

Jordan Duke (2-39 off 9) then accounted for Herschelle Poggenpoel (9) and Aiden Gerry (10), but with Greening going well at one end and skipper Ryan Walter there, they were in control.

Greening departed 11 runs short of his century when he was trapped lbw by Seldon (1-44), but Walter batted through for an unbeaten 35 as the innings closed on 219-4 from their 45 overs.

Werrington’s batting line-up was strong on paper but they lost openers Rob and Marley May for a single apiece to Rob Mitchell and Guy Beagley respectively.

Usual first teamer John Moon, who will be hoping for a recall this Saturday, took a liking to Beagley, although the new signing cleaned up Hugh Tomkinson for one.

Moon found some support from Tom Lyle (19) and former Holsworthy player Leo McDonnell (13), but Holsworthy continued to take wickets.

Sixth bowler Dan Smith took 3-20 from six overs and with usual opening bowler Greening (1-19) keeping things tight as well, Werrington never had a look in.

Poggenpoel eventually had Moon caught for 47, before dismissing last man Rob Dymond for nine as Werrington were dismissed for 143.

Holsworthy have a local derby at Bude on Saturday, while Werrington welcome their in-form St Austell counterparts to Ladycross.