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Callington top table on poignant occasion

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: July 02, 2012

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Poignantly, Callington sit ten points clear at the top of the Jolly's Drinks ECB Cornwall Premier League this morning, on the day they bid farewell to long-serving club chairman Peter Moores.

His funeral service takes place at St Mary's Church, Callington, at 1.30pm.

Callington gained a 39-run win over Falmouth on Saturday while joint-leaders Werrington had to make do with a losing draw in a match seriously affected by the weather at St Austell. Elsewhere, there was plenty of tension at Paul and Truro, while St Just got off the mark at Troon.

Cornwall's Andrew Libby played a key role in Callington's success. Coming to the crease at 83 for three, he made 45 not out to double the score to 168 for seven in the reduced 44 overs, sharing a fifth-wicket stand of 81 with Joe White (31). Matt Robins made 39.

Justin Stephens took three for 21 and Jon Udy three for 39 for Falmouth. Libby took four for 22 as only Udy (58 not out) prospered for the visitors.

In a very late finish at Wheal Eliza, Werrington had to settle for a draw, ending 12 runs short of victory. St Austell made 145 for nine, with Jack Butler making 51 and Matt Ellison 37. Ian Worsnip took five for 34 from eight overs.

Werrington replied with 134 for seven from their 37 overs. Ben Smeeth made 31 and Adam Hodgson 20. Stanney Simon, Joe Parkinson and Matt Yates took two wickets each.

Paul won a dramatic game at home to Camborne by just eight runs. Paul recovered well from 43 for four, at the halfway mark, to make 207 for eight, with Kelvin Snell making 60 and Tony Riggall 49 not out. Luke Petersen and Sam Pooley shared six wickets.

Camborne were 52 for six, and 136 for nine, before the last pair of Martin Jenkin (80no) and Jef Carvelly (24) put on 63 in a tense finish. Snell claimed four for 24.

Truro just managed to defeat visiting Grampound Road by two wickets at Boscawen Park. The Road were all out for 132, with Joe Bustin making 24 and Chris Hunkin 21 while Tom Sharp took four for 35.

Truro were indebted to Rob Harrison's 48 not out to see them to victory at 133 for eight. Alex Taylor was 18 not out in an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 35, after Lewis Sanders caused havoc with three for 21.

St Just enjoyed a 91-run success at Troon as David Roberts hit his fourth century of the season. He made 109 not out and Gavin Edwards was 68 not out as St Just made 210 for three off 42 overs before a downpour halted them. Adam Williams then took five for 21 to bowl Troon out for 119. Steve Jenkin made a defiant 45.

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