Camborne put in a brave display against a well drilled St. Austell outfit but came up short in an entertaining game that could of gone either way up until the last 30mins of play.
Camborne won the toss & decided to take first use of a deck that looked good for batting but also offered something to the new ball bowlers. Kevin Roberts
& Nick King
got their league campaign off to a cracking start posting 74 for the 1st wicket off 14 overs before King was bowled for a classy looking 35. Roberts was joined by Malcolm Pooley
& it wasnt long before Pooley was stumped for 0. Skipper Martin Jenkin
joined Roberts & they took the score past the 100 mark before Roberts was a judged LBW for a patient 44. The arrival of the inform Sam Pooley changed the momentum of the innings as he took the game to St. Austell playing shots all round Roskear. Jenkin was happy to sit tight & let Pooley(S) take control. With some fine cuts & drives & the shot of the day straight 6 over the changing rooms, they quickly got 200 on the board. Jenkin was next to go LBW for 42. Pooley's fine innings came to an end when he was caught & bowled for a superb 74. Jefrey Carvelly
's cameo at the end took Camborne to 256-7 off 55 overs.
Luke Petersen got an early breakthrough bowling opener Ellison for 5. When Jenkin got his opposite number Hooper LBW for 5 & Carvelly trapped Butler pulling a short one for 24 Camborne looked to be in the driving seat at 42-3 off 19 overs. The introduction of the Bone Bros for the Saints was a game changer if ever the expression should be used as they took singles at will & slowly got into a possible winning position. When Michael Bone was caught by Weeks off Craig Johnson
for 60 the game swayed back Camborne's way. But Wallbank joined Gary Bone & they increased the tempo some what & got St.Austell up with the run rate . With a run a ball needed off the last 10 they easily got to there target of 257. With 3 needed to win the returning Petersen picked up 2 wickets in his last over to gain Camborne another valuable point.
Another decent sized crowd were entertained in a very good game of cricket played on another cracking pitch prepared by Nigel Pellowe