CORNWALL CRICKET LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION
REDRUTH v CALLINGTON on SATURDAY 7th JULY 2018
After an 11am start due to the World Cup football, Redruth won the toss and elected to bat first on another glorious day at Trewirgie. Luke Johnson was bowled by Andrew Brenton for just 5, and with 17 on the board, but that only brought the hard hitting Christian Purchase to the wicket. As usual, he was in the mood to put bat to ball, and Callington did not help themselves by letting him off the hook, when he was dropped on the long on boundary. Purchase went on to score 77 off 44 ballswhich included 9 fours and four sixes, before he was caught by James Boundy off Harry Sawyers’ leg spin. Purchase and opener Jack Hale had put on 108 for the second wicket. Hale too, had survived a chance, but he was steadily going about his work, and his century came up in 133 balls, including 15 fours, but he was out 2 balls later, caught by Nick Parker in front of the score box, off the bowling of Boundy. Home skipper Peter Howells made a quick 21 before he was caught by Alex Mortimore at mid on off Rashard Fuller, and Nathan Alexander remained not out on 40, when Redruth declared their innings on 279-6 after 46 overs. Fuller took 2-29 from 6 overs.
The Callington reply started quickly, with Aidan Libby leading the charge. He and Parker put on 42 when the latter was caught by Harry Bolland off Ben Stevens. Fuller failed to trouble the scorers and then, with the score on 75, Libby was stumped by Howells off Harry Bolland after scoring 53 from 36 balls, including 9 fours and a six. From then on the Callington innings could bet be described as aerial with all but the 10th wicket falling to catches in various far flung corners of the ground. Brenton had scored 20 offf 21 balls, and Toby May had scored 25, but it was only a matter of time before Callington were dismissed, and that came 33.3 overs with the score on 156. Spinner Craig Johnson was the best bowler, taking 3-39 from 10 overs.
Redruth (20 points) beat Callington (6) by 123 runs.