St Just v Callington



Callington made the long journey down the A30 to Cape Cornwall Road, and Aidan Libby won the toss  before electing to bat. St Just as usual opened up with the pace of Aussie Ross Pawson and Justin Stephens, and it was Pawson who made the first breakthrough, when Libby, who has been in fine form of late, was caught by Philip Nicholas for 14. Three runs later Stephens and skipper Gareth May combined to dismiss Ollie Allsop, and that same pairing saw off Rashard Fuller to leave Callington on 34-3. Peter Tancock and Joe White made 14 and 18 respectively, before falling to catches from Callum Donnelly and Dan Lello off May’s bowling. Nick Parker showed plenty of spirit in the middle order, with a good knock of 43 from 66 balls, and he was supported by veteran Andrew Jones, who weighed in with a valuable 29. Gareth May took 4 catches, to go with his 3-34 as 7 of the visiting batsmen reached double figures but failed to go on to register a challenging score. Once again, Callington did not see out their overs, and were dismissed for 168 in 47.5.

Callington put in a better bowling performance, and Ross Pawson was caught in the deep by Peter Tancock off Chris Davies for 12, while  Neil Curnow was dropped at slip, but had only made 8 when he too was caught on the boundary, in front of the Clubhouse by Alex Mortimore, again off Davies, who was bowling with venom from the Farm end. The St Just reply was held together by Stephens, who kept one end going. He received support from Gavin Edwards who made 15, before he was caught at slip by Libby off James Boundy. Dan Lello made 38 but was caught by Jones off Libby, and May had made a dozen, before he was bowled by Boundy. The constant that was Stephens still remained, but he was the 6th wicket to fall on 142, when he edged a Harry Sawyers delivery to keeper White, after he has scored 47 from 91 balls. That left another 27 needed, but 13 from Kameron Collings and 9 from Ben Brooks saw St Just home with no further concerns in the 36th over.

St Just (20 points) beat Callington (6) by 4 wickets.