Werrington v Callington



Callington arrived at Ladycross without key pace bowlers Chris Davies and Jim Shorten, but still managed a plucky performance against the Premier Division leaders. Werrington won the toss and elected to bat, with Matt Robins and Adam Hodgson putting 54 on the board before Hodgson mis-timed a drive from leg spinner Harry Sawyers’ bowling and was caught at mid on by Alex Mortimore. Robins had been timing the ball well and was on 45 when he pulled another Sawyers’ delivery and was caught on the roadside boundary by Peter Tancock. Ben Smeeth and skipper Paul Smith added another 42 when Smeeth lost his off stump to Mortimore after scoring 21, and Smith was on 43 when he looped one up and was caught by Joe White, again off Sawyers. Nick Lawson made just 3 before offering a catch to James Boundy off Alex Mortimore, and then Mark Gribble came in and made a solid 35 before being run out thanks to a good throw by Ollie Allsop. Sam Hockin gave a return catch to Andrew Brenton, but Jono Baldock remained not out on 36 as Werrington finished their 50 overs on 275-8. Sawyers was the best bowler, taking 3-30 from 10.

In reply Callington lost Aidan Libby in the 1st over, when he was caught at second slip by Gribble off Tom Dinnis for 4. Joe white was opening with Libby, and he was joined by Toby May who made 10 before he was caught by Tom Lyle off Smeeth. Fuller made a quick 22 before being bowled by Baldock, and White had made 30 when he edged one to keeper Lawson off Baldock. Peter Tancock was looking in good form when he was run out on 23 by Dinnis, going for a second, but then Allsop and Nick Parker put together a 6th wicket partnership of 67. Allsop batted very well for his maiden Premier Division half century, but was finally out for 53, run out by Robins. Parker remained unbeaten on 29, but no other batsmen could stay with him, as Callington were bowled out for 196 in the 41st over. Adam Hodgson cleared up the tail taking 3- 36.

Werrington (20 points) beat Callington (8) by 79 runs.