Callington boosted by Sri Lankan spinner Rajapaske

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Callington captain Jim Shorten has praised the contribution of Sri Lankan spinner Sanjaya Rajapaske in his side's rise to the top of the Premier League.

Rajapaske took 5-25 as Callington beat Truro by 101 runs last weekend to go top of the league standings.

Shorten told BBC Cornwall: "He played for us a few seasons ago and helped us gain promotion to the Premier League.

"He's come back and he's been a massive bonus for us - he's a useful spinner who can change a game."

Shorten continued: "I think he's the Muralitharan of Cornish cricket - that's what he'd like to be known as anyway.

"I'm sure he's going to take a lot of wickets for us this season, so I'm delighted with it."

Callington lead St Just and Paul, their closest rival, by three points at the top of the standings after six matches.

Shorten's team will now aim to pick up more points against struggling Newquay this weekend and increase the lead.

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