Callington extend their lead with St Just draw


Callington extended their lead at the top of the Cornwall Premier League by to seven points by drawing with St Just in their top-of-the-table clash.

After winning the toss St Just put Callington into bat and saw them make 236-6 with Rob Harrison hitting 57 off 31 balls as Gary Thomas took 3-45.

In reply St Just were 178-6 when the game ended as Thomas hit 42 while Sanjaya Rajapakse took 3-44.

St Just are level in second with Truro who beat Grampound Road by 91 runs.

Truro hit 164-9 with Chris Martin top-scoring with 91 before bowling out third-from-bottom Grampound Road for 73 as Alex Taylor took 5-31.

Reigning champions Paul are only one point further behind despite losing by 55 runs to fifth-placed Werrington.

Batting first, county star Alex Smeeth hit 89 for Werrington as they made 219 all-out.

And Smeeth was the star performer for Werrington with the ball, taking 3-44 as Paul were bowled out for 164.

At the bottom Newquay closed the gap on second-from-bottom Falmouth after first win of the season.

The north Cornwall side beat Troon by three wickets and are now 16 points off Falmouth.

Troon were bowled out for 186 by Newquay as Martin Pearce and Richard Spall each took four wickets.

Tom Eggins scored 46 for Newquay as they reached their target for the loss of seven wickets.

Meanwhile Falmouth were comprehensively beaten by 47 runs at home by St Austell.

St Austell scored 233-4 as Taylor Williams scored 83 and Mike Bone made 51 not out.

Joe Parkinson returned with figures of 4-14 with the ball as St Austell restricted Falmouth to 186 all out.

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