Cornwall Cricket League Division Three East round-up – Saturday, July 6

LAUNCESTON pulled further clear of the bottom two on Saturday as they eventually eased past Callington Thirds by six wickets at Lawhitton.

Earlier on in the day, the visitors surrendered a fine position when Chris Simpson (80) and Mohamed Durrani-Zubair (20) were flying along, as they could only reach 209-7 having been 163-3 with 12 overs to go.

But the visitors fought back. Peter West took 2-34 early on while David Sillifant claimed 2-22 from his five.

In reply, Callington gave away plenty of extras to begin with and it cost them.

Phil Spry (52) and Dan Tilley (58) set the platform, and although three wickets fell quickly to make it 171-4, James Dawe (22no) and David Sillifant (21no) kept their nerve.

Leaders Luckett eventually saw off struggling Tideford.

Tideford were in trouble at 74-6, before a superb stand of 70 between debutant Thomas Mitchell (47) and David Lockett (36) helped them reach 196 all out.

Martin Hunn was the pick with 3-27 from his nine overs, while James Wilkinson (2-31), Andrew Hoskin (2-34) and Jonny Hoskin (2-54) all chipped in.

Luckett were cruising at 140-2 with Ryan Brown (32), James Wilkinson (51) and Andrew Hoskin (44) in the runs, but a spark instigated by David Lockett (3-40) and Nasrullah Mondazai (2-36) saw them slip to 157-5.

But bits and pieces got them over the line, including 14 from Dan Pearce.

Werrington Thirds fell to defeat at Saltash St Stephens by 33 runs.

A decent bowling display kept the home side to 197 all out with Ian Worsnip (3-21) the pick of the attack before Tyler May (3-37) and Dan Jenkin (2-29) got some late reward.

Werrington got off to a poor start, and although Paul Miller made a sedate 57, the run-rate kept increasing as they closed on 164-9.