TRURO completed a maximum points weekend on Sunday at Boscawen Park with victory over Mullion by seven wickets with over nine overs to spare.

The win sets up the first of three crunch encounters against title rivals St Buryan at Boscawen Park next Saturday.

Truro lead by 18 points with six games left. The pair have to meet on three occasions which will no doubt decide where the championship will end up in September.

Mullion made a good fist of it after being put in on Sunday in not the best of conditions. Morning rain cleared to give an afternoon of drizzly squalls at times though umpires Nigel Sanders and Steve Parsons managed to keep the sides on the field.

After a promising opening when Christian Bostock and Wayne Vincent put on 30 in nine overs Charlie Shreck and Steve Gay struck to leave the visitors in a little trouble at 47-3.

Gareth Taylor and Danny Gillman (31) added a very good 70 for the fourth wicket then Keith Warbis chipped in with 28 as Mullion reached 168-4 with 11 overs available.

Truro were in danger of dropping bowling bonus points but the return of Shreck from the city end had the required effect. After getting rid of Warbis he mowed down the Mullion tail, which included a number of second teamers. Shreck ended with 6-46 and Gay 2-31.

There was a long stint for Jon Kent from the river end who bowled 18 overs taking 1-33. Mullion were dismissed seven balls from the end for 184.

In reply Julian Bose opened with Steve Cockett and put on 57 at around three an over without looking in too much trouble. Bose was first to go bowled by Tony Matthews at 57. Then drama as Tom Sharp, who looked in danger at one stage of being timed out, was clean bowled by Matthews first ball. Ben Price joined Cockett and settled down to play a great knock. He lost Cockett, looking to force Gillman on the legside and skewing a catch to Taylor at extra cover.

Kent joined county colleague Price and mustered just 14 in a partnership of 85. He had no need to do any other than watch as Price took control with an elegant innings.

Mullion's threadbare attack, lacking Danny Hickey, Brad Bury and Matthew Crapp were put to the the blonde right hander. In an innings of growing confidence he twice pulled massive sixes over the Malpas Road. Price ended on 91 not out with two sixes and 15 fours off 77 balls.

Kent pulled a six over mid wicket himself as Truro got home with plenty to spare. Matthews had bowled with purpose taking 2-40 from 15 overs.


C Bostock lbw b S Gay 8

W Vincent c S McNair b C Shreck 15

D Lockwood lbw b S Gay 5

G Taylor lbw b C Shreck 42

D Gillman c & b M Munday 31

K Warbis b C Shreck 28

P Wheatley b C Shreck 1

D Mackie b J Kent 5

P Warbis c S Cockett b C Shreck 4

T Matthews b C Shreck 0

M Jennings not out 0

Extras 45

Total 184

Fall: 30-37-47-117-168-170-179-183-183-184

Bowling: C Shreck 16-4-46-6, S Gay 10-3-31-2, T Sharp 3-0-3-0, M Munday 12-1-51-1, J Kent 18-6-33-1


J Bose b T Matthews 17

S Cockett c G Taylor b D Gillman 41

T Sharp b T Matthews 0

B Price not out 91

J Kent not out 14

Extras 22

Total (3 wkts) 185

Fall: 57-57-100

Bowling: T Matthews 15-4-40-2, P Warbis 5-0-19-0, D Gillman 13-4-36-1, C Bostock 1-0-16-0, D Lockwood 5-0-52-0, G Taylor 2.3-0-17-0.

Umpires: N Sanders & S Parsons.

Truro (20pts) beat Mullion (4pts) by 7 wickets.

A magnificent 126 from county captain Tom Sharp and a spell of 6 for 31 from leg spinner Michael Munday saw Truro to a convincing win at Menheniot on Saturday.

In their previous visit to Fourgates this season Truro had to fight hard for victory but this was a far more straight forward affair with the result never in doubt.


P Ellis c H Rogers b A Tunnandine 9

T Sharp c M Conbeer b H Rogers 126

A Barber c D Lee b D Herbert 6

B Price c A Keeble b A Tunnandine 27

J Kent c & b A Tunnandine 8

J Bose run out 0

D Martin c D Herbert b P Goldsmith 18

S Gay c M Harrison b A Tunnandine 15

S McNair c D Lee b D Herbert 11

C Shreck b D Herbert 19

M Munday not out 11

Extras 42

Total 293

Fall: 39-50-99-119-122-189=243-261-263-293.

Bowling: D Herbert 14.5-3-80-3, A Tunnandine 18-2-99-4, H Rogers 14-3-46-1, P Goldsmith 6-0-36-1


A Tunnandine c B Price b S Gay 8

A Keeble c J Bose b C Shreck 7

D Herbert c D Martin b C Shreck 10

D Lee b M Munday 31

C Heddon b M Munday 16

H Rogers b M Munday 28

P Goldsmith c C Shreck b M

Munday 17

J Carpenter c J Bose b M Munday 6

M Conbeer not out 2

M Harrison c S McNair b C Shreck 0

M Strand b M Munday 2

Extras 19

Total 146

Fall: 21-26-48-75-112-135-136-141-143-146.

Bowling: C Shreck 12-1-53-3, S Gay 8-1-25-1, M Munday 11.4-3-31-6, T Sharp 8-3-35-0.

Truro (20pts) beat Menheniot (7pts) by 147 runs.