Jenkin’s side beaten again as Hayle leave with victory

Jenkin’s side beaten again as Hayle leave with victory

Jenkin’s side beaten again as Hayle leave with victory

Newquay’s first team return to action at Helston on Saturday.

28th April 2021

By Tom Howe

Captain Callan Jenkin top scored with 34 but couldn’t prevent Newquay Cricket Club’s first-team from defeat at home to Hayle on Saturday.

Ben Retallack contributed 20 and Grant Stone ten towards Newquay’s total of 116 all out.

It then took the visitors just shy of 20 overs to surpass the target and for the loss of just two wickets, with Stone and Jack Howarth claiming a victim each.
Defeat, the second in two matches, leaves the town’s club bottom of the County One standings with five points to their name ahead of this Saturday’s trip to fourth-placed Helston.

Jenkin won the toss and elected to bat at a sun-drenched Newquay Sports Centre. Tommy Rodda joined the team after missing the nine-wicket loss at Paul seven days prior. Matt Hartnett also stepped up, with Joe Crane and George Old both unavailable on this occasion.

James Franklin clearly got out the right side of bed on Saturday morning as he posted figures of 3-23, as well catching Howarth out later in the innings.

With Stone gone, Franklin took Rodda and Michael Harding in quick succession to leave Newquay struggling on 29-3. Rhodes was next to fall for just four, with Jenkin joining Retallack at the crease and contributing to a partnership of 34 before Paul Lello caught the latter of the bowling of the dangerous Franklin at 71-5.

Only 41 further runs were to follow, with Jenkins stubborn knock taking Newquay to 106-9 before the final partnership of Antony Leaney (nine not out) and Dan Ogden (one) was broken ten runs later.

Table toppers Hayle, nine-wicket winners at home to St Austell the previous Saturday, made light work of their opposition and had knocked off almost half of their target when Leaney caught Tim Marrion (17) off the bowling of Howarth.

Matthew Lello fell three runs short of bringing up his half-century, bowled by Stone after hitting seven boundaries for a strike rate of 142 from 33 deliveries. That brought Marc Sweeney (one not out) in to bat alongside an in-form Tom Sharp, who hit nine fours and a six on his way to a 41-ball 49 not out that saw Hayle over the line in double quick time.