Local News 2009

Roseland cricket club wins in style

Eat your heart out World Cup Twenty20 – a local cricket club has just posted one of its biggest scores in its recent history in a 690-run thriller on the Roseland peninsula.

Roseland outfit Gerrans Cricket Club won with a whopping score of 374-5 in 46 overs against visitors Tideford CC in their latest league match at home (Sat 13th June) – the visitors themselves managing a massive 316-8!

The Gerrans batting line-up impressed with scores of 117 for Shane Read, 78 for Richard Hastings, and 47 each for Phil Woods and Rob Pinney. Also spare a thought for Tideford’s Lawrence Marsh, who scored 135 – despite finishing on the losing side!

Vice Captain Tristan Perry said “It’s one of the highest scores that Gerrans has made which is fantastic, and it was a really good all-round team performance. It was also a great game against a friendly opposition, so credit also goes to Tideford”.

Gerrans batsman Tom Day said “It was like the Twenty20 World Cup out there and it was definitely a batsman’s paradise, with a really good wicket to play on – we have the Gerrans ground staff to thank for that”.

“It was a great game and a great day for cricket”, added Gerrans Captain Geoff Roberts.

Local Gerrans resident Bruce Brockhurst, who lives near the cricket pitch, said “I was in my garden thinning my carrots when I heard lots of cheers and applause, so I knew that something special was happening. It’s a big score and a great achievement for the Gerrans lads”.

On the bowling front, the pick of the bunch were Gerrans’ Shane Read, who finished with figures of 4-62 in 11 overs, and J. Taylor from Tideford CC with 3-57 in 9 overs.

Gerrans CC – 1st 1X win by 58 runs – Cornwall Cricket League, Division 3 East.

Remember the biggest ever cricket score on the Roseland? Were you there? If so, please write in to the Roseland-online letters page.

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