and the game. Mount Hawke has played us every year
except the first year we toured Cornwall. Last year they soundly beat
us so we wanted a good performance. Batting first, our account was
opened by Jay Walliker and Mike Lewis (pictured left!). Mike fell early on bringing in
Adie Lamberth who settled in while Jay Walliker was run out on only 8.
Virgin Tourist Ben Pudney now partnered Andy and together they put on
a slew of runs. Ben hit five boundaries in his quick 28, including two
big sixes and a lost ball before being caught! After him came Kev
Cheseman (pictured, below right), Matt Balkwill and Tim Lamb who all pushed the score along
but fell in the early teens. The rest of the order also contributed to
the score after Lamberth was out for an excellent 44. His last scoring
shot was a six and another lost ball. West End’s final total was a
Hawke had a call for L.B.W. go against opener Anderson in the second
over and no.3 Skelton was bowled soon after for 1, Adie Barrett
claiming both scalps. Next man in Looker dug in and grafted away, soon
joined by Turnbull after Osborne fell for a duck to be Walliker’s
second victim. Turnbull looked dangerous, finding the boundary with
increasing regularity – it turned out he scored a near
double-century the previous day. The partnership kept the pace up to
the required rate – the Howard Turner removed Turnbull who skied a
catch to Ben Pudney who made no mistake. Looker was still there though
until Adie Barrett forced an error, a thick outside edge went again to
Ben in the Gully area. Mount Hawke’s innings ran out of steam and
out of overs, finishing only fifteen runs behind. Pick of the bowlers
were Jay Walliker, 3-24; Howard Turner, 2-18; and Adie Barrett, 3-16.
An excellent game all round.
drink in the clubhouse then off to our booking at the Waterfront
Restaurant where the food is always good, as is many other places in
the town – you’ll never go hungry, and neither did we. One more
day in glorious sunshine and relaxation round the area and it was home
on the Tuesday with a bit of a tan and many happy memories of another
good Cornish Tour. A limited number of the good-quality embroidered
T-shirts are still available to buy as are copies of the video (112
minutes long) – just ask any Committee member for
more details or email here.
Now we look forward to the 10th anniversary tour and for this we are
going somewhere special. Yes, you've guessed it - the Ponsmere in
Perranporth, Cornwall. See ya there! And if not, why not?!?
more pix of the tour, click here.