Hayle continue impressive start with big victory at Callington

Hayle 288-3 (50) beat Callington 134 (40) by 154 runs

Hayle climbed to second in the Cornwall Cricket League Premier Division table after they thrashed Callington by 154 runs at Moores Park, writes Matt Friday.

Daniel Lello posted a fantastic 132 off 107 balls as the newly-promoted side reached an impressive 288-3 in the first innings.

It was visiting skipper Tom Sharp who starred in the home side’s response, taking 5-19 as Callington were bowled out for 134.

The win lifts Hayle up to second spot alongside Wadebridge after they also took maximum points on Saturday, while Callington drop below Werrington to ninth.

Hayle won the toss and chose to bat and this quickly looked like the correct call as Sam Mycock (66) and Marc Sweeney (28) put on 58 until the latter was removed by Matthew Ellis.

This saw Lello arrive at the crease and he and Mycock went on to enjoy an excellent stand of 119 before the latter was dismissed by Luke Brenton with the score at a very handy 178-2.

Lello continued to knock off the runs at an incredible rate alongside skipper Sharp (39*) and hauled his side to 254 before finally coming a cropper at the hands of James Shorten, having posted a superb 132 off 107 balls, with his pyrotechnics including ten sixes.

Sharp saw out the final five overs alongside Matt Lello (14*) with the visitors finishing off an impressive innings just shy of 300.

With the hosts facing a victory target of 289 a good start was imperative, and Aidan Libby and Luke Brenton (29) knocked off some important early runs to reach 27 before the former was removed by Daniel Lello.

Brenton batted on alongside Rumesh Buddhika (15) until the former became the first of Sharp’s five wickets, with the bowler going on to remove Josh Procter for two, Joe White for a duck and Richard Brown for one before ending Matthew Shepherd’s innings at 20 as Sharp reduced Callington’s middle order to rubble.

With their hopes of victory in tatters at 94-7, James Shorten (13*) and Alex Robinson (3) managed to bring up the ton before Matthew Jacks (2-22) removed both Robinson and Matthew Ellis (12), with Max Jenkin’s final wicket of Harry Sawyers (6) confirming the inevitable with ten overs remaining.

Fall of wickets

Hayle: 1-59 (Marc Sweeney, 14.4 ov), 2-178 (Sam Mycock, 37.6 ov), 3-254 (Daniel Lello, 46.2 ov)

Callington: 27-1  Aidan Libby (Luke Brenton -7*); 64-2  Luke Brenton (Rumesh Buddhika-10*); 70-3  Josh Procter (Rumesh Buddhika-14*); 71-4  Rumesh Buddhika (Matthew Shepherd-0*); 72-5  Joe White (Matthew Shepherd-1*); 78-6  Richard Brown (Matthew Shepherd-5*); 94-7  Matthew Shepherd (Alex Robinson-0*); 105-8  Alex Robinson (James Shorten-4*); 119-9  Matthew Ellis (James Shorten-6*); 134-10  Harry Sawyers (James Shorten-13*)

[Featured image: Colin Bradbury / Cornwall Sports Media]

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