Truro stay alive in bid to reach finals day
Scott Harvey made 39 not out in Truro’s Kernow Crash game two win over Werrington on Saturday.
5th May 2021
By Gareth Davies
Truro’s quest to make finals day of the Kernow Crash go into the last round of fixtures after Neil Ivamy’s men defeated Werrington in their latest double header on Saturday.
Knowing that only a brace of victories would suffice if they were to have any chance of qualifying for the last four of the Premier T20 competition, Truro were indebted to the brutal hitting of all-rounder of Kyle Van Rooyen (right) and steady hand of Scott Harvey (above) to see them home.
In the first double-header match to take place between the two teams at Boscawen Park, Werrington skipper Nick Lawson called correctly and opted to bat.
His side made 135-2 from their allocation with opener Adam Hodgson carrying his bat and making 70. With Van Rooyen starting like an express train, his stunning display of hitting meant that Werrington’s endeavours always looked like being 20 runs short and so it proved.
His score of 67, from just 31 balls which included six boundaries and five maximums, laid the platform for Truro to cruise home with 18 balls to spare with the loss of just four wickets.
Along with Van Rooyen’s belligerence, Harvey (17), Cameron Bishop (18) and Charlie Kent (17) all chipped in with valuable runs.
In game two, Werrington once again saw the coin come down in their favour and Lawson opted to bat. Truro took two quick wickets to leave the visitors in trouble at 15-2 when Harvey stumped Daniel Barnard for eight off the bowling of Ivamy, before Charlie Kent ran out Mark Gribble.
Led by Hodgson, Werrington did recover and he eventually made 68 before having his furniture rearranged by Archie Pascoe. Ben Smeeth (28) and John Moon (16) were the only other Werrington batsmen to reach double figures as two late run-outs saw the away side limp to 136-8.
Batting for a second time, Van Rooyen dispatched the Werrington attack to all parts and he made 58 in 24 balls before being run-out by Gribble. Well ahead of the rate, with Harvey anchoring the innings brilliantly, Truro eased home in just 12.4 overs to win by eight wickets.
These two victories, coupled with Redruth’s games against Callington falling victim to rain, mean Truro go into the last day with qualification for finals day in their own hands.
The equation is simple for Ivamy’s side: pick up two wins over Redruth and they are through, anything else and their opponents prevail. However, with a less than optimistic forecast for Saturday, it could be the weather, opposed to any on-field action, that could scupper Truro’s chances of progression.