Tipton St John suffer rain woe on Cornish tour, but it ends with Mount Ambrose win

Tipton St John players who were on the 2017 Cornwall tour

Tipton St John players who were on the 2017 Cornwall tour - Credit: Archant

Tipton St John’s annual tour to Cornwall did not start well in Falmouth against Sea View Old Boys on Friday night, writes Phil Wright.

The match was played in steady drizzle and resulted in a 52-run defeat.

Sea View Old Boys batted first and closed on 151-5 in 20 overs, but Tipton’s innings fizzled out at 99-5.

The top scorers for Tipton were Martyn Harwood (32) and Phil Essex (22)

Worse was to follow on Saturday when rain washed out the fixture at Nancledra.

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However, Sunday brought better weather for the third and final tour game, against Mount Ambrose from Redruth.

Tipton batted well to score 190-6 with David Thayre making 62 and both Tom Birch and Dave Alford scored 34 – that being Tom Birch’s top score to date for Tipton.

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As the sun came out, a weaker Mount Ambrose than normal stated their reply well, but two wickets each for David Birch and Mark Channon opened the door to the middle order which imploded when seven wickets fell for just 12 runs.

Joe Birch followed up a catch and a brilliant run out with two wickets in the one over he bowled, whilst at the other end, Phil Wright took three wickets for one run.

The touring part of 24 were able to go home happy – and dry!

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