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Match Report for 3rd Team by Phil Jacobson

Penzance 3rd XI versus Crofty Holman - 07/08/16


Penzance 3rd XI return to winning ways


After three loses on the bounce Penzance 3rd XI returned to winning ways after a convincing 20 point win against Crofty Holman on a cold and rainy day in Camborne. The stars of the game were two young players Kieron Jackson (107*) and Harry Edwards (60*) who batted through to score 182 after Crofty Holman had batted valiantly to put on 181 all out. Young Harry Edwards also contributed with the ball by taking two wickets.


All of the Penzance bowlers weighed in with wickets or helped keep Crofty Holman’s score down on a very good batting wicket. Lucy Ballard arguably the first female to represent Penzance in a senior competitive match took two very important wickets within her first two overs and will be very difficult to dislodge from her place in the team. This was a very young team put on the field by Penzance’s 3rd XI with seven players all under the age of 19 and highlights how the newly formed youth academy is already making a positive impact on the field. This result has put the team back in the hunt to get promoted.


Penzance 3rd XI versus Redruth 4th XI - 23/07/16


Youngsters lead the way


Penzance scored 304 on a beautiful warm and sunny day at St Clare, winning by 158. With young Kieron Jackson scoring a magnificent 176. This result puts the 3rd XI into 2nd place in Div 6 and reinforces their push for promotion. It was a great team performance with the youngsters producing some of their best ever performance. With a score 0f 304 the win was never in doubt especially when Redruth lost 3 very early wickets.


Kieron Jackson’s excellent knock (176) was backed up by contribution from Jeremy Edwards (45) and Daryl Pentecost (29) who was also making his Penzance debut.


When top strike bowler Phil Jacobson got a very nasty groin injury when sprinting for a ball the team needed their young bowlers to step up. With excellent performances from Harry Edwards 4 -40, Tom Jacobson 2 – 46, Sam O’Brian 0 – 29, they did! Special mention to young Declan Marshall who excelled with the ball producing a career best performance of 4 – 16.


The overall performance was superb. The fielding was tight and the team spirit was probably the best of the season so far. Penzance 3rd XI are hosted by Porthleven next Saturday and are hoping to continue were the left off against Redruth.


Thanks must go to Jaime Stevens for producing a very good track and Godfrey Adams for his contribution to the 3rds fines pot.Double click to insert body text here ...

Porthleven 2nd XI versus Penzance 3rd XI - 13/08/16


Old boys show the way.


It was three in a row for the 3rds at Porthleven. Porthleven who are struggling at the bottom of the league put on a valiant performance and batted through all forty overs scoring 132 and only loosing 6 wickets. The low score was in parts due to some fine bowling from veteran Dave ‘Bluey’ Gibson (1 – 21) and Phil Jacobson (3 -19). These 2 ‘old’ bowlers were backed up well by debutant Hannah Tron who play in her first senior game.


Chasing 132 was not going to be a forgone conclusion on a pitch that had proven itself to be very unpredictable. But Jeremy Edwards (21) and Daryl Pentecost (51*) got Penzance off to a very good start. When Jeremy Edwards was caught by Porthleven’s wicketkeeper chasing a wide ball down the off side. Young Harry Edwards stepped up and scored a very fine 29. With 2 more wickets falling cheaply it was left to all-rounder Thomas ‘TJ’ Jacobson (12*) to finish off the innings with an excellent flurry of some fine shots to take Penzance over the finishing line.


Thanks must go to Christopher ‘Charlie’ Farley for umpiring and Sam Edwards for scoring. Next Saturday Penzance 3rd XI host Camborne 4th XI at St Buryan in a match that could strengthen their promotion hopes.Double click to insert body text here ...