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News Archive > Sport > Thompson hits superb 121 as Newlyn continue march

Thompson hits superb 121 as Newlyn continue march

By Tom Howe 12th July 2017

Thompson hits superb 121 as Newlyn continue march
HUNDRED SMASH: Jack Thompson raises his bat after hitting a fine century - he was eventually out for 121

JACK Thompson hit a superb 121 as St Newlyn East Cricket Club comfortably dealt with the threat of St Just on Saturday.

Newlyn played host to far travelling St Just on a humid afternoon at Cargoll Road. Skipper Robin Miller won the toss and wasted no time in putting the visitors in the field.

Miller, opening with himself and wicketkeeper Neil Curnow, got off to a flyer taking advantage of some short pitched bowling from the St Just openers. The Saints turned to slow bowler Stephen Hughes who made an immediate impact, picking up both wickets with big spinning balls.

A quick fire partnership between Jack Thompson and Joe Martyn wrestled back the initiative before Martyn holed out to a deep mid-on. This started a spark in the St Just youngster who then picked up Adam Tythcott and Alan Martyn to give himself a hat-trick.

Thompson continued to play fluently and passed 50 with ease. Wickets fell at regular intervals which forced Thompson’s hand to play more aggressively, hitting the boundary with ease on the way to a classy 100. He was eventually dismissed trying to push on the run rate for 121. The home side were later bowled out for 249.

Thompson was relieved of opening the bowling after batting for a long period in warm conditions and vice captain Tythcott took his place. The first couple of overs were undisciplined before Curnow took a sharp catch low down off the bowling of Henry Bennett-Hughes. Bennett-Hughes quickly nipped a second, caught by Thompson at first slip. Andrew Breeze and opener Kieran Jackson took the attack to Newlyn’s young bowlers before a full toss from Tytchott broke through Breeze’s defence.

Veteran bowler Kevin Gibbard came into the attack and removed settled batsman Jackson who was caught well by Neil Bennett-Hughes and then a great caught and bowled to remove Tim Nicholas. Gibbard continued to apply pressure and ended with excellent figures of 5-45. Rob Monk finished the job off, picking up the last wicket clean bowled. St Just all out for 181, falling 69 runs short.

St Newlyn East 249 J Thompson 121, N Curnow 29, Nathan Roberts 4-29, S Hughes 3-70) St Just 181 (K Jackson 35, Nick Roberts 28, K Gibbard 5-45)

By Tom Howe 12th July 2017

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