Penzance CC win inaugural Kernow T20 Crash

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Penzance CC win inaugural Kernow T20 Crash
Penzance Cricket Club beat St Just Cricket Club to win the first Tribute T20 Kernow Crash competition at Grampound Road on Sunday, May 19.

The action-packed day saw four of the top sides in the county come together for a winner takes all day of short-form cricket. Penzance CC beat St Austell CC in the first semi-final by seven wickets, while in the other game, St Just CC beat Werrington CC by eight wickets.

In the final, St Just made 131-5 (Neil Curnow 61, Lewis Goldsworthy 26, Dan Lello 21; Tom Wells 2-7, Jonny Ludlam 1-21, Greg Smith 1-26) but lost to Penzance 132-2 (16.1 overs) (Dylan Blignaut 69no, Jack Paull 28, Greg Smith 21no; Archie Pascoe 1-11, Gareth May 1-33) by eight wickets. The Man of the Match was Dylan Blignaut.

Over the past month, the pool stages of the competition had been successfully completed with all 40 fixtures completed in full, producing 9201 runs for the loss of 542 wickets.

Andrew Kent, Chairman of the Cornwall Cricket League, congratulated Penzance and said “the new competition had been developed in conjunction with St Austell Brewery after Premier League players suggested T20 cricket on Saturdays to fill in the gap at the start of the season, and it has been a real success.

“Players wanted a fun and vibrant tournament like this, and it’s great to see the numbers of people watching. Thanks to the support of Tribute branding, the grounds have been colourful, the umpires have worn new outfits, and the clubs have embraced the new pink ball format. The high standards of play and performance of some of the younger players supports the view that we can look forward to further seasons of the Tribute T20 Kernow Crash.”

Marc Bishop, Trade Marketing Manager for St Austell Brewery, said: “St Austell Brewery has a long history of supporting grass roots sport in the region and we’re really happy to be involved in a great new competition like this. Well done to Penzance CC for winning, and to all the teams that took part.”

Tribute has been the main title sponsor of Somerset County Cricket since 2013 and appears on shirts in all forms of the game.

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