Thirds beaten by five wickets on Foxes’ big day

Thirds beaten by five wickets on Foxes’ big day

Thirds beaten by five wickets on Foxes’ big day

Newquay thirds fell to a five-wicket defeat at Foxhole in Division Five East on Saturday Photo Colin Bradbury

23rd June 2021

By Tom Howe

At the fourth time of asking, Foxhole finally played a home league match on a Saturday at the Clay Country Bowl and beat Newquay thirds by five wickets in Division Five East.

With the wet weather causing previous scheduled encounters on home soil to be postponed, Foxhole turned on the style for their home supporters to win with ease by five wickets.

The Foxes, responding to Newquay thirds’ score of 156- 6 after Aydan Rundle won the toss and opted to field, chased down the runs in just 22.2 overs.

Charlie Cole was the Foxhole talisman as he scored a belligerent 77 not out which included 10 boundaries and he also cleared the rope on four occasions too.

Jack Oulton (20), Shaun Hicks (18) and Jake Couch (18) provided valuable support for Cole as Foxhole made light work of chasing down Newquay’s score. Cole (3-22) was also Foxhole’s star with the ball with Newquay’s innings underpinned by Tom Backway’s half-century (57).

John Tinson (20) and Josh Beasley (17) were the next highest scorers but their score, on a decent track, never looked like being enough and so it proved thanks to the brilliance of Cole.

Defeat leaves Newquay sixth in Division Five East, with two wins from their opening eight fixtures. They entertain basement dwellers Tideford seconds at the Sports Centre on Saturday (1.00 pm), before starting July with a trip to second from bottom Werrington fourths.

While Newquay’s thirds were losing at Foxhole, the town’s fourth team were suffering a similar fate at home to a Camborne side who left with a three-wicket victory.

Batting first thanks to the correct call of skipper Nick Smith, Newquay posted a total of 137-2 with the captain (35) combining with opening batsman Mike Jelbert (54) for much of their innings.

A free-scoring Camborne side whittled away at their target and ultimately took the win after 23 overs, with Jack Moore falling a single run short of his half-century while team-mates Mahendra Kotoorsamy and Darren Pascoe contributed 27 and 21* respectively.