Pat on back for Cornwood 3rd XI skipper after making maiden league hundred

CORNWOOD 3rd XI captain Charles Knight has been given a huge pat on the back after making a maiden league century in the E Division West derby date with Plympton 3rd XI.

It would be understandable if the season just fizzled out for Knight and his team as they were already resigned to relegation along with Plympton going into Saturday’s game.

Cornwood may be down but they certainly are not out for the count, as skipper Knight showed by slamming 115 not out from just 81 balls.

Charlie Knight in front of the Delamore Park scoerboardNick Goodliffe, the director of cricket at Oak Park, weighed in with 23 and there were runs for Nick Tracey (21) and Chris Horton (29) in a total of 259 for seven.

Up-and-coming youngster Jack Sellick top scored for Plympton with 67, but their total of 163 all out was not enough to stave off a 96-run loss.

Goodliffe said captaining a lower-level side at any club is a thankless task and Knight deserved all the plaudits going for his first ton.

“It was just reward for a captain who has worked tirelessly this season to get the game on amidst the burden of regular unavailability,” said Goodliffe.

“The plight of a team captain in one of the lower club sides cannot be overstated.

“I hop that this fulfilling achievement goes some way to making all the hard work worthwhile.”

Knight is no stranger to the trials and tribulations of captaincy. He graduated to the 3rdXI job this season after two years in charge of the 4thXI.