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Of no surprise this Friday is a big night for the Cornish Pirates – a first ever Premiership Rugby Cup game for the club against the might of Bath Rugby. The kick-off is at 7.30pm and the gates will be open from 5.30pm.
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With the graft of summer training all but complete, this Saturday will see the Cornish Pirates welcome Plymouth Albion to the Mennaye Field for an important pre-season ‘friendly’ (ko 2.30pm). It will also give an opportunity for supporters to cast a keen eye over the squad, with special interest no doubt focused on new signings.
Following an official announcement last week, a big pat on the back is given former Pirates player Patrick ‘Patch’ Harvey who, as the RNLI coxswain of the Penlee lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ is to be awarded a Silver Medal for Gallantry and a Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum for his exemplary display of courage, leadership, and determination to save lives, along with his excellent boat-handling skills in extreme weather.
Cricket action on Friday didn’t focus wholly on the exciting England versus Australia test match at Old Trafford, because invited to play Paul cricket team at Hutchens Park on Friday evening, a Cornish Pirates selection performed admirably in the T-20 encounter.