Putting his Loughborough University text books to one side and taking a break from Fareham's pre-season hockey preparations, Cornish played a star role in the 126-run County Division 1 victory at Ropley.
Arriving at the crease with Fareham & Crofton an uncertain 74-4, Cornish smacked 60 (including one outrageous six over extra-cover) and shared close on a century partnership with Tom Kent (54) as the visitors posted a healthy 236 (Jimmy Hawkins 4-22).
Cornish didn't finish there, taking a spectacular cover catch off Oli Southon (3-13) as Ropley crashed to 93 all out, with Ben White taking three wickets amid a plethora of wides.
Home grown Cornish is back on the Fareham patch, enjoying a year long accountancy work placement in nearby Whiteley, part of his three-year business degree course at Loughbrough.
Cornish has also rejoined the town's hockey club - he was a star goalscoring turn for Loughborough - and is set to play a full part in Fareham's upcoming Western Conference challenge.