Cricket Reports 18th May 2019

Tim Hicks was in fine fettle for Carew 

Tim Hicks was in fine fettle for Carew


Division One:


Neyland win top clash at Carew


Carew (197 all out) lost to (Neyland 198 for 3) by 7 wickets

Umpires: Trefor Evans and Dave Bonner

Scorers: Julie Davies & John Laugharne

With both sides going into this top clash unbeaten something was bound to give and on this occasion it was Neyland who held sway as they dismissed Carew for 197 runs in 42.5 overs and what must have added to The Rooks’ disappointment was the fact that Neyland actually scored the winning runs in one of the two extra overs given them by the home side!

Carew’s tally owed much to the power hitting of Ian Sefton, whose 49 included seven fours and two sixes – whilst Tim Hicks topped the scoring with 55 (four boundaries).

Pritchard pulls Carew innings apart

There were cameos from Simon Wood (11), Luke Hicks (12), Nick Davies (14), James Hinchliffe (12) and Ceri Brace (10 not out) but the middle order was broken apart by an excellent spell of bowling by Tom Pritchard, whose seven overs gave him his best-ever figures at this level of 6 for 25.

Nick Koomen supported with 1 for 9 in eight overs alongside Henry Durrant (2 for 27) and Geraint Rees (1 for 33) as Carew’s innings ended with 13 balls unused.

Koomen (24) and Ashley Sutton (46, including five fours and a six) claimed early runs for Neyland before Durrant showed what an asset he is with a sparkling 73 not out that contained five fours and three sixes) whilst George Evans (32 not out) also batted well to take them over the line – and top spot in the table as Carew slipped down to third as a result.

Harry Thomas batted tenaciously for Lawrenny

Harry Thomas batted tenaciously for Lawrenny


Llangwm win easily against favourites Lawrenny


Llangwm (89 for 1) beat Lawrenny (87 all out) by 9 wickets

Umpires: Allan Hansen & Richard Scriven

Scorers: Cerys Griffiths and Malcolm Thomas

Llangwm’s first success of the campaign caused something of a surprise as they shot out fourth-placed Lawrenny for a paltry 87 and with Joe Kiff again in fine fettle reached their target in only 17 overs.

After a good start to the campaign Lawrenny’s inconsistencies appeared as they reached 35 without loss, lost three wickets at that total and with only Harry Thomas (36), James Skeels (22) and Steve Campbell (11) managing double figures.

For Llangwm, skipper Ollie Davies certainly led by example as he bowled up the slope to claim fine figures of 4 for 4 alongside his namesake Noah ((2 for 27), Matthew Kiff (2 for 37) and Joe Phillips (2 for 11).

Then Llangwm openers Joe Kiff and Will Beresford showed their opponents how it should be done as they put on 69 before Kiff was bowled by Brad McDermott-Jenkins for a speedy 54 that included six fours and four sixes.

Beresford supported with 27 not out and was joined by Noah Davies in hitting off the remaining runs as Llangwm finally showed their collective capability – whilst Lawrenny in sharp contrast certainly had a day to forget!


Holliday makes it three tons on the trot


Saundersfoot (154 all out) lost to Haverfordwest (278 for 6) by 124 runs

Umpires: Jonathan Willington and Robert Ridge

Scorers: Adge John and Jayne Cole

Simon Holliday - third century on the trot for The Towns ace run-gathererAfter scoring only 19 runs on the opening day of the season Simon Holliday completed a remarkable treble of three hundreds on the trot with a superb century that took Haverfordwest to a huge score – and then he claimed four wickets to ensure yet another man of the match performance.

Holliday struck nine fours and seven sixes to show what an outstanding talent he is at this level before he finally gave a catch to John Mansbridge off Neil Powling’s bowling almost straight after reaching exactly 100 with 13 overs remaining of The Town’s innings.

He shared an opening stand of 108 with Mikey Jones, who has also started well after a lengthy spell out injured, with nine fours and a six in Jones’ 54, and then a rapid 35 in only 17 deliveries from Adam James propelled them past 200 before Jake Merry (38 not out) saw them to 278 for 6.

For Saundersfoot, Powling (2 for 79) was joined by Nick Cope (3 for 78) as the only successful bowlers.

Cope than showed his all-round class as he batted really well to easily top the Seasiders’ batting, coming in at No 4 and smashing seven fours and seven big sixes to race to 83 before he gave a return catch to the ubiquitous Holliday, who finished with 4 for 48 as the last four wickets fell without any addition to the total and he claimed two wickets in successive balls, as did Adam James (3 for 36).

There were double figures for Danny Brace, Tom and John Mansbridge but Haverfordwest were worthy winners as another real plus for them was the pace bowling of 14 year old Evan Watts, who showed what a fine prospect he is with figures of 2 for 18.


Simon Holliday - third century on the trot for The Town's ace run-gatherer


Izzard steers Cresselly to comfortable win at Tish


St Ishmaels (152 all out) lost to Cresselly (265 for 7) by 113 runs

Josh Lewis - outstanding for CressellyUmpires: Richard Merriman and Bob Elliott

Scorers: Wendy Bradshaw and Teagan Cartwright

Cresselly returned to something like their best form as they easily beat St Ishmaels as they batted first and established a huge score before easily easing home, as skipper Ryan Lewis and his talented 15 year old son Josh caught the eye.

Lewis smashed a typically robust 48 and then claimed 2 for 24 but it was Josh who spear-headed their attack with 12 overs, one maiden, and figures of 4 for 47 that proved vital.

Phil Williams contributed his third innings of over 60 as he stroked seven fours in his 62 and Iwan Izzard demonstrated his powerful hitting with four fours and six sixes before he was bowled by Andrew Williams just nine runs short of a deserved century.

Williams (3 for 54) also Lewis senior as Glan Cole chipped in 18 for Cresselly against Jordan Milich (2 for 56) and Andrew Pawlett (2 for 88).

Father Ryan Lewis - also played a major roleTish had Dan Howells (38), Andrew Pawlett (three sixes in a bright and breezy 25) and Phil Cockburn (21) as their top scorers but they were finally dismissed in 43.4 overs as Sam Harts (1 for 26) and Izzard (1 for 5) also claimed wickets for the visitors.


Josh Lewis - outstanding for Cresselly
Father Ryan Lewis - also played a major role



Burton battle for a draw at Whitland


Whitland (258 for 7) drew with Burton (229 for 8)

Umpires: Dave Brandon and Mervyn John

Scorers: Ann-Marie Jenkins and Dennis Venables

Dylan Blain - classy 97 for WhitlandWhitland and Burton battled out a high-scoring draw as the hosts had first use of a good wicket and scored 258 for 7 before the visitors fought all the way to respond with 229 for 8.

It was Dylan Blain who looked the pick of the Whitland batting with an outstanding 97 (six fours and three sixes) but just when a century seemed certain he was adjudged lbw to Luke Hayman.

Geraint Jones also seemed destined for another big score but departed for 44 as he shared an opening stand of 62 with Blain, with other useful knocks from Jack Bowen (24), Matthew Davies (23), Nathan Evans (22) and Wayne Howells (22).

For Burton the wickets were shared by Hayman (2 for 57), Morgan Scale (1 for 56), Dan Llewellyn (1 for 26) and Matthew Webb (1 for 51).

Webb then showed what an asset he is going to be for his new club as he had seven boundaries in his 51 alongside Toby Hayman (46), Morgan Scale (39), and Will Ridge (42 not out).

Wayne Howells (2 for 42), Jack Bowen (2 for 1), Matthew Davies (1 for 51) and Blain (1 for 25) were the home wicket-takers but they couldn’t shift the last two Burton batsmen – and in the final analysis perhaps a draw was the fairest result.

Dylan Blain - classy 97 for Whitland


Division Two:


Loui leads the way for Narberth


Cresselly 2nds 194 for 8 lost to Narberth 195 for 2 by 8 wickets

Umpires: Arthur Brady and Steve Alford

Scorers: Des Brace and Gwyneth Johns

Loui Davies 73 not out for NarberthAn unbroken stand of 99 between Loui Davies and Jordan Howell meant Narberth negotiated a seemingly tough run chase in Cresselly to make it four wins in as many matches.

After coming in at 96-2, Davies went on to make 73 not out and Howell was unbeaten on 55 as they got their side home with just six balls to spare.

Openers Scott Arthur (19) and Neal Williams (16) had earlier given the Doves a steady start but it was No 5 Julian Arthur who played the vital hand with 66. His first five scoring shots were boundaries and he went on to finish with ten fours and two sixes before holing out to Richie Adams off spinner Mike Reekie.

There was also 37 from Lyn Richards (five fours) and 22 not out from Matthew Lewis, as wickets were shared between Reekie (3-41), Ben Quartermaine (3-34) and Loui Davies (3-61).

Hadleigh Luff (20) was the first Narberth wicket to fall as he was caught by Williams off Richards, but Richie Adams and Davies took the score to 96 before the former fell to Corey Hill for 36.

And then it was the two youngsters who finished the job, Davies hitting 10 fours and Howell seven to keep Narberth top of the table.

Loui Davies 73 not out for Narberth

Johnston veteran Steve James out for a duck

Johnston veteran Steve James out for a duck


Town reserves edge home by a single wicket against battling Johnston


Haverfordwest 2nds 179 for 9 beat Johnston 176 for 7 by 1 wicket

Umpires: Simon Richards and Gareth Brace

Scorers: Kelly Williams and Grace Morris

Nigel Morgan - runs and a wicket for Haverfordwest 2nds skipperThe final pairing of Teo Krol and Kapile Nawartharne were the unlikely Haverfordwest heroes as they got their side over the line in a thrilling finish with Johnston.

The pair were only 3 and 4 not out respectively, but it was enough to secure a one-wicket win in the penultimate over of their run chase.

The visitors earlier posted 176-7 as opener Geno Cleal stuck four boundaries in his 39, and No 4 Josh Hicks hit 31 against a former club which included five fours.

But it was Hafiz Farooq who added real impetus late on, cracking five fours and a six in his 41 – although Kapile Nawartharne (2-29), who was playing his final game before moving away, Krol (2-27) and Nigel Morgan (1-29) ensured a gettable total for The Town.

And the response was led by opener Chris Phillips, who had five fours in his 42, while Morgan also played another measured knock with 47 (six fours).

Doug Johnson hit 35 (two fours and a six) but wickets for Liam James (2-39), Mark Hicks (2-34), Keegan Codd (2-54) and Hafiz Farooq (2-40) set up an exciting finish.

But The Town’s tail-enders kept their nerve and Morgan’s men were able to celebrate a first win of the season.


Nigel Morgan - runs and a wicket for Haverfordwest 2nds skipper


Tight draw at Glebelands


Pembroke Dock 209 for 8 drew with Hook 275 for 5

Umpires: Ian Milsom and John Williams

Scorer: Nicola Murray (Pembroke Dock)

Jamie Phelps - superb century for Hook A wonderful century from Jamie Phelps ensured Hook got by far the better of the draw at Imble Lane as they ended up 66 runs ahead of hosts Pembroke Dock.

Opener Phelps cracked 126, with 13 fours and three sixes, and when he was trapped lbw by Niall Brunton his team were well set up on 231-3.

After Scott Griffiths (1-39) took a return catch off Jake Wicks (8) early on, Phelps shared a stand of 176 with namesake Aled, who made 69 before being clean bowled by Billy Wood (1-60).

Jacob Lay also helped push things on with three sixes and two fours in his quick-fire 34 before being caught by Griffiths off Brunton, who also bowled Craig Nutty to finish with 3-56.

The Dock dug in though, and openers Craig Butland (31 – five fours) and Luke Murray (49 – five fours and a six) gave them a platform, while Billy Wood (14), Jake Davies (33), and skipper Nick Daley (16) all help up the Hook quest for maximum points.

They did reduce their hosts to 174-8 though as Callum James (3-46), Brennan Martin (1-36), Aled Phelps (1-41) and Matthew Holder (3-56) took wickets – but then Thomas Grimwood (15 not out) and Brunton (21 not out) put on 35 to take their side to maximum batting points on another day of big run scoring at Imble Lane

Jamie Phelps - superb century for Hook 


Four out of four for Llechryd


Llechryd 114 for 3 beat Kilgetty 113 all out by 6 wickets

Scorers: Will Newell and Rose Jenkins

It’s now four wins from four for second placed Llechryd as they again secured another quick finish, this time against Kilgetty.

They shot the visitors out for 113 in 36 overs as again Ross Hardy (40) and Christian Phillips (36) shone but had little back up, while Graham Keen notched 3-25 for the home side, Peter Betterley 2-29, James Betterley 2-4, and John Curran 2-15.

The in-form Curran made 32 in his side’s reply but it was James Betterley (48) who top scored, while Jack Mansfield (25 not out) guided his side over the line in 27.3 overs. For Kilgetty, Phillips took 2-40.


Carew gain the better of Treleet draw


Pembroke 169 for 8 Carew 2nds 211 for 6

Umpire: Tony Pasternak

Barry Evans - 85 for Carew 2nds against his former team-matesCarew opener Barry Evans returned to Treleet and haunted his former club by setting up a winning draw for his side.

Evans, a stalwart for Pembroke before opting to switch back to Carew for his final few seasons this year, made 85 and was backed up by 61 from captain Scott Richards.

For the home side, Sam Davies led the bowling with 3-43 while Andrew Hay took 2-36.

Pembroke dug in with the bat but never looked likely to threaten the total, despite decent knocks from Phil Hay (45), captain Jack Harries (25) and Jamie Kaijaks (37 not out).

For the visitors, spinner Iori Hicks led the bowling with 4-39, while Aaron Hinman took 2-17.

Barry Evans - 85 for Carew 2nds against his former team-mates