Cricket Reports 22nd June 2019

Ian Sefton drives for Carew 

Ian Sefton  - hit six boundaries for Carew
Pictures by Susan and Brian McKehon


Division One:


Tom takes The Town to pieces


Carew (140 for 3) beat Haverfordwest (136 all out) by 7 wickets

Umpires: Steve Blowes & Arthur Brady

Scorers: Julie Davies & Jayne Cole

Jack Scriven hits a boundary for HaverfordwestTom Davies was the undoubted star with runs and wickets as Carew proved far too strong in most departments to comfortably dispose of the challenge of a Haverfordwest who again struggled with the bat as their lack of confidence showed.

Put in to bat first, Haverfordwest’s recent run of disappointing scores continued as Tom Davies (4 for 29), Rhys Davies (3 for 33) and Sion Jenkins (making his league debut for The Rooks after transferring from up the hill at Cresselly) claimed 2 for 27.

Mike Jones (15), Lee Summons (24) and Adam James (22) were the only Town batsmen who looked remotely settled and a final score of 136 all out in 42 overs meant that Carew had 48 overs to reach a less than challenging target.

In sharp contrast the home side enjoyed contributions from Tim Hicks (five fours in his 26), Ian Sefton 37 (six boundaries) and Nick Scourfield (19 not out) but again the star of the show was Tom Davies (who followed up his four wickets with seven fours and two sixes en route to his 55) as Archie Thomas (1 for 29), Dai Davies (1 for 21) and Lee Summons (1 for 17) were the only successful Haverfordwest bowlers.

Jack Scriven hits a boundary for Haverfordwest

James Phillips top scored for  Lawrenny against Cresselly

James Phillips top scored for  Lawrenny against Cresselly


Lawrenny win local-derby cliff-hanger


Lawrenny (176 for 9) beat Cresselly (172 for 8) by 1 wicket

Umpires: Richard Scriven & John Willington

Scorers: Malcolm Thomas & Tegan Cartwright

Matches between these neighbours are now traditionally close encounters of the cricketing kind and this one was no exception as fortunes ebbed and flowed before Llangwm edged out Cresselly just one wicket, with Rob Williams belted a boundary as he and Jamie Lewis kept their heads.

It was always felt that this local derby between Lawrenny and Cresselly would be a high-scoring one but the latter club’s final total of 172 for 8 owed much to a typically robust 61 not out by skipper Ryan Lewis, who came in at No 7 and flayed the ball to all corners as he accumulated six fours and three big sixes.

Alongside him there were supporting roles from Iwan Izzard (24), Phil Williams (22), Neal Williams (21) and Simon Cole (12) but there wasn’t the usual assurance from others against Brad McDermott-Jenkins (3 for 24), Kurtis Marsh (1 for 25), Rob Williams (2 for 41) and Ryan Morton) 1 for 48).

Thomas Cole (19), Kurtis Marsh (14), Steve Lewis (14) and Ryan Morton contributed cameos but it was a smashing innings of 68 from James Phillips (nine fours and two sixes) that edged the game in Lawrenny’s favour. Tom Murphy (1 for 29), Tom Arthur (2 for 25), Ryan Lewis (3 for 32) and Simon Cole (3 for 36) were the Cresselly wicket-takers but Williams boundary hit when the teams were tied saw Lawrenny home – and a retention of second place in the table!

Kurtis Marsh sets off for a quick  single

Kurtis Marsh sets off for a quick  single

Ross Hardy took four wickets for Neyland

Ross Hardy took four wickets for Neyland


Neyland stroll to nine-wicket win


Neyland (156 for 1) beat Whitland (155 all out) by 9 wickets

Umpires: Dave Brandon & Dave Bonner

Scorers: John Laugharne & Jenny Davies-Scourfield

Dylan Blain - batted well for WhitlandAt the half way mark in the 2019 season Neyland look hot favourites to take the silverware, especially after this nine-wicket demolition job of a strong Whitland outfit that must have felt they were in with a half chance at the tea interval.

The visitors made a cracking start at The Athletic Ground as Dylan Blain (30) and Jack Tucker (34) put on 69 for the first wicket – but then slow bowlers Ross Hardy and Andrew Miller worked in tandem and from then only Jonathan Thomas (18), Gregg Sleep (26) and Jamie Thomas (11) could manage double figures before The Borderers were dismissed for 155 in 44 overs.

Hardy bowled 12 overs, including five maidens, in 4 for 27 spell and Miller, so long a wonderful servant of Neyland, almost matched him with 4 for 32 from his 12 overs. Youngsters Tom Pritchard (1 for 32) and Geraint Rees (1 for 11) provided the necessary support as Whitland had to settle for 155 when a score in excess of 200 looked a distinct possibility at one time.

Neyland openers also got off to a flying start as Patrick Bellerby and Nick Koomen put on 99 without mishap until the former nudged a catch to Dylan Blain in the slips off Jonathan Thomas having struck eight boundaries in his 51.

Koomen was joined by Ashley Sutton and ended up with ten fours and three sixes in his undefeated 68 that oozed class – but Sutton ended the game in spectacular fashion as he launched three fours and three sixes.

Dylan Blain - batted well for Whitland


Brennan plays a leading role in Tish success


St Ishmaels (144 for 6) beat Burton (143 for 9) by 4 wickets

Umpires: Allan Hansen & Mervyn John
Scorers: Wendy Bradshaw & Dennis Venables

Brennan Devonald - runs and wickets in Tish winBrennan Devonald continued his good form with bat and ball as he helped St Ishmaels beat Burton by four wickets.

Burton were asked to bat first and finished up on a creditable 143 for 9 in 45 overs after a dreadful start which saw them floundering at 11 for 3 in the ninth over before Luke Hayman took control with a typically gritty 55 that contained five boundaries.

He found support from the consistent Morgan Scale (20) and Dan Llewellyn, who was still there at the end with an undefeated 17.

For Tish, Andrew Pawlett was again a key bowler as he his canny slow stuff earned him fine figures of 4 for 26 alongside Brennan Devonald (2 for 33), Jordan Milich (1 for 5), Andrew Williams (1 for 20) and Harry Nicholas (1 for 22).

Peter Bradshaw gave Tish a flying start with three boundaries in the first over but departed art 21 as Johnny Scale produced another miserly spell with the ball that saw him claim six maidens in his 12 overs where he picked up 2 for 22.

Twins Harry and Jack Nicholas scored 18 and 15 respectively and Dan Richards steered Tish home with 18 not out – but it was Devonald’s knock of 49 that proved decisive as he struck seven fours and a six as the other successful Burton bowlers were James Davies (1 for 45), Morgan Scale (2 for 44) and Dan Llewelyn (1 for 12)

Brennan Devonald - runs and wickets in Tish win


Seasiders slam depleted Llangwm

Saundersfoot (275 for 5) beat Llangwm (144 all out) by 131 runs

Umpires: Trefor Evans & Bob Elliott

Scorers: Adge John & Cerys Griffiths


Nick Cope hit a century for  SaundersfootSaundersfoot followed their mid-week success in the Harrison-Allen Bowl with this towering win over a depleted Llangwm side.

A superb innings of 119 by Nick Cope helped them to a massive total of 275 for 5 before Llangwm’s 144 all out included decent knocks from Matthew Kiff (61) and Luke Brock (35).

But a 5 for 69 haul from Sam Franklin saw The Seasiders in control and a maximum haul of 30 points as a result.

Nick Cope hit a century for  Saundersfoot


Division Two:


Narberth win top clash at a canter


Narberth (107 for 3) beat Llechryd (103 all out) by 7 wickets

Ben Quartermaine - bowled well for NarberthUmpires: Gareth Brace & Paul Webb

Scorer: Gwyneth Johns (Narberth)

Llechryd went into this top of the table clash as the biggest run gatherers in the section but they found it tough going from the outset against Narberth and could only muster 103 all out, a total that was unlikely too much trouble to Narberth on their own Lewis Lloyd Pitch.


Ben Quartermaine - bowled well for Narberth



Chandler shows his batting skills


Cresselly 2nds (192 for 3) beat Johnston (187 for 8) by 7 wickets

Scorers: Gracie Morris, Emma Summons & Delyth Summons (all Johnston)

Adam Chandler - superb 124 not out for Cresselly 2ndsAn undefeated century from Adam Chandler ensured the vital clash at the bottom of the table went the way of Cresselly 2nds.

Both sides went in without a win to their name this season, but after Johnston recorded their highest score of the summer with 187-8, opener Chandler guided his side home with 124 not out.

Johnston got a good start as Chris Goodridge and Geno Cleal put on 52, before the latter fell to Morgan Lewis having hit six fours and a maximum in his quickfire 35.

Goodridge was then LBW to Richard Harries for 24 (four fours) but the rest of the top six continued the momentum.

No 3 John Summons made a patient 38 not out and played the foil to Josh Hicks (30 - three fours and a six), Lewis (13) and Liam Boswell (25).

For The Doves, wickets were shared between Harries (1-30), Matthew (1-37) and Morgan Lewis (1-25), Charlie Arthur (1-23), Corey Lewis (2-34) and Steffan Jenkins (2-29).

But Chandler and Mike Venables then gave Cresselly a platform in their chase by putting on 88, the latter hitting a six and three fours in his 26 before being trapped LBW by Liam Boswell (1-39).

Rhydian Rees didn't hang around with 10 fours in his 45 before also being leg before to Mark Hicks (1-68) but all the time Chandler was accelerating, eventually finishing with 22 fours and two sixes in his innings of unbeaten 124.

He was joined at the end by Charlie Arthur (7 not out) as the visitors hit their target in the 32nd over - Chandler finishing it in style with a maximum.

Adam Chandler - superb 124 not out for Cresselly 2nds


Doug Johnson - excellent knock of 68 for Twon 2nds

Doug Johnson - the opener had an excellent knock of 68 for Town 2nds


Town total too big for Dock


Haverfordwest 2nds (205 for 4) drew with Pembroke Dock (157 for 8)

Scorers: Natalie Thomas and Nicola Murray

A knock of 68 from Doug Johnson ensured Haverfordwest 2nds had the better of their game with Pembroke Dock - although the visitors did creep inside the 50 run margin needed for draw points.

Opener Johnson hit five fours before eventually being run out, but skipper Nigel Morgan pushed on with 43 (six fours) before also falling in the same way.

A stand of 45 between Evan Watts (28 not out) and James Marchant (14 not out) then helped The Town over the 200 mark as Billy Wood (1-53) and Jake Davies (1-50) finished as the only bowlers to take a wicket.

The Dock never looked like knocking off the runs despite No 3 Jake Davies cracking seven fours in his 54, while Wood (28) and Jamie Davies (20) also held up the home side.

And they fell three wickets short of outright victory despite the efforts of James Marchant (4-26), Evan Watts (1-19), Teo Krol (1-30), Filgi Varghese (1-34), and Lewis Rhead (1-29).

Hadyn Shapcott struck a half century for Carew 2nds

Hadyn Shapcott struck a half century for Carew 2nds


Phelps father and son deliver the goods for Hook

Hook (149 for 3) beat Carew 2nds  (148 for 9) by 7 wickets

Scorer: Joy James (Hook)

Jamie Phelps - topped the Hook batting with 71Jamie Phelps hit 71 as Hook got their promotion charge back on track by chasing down Carew 2nds.

The Rooks made 148-8, thanks mainly to opener Haydn Shapcott, who hit five fours in his 52.

There was also 20 from Morgan Grieve and a useful 36 from No 7 Rhys Grigg, who struck five fours and a six before being bowled by David Hopkins.

It gave the latter figures of 2-35, while there were also wickets for Aled Phelps (2-28), Matthew Holder (2-63), and Connor James (1-12).

Carew struck early in the Hook reply as Kerry Waters (1-27) removed George James, but then came a stand of 94 between the Phelps' boys, before Aled holed out to Grieve off Barry Evans having made 40 (five fours).

Jamie soon followed after stroking 13 fours as Carl Thomas (1-12) struck, but Brennan Martin smashed two fours and two sixes to finish 22 not out as he and Jacob Lay (1 not out) finished the job.

Jamie Phelps - topped the Hook batting with 71


Kilgetty chase down huge Treleet Total


Pembroke (231 for 3) lost to Kilgetty (232 for 6) by 4 wickets

Phil Hay - 114 not out in Pembrokes defeat against Kilgetty Kilgetty notched a league win for the first time since May 11 and they did so in style with an epic run chase at Treleet.

Phil Hay had seemingly set Pembroke up with an unbeaten century, but Tom Lewis led the Kilgetty charge with 97 not out to guide his side to a great win.

Hay had earlier cracked 114 not out and there were useful knocks from Paul White (38) and Jonathan Rogers (31 not out), while Anthony Bevan (1-53) and Rob Beynon (1-56) stuck to their task with the ball.

It was Lewis who then led the reply though while there was also a hard hitting 74 from Kyle Marsh, and Bevan chipped in with 25.

And although Sam Davies took 3-59, Lewis was still there at the end as the visitors prevailed.

Phil Hay - 114 not out in Pembroke's defeat against Kilgetty