Cricket Reports 25th May 2019

Dan Sutton cracks a superb ton for Cresselly

Daniel Sutton cracked 17 boundaries on his way to 87 for Cresselly


Division One:


Cresselly cruise to maximum-points win


Cresselly (157 for 3) beat Llangwm (156 all out) by 7 wickets

Umpires: Arthur Brady & Steve Blowes

Scorers: Teagan Cartwright and Cerys Griffiths

More wickets for Cresselly youngster Josh LewisCresselly provided ample proof of their mighty batting line up as they easily chased down Llangwm’s 156 all out in 39 overs, taking fewer  than 30 overs of the 51 on offer and losing only three wickets in the process.

For Llangwm no-one was able to build a big score as talented teenager Josh Lewis caught the eye with another terrific spell which saw him return fine figures of 5 for 45 in 11 overs, assisted by dad Ryan ((1 for 19), Sam Harts (1 for 24), Mike Shaw (1 for 26) and Tom Arthur (1 for 29).

As a result, only Richard Brock (26), David Lewis (19 not out), Ollie Davies (19) and Luke Brock (17) ever stayed long but couldn’t push on when they had settled in.

Phil Williams (26) and Dan Sutton then got Cresselly off to a speedy start, the latter smashing 14 boundaries in his 87 before he was bowled by Ollie Davies (1 for 42). Alex Bayley contributed 20 not out; including the winning boundary as skipper Ryan Lewis was at the other end and Joe Phillips was the pick of the Llangwm bowlers with 2 for 13 late on.

*There was also further good news for Cresselly with the signing of former player Tom Murphy, who has also been involved at Glamorgan, as he begins to play again after an ankle injury.*

More wickets for Cresselly youngster Josh Lewis

Brennan Devonald for Tish

Brennan Devonald for Tish


Pawlett pounces as Tish take Town apart


Haverfordwest (57 all out) lost to St Ishmaels (95 all out) by 38 runs

Umpires: Trefor Evans and Gareth Brace

Scorers: Jayne Cole & Wendy Bradshaw

Andrew Pawlett - spun Tish to victory!St Ishmaels created the shock result of the day as they were comfortable winners on The Racecourse as they beat Haverfordwest by 38 runs despite compiling only a lowly score of 95 when asked to bat first.

The Town fell to the combined pace of Brennan Devonald (3 for 35) and the left-arm spin magic of Andrew Pawlett, who totally bemused the opposition with his splendid 7 for 20 haul.

There had been conjecture around the county about how The Town would manage without the run machine that is Simon Holliday and that was demonstrated in this match as ‘The Doc’ missed out through a hip injury.

But at the tea interval it seemed such a question wouldn’t need to be asked as the pace duo of Archie Thomas and Ashley James reduced Tish to 24 for 5 before Phil Cockburn (four boundaries in his top score of 27) and Jordan Milich (20) were their only batsman as they eventually ended on 95 all out as Thomas (6 for 34) and James (3 for 7) were aided by a sharp run out from Chris Fitzpatrick.

But as Pawlett wheeled away at the bottom end and Devonald pounded his way down the slope Haverfordwest were soon in an equally parlous state at 28 for 5 – and things speedily went from bad to even worse as only No 3 Lee Summons showed any real fight as a mixture of injudicious strokes saw them lurch from 48 for 7 and then to 57 all out on a day to forget for Danny Potter’s off-form crew – and a deserved day to remember for this entire Tish team!

Andrew Pawlett - spun Tish to victory!


Seasiders snatch narrow win over league leaders


Neyland (130 all out) Saundersfoot (133 all out) by 3 runs

Umpires: Dave Brandon & Bob Elliott

Scorers: John Laugharne & Adge John

There was a dramatic climax to the match between league leaders Neyland and bottom club Saundersfoot before the latter edged home by three runs to claim their first success of the season and inflict on the host club their first defeat.

Put in to bat, Saundersfoot lost the key wicket of Nick Cope early on, bowled around his legs by Henry Durrant, but steady knocks from John Mansbridge (24), James Caine (14), Yannik Parker (13) and especially Simon Stanford (37) saw The Seasiders make their way to 133 all out in 39 overs. This meant that Neyland had six overs to play with, if they needed them, after good slow bowling from Andrew Miller (4 for 31), Durrant (2 for 20), Geraint Rees (2 for 26) and Tom Pritchard (2 for 20).

It says a great deal for Saundersfoot’s persistence that they refused to allow Neyland to dominate after the break as Neil Powling brought back thoughts of yesteryear with a spell of 4 for 20 alongside teenager John Mansbridge’s 4 for 32.

Nick Cope (1 for 30) and Sam Franklin (1 for 38) also chipped in as Nick Koomen (14), Ashley Sutton (11), George Evans (11) and Andrew Miller (26) came and went without making their usual impact.

Geraint Rees (30) was the pick of the home batsmen and he found an ally in last man Tom Pritchard with the score on 112 for 9 – and they took the score to 130 before Rees was given out lbw to start the Seasiders’ celebrations and leave Sean Hannon’s boys reflecting on what might have been!

Tom Mansbridge for Saundersfoot

Tom Mansbridge for Saundersfoot



Jonathan jolts Carew with all-round performance


Whitland (171 for 3) beat Carew (168 all out) by 7 wickets

Umpires: Allan Hansen & Jon Willington

Scorers: Ann-Marie Jenkins & Julie Davies

Jonathan Thomas - helped Whitland to big winJonathan Thomas was the undoubted toast of his Whitland colleagues as the talented all-rounder led the way with ball and bat in their relatively comfortable win over Carew where they chased down a large score with seven wickets and eight overs in hand.

At one stage it seemed that Carew might have to settle for a smaller tally as they stood at 118 for 7 with just six overs left but opening bat Tom Davies, who had earlier cameos from Rhys Davies (18) and Tom Scourfield (10) to support his fine batting saw that the tail end managed 50 runs in the final six overs – and Davies ended with nine fours and three sixes in his outstanding unbeaten innings of 102.

For Whitland, the successful bowlers were Jonathan Thomas (3 for 46), Wayne Howells (2 for 29), Matthew Davies (2 for 39) and Geraint Jones (1 for 23).

Then Thomas led the Whitland counter-offensive after tea as early cameos by Geraint Jones (15), Paul Davies (43) and Adam Davies (11) laid the platform for an unbroken stand between Thomas and Matthew Davies (20), who supported in an unbroken winning stand of 53.

Thomas stroked nine fours and two sixes in his imperious 60 not out and the home side were good value for victory on the back of this strong all-round performance.

Jonathan Thomas - helped Whitland to big win


Lawrenny boosted by new recruit


Burton (161 all out) lost to Lawrenny (282 for 5) by 121 runs

Umpires: David Bonner & Mervyn John

Scorers: Dennis Venables & Malcolm Thomas

Harry Thomas - classy 100 for LawrennyLawrenny gained an easy win against Burton at Oatfield Park, with new recruit Kurtis Marsh featuring alongside Harry Thomas and Steve Lewis in major performances.

Thomas stroked a terrific 100 runs and Lewis added a traditionally thumping 83 to show he can still perform superbly at this level - as Marsh made his impact with 42 runs before Ryan Morton chipped in with a late 29 not out.

Dan Ridge and Luke Hayman shed four wickets for Burton but all the bowlers inevitably suffered in such a huge score.

When Burton batted they had classy runs from Morgan Scale (53), Luke Hayman (31) and brother Toby (37) but Marsh grabbed 3 for 31 alongside Rob Williams (3 for 32) and Brad McDermott-Jenkins (2 for 31) to limit the home side to 161 all out – and a sizeable margin of defeat in the process.

Harry Thomas - classy 100 for Lawrenny



Division Two: 


Morgan makes top runs for Carew


Carew 2nds (203 for 7) beat Pembroke Dock (150 all out) by 53 runs

Umpire: Richard Merriman

Scorers: Nicola Murray (Pembroke Dock)

Morgan Grieve - topped Carew 2nds battingCarew youngster Morgan Grieve racked up his highest senior score as The Rooks were too strong for Pembroke Dock.

Grieve came in at No 4 and hit 65 not out (six fours and a six) to lead his side past the 200 mark, and then Jacob Knox took 3-24 as the visitors fell 53 runs short in their reply.

Scott Richards’ team were put into bat and the skipper himself helped them to a good start as he and Eugene McCarney (20) put on 44.

Richards went on to make 33 (five fours) but his departure prompted a mini collapse and at 70-5, it was Grieve and Iori Hicks (32) who repaired matters with a partnership of 77.

Kerry Waters also boosted the total late on by blasting five boundaries in a quickfire 24 not out, while Scott Griffiths shone for The Dock with 4-28 in 12 overs, as skipper Nick Daley (1-31), Niall Brunton (1-34) and Jamie White (1-54) also took wickets.

The Dock’s reply started badly as openers Jamie Davies (10) and Craig Butland (12) fell to Hicks and Waters respectively, and they soon fell to 50-5.

No 4 Griffiths (30 – four fours) and Tom Grimwood then gave them hope with a stand of 68, but it proved in vein with the away side eventually all out in the 37th over.

Grimwood did finish on 56 not out (six fours), but alongside the wickets of Knox, Hicks took 2-25, Waters 2-31, McCarney (1-25) and Ashley Smith (1-4) to wrap it up for Carew.

Morgan Grieve - topped Carew 2nds batting


Phil powers Pembroke to victory at Glebelands


Johnston (149 all out) lost to Pembroke (150 for 2) by 8 wickets

Scorer: Grace Morris (Johnston)

A destructive knock from opener Phil Hay helped Pembroke get past Johnston at Glebelands, after the home side had been given hope by Josh Hicks.

Hicks hit 73 not out to lead his team to a score of 149, but Hay led the response with a rapid 73 of his own as the visitors got over the line by eight wickets.

Johnston had earlier fallen to 27-2 when Hicks came in, and he cracked eight fours and two sixes in in his knock and shared stands of 42 and 49 with John Summons (14) and Lewis Boswell (12) respectively.

But Sam Davies helped keep a lid on things with 4-44 while Rob Smythe took 3-22.

There was early hope for Johnson when Boswell (1-55) removed Pembroke captain Jack Harries for a duck, but then came Hay’s 73 and 56 of those runs came in boundaries with 11 fours and two maximums.

Hay eventually fell to John Summons (1-18) but Paul White also helped matters along with an unbeaten 46 (six fours) – and Jamie Kaijaks joined him in sealing victory as he clocked 21 not out (three fours and a six).

Rob Smythe for Pembroke

Rob Smythe for Pembroke


Hook keep up their good form at Kingsmoor


Kilgetty (161 all out) lost to Hook (162-6) by 4 wickets

Umpires: John Williams & Steve Alford

Scorers: Rose Jenkins (Kilgetty)

Ian Poole - back with a 50 for KilgettyHook cemented current third place after chasing down Kilgetty’s total of 161.

Put into bat, Kilgetty had a nightmare start as they fell to 0-2, Brennan Martin bowling Dafydd Bevan and Callum James removing Andrew Evans in the same manner.

Skipper Ross Hardy did hit 29 but it was Jack Parkinson and Ian Poole who later rescued the innings, Parkinson making 51 (six fours) in a stand of 68 with the Welsh veteran international.

Poole went on to finish 50 not out (two fours) but Hook kept on top thanks to Callum James (4-50), Brennan Martin (2-34), Matthew Holder (1-31) and David Hopkins 1-21.

Hook’s reply looked straightforward as they advanced to 121-2 as openers Jamie Phelps (seven fours) and Jack Wicks (three fours) both hit 40.

Jacob Lay also made 35 (three fours and a six) and despite some late panic as the visitors fell from 153-3 to 158-6, before Hopkins and Martin settled any nerves.

For Kilgetty, Hardy took 1-47, Liam Cullen 1-28, Parkinson 3-26 and Levi Hughes 1-20.

Ian Poole - back with a 50 for Kilgetty


Curran keeps on scoring runs


Llechryd (237 for 7) drew with Cresselly 2nds (176 for 8)

Scorers: Will Newell & Des Brace

John Curran - more runs for Llechryds star batsmanAnother big knock from John Curran kept Llechryd in second place.

Curran cracked 93 as his side had by far the better of the draw against Cresselly 2nds, who are struggling to get going this season at the foot of the table.

The home side were put into bat and Curran’s knock included nine fours before he was caught behind by Neal Williams off the bowling of Matthew Lewis.

By then he had shared an opening stand of 98 with James Betterley, who himself made 31 but was stumped sharply by Williams, again Lewis the bowler.

In fact the skipper went on to take 4-33 in 12 overs while Richard Harris (1-49) and Tim Webb (2-38) took the other wickets, but the Doves were still left with a massive chase as Steve Smith (29) and Graham Keen (27 not out) added late impetus to the innings.

The reply was led by opener Rhydian Rees who hit a classy 77 (13 fours), after fellow opener Scott Arthur had made a brisk 19 (four fours).

Veterans Harries (14) and Lyn Richards (20 not out) also held up the home side’s push for 30 points, but the visitors couldn’t get within the 50-run margin needed to gain losing draw points.

For Llechryd, Curran (2-27), Rhys Beard (2-40), Rob Connolly (2-7) and Betterley 1-16 shared the wickets.

John Curran - more runs for Llechryd's star batsman



Easy win for table-toppers


Narberth (82 for 2) beat Haverfordwest 2nds (81 all out) by 8 wickets

Scorers: Gwyneth Johns & Kelly Williams

Richie Adams - batted well for NarberthThere was no let up from unbeaten Narberth as they hammered Haverfordwest 2nds to keep their early promotion charge on track.

The Town’s innings lasted just 27.1 overs as the returning Huw Scriven top scored with 29 (four fours and a six) while James Marchant made 19 (three fours), but aside from those two only Max Rodrigues (10) and tail ender Cyril Varghese (9) threatened to dig in.

For Narberth, it was spinner Mike Reekie who wreaked havoc with 5-26, while Ben Quartermaine also impressed with 4-17 and Ben Hughes took 1-19.

Louis Davies (6) holed out to Nigel Morgan off Simon Williams (1-6) to give The Town brief hope, and No 3 Jordan Howell (13) fell to Lewis Rhead (1-28).

But Richie Adams was at his best to blast 57 not out (seven fours and four sixes) and Rhodri Dyer joined him in completing the job.

Richie Adams - batted well for Narberth