Cricket Reports 27th July 2019

Kurtis Marsh blitzed 33 for Lawrenny

Kurtis Marsh blitzed 33 for Lawrenny
Picture by Susan McKehon


Division One:


Quick finish at Lawrenny as Burton struggle


Lawrenny (66 for 2) beat Burton (65 all out) by 8 wickets

Umpires: Richard Scriven & Bob Elliott

Scorers: Malcolm Thomas & Dennis Venables

There was a quick finish at Lawrenny as the home side bowled and fielded well to shoot out Burton for 65 and then stroll home by eight wickets as the gap between second top and second bottom was sadly all too evident.

Put in to bat first, Burton were soon in trouble against Rob Williams (3 for 20), Jamie Lewis (2 for 13), Ryan Morton (3 for 22) and Kurtis Marsh (2 for 9), with only Matthew Webb (14), Jonathan Venables (14) and Iestyn Evans (16 not out) managing double figures.

Lawrenny lost Harry Thomas (15) and James Skeels (8) as Luke Hayman (1 for 31) and Johnny Scale (1-15) claimed wickets for Burton but James Phillips joined the innings late on after Kurtis Marsh had blitzed 33 not out (seven boundaries) in giving their side an early finish!

Dan Sutton scored a sparkling ton for Cresselly

Dan Sutton scored a sparkling ton for Cresselly


Sutton slams Llangwm’s later bowling


Llangwm (133 all out) lost to Cresselly (290 for 5) by 157 runs

Umpires: Steve Blowes & Gareth Brace

Scorers: Cerith Griffiths & Teagan Cartwright

Llangwm sustained another heavy home defeat after making a steady start in the field where they seemed to have confined Cresselly until the 35th over but then Dan Sutton and Cresselly skipper Ryan Lewis helped put on another demoralising 140 runs in those overs.

Leading the way in the Cresselly batting stakes was Sutton as his power hitting took them to a massive 290 for 5 after a relatively quiet start took them to 75 for 3 – with 14 fours and seven sixes giving him 98 in boundaries out of his tally of 139 before he was caught by David Lewis of Matthew Kiff.

Cresselly skipper Ryan Lewis was at something like his ultra-aggressive best as he reached his half century off only 20 deliveries and was there on 60 not out, having faced 30 balls and rasping seven fours and three sixes.

Mike Venables returned to first-team action with a classy 53 and Neal Williams (10) helped Cresselly to their huge final tally, despite the efforts of Matthew Kiff (2 for 88), Noah Davies (1 for 84) and skipper Ollie Davies (2 for 35 in 12 very accurate overs).

Will Beresford (32) and Luke Brock (22) led the Llangwm reply but with Sam Harts claiming 5 for 50 alongside Simon Cole (3 for 28) and Josh Lewis (2 for 23) it was hard-going and although there were cameos from Noah Davies, Phil Llewellyn, Matthew Kiff, David Lewis and Ollie Davies, no-one could sustain their innings and they were bundled out in the 30th over, and left still seeking a third win from 14 starts as they remain stranded at the foot of the table.

Llangwm skipper Ollie Davies took two wickets

Llangwm skipper Ollie Davies took two wickets


Neyland stay well ahead in double quick time!


Saundersfoot (95 all out) lost to Neyland (99 for 3) by 7 wickets

Umpires: Trefor Evans & Arthur Brady

Scorers: Adge John & John Laugharne

Neyland remain well ahead in the championship stakes after their comfortable victory against Saundersfoot as revenge for The Seasiders’ surprise win by three runs at The Athletic Ground earlier in the season.

Skipper Sean Hannon won the toss and had no hesitation in inviting Saundersfoot to bat first  and they were quickly on top  as Henry Durrant (5 for 40) and Patrick Hannon (3 for 31) were soon amongst the wickets as their strike bowlers before Andrew Miller’s 2 for 10 spell soon had batsman in trouble.

As a result, no Saundersfoot batsman was ever in danger of catching sun stroke, although Dan Brace (12), Nick Cope (20), Rhys Richards (11) and veteran run maker Paul Mansbridge (27 not out) all had starts.

Neyland were clearly in a hurry to get in the bar because they reached their target in only 13.4 overs, despite losing three wickets.

Leading the way was Ross Hardy, who smashed 50 that included six fours, four sixes and two only singles, and after co-opener George Evans had departed cheaply No 3 Nick Koomen hit five boundaries in his 24 and Patrick Bellerby (9 not out) and ‘Mr Extras’ (16) finished things off despite the efforts of Neil Powling (2 for 13) and Nick Cope (1 for 45).

Veteran Paul Mansbridge stroked 27 not out for Saundersfoot

Veteran Paul Mansbridge stroked 27 not out for Saundersfoot

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Holliday heads The Town to easy win at Tish


St Ishmaels (126 all out) lost to Haverfordwest (174 for 8) by 48 runs

Umpires: Richard Merriman & Allan Hansen

Scorers: Wendy Bradshaw & Jayne Cole

Simon Holliday - top score and five wickets in Haverfordwest win at TishA terrific all-round performance by Simon ‘Doc’ Holliday made sure that Haverfordwest gained a comfortable-enough win at St Ishmaels as he not only top scored but claimed a five-wicket haul as a bonus!

Holliday once again provided the backbone of the Haverfordwest batting line-up with 62 (six fours and a six) before Andrew Pawlett’s slow stuff cleverly drew him down the pitch and he was neatly stumped by teenager Tish keeper Jack Nicholas.

Danny Potter seems to finding something like his best form and he contributed 42 alongside Lee Summons (14) and Nikhil Mathias (18), whilst Harry Nicholas (3 for 23), Pawlett (3 for 33) and Brennan Devonald (1 for 72) were the pick of the Tish bowlers.

Andrew Howells was back with some attacking batting after tea as he belted 55 runs but only Peter Bradshaw (21) managed to stay long with him for long.

Holliday’s slow left-arm stuff had most of the Tish batsmen in knots as he claimed 5 for 37 and was supported by Ashley James (2 for 19), Archie Thomas (1 for 30) and Chris Fitzpatrick (1 for 19) as Tish finally finished on 133 all out, with 3.2 of their allotted overs still unused.

Simon Holliday - top score and five wickets in Haverfordwest win at Tish

Tom Davies top scored for Carew with 89 runs

Tom Davies top scored for Carew with 89 runs
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Tight finish in entertaining drawn match


Carew (246 for 6) drew with Whitland (228 for 7)

Umpires: Dave Bonner & Simon Richards

Scorers: Julie Davies & Ann-Marie Jenkins

There were runs galore in the draw at Carew before the game ended with Whitland still needing another 19 runs to win with three wickets left, but running out of overs so that the homesters took the lion’s share of the points on offer.

After being put in to bat first, an opening stand of 85 between Tim Hicks and Tom Davies launched Carew to their sizeable total of 246 for 6 in their allotted 45 overs.

Hicks was then caught by Matthew Davies off Gethin Scourfield for 51 (seven fours and a six) whilst Davies went on to top score with 89 (eight fours and a six) before he was caught by Ed John off Gethin Scourfield in the young bowler’s excellent spell of 2 for 35.

Jonathan Thomas (2 for 45) and Jack Bowen (2 for 50) were the other Whitland wicket takers as Gareth Lewis (31), Nick Scourfield (21) and Nick Davies (19 not out) also provided cameos towards the final Carew tally.

Geraint Jones again led the Whitland chase with 63 (eight fours and three sixes) assisted by Jonathan Thomas (eight boundaries in his 48) and there was also support from Martin Thomas (34), Matthew Davies (17) and Gethin Scourfield (39 not out).

But Carew had wickets from Tudor Hurle (3 for 53), Sion Jenkins (1 for 61), Tom Davies (1 for 47) and Tim Hicks (2 for 44 as he bowled after Ceri Brace got injured) to make sure that Whitland fell short in that final chase.

Geraint Jones struck three big sixes for Whitland

Geraint Jones struck three big sixes for Whitland


Division Two:

Llechryd maintain winning sequence


Cresselly 2nds (220 for 9) lost to Llechryd (224 for 5) by 5 wickets

Rhys Beard - runs and wickets for LlechrydA high scoring affair at Cresselly went the way of league leaders Llechryd as 69 not out from Rhys Beard guided them to another vital win.

The Doves had made 220-9 from their 40 overs, but on a day made for scoring runs it was a gettable target for the visitors and they got the job done with more than three overs to spare.

After being asked to bat, Cresselly were given a quick start from Scott Arthur, who banged four boundaries before falling to Beard for 19, and fellow opener Richard Harries went on to hit seven fours before he was trapped in front by Peter Betterley for 36.

But the real impetus came from No 4 Iwan Izzard and No 5 Julian Arthur.

Izzard crashed four fours and three sixes in his knock of 75, while 46 of Arthur’s total of 57 came in boundaries as he hit ten fours and a maximum.

Both fell to John Curran though as the all-rounder took 3-55 in his 12 overs, while namesake Steve finished with 2-35, Betterley 1-35, and Beard 3-43.

Cresselly then shot themselves in the foot, twice, by dropping Llechryd openers John Curran and James Betterley within the first two overs - and the pair made them pay by putting on 71 before the latter fell to Harries for 26.

The same bowler then removed Curran after he’d hammered eight fours to reach 47 and when Joe Mansfield (6) fell to Arthur, the visitors were 107-3 and the game was in the balance.

But Beard and Graham Keen steadied matters with a partnership of 90, Keen making 34 (four fours and a six) and Beard pushed his way past 50, eventually finishing up with seven fours and three sixes to his name.

He was joined at the end by Andrew Fletcher (2 not out) as Llechryd’s promotion bid remained on track, while Harries finished with 2-43 in vain for Cresselly, Charlie Arthur 1-38, Stefan Jenkins 1-25 and Julian Arthur 1-41.

Rhys Beard - runs and wickets for Llechryd

Record breakers are Narberths Richard Adams and Had Luff

Record breakers are Narberth's Richard Adams and Had Luff


Town Seconds smashed by record Narberth stand


Haverfordwest 2nds (113 all out) lost to Narberth (267 for 0) by 154 runs

Scorers: Hannah Thomas & Gwyneth Johns

No doubt about the most tired fielders in the county because they were Haverfordwest Seconds as they toiled for 45 overs against promotion contenders Narberth and conceded 267 runs without picking up a single wicket – and then being shot out themselves for only 113 runs

Had Luff and Richard Adams both survived dropped catches and made The Town Seconds pay heavily as they were on 205 when Luff reached three figures and then Adams joined him with a century achieved when the score was on 227 in the 40th over.

Luff’s fifty came off 77 deliveries and his century followed from 111 balls, finishing on 129 not out with 14 fours and a six. Adams was marginally slower as he passed 50 in 81 balls and then reached his ‘ton’ from 118 balls before ending up with ten boundaries in his undefeated 116.

There were also 22 extras but credit has to be given to the toiling Town team because they chased every ball with enthusiasm and never once threw in the towel.

To get anywhere close to such a daunting target Haverfordwest needed a good start but they lost doughty opener Dave Haynes in the first over and it was downhill all the way thereafter against Ben Quartermaine (2 for 23), Loui Davies (4-29), Mike Reekie (3-29) and Matthew Johns (1 for 10).

John Tooze (32), James Marchant (29) and Doug Johnston (18) were the main Haverfordwest contributors as Narberth celebrated a huge success and maximum bonus points in their quest for promotion!


Hook hang on for draw as Kilgetty claim the bulk of the points


Hook (210 for 8) drew with Kilgetty (234 for 9)

Scorers: Joy James & Rose Jenkins

Hook held on for a draw against Kilgetty after 84 from Kyle Marsh had put the away side in control.

Marsh helped his side to 234-9, and Toby Poole was also in fine form as he made 51.

For the hosts, there was a fine spell of Brennan Martin (5-50) while Callum James (2-58) and Matthew Holder (1-35) also took wickets.

Kilgetty then pushed for a 30 point win as Robbie Beynon took 4-65, but their charge was held up mainly by Aled Phelps, who made 60, while there were also runs for Martin (46), Craig Nutty (39), and a vital 19 not out from Dave Watkins.

Levi Hughes (2-45), Ollie Gamble (1-44) and Poole (1-54) also had wickets for Kilgetty but they fell short of a 30 point win.


‘Chalkie’ is on cue in Pembroke victory


Pembroke (78 for 1) beat Johnston (74 all out) by 9 wickets

Paul White - batted well for PembrokeRob Smythe took a five wicket haul as Pembroke comfortably put away Johnston at Treleet.

The visitors, who came into the game on the back of two winning draws, were shot out for 74 before Paul White blasted 40 not out to secure a quick win for the hosts.

Put into bat, Johnston had an awful start as they fell to 3-4, Smythe wreaking havoc by removing Steve James (0), Geno Cleal (1), Liam James (0) and Nick Davies (0).

It was left to Josh Hicks to rescue matters somewhat, cracking five fours, a six (and a ‘five’) in his 42, but John Summons (8), Keegan Codd (14), and Emma Summons (3 not out) were the only others to get off the mark.

Smythe went on to finish with 5-24 in 12 overs, Sam Davies 2-18, Jonathan Rogers 1-25 and Andrew Hay 2-4.

White and Andrew Hay took matters to 46-0 before Liam James trapped Hay lbw for 17 – but White went on to stroke seven boundaries and Phil Hay (15 not out) joined him in finishing the job in just 18 overs.

Paul White - batted well for Pembroke


The Dock ‘big guns’ fire well


Pembroke Dock (252 for 9) beat Carew 2nds (195 all out) by 57 runs

Billy Wood - runs and wickets in Pembroke Dock successPembroke Dock are now all but certain of Division Two cricket again next year after Billy Wood took the final wicket of their win over Carew – with just nine balls to spare.

The Dock were put into bat at Imble Lane and with the outfield lightning quick as per usual, piled on 252-9.

A host of batsmen made contributions, with opener Archie Hillier-Wood hitting seven fours in his 46 while partner Luke Murray made 18, and No 3 Scott Griffiths reached 35 (five fours) before being run out.

There were four fours and three sixes for Wood in his quick-fire 44 and Pete Kingdom cracked five fours and a maximum as he made 45, and Thomas Grimwood (23) and Jamie White (16) both helped push the score past 250.

For Carew, there was an eventful 12 overs from Barry Evans as he finished with 4-87, while Iori Hicks (2-52) and Kerry Water (1-48) also had wickets.

Skipper Scott Richards then tried to give his side a quick start in their reply as 24 of his 28 runs came in boundaries but it was John Camani who put the Dock in control, removing him, Ian Sefton (4), Robbie Hicks (23) and Dai Rees (19) on route to figures of 4-46 in 12 overs.

Jacob Knox hit five fours though before being run out for 34, while Morgan Grieve (25) and Iori Hicks (20) all gave The Rooks hope of salvaging a draw.

But Niall Brunton took 2-43 and then in the 44th over, it was skipper Craig Brunton who took a diving catch to remove Rhys Grigg (20) to give Wood 3-51, and his side 30 points as they continue to climb the table.

Billy Wood - runs and wickets in Pembroke Dock success