Cricket Reports 3rd August 2019



Lawrenny ease home in low-scoring tussle at The Racecourse


Haverfordwest (101 all out) lost to Lawrenny (103 for 7) by 3 wickets

Umpires: Steve Blowes & Dave Bonner

Scorers: Jayne Cole and Malcolm Thomas

Runs were very much at a premium at The Racecourse as Haverfordwest were shot out by Lawrenny for only 101 before the visitors ended up on 103 for 7 in a preview of the Harrison-Allen Bowl Final in a few weeks’ time.

Haverfordwest were asked to bat first and were in trouble from the very first over when Danny Potter was bowled by Rob Williams before Jake Merry (13) and Ben Field (20) shared a stand of 30 before they fell in quick succession.

Lee Summons (18) and Dai Davies (20) also made contributions before departing and another blow came when Jack Scriven attempted a second run to Ryan Morton on the boundary and was run out by a superb throw.

From there it was only a matter of time before The Town were shot out for a paltry tally of 101 runs as Rob Williams ended with 2 for 17 alongside Morton (1 for 23), Harry Thomas (2 for 20) and especially Kurtis Marsh (4 for13 in 11.3 overs, which included five maidens).

Lawrenny lost Kurtis Marsh early but seemed to recover via Harry Thomas (29) and skipper Joe Kidney (25), with James Skeels (11) and Steve Lewis (10) also just about  managing double figures.

But with Clive Tucker (2 for 22) and Dai Davies (1 for 24) applying the brakes a little, with Lee Summons grabbing a late 2 for 4, the result was far closer than some pundits might have thought after tea-time!

Rob Williams amongst the wickets for Lawrenny

Rob Williams amongst the wickets for Lawrenny
Picture by Brian McKehon


Carew too strong for Tish


Carew (230 for 6) beat St Ishmaels (141 all out) by 89 runs

Umpires: Arthur Brady & Trefor Evans

Scorers: Julie Davies & Wendy Bradshaw

Tim Hicks - top-scorer in Carew winBatting first, Carew built a sizeable score with a powerful late burst after standing at 165 for 2 with eight overs left, from which they extracted another 65 runs.

Tim Hicks was top scorer with 10 fours and a six in his powerful 88 before he was caught by Andrew Pawlett of the bowling of teenager Harry Nicholas in his 1 for 29 spell.

Brennan Devonald (1 for 41) and Pawlett himself (3 for 74) were the other Tish wicket-takers as Tom Davies (30), Nick Davies (28), Sion Jenkins (a hard-hitting late 40) and Shaun Whitfield (18 not out) also contributed well.

Harry Nicholas led the Tish response with top score of 44 but the teenager was only able to muster support from Brennan Devonald (28), Dan Richards (12) and Archie Smithers (16 not out as they were dismissed for 141 in 41.3 overs. Experienced campaigners like Sion Jenkins (1 for 18), Tom Davies (3 for 32), Barry Evans (2 for 17) and Tim Hicks (2 for 20) were amongst the wickets but pleasing for the club was the fact that talented teenagers  Tudor Hurle (1 for 9 in seven miserly overs) and Aaron Hindman (1 for 42) also played a part in this success.

Tim Hicks - top-scorer in Carew win

Neyland continue their stroll at the top


Neyland (123 for 1) beat Llangwm (120 all out) by 9 wickets

Umpires:   Richard Merriman & Jonathan Willington
Scorers: John Laugharne & Cerys Griffiths

Neyland produced another excellent display at the top of the table despite neighbours Llangwm getting off to a flying start but then being squeezed by the varied bowling attack and unable to prevent the league leaders romping home with nine wickets and loads of overs in hand.

Llangwm started off like trains as Joseph Kiff and Will Beresford utilised their full array of attacking strokes to speed to 79 without loss, with Kiff in particular punishing anything remotely off target as his 41 included eight boundaries.

But then he fell to an absolutely stunning catch by Ross Hardy in the gully off Henry Durrant and once Beresford also departed for 33 (four fours and a six) there wasn’t a single Llangwm batsman in double figures.

Andrew Miller mesmerised five of  them whilst conceding only 13 runs in seven overs from his slow stuff and the other wickets fell to Hardy (3 for 24) Durrant (1 for 26) and Tom Pritchard 1 for 20) as Llangwm were shot out in the 30th over.

Neyland also began well with an opening stand of 74 between Nick Koomen and Patrick Bellerby before the latter was bowled by Llangwm skipper Ollie Davies (who finished up with 1 for 3). 14 year old Joe Phillips also bowled well for Llangwm as he three maidens in his six overs that conceded only 17 runs.

Ashley Sutton was clearly in a hurry because he contributed a lightning-quick 30 that comprised two sixes, four fours and a two – whilst Koomen had 11 boundaries in his undefeated 64 as Neyland took just 19.1 overs to claim another win.

William Beresford helped give Llangwm a good start at Neyland

William Beresford helped give Llangwm a good start at Neyland


Tons for Danny and Tom in big Seasiders’ success


Whitland (199 all out) lost to  Saundersfoot (278 for 6) by 79 runs

Umpires: Gareth Brace & Richard Scriven

Scorers: Ann-Marie-Jenkins & Adge John

Whitland were put on the back foot from the very first ball as Saundersfoot opening batsmen Danny Caine and Tom Mansbridge called the shots in racing into three figures and reaching a massive 207 without loss in the 35th over.

By then Caine had reached 102 with 16 fours and a six before he was bowled by Geraint Jones, who also removed Mansbridge for 100 (11 fours and two sixes) with the assistance of a good Gethin Scourfield catch.

Nick Cope (20) and Yannic Parker (18) were the other main Saundersfoot batsmen as Jones (3 for 61) and Scourfield (3 for 66) were the only Whitland wicket takers.

Whitland needed a big score from somebody but it never came as skipper Matthew Davies topped their batting list with 45 not out, followed by Geraint Jones (32), Adam Davies (27), Ed John (23), Nathan Evans (26) and Gethin Scourfield (17) but there were no huge stands against Danny Caine and Nick Cope, who returned identical figures of 3 for 51 alongside Neil Powling (3 for 30).

A run out completed Whitland’s demise and Saundersfoot’s recent good form means they are now safely ensconced in mid table and above their opposition as a result!

Sam Franklyn takes a catch for Saundersfoot

Sam Franklyn takes a catch for Saundersfoot
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Runs galore in Oatfield Park draw


Burton (213 for 8) drew with Cresselly (246 all out)

Umpires: Allan Hansen & Simon Richards

Scorers: Dennis Venables & Teagan Cartwright

There were runs galore at Oatfield Park as visitors Cresselly piled up 246 all out before host club Burton held on for a draw having scored 213 for the loss of eight wickets.

Cresselly used up all but one ball of their allotted 45 overs and their challenging total again owed much to a sparkling century from opener Dan Sutton as he struck 16 fours and three sixes in his 108 before he was fifth out, caught by Luke Hayman off Dan Llewellin’s bowling as part of the Burton bowler’s excellent 3 for 41 spell.

Iwan Izzard (33), Ryan Lewis (23), Neal Williams (25) and ‘Mr Extras’ (30) played significant supporting roles as Llewellin ended up with 3 for 47 alongside Jack Davies (3 for 17), Luke Hayman (2 for 24) and James Davies (1 for 36).

Toby Hayman and Jack Davies then got Burton off to a cracking start with an opening partnership of 89 before Hayman departed for 55 and then Davies was third to go for 74, both with six boundaries as both fell to Simon Cole’s slow stuff, the former clean bowled and the latter from a Tom Arthur catch.

Iestyn Evans (21), Will Ridge (18) and Matthew Webb (10) managed double figures but with Cole ending up with 4 for 48 and a wicket apiece for Sam Harts (1 for 44) and skipper Ryan Lewis (1-50) Burton fell behind the required run rate and had to settle for the draw

Dan Sutton celebrates scoring another century for Cresselly

Dan Sutton celebrates scoring another century for Cresselly




Lyn Richards top scores for Cresselly 2nds 

Lyn Richards top scores for Cresselly 2nds
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Rogers rules the roost for Pembroke


Cresselly 2nds (172-9) lost to Pembroke (173-8) by 2 wickets

Jonathan Rogers - match-winning century for PembrokeJonathan Rogers was the Pembroke hero as his undefeated century helped them to a nail- biting win at Cresselly.

With his team chasing 173 to win, Rogers hammered 14 fours and two sixes on his way to 105 not out as the visitors won it with just two wickets in hand – meaning they now remain unbeaten since June 22nd.

The Doves had earlier posted 172-9 and it was their two veterans who led the way, with No 3 Richard Harries stroking eight fours in his 42 – on the same day he was awarded the Thomas Carroll Player of the Month award for July.

Jamie Goldsworthy also made 19 but it was Lyn Richards who top scored – coming in at No 5 and making 67, a knock that included seven fours and two maximums.

For Pembroke, Sam Davies took 3-44 in his 11 overs while there were also wickets for Rob Smythe (1-40), Rogers (1-40), and alongside a run out it was captain Jack Harries who helped stem things late on 3-5 in just two overs.

The home side would have fancied their chances when Pembroke fell to 53-4 but No 3 Rogers kept things going, and he had vital support from Aidan Fraser along the way as the No 7 made 18.

Matters fell to 140-8 as Harries (1-35), Richards (1-23), Matthew Lewis (2-26), Ollie Richards (2-54), and Stefan Jenkins (2-29) all took wickets – but tail ender Rob Smythe (6 not out) played an important role as Rogers continued to motor, finishing matters in the 44th over with back to back boundaries off Jenkins.

Jonathan Rogers - match-winning century for Pembroke


Hook win Glebelands local derby


Johnston (161-7) lost to Hook (163-3) by 7 wickets

Aled Phelps bowls well for HookJacob Lay and Matthew Holder both played vital roles as Hook completed a tricky run chase at Glebelands to beat Johnston.

Opener Lay scored 75 after losing partner Aled Phelps early on, before Holder completed a good display with bat and ball with an unbeaten half century to help secure a seven wicket win.

The home side went in already almost certain to be relegated but led by skipper John Summons, they battled hard with the bat.

They made 161-7 in 40 overs despite falling to 12-2 when opener Steve James (7) and Chris Goodridge (0) both fell to Lewis Miller.

Geno Cleal did hit three fours in his 24 but when he holed out to Miller off Holder’s bowling it was Summons who steadied the ship, stroking ten fours and standing firm to the end to finish 67 not out.

Nick Davies (19), Shaun Jones (17), and Paul Morris (11 not out) also chipped in while Holder led the bowling with 4-38 in 12 overs, with teenager Lewis Miller finishing with 2-39 and Dai Hopkins 1-38.

Johnston then fashioned some early pressure as Davies (1-40) had Phelps (7) caught by Steve Badham off Nick Davies, but their hopes were then quashed as Lay and Holder shared a stand of 137.

Morris did halt the momentum with two wickets in an over, bowling Lay after he’d hit 11 fours and two sixes and removing Seth Willington in the same manner.

His 2-5 figures came too late to affect the outcome though, and Holder finished 57 not out (11 fours) and Owain Phelps (2 not out) joined him in completing the job.

Aled Phelps bowls well for Hook

Josh Lewis in form for Kilgetty

Josh Lewis in form for Kilgetty
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Wood’s bowling a real plus for Carew


Kilgetty (209 all out) lost to Carew 2nds (221-7) by 12 runs

A six wicket haul from Simon Wood secured Carew 2nds 30 points in a high scoring game at Kilgetty.

A half century from opener Morgan Grieve helped The Rooks to 221-7, and with Wood taking 6-28 the home side were 13 runs short of victory when last man Robbie Beynon was run out.

Grieve and Robbie Hicks had earlier shared a stand of 113 before the latter nicked behind off Ollie Gamble for 34.

That prompted a Kilgetty fightback as youngster Grieve followed after eight fours in his 58, and matters fell to 135-4 before Iori Hicks turned the tide with 48 (four fours and a six), and Rhys Grigg made 17 not out to help the visitors past the 200 mark.

For Kilgetty, Beynon finished with 2-51, Gamble 1-37, and Levi Hughes 2-50.

The home side seemed well set in their reply as openers Christian Phillips (26) and Tom Lewis (22) took them to 52-0, but that dramatically became 52-3 and then 57-4 as Wood removed both openers, as well as Andrew Evans and Kyle Marsh for ducks.

Ollie Gamble (5) also fell to Jacob Knox (1-19) and at 62-5 the game looked over, but it was Hughes and then Josh Bevan who revitalised the chase.

Hughes hit four fours and a six in his 44 before being run out and No 9 Bevan cracked 45 (five fours and a six), but crucially with the score 201-8 he was skittled by Wood.

And although Anthony Bevan (10 not out) and Beynon (7) added a few more runs the latter was then also run out to end an entertaining clash.

Alex Wilkes hits out for Carew 2nds

Alex Wilkes hits out for Carew 2nds
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Leaders Llechryd keep winning streak going


Llechryd (148-5) beat Haverfordwest 2nds (147-7) by 5 wickets

Graham Keen - top wicket-taker for LlechrydIt was another efficient team display from Llechryd as they stayed top of Division 2 by beating Haverfordwest 2nds – and all but mathematically secured promotion in the meantime.

The Town batted first but were restricted to 147-7, after opener John Tooze (35) and skipper Nigel Morgan (24) had shared a second wicket stand of 73.

There was also 31 from James Marchant but the hosts always had the run rate in check via Graham Keen (3-34), Peter Betterley (2-26), Rhys Beard (1-35), and Andrew Fletcher (1-24).

It wasn’t all straightforward for Llechryd in their reply but 53 from opener James Betterley proved important, as did knocks from Steve Smith (20), Rhys Beard (32) and Graham Keen (13 not out) as Llechryd won it with more than 10 overs to spare.

For The Town, William Phillips (1-41), Marchant (1-24), and most significantly Robbie Davies (3-15) had wickets.


Graham Keen - top wicket-taker for Llechryd


Narberth win to set up vital weekend


Narberth (211-6) beat Pembroke Dock (102 all out) by 109 runs

Loui Davies - runs and wickets for Narberth teenagerNext weekend will be a big one for Narberth after they comfortably accounted for Pembroke Dock.

Davy Johns’ team lie 18 points off leaders Llechryd, but play Hook on Saturday before their re-arranged match at Pembroke on Sunday.

Promotion seems a formality regardless after more heroics from Richie Adams yesterday, the opener hitting 85 to set his team up for a score of 200 plus.

Daniel Hughes also made 42, Mick Haltham 45, and Loui Davies 21, but the Dock weren’t completely out of it at tea as Billy Wood (3-33), Jamie White (1-35) and Niall Brunton (1-61) took wickets.

Their reply never got going though as Davies immediately caused trouble by taking out the top three of Jake Davies (0), Luke Murray (8), and Scott Griffiths (10).

The likes of Billy Wood (14), Nick Daley and Pete Kingdom (both 16) did help The Dock get three batting points but they never recovered from that bad start as Davies finished with 4-24.

Ben Quartermaine (2-21), Ben Hughes (1-14), Mike Reekie (1-15), Davy Johns (1-28) also had success, along with a run out, as Narberth took 30 points.

Loui Davies - runs and wickets for Narberth teenager