Cricket Reports 6th July 2019


Martin James struck a gritty half century for Burton


Classy Koomen guides Neyland to victory

Burton (104 all out) lost to Neyland (108-3) by 7 wickets

Umpires: Dennis Venables & John Laugharne
Scorers: Mervyn John & Arthur Brady

A superb undefeated 68 not out by Nick Koomen helped league leaders Neyland to a comfortable victory against second from bottom Burton, reaching their target in 21.5 overs.

Martin James crafted a well-constructed half century which consisted of seven boundaries and a six, but Burton struggled against the tight bowling from the visitors as Morgan Scale (11) and Will Ridge (17) were only others to reach double figures.

Neyland’s wickets were shared by Henry Durrant (2-20), Andrew Miller (2-29), Geraint Rees (2-19), Tom Pritchard (2-23), Nathan Banner (1-8), and Patrick Hannon (1-2) -whose stint included six maidens.

Burton took an early wicket of danger man Patrick Bellerby when he was caught by Martin James off the canny bowling of Matthew Webb.

However, Koomen was in fine form as the right-hander struck eleven fours as he finished undefeated at the end of the innings. Ross Hardy (22) struck four fours, and Burton’s Moran Scale (1-24) and Luke Hayman (1-22) also took wickets.

But Nathan Banner had the final say as the all-rounder struck a four and a big six to secure a seven-wicket victory for the impressive Black Caps.

Dan Sutton celebrates his century

PHOTO: Dan Sutton celebrates his century
Picture by Brian McKehon


Dan and Taffy shine for The Doves in high scoring affair

Cresselly (260-2) beat Saundersfoot (259-5) by 8 wickets

Umpires: Trevor Evans & Richard Merriman
Scorers: Teagan Cartwright & Adge John

Incredibly there were 519 runs scored as Cresselly beat Saundersfoot by eight wickets at home.

The visitors posted 259-5 and in reply the hosts struck a fantastic 260 runs to claim victory in 40.4 overs.
Starring for The Doves were on fire Dan Sutton (122) and Phil ‘Taffy’ Williams (116), the openers both crafting magnificent centuries and sharing a massive 223 partnership which maybe a record.

Saundersfoot won the toss and posted a decent score. The visitors’ top scorer was Nick Cope 73 (5 fours and 4 sixes), Sam Franklin also got going with a useful 71 (7 fours) and Gareth Edwards 56 (11 fours) struck a quick-fire half century with John Mansbridge 22 not out and Tom Mansbridge 19 also helping the scoreboard tick over.

Simon ‘Snowy’ Cole (3-51) bowled well and finished with three wickets plus one each for John Lewis (1-30) and Tom Price (1-68). 

Sutton struck 19 fours and two sixes, his 50 came in 48 balls and his ton in 103 balls before he was bowled by Neil Powling.

Williams’ 50 came in 67 balls and his century in 101 balls, Powling also bowled Williams on a day where runs were the order of the afternoon.

Danny Potter plays a forward defensive shot

Danny Potter plays a forward defensive shot


Town  claim comfortable victory at the Racecourse

Haverfordwest (236-9) beat Whitland (126 all out) by 110 runs

Umpires: Allan Hansen & Richard Scriven
Scorers: Jayne Cole & Ann-Marie Griffiths

Archie Thomas and Clive Tucker bowled superbly, taking nine wickets between them to help Haverfordwest to a big victory over Whitland at the Racecourse.

The Town opened the batting as Nikil Mathias was the top scorer with an excellent innings of 73 (8 fours) before he was trapped LBW by Greg Sleep.

Mathias was ably supported by Dan Potter 32 (five fours) - caught behind by Adam Davies off the bowling of Gethin Scourfield.

Dai Davies made 42 (7 fours) before being bowled by Matthew ‘Titch’ Davies, and Adam James 77 (4 fours and a six), also caught behind by Adam Davies off Greg Sleep.  

Archie Thomas made 26 (one 4 and a 6) and Mikey Jones 20 not out as the hosts posted 236-9.

Whitland’s chief wicket taker was Sleep with 5-56, with his slow arm teasers seeing him take three wickets in the final over as Adam James, Chris Fitzpatrick (2) and Jack Scriven (0) all fell. Gethin Scourfield finished with 2-63 and Matthew ‘Titch’ Davies 2-29.

But despite 40 from Geraint Jones (5 fours), ended when he was LBW to Tucker, and knocks from Gethin Scourfield 14 and Sleep (13), Whitland were well beaten in the 33rd over as Archie Thomas finished with 5-52, Tucker 4-27 and Fitzpatrick 1-12.

Steven Lewis batting for Lawrenny

Steven Lewis batting for Lawrenny
Picture by Brian McKehon

In form Lawrenny have the better of the draw

Lawrenny (260 for 2) drew with  Carew (135 for 6)

Scorers: Malcolm Thomas & Julie Davies.

In-form Lawrenny picked up 28 points as they got the better of the draw against close neighbours Carew.

Second in the table Lawrenny batted first and there was a classy half century from Harry Thomas (54) and also a decent innings from Steve Lewis (38), who helped their team post a challenging 213-6 total.

In reply, the Rooks were always behind the run rate thanks to Brad McDermott (3-40) pegging them back with three wickets.

Shaun Whitfield (54) crafted a fine half century and he found support from Tom Davies (40), as the Rooks settled for second best.

Peter Bradshaw was top scorer for Tish

Peter Bradshaw was top scorer for Tish


Noah hits match winning six to break Tish’s hearts

Llangwm (213-6) beat St Ishmaels (208-6) by 4 wickets

Umpires: Steve Blowes & Dave Brandon
Scorers:  Wendy Bradshaw

Noah Davies struck a match winning six from the fourth ball of the last over to earn Llangwm only their second win of the season against St Ishmaels at Pill Parks.

The visitors opened the batting with Peter Bradshaw making 62 (8 fours and 2 sixes) but he was caught by Joseph Kiff bowled Noah Davies, and Brennan Devonald made 64 (3 fours and 5 sixes) but was caught by Joe Phillips off Matthew Kiff.

There were decent knocks by Daniel Richards (27), stumped Will Beresford off Toby Asson and Daniel Howells (22) was caught by Ollie Davies off the bowling of Luke Brock as the visitors reached 208-6.

Matthew Kiff (3-51) took three wickets alongside one apiece for Noah Davies (1-40), Toby Asson (1-24), and Luke Brock (1-34).

Will Beresford made 46 (four fours) before being caught and bowled by Brennan Devonald, Joe Kiff 37 (6 fours and a six) before holing out to Bradshaw off Andrew Palmer, Matthew Kiff 46 (5 fours) was caught behind by Jack Nicholas off Devonald, Luke Brock 23 (3 fours and a 6). Noah Davies finished 31 not out and hit a match winning maximum in the 44th over.

For Tish Brennan Devonald took 2-44, Jordan Milich 1-37, Andrew Palmer 2-48 and Andrew Williams 1-28.


Llechryd too strong for Johnston

Johnston (118 all out) lost to Llechryd (119-1) by 9 wickets

A sparkling half century from Liam James wasn’t enough to give Johnston a first win of the season as their total was easily overhauled by promotion chasing Llechryd.

James scored 69 of his side’s 118 runs, with dad Steve also adding a steady 16 but Peter (4-28) and James Betterley (1-28), Graham Keen (1-39), Mike Fletcher (2-4), Rhys Beard (1-17) and Mike Carter (1-0) kept the visitors in control.

And they blitzed past the target as despite Keegan Codd removing James Betterley for 23, Carter (53 not out) and John Mansfield (35 not out) got the job done with room to spare.

Hough plays a blinder for Narberth

Kilgetty (147 all out) lost to Narberth (221 all) out by 74 runs

Lewis Hough had a blinder all round for Narberth as they had too much for Kilgetty at Kingsmoor.

Opener Hough made 52 as his side reached 221 all out in their innings, with nine fours along the way.

Richie Adams also made 35 but it was No 5 Kyle Quartermaine however who really added impetus, reaching 50 in just 21 balls and going on to finish on 63 – 44 in boundaries via seven fours and three sixes.

For Kilgetty, Levi Hughes led the bowling with 4-39, Jack Parkinson took 3-46, and Matthew Lewis, Anthony Bevan, and Oli Gamble all had a wicket each,

It was Hough who then took 4-26 to ensure the home side didn’t get near the total, despite Kyle Marsh hitting five fours and two maximums as he top scored with 38.

There were also runs for Jack Parkinson (23), Toby Poole (20), and Christian Phillips (21), but Mathew Johns was also in form with 3-38, while Loui Davies took 2-40 and Mike Reekie had a wicket to complete the Narberth win.

Town 2nds win thriller at The Racecourse


Haverfordwest 2nds (155 all out) beat Carew 2nds (151 all out) by 4 runs

There was a thrilling finish at The Racecourse as Matthew Vaughan took three late wickets to secure his side a four run win over Carew 2nds.

Chasing 156 win, The Rooks were almost home on 141-7 when Vaughan delivered a superb spell of 3-5 in 2.2 overs.

Batting first, The Town were reduced to 49-3 by Jacob Knox, who took the wickets of David Haynes (28), James Marchant (16) and Evan Watts (0) in his spell of 3-33.

Dan Field and Huw Scriven bolstered the home side though with a stand of 62, Field making 28 (four fours) and Scriven 34 (five fours and a six) before both fell to Aaron Hinman.

Hinman went on to take 5-35, while Rhys Grigg (1-44) and Barry Evans (1-14) also had a wicket each, and despite 14 from No 9 Simon Williams the total looked a modest one.

But Carew were soon in trouble themselves at 56-4 despite 31 from opener Eugene McCarney (six fours), before No 5 Alex Wilks seemingly put them in command with a knock of 48 (two fours).

But he was seventh man out after nicking a Marchant delivery to Huw Scriven, and then came that dramatic finish as Vaughan took the scalps of Rhys Canton (17), Scott Powell (0) and Hinman (0).

Marchant meanwhile finished with 5-43, Teo Krul 1-16 and Watts 1-39.

12 year old Charlie Arthur in action for Cresselly 2nds

12 year old Charlie Arthur in action for Cresselly 2nds


Disciplined Hook defeat Cresselly 2nds


Hook (147-4) beat Cresselly 2nds (146-4) by 6 wickets

Hook gave a disciplined fielding display to restrict Cresselly 2nds to a modest total before sealing the win with room to spare.

The visitors laboured to 146-4 in 45 overs, Neal Lewis (5) falling LBW early on to Aled Phelps (1-42), before a 58 stand between Richard Harries and young Charlie Arthur.

Harries hit 36 (four fours) but was trapped before by Matthew Holder (1-26), and Arthur top scored with 40 (four fours) before giving a catch to Phelps off Callum James (1-27).

Tim Webb (4) was also bowled by Bradley Flood (1-24), but 30 not out from Lyn Richards, and a quickfire 17 not out (a for and a six) from skipper Matthew Lewis gave the Doves hope.

And the hope became greater when Hook were 42-3, Harries removing Jacob Lay (9), Phelps (16) and George James (0) on route to figures of 3-33.

But Craig Nutty and Jamie Phelps moved the score onto 127 before Nutty went for 61, bowled by Matthew Lewis (1-15) after a knock that included four fours and two sixes.

But Phelps finished 49 not out, and Flood (4 not out) helped him finish the job in the 29th over.

Cresselly innings: Richard Harries 36, Charlie Arthur 40, Lyn Richards 30, Aled Phelps 2-26.
Hook innings: Craig Nutty 61, Jamie Phelps 39 not out, Richard Harries 3-33.

Defiant Dock earn a draw with derby rivals Pembroke

Pembroke Dock (185-8) drew with Pembroke (238-6)

The defiance of Dock No 9 Pete Kingdom denied Pembroke maximum points as he hit an unbeaten half century.

Having made 238-6, the visitors had the home side 61-6 and then 126-8 but Kingdom held firm with 59 not out, although it wasn’t enough to earn his side any losing draw points.

Pembroke openers Andrew Hay and Paul White had earlier piled on 89 for the first wicket before Jake Davies bowled Hay for 48 (eight fours and a six), and then Billy Wood shifted momentum by removing Phil Hay (16) and White, who had eight fours in his 57.

But Jonathan Rogers cracked six fours and two sixes in his 59 not out, and skipper Jack Harries (19) and Jamie Kaijaks (23) helped push Pembroke to an imposing total.

For the Dock, Wood finished 3-50, Davies 2-43, and Jamie White 1-49.

There reply started badly though when Rob Smythe had Davies caught by Phil Hay for a duck, and although opener Luke Murray 22 and Nick Daley 14 (three fours), the top six struggled,

But then came the resistance as Thomas Grimwood made 21 and White a counter attacking 33, with five fours and a six.

Kingdom did likewise with seven fours and three sixes and Niall Brunton (11 not out) also stayed solid, although it was still 29 points for the visitors.