Indoor Cricket (Men) - Division Two - 8th January 2024

Venue: Neyland Community Hub
Umpires: Steve Williams & Jon Willington
Scorers: Ffion Ashman, Ginny Davies, Ian Milsom & Gary Davies

Arthur leads Cresselly to comfortable win


Hundleton (98 for 2) lost to Cresselly (99 for 3) by 3 wickets

Charlie Arthur - A powerful innings of 32 not out by talented Cresselly teenagerA powerful innings of 32 not out by talented teenager Charlie Arthur helped Cresselly beat Hundleton in an entertaining opener in the second division on Monday evening.
Hundleton’s final tally was centred on an excellent 26 (Retired) by veteran opener Jonathan Williams, which included an immaculate straight six, and a powerful 27 not out by Craig Williamson from only 15 deliveries that included two sixes.
Dylan Davies (15) also ran well between the wickets before being run out but Steff Williams (1) and David Lockyer (6) departed cheaply and Archie Reves ended up on 6 not out as 17 from ‘Mr Extras’ helped boost the final Hundleton tally.
Charlie Arthur was the pick of the Cresselly bowlers with 1 for 8 in two overs before his team began their response well as another talented teenager in 14-year-old Griff Jenkins contributed 20 and both Tom Rowlands (27) and Charlie Arthur (32) retired.
They lost Tom’s son Ollie (3) and Charlie’s younger brother Ollie (10) but Tom Arthur joined the fray and used his experience to guide Cresselly home with two overs to spare!

Leaders Pembroke win off a last-ball bye!


Neyland 3rds (94 for 4) lost to Pembroke 2nds (95 for 5) by one wicket

Will Davies - batted well for PembrokeSection leaders Pembroke 2nds were mightily relieved as they managed to snatch a bye from the final ball of this match against Neyland C, who at one stage looked favourites to win as the opposition needed 16 runs off the last over with last man Toby Bradley-Watson on his own.
But Bradley-Watson belted two sixes and a three to need a need a single off the last ball nut after missing the ball he scampered up the other end for a bye, leaving Neyland 3rds understandably disappointed at not getting a tie!
At the start of the game Keiran Arran was out for a duck but Ashley Watkins (25 off 16 balls) and Korey Arran (26) both scored well and retired before Charlie French contributed 18 and Jason Milne belted a first-ball six in his 10 runs to help their side to a decent 94 for 4 total from their ten overs.
Will Davies and Ceri Brace started well for Pembroke with 19 apiece from a combined number of only 20 balls faced and veteran Phil Jones, called in to help out, chipped in with 19 from nine balls to keep things going and 14 from Charlie Perkins kept them in contention.
But they were still under pressure with an over to go until Bradley-Watson somehow rescued Pembroke 2nds and leave Neyland 3rds reflecting on what might have been!

Herbie easily beat out of sorts Burton


Herbrandston (121 for 3) beat Burton (96 for 5) by 25 runs

Morgan Scale - scored a classy unbeaten 60 for BurtonHerbrandston produced by far the better all-round performance to beat an out-of-sorts Burton – and the winning margin might have been even greater but for a spirited unbeaten 60 by Burton’s classy opening bat Morgan Scale!
Harry Nicholas led the Herbie batting with 40 not out from two visits to the crease and co-opener Charlie Malloy (26) helped get Herbie off to a great start before he retired – but the father and son duo of Rob (4) and Atticus Kingston (0) came and went quickly before Dai Malloy, the other ‘old timer’ in the side batted well for his 25 not out to show that anything son Charlie could do he could emulate, albeit with a little more huffing and puffing!
Tom Philpott chipped in with a late 12 alongside 13 extras as Herbie recorded easily the highest score of the session.
The Burton batting line up was never allowed to get going after a bad start where there were three cheap run outs and two others who failed to reach double figures against steady bowling by Nicholas and Philpott – but Morgan Scale showed the rest how to do it with some cracking stroke play that shone like a beacon light as there were also 17 extras so the other five Burton batsmen scored only 19 runs between them!

Jon Willington and Steve Williams