Indoor Cricket - 29th November 2021


Peter Davies - delighted by the way it is goingIn Monday’s latest round of matches at the magnificent Neyland Hub Community Centre there were wins for Llanrhian and Pembroke Dock A in the top echelon, whilst Pembroke Dock B easily beat Hundleton to finish the ‘B’ Division and confirmed their status as section winners.
Hard working organiser Peter ‘Jack’ Davies was understandably delighted to have three more matches tucked under his belt and now the focus remains firmly on the ‘A’ Division, where Neyland A and Llanrhian will surely be crowned as winners and runners-up.
He was also pleased by the support from umpires and scorers who again helped out, and the high level of sportsmanship shown by all those who took part.

Match One:


Pembroke Dock B (84 for 5) lost to Llanrhian (86 for 3)

Rob Hearne - batted and bowled well for Dock ADaf Williams - 27no and two wickets for LlanrhianThere was a cracking finish to the game between Pembroke Dock A and Llanrhian as the latter edged home in a low-scoring tussle with just two balls remaining and ensured they stayed firmly in second spot in the table.
Put in to bat The Dock A made a slowish start as they managed just 46 by the half way stage and lost the key wickets of Rhys Daley (6) Billy Wood (3), George Smith (14) and skipper Scott Griffiths (9) as Jack Jones and Daf Williams claimed two victims apiece.
But Jamie White and Rob Hearne belied their lowly batting status before White (21) was caught by Strawbridge off Llion Williams’ bowling and Hearne reached 23 not out, including two straight sixes and a four to help his side to a score that was at least likely to make Llanrhian bat well.
Then Jon Strawbridge made his customary speedy start as he belted 22 off the first over but was caught by Rhys Daley off White having faced only nine balls before George Smith bowled Iwan James for a duck and Rob Hearne shifted Jack Jones (6) with the aid of a Billy Wood catch.
At that stage Llanrhian looked a little shaky on 39 for 3 but Daf Williams and skipper Nigel Delaney, one of the best exponents of the indoor game, settled things back down before Williams retired on 27 and left Delaney to use his experience to good effect as he ended the game on 23 not out with those two balls to spare!
Pembroke Dock A Batting:
Rhys Daley b Jack Jones 6
Billy Wood b Daf Williams 3
George Smith b Jack Jones 14
Scott Griffiths lbw b Daf Williams 9
Jamie White ct Jon Strawbridge b Llion Williams 21
Rob Hearne not out 23
Extras 9
Total (5 wickets) 85
Llanrhian Bowling:
Daf Williams 2-0-13-2; Jack Jones 2-0-13-2; Jonathan Strawbridge 2-0-25-0; Llion Williams 2-0-20-1; Nigel Delaney
Llanrhian Batting:
Jonathan Strawbridge ct Rhys Daley b Jamie White 22
Iwan James b George Smith 0
Jack Jones ct Billy Wood b Rob Hearne 6
Dafydd Williams retired 27
Nigel Delaney not out 23
Llion Williams not out 0
Extras 8
Total (3 wickets) 86
Pembroke Dock A Bowling:
Billy Wood 2-0-22-0; Jamie White; George Smith 2-0-14-1; Rob Hearne 2-0-9-1; Rhys Daley 2-0-24-0

Match Two:


Pembroke Dock A (100 for 5) beat Neyland B (65 all out)

George Smith - fantastic four-wicket haul for Dock AScott Griffiths - runs for Dock A skipperA superb spell of bowling by George Smith helped Pembroke Dock A easily account for Neyland B when he claimed 4 for 19 from his two overs as the opposition was shot out for 65 after The Dock A could only just muster three figures themselves.
Smith had also distinguished himself with the bat after Rhys Daley (6) departed early, joining Scott Griffiths in a productive stand where the captain retired on 26, as did Smith before he later returned to reach 36 not out after Phil Keen had picked up 2 for 18 in shifting Billy Wood and Rob Hearne.
Jamie White also chipped in with 15 before he gave a return catch to Brad McDermott-Jenkins and The Dock A had to settle for 100 for 5 in their allotted ten overs, a total that was certainly within Neyland B’s grasp if they all batted well.
But after a solid start between George Evans (29) and McDermott-Jenkins (14) it was Smith who caused chaos after had Evans had retired, clean bowling McDermott-Jenkins, Joe Campodonic (3) and Tom Pritchard (0) in quick succession.
Rhys Daley shifted Gavin Rowlands (7) and Rob Hearne, bowled Evans, who had returned to the action but didn’t stay long.
Billy Wood caught Phil Keen (10) to give Smith his fantastic figures to leave Neyland B all out when still 36 runs short of victory – and Smith and co were deserved victors in the Dock A camp!
Pembroke Dock A Batting:
Rhys Daley b Joe Campodonic 6
Scott Griffiths run out 25
George Smith not out 36
Billy Wood ct Joe Campodonic b Phil Keen 9
Jamie White ct & b Brad McDermott-Jenkins 15
Rob Hearne b Phil Keen 2
Extras 7
Total (5 wickets) 100
Neyland B Bowling:
Tom Pritchard 2-0-18-0; Joe Campodonic 2-0-29-1; George Evans 2-0-22-0; Phil Keen 2-0-18-2; Brad McDermott-Jenkins 2-0-11-1.
Neyland B Batting:
George Evans b Rob Hearne 29
Brad McDermott-Jenkins b George Smith 14
Gavin Rowlands b Rhys Daley 7
Joe Campodonic b George Smith 3
Tom Pritchard b George Smith 0
Phil Keen ct Billy Wood b George Smith 10
Extras 2
Total (all out) 65
Pembroke Dock A Bowling:
Billy Wood 1-0-7-0; Jamie White 1-0-4-0; Rob Hearne 1.2-0; George Smith 2-0-19-4; Rhys Daley 2-0-19-1.

Match Three:


Hundleton (92 for 3) lost to Pembroke Dock B (93 for 0)

Luke Murray - batted and bowled well for Dock BStuart McNiffe - Batted well for HundletonPembroke Dock B rounded off their indoor season in style after securing the silverware the previous week, as they beat Hundleton without losing a wicket to confirm their status as ‘B’ Division champions.
Hundleton didn’t help their cause by having only five players but their two top batsmen in David Lockyer and Jonathan Williams both reached 27, with Lockyer undefeated as he helped them reach 92 for 3 and Williams looking as classy as ever before he was bowled by Owen Hughes.
Stuart McNiffe also batted well for his 22, including a straight six, but they were still unable to raise the tempo and build a really challenging score tally and Nial Brunton and Luke Murray joined Hughes as wicket-takers and there were tight spells from Peter Kingdom and Bowyn Clarke.
It was plain sailing for The Dock B as they set out in chase of victory, with Adam Phillips and Luke Murray both reaching 26 before having to retire - and then Kingdom (19) and Clarke (13) were not out as the Dock B reached their target in only 6.1 overs as Hundleton never gave up trying but found it hard to plug the gaps whilst fielding a man short.
Hundleton Batting:
David Lockyer not out 27
Stuart Midgeley b Luke Murray 7
Jonathan Williams b Ollie Hughes 27
Stuart McNiffe b Niall Brunton 22
Steff Williams not out 0
Extras 9
Total (3 wickets) 92
Pembroke Dock B Bowling:
Peter Kingdom 2-0-21-0; Bowyn Clarke 2-0-16-0; Niall Brunton 2-0-18-1; Owen Hughes 2-0-24-1; Luke Murray 2-0-13-1
Pembroke Dock B Batting:
Adam Phillips retired 26
Luke Murray retired 26
Peter Kingdom not out 19
Bowyn Clarke not out 13
Extras 9
Total (0 wickets) 93
Hundleton Bowling:
David Lockyer 2-0-32-0; Steff Williams 2-0-23-0; Jonathan Williams 1-0-20-0; Stuart McNiffe 1.1-0-15-0