Indoor Cricket - Division One - 5th November 2023





Iwan bats superbly in steering Llanrhian through


Pembroke (106 for 3) lost to Llanrhian (107 for 5)

Llanrhian edged home against Pembroke thanks to a splendid innings of 58 not out for Iwan James, who came in very early and as a number of his team mates fell by the wayside he batted with real authority to take his side home with five balls left in hand.
Pembroke had looked a useful side in scoring 106 for 3 despite the absence of ace run-maker Luke Butler, who also took over the reins as captain as well as keeping wicket, and his team looked fairly assured of victory, but then encountered James at his best as his innings took only 24 deliveries, despite a total absence of boundaries as his running between the wicket was outstanding in cahoots with Llion Williams, who stayed as his running partner after being dismissed for 13.
His ‘tip and run’ approach affected the smooth running of the Pembroke fielders as the pick of their bowlers were Paul White (2 for 21) Alan Webster and Sam Davies as the other wicket-takers.
Pembroke had started well through Butler (24 before he was bowled by Billy Clarke as part of a 1 for 29 spell) and Gareth Long (26) as he retired with his side on 59 Sam Davies (20), Alan Webster (16) and Paul White (12 not out) batted well as Llion Williams took (1 for 21).
Tom Clarke (19) and Williams were the only Llanrhian bowlers alongside James as he made his way effortlessly towards his target – and when he reached it Pembroke were left to reflect on the fact that conceded 12 extras whilst the opposition only conceded two leg byes in the extras column!




Neyland A too streetwise for The Dock


Neyland (133 for 2) beat Pembroke Dock (72 all out)

Neyland A showed their all-round strength as they were without some of their key players yet easily account for a gritty Dock side as they amassed a huge 133 for 2 in ten overs and then shot the opposition out for only 72 in 9.4 overs.
Paul Murray (29), Ross Hardy (30) and Andrew Miller (29) all retired with Patrick Hannon chipping in with an unbeaten 24. Brad McDermott-Jenkins was run out for 12 and only Rhys Daley claimed a wicket for the dock as his father Nick took the catch to shift Sean Hannon (6).
George Smith (40) continued his excellent batting form for The Dock and had minor support from Daley junior and Tom Grimwood before both were run out for 12, but after a relatively slow start against tight bowling and assured fielding were always way down on the run rate and paid the inevitable price
against McDermott-Jenkins (1 for 21) Miller (1 for 21) and Hardy (1 for 11) as twins Patrick and Sean Hannon only conceded 19 runs from their combined four overs!

Pembroke Dock


Hook win easily against depleted Neyland B


Neyland B (88 all out) lost to Hook (89 for 0)

Neyland B could only muster five players for their match against Hook And paid the inevitable price as they managed a relatively small total and Hook passed it without losing a wicket.
Neyland’s tally of 88 for 4 came thanks in the main to Steve Murray, who has become an accomplished indoor player as he struck an excellent 35 not out, with support from Iestyn Miles (16), George Evans (11) and ‘Mr Extras’ (16) as Daf Bowen (1 for 15) and Harry Makepeace (1 for 7) were the successful Hook bowlers.
Then Liam Miller (30, including an unusual seven runs off one delivery) and George James (25) got Hook off to a flying start before Harry Makepeace contributed 17 not out and there were 16 extras as Hook raced to victory in only 6.3 overs.


Umpires -  Chris Stapleton and Steve Williams