Indoor Cricket - Division Two - 15th October 2023

Neyland C


Neyland ‘C’ make a great start against Herbie


Herbrandston (88 for 4) lost to Neyland ‘C’ (89 for 2)

Neyland ‘C’ got their new season off to a flying start as they beat a young Herbrandston team captained by veteran Rob Kingston and who will grow in experience as the season goes on. Neyland also had some talented young players with old timers Jason Milne and Rod Murphy both involved.

Herbie batted first and there was some good batting by Atticus Kingston (15), Tim Phillips (17 not out) and Charlie Welsh (17 not out) alongside 22 extras as Charlie French ((1 for 25) Ashley Watkins (1 for 12) and especially Kieron Arran (2 for 18) were the pick of the Neyland bowlers.

Mathias and Arran  then completed  promising all-round performances with respective innings of  27 not out  and 28 not out before retiring and they had good support from  French (13 not out) and 21 from ‘Mr Extras’.

Charlie Malloy (1 for 25) was the only Herbie wicket-taker alongside a run out as Rob Kingston only conceded 10 runs in two accurate overs - as Neyland reached their target on 89 for 2 in only eight overs.



Pembroke ‘B' make a winning debut in indoor cricket


Pembroke B


Cresselly (50 all out) lost to Pembroke ‘B’ (51 for 0)

Both teams were making their first appearances in the competition and it was Pembroke, who had some first team players able to turn out, proving far too strong for Tom Arthur’s Cresselly team.

When they batted first the only Cresselly batsman in double figures was last man Owen Rowlands, with 17 not out, along with 17 extras,  as the rest of the team could only muster 16 runs between them but sure to improve as time goes on.

Pembroke’s key bowler, Andrew Price, only conceded two runs in as many overs, one of them a maiden, with Will Randall (1 for 14), Harry Malone (2 for 15) and Jack Davies (2 for 10) as their wicker-takers.

Will Davies and Billy Woods used their outdoor experience to good effect as they drew level with the Cresselly scoring before Wood retired on 26 not out - and Will Randall strolled the crease to watch Will Davies hit the winning runs to end on 18 not out to take Pembroke home without losing a wicket.

 Pembrokeshire Vets

Hundleton slammed by eager old timers


Hundleton (30 all out) lost to Pembrokeshire Vets (31 for 1)

Pembrokeshire Vets’ skipper Ian Milsom was delighted by his team’s performance against a depleted Hundleton team and who could blame him because he was amongst the wicket-takers as they shot out the village side for only 30 and then took only three overs to reach their target.

Only Dylan Davies (12 not out) managed double figures for Hundleton and  David ‘Lofty’ Lockyer belted a big six but then fell to a superb catch by summer team-mate Leighton O’Connor soon afterwards - and they were shot out for 30 against Ian Milsom, Kevin Bowen (1 for 4) Phil Williams (1 for 1 against his former colleagues), Leighton O’Connor (1 for 8) and Andrew Williams (1 for 5).

Andrew Williams managed double figures opening for The Vets before he fell to Ava Midgley (1 for 12) before ‘Taffy’ Williams and David Haynes eased their team through in less than three overs, with Hundleton suffering another blow as their best bowler Craig Williamson, had to retire with an injured shoulder after bowling only three balls!