Indoor Cricket - Division Two - 29th October 2023


Seniors, Burton and Pembroke ‘B’ all gain comfortable wins

Umpires:  Steve Williams and Neill Crawshaw
Venue: Neyland Hub Community Centre

Old timers put experience to good effect


Stuart Carpenter and Kevin Bowen - still going strong for The Vets

Neyland C (74 all out) lost to Pembrokeshire Seniors (75 for 1)

Pembrokeshire Seniors called upon their wealth of experience to win easily against a young team just starting out with Neyland C, who batted first and were dismissed for 74 all out before the old timers reached their target for the loss of just one wicket in only 6.1 overs.
Neyland lost Kieron Arran for a duck as he fell to Rob Nicholas before Ashley Watkins (19) and Charlie French (24) before they were respectively dismissed by Kevin Bowen and via a run out.
Bowen (2 for 18) also bowled Korey Arran for a single before Rod Murphy (run out for 13) and Jason Milne (6) helped them to 74 all out thanks to seven extras.
Rob Nicholas (1 for 9), skipper Ian MIlsom, Stuart Carpenter and Andrew Williams bowled tight lines as Neyland managed two sixes and one four but also failed to score from 23 deliveries.
Neal Williams and Stuart Carpenter then got the old hands off to a smashing start before Williams was run out for 18 and Carpenter showed why he is a Welsh regular with 26 before retiring  - and then Williams (16) and Bowen (11) were undefeated as they strolled home with 23 balls left unused - and with Carpenter stroking three straight sixes and there 12 threes as they only failed to score from five deliveries!

Llewelyn and Ridge start Burton home


Hundleton (71 all out) lost to Burton (75 for 3)

Dan Llewellyn - struck 27 for BurtonHundleton welcomed Jon ‘Taffy’ Williams into the fold and he showed what an important player he is with a classy innings of 31 against Burton after sharing an opening stand of 20 with Steff Williams (10) before he fell to Dan Griffiths.
But they lost their way as ‘Taffy’ was forced to retire on 25 and there was only six apiece from David Lockyer, Archie Reeves and Will Lockyer - and after Matthew Vidler had only managed a single it was a chance for Taffy to return to the crease but he also added only six runs before he fell to Dan Llewellyn.
Dan Ridge (2 for 18), Llewellyn (1 for 7) and Griffiths (1 for 10)  were the Burton wicket-takers and Harry Owen and Will Ridge also bowled god line and length stuff as Hundleton hit two sixes, two fours but only 7 threes as they had 19 ‘dot balls’ o, their scoresheet!
Burton suffered an early set-back as Jack Evans (3) was run out before Llewellyn (27) and Will Ridge (25) retired having shared a stand of over 50 before there were some worrying moments as Dan Ridge fell to Archie Reeves and Dan Griffiths was removed by Will Lockyer for ducks - but an unbeaten 7 from Harry Owen alongside an unhealthy gift of 13 for ‘Mr Extras’ saw Burton to victory as they had earlier belted two sixes and 4 fours, plus only 8 threes and 19 ‘dot balls’, but benefitting from those wides!

Big-hitting Billy certainly makes his mark


Herbrandston (119 for 3) lost to Pembroke B (122 for the 4)

Billy Wood - more runs for Pembroke BBilly Wood was again the toast of Pembroke B’s winning total against Herbrandston in the highest score of the evening as his powerful batting alongside Will Davies helped the newcomers to chase down a healthy tally with just five balls left in an entertaining tussle.
Wood blitzed three fours and four sixes as he finished unbeaten of 54 and fellow opener Will Davies also retired on 25 and then returned to end on 33 not out (four boundaries).
Herbie had also made a great start after batting first and having both openers doing well, with Harry Nicholas scoring 27 but then falling to Toby Bradley Winstone, and Charlie Malloy not out on 33 after returning towards the end of an innings where Atticus Kingston (8) hitting a six but Cayden McGuire (4) departing quickly.
Rob Kingston retired on 25 (three fours) and skipper Dai Malloy (11 not out) joined by 11 extras as Herbie settled on 119 for 3 wickets as Ryan Williams (2 for 17) was the pick of the Pembroke bowlers with 2 for 17) as Wood (0 for 16) was also economical.
But then Wood and Davies went off like rockets against the Herbie bowlers but after both retired there was a big collapse as Bradley-Winstone (4), Jack Davies (0), Harry Malone (0) and Ryan Williams (2)
But fortunately for Pembroke Davies and Wood returned to lead Pembroke to victory - and their cause was certainly helped as Herbie conceded a massive 22 wides in their 29 extras to certainly help their opponents on the way!

Umpires Steve Williams and Neill Crawshaw