Indoor Cricket Division Two - 23rd October 2023


Good wins for Burton and Pembroke B as the Pembroke Vets win a close tussle against depleted Hundleton

Venue and Time: Neyland Hub on Monday evening
Umpires: Rob Bellerby & Steve Williams

Flying start sets up win for Bruton against Cresselly


Burton 133 for 3 beat Cresselly 81 for 3 by 52 runs

Will Ridge - good batting for BurtonBurton fielded a much-changed team from last season but showed they will still be a force to be reckoned with as they smashed 133 for 3 against newcomers Cresselly and restricted the inexperienced opposition to 81 for 3 to win by 52 runs.
Openers Will Ridge and Jack Evans got Burton off to a flying start with 53 runs in three overs before they retired - but they lost Dan Ridge (run out 4) before Dan Llewelyn showed what a good indoor cricketer he is with 26 before retiring.
Harry Owen (6) and Lewis Thomas (9) were soon run out and this brought Messrs Ridge W and Evans back to the crease and the carnage continued as both were unbeaten with respective scores of 42 and 37 as their big score included 26 threes, 7 fours and 2 sixes!
It meant Cresselly needed a quick flurry of runs but they didn’t come as Ollie Rowlands (4) was run out and Stefan Jenkins (18) fell to Dan Llewellyn having just belted his team’s only six.
Tom Rowland looked good for his 26 before retiring but Griff Jenkins (8) was run out, leaving Stephen Thornton (13) and Dylan John (5) unbeaten but having run out of overs as Burton bowled good lines and were backed up by tight fielding.

Vets win a tight tussle


Pembrokeshire Vets (97 for 3) beat Herbrandston (88 all out)

Pembrokeshire Vets put their wealth of experience to good effect as they won a cliff-hanger against a young Herbrandston side as the club continue their policy of giving youngsters a chance alongside their own veterans in Rob Kinston and Dai Malloy.
David Haynes (21) and Neal Williams (23) got the Vets off to a steady start before the former was run out to confirm he is no longer as quick between the wickets as he once was and the latter well caught by Charlie Malloy off Harry Nicholas.
Andrew Williams was bowled by Charlie Malloy and Stuart Carpenter showed his Welsh form with an unbeaten 25 but by then they had used up the bulk of the overs and Rob Nicholas (1) and skipper Ian Milsom (3) had Lille chance of boosting the run rate, despite Herbie gifting them 21 extras.

It was to cost Herbie dear because The Vets only conceded a single in the extras column, and they also lost Rob Hood (3) and Atticus Kingston (6), followed by Harry Nicholas (14). Rob Kingston (23) and Dai Malloy kept the scoreboard ticking over before Kingston senior departed for 23 and put real pressure on Malloy senior.
He batted really well and moved to 40 but was then run out as Ian Milsom kept his team calm although they conceded 13 threes, 2 fours and 3 sixes but had 23 ‘dot balls’ - and The Vets were good value for victory by nine runs.

Pembroke B make a powerful start


Pembroke B (152 for 4) beat Hundleton (57 for 4)

This local derby saw an experienced Pembroke B team able to win easily against their counterparts from Hundleton as Billy Wood smashed 79 not out and Will Davidson-Randall supported with an unbeaten 44 as the opposition found playing with five players didn’t help either.
Then all the Pembroke bowlers maintained tight lines, with Andrew Price, Jack and Will Davies claiming the wickets as only opener David Lockyer and ‘Mr Extras’ managed double figures.
Yet Pembroke didn’t make a brilliant start as Will Davies departed for only four runs and Ceri Brace followed for a duck as Archie Reeves bowled well in his 2 for 31 spell before Wood and Davidson-Randell joined forces to such effect that Pembroke ended up with over 15 runs per over and set a daunting target, with Wood belting nine fours and three sixes in his undefeated innings and his strike partner having a boundary-laden score alongside 18 extras.
David Lockyer opened for Hundleton and retired on 25 but at the other end Steff Williams (2), Matthew Vidler (4), Archie Reeves (6) and Will Lockyer (1) were dismissed by Price (2 for 9, including a maiden), Jack Davies (1 for 8) and Will Davies (1 for 13).
Lockyer senior returned to continue his innings but departed on 30 to round off a heavy defeat but Hundleton can take consolation from the fact that they will have few tougher teams than Pembroke, who have laid down a clear marker about the quality they can call on.