Indoor Cricket Reports - 21st November 2021

Pembroke Dock B - Winners of the B Division 


Dock B reign supreme in Indoor ‘B’ division

Congratulations to Pembroke Dock B team on winning the inaugural competition in the ‘B’ division as they fended off a strong challenge from nearest rivals Pembs Veterans to claim the title with one match left.
Their win was all the more praiseworthy because the day before saw four of The Dock team, plus scorer Nicola Murray, completing the ‘Three Peaks’ Challenge’ of climbing Snowdon, Cader Idris and Penyfan for injured player Callum Jones and the 'Signposted Cymru' charity.which helps people with mental health issues.
Their experienced campaigners again came up with the goods and the club received deserved praise from competition organiser Peter ‘Jack’ Davies, along with Pembs Veterans, Hundleton and Neyland C as the participating teams.
“We are delighted that we were able to start a ‘B division and what has pleased me most is the wat that everyone involved has played with great tenacity, allied to strong sportsmanship, that has seen all four teams play nine matches, with just the Dock B versus Hundleton on Monday, 29th November.
I would also like to thank the umpires and scorers who have been involved in making this a thoroughly worthwhile competition – and we look forward to even more clubs being involved next season in our ‘B’ division!”

Main Match:


Pembroke Dock B (138 for 2) beat Pembs Veterans (121 for 4)

David Haynes - 38 not out for Pembs VeteransKevin Bowen - 38 for Pembs VeteransThe Dock B team had its usual potent mix of experience and youth against the ‘Golden Oldies’ of Pembrokeshire Cricket and after a hard-fought battle eased through by 17 runs despite the terrific batting of Kevin Bowen and David ‘Dessie’ Haynes in the veterans’ set up.
Put in to bat, The Dock got off to a great start as consistent openers Adam Phillips and Luke Murray both reached the retirement target of 25 and although Nick Daley was adjudged lbw to Andrew Williams for only six runs their innings continued apace as Peter Kingdom registered a classy 28 before becoming the third batsman to retire and Josh Powell chipped in with 18 before getting bowled by Ian ‘The Chippie’ Milsom.
Then last man Owen Hughes provided the vital late runs with a smashing unbeaten 23 and Adam Phillips returned to end on 138 for only two wickets to set a very challenging target for the Veterans.
Filgi Varghese (16) and Andrew Williams (15) made a steady start to the ‘Old Timers’ response but the former was run out and Williams gave a return catch to Luke Murray.
Then Messrs Bowen and Haynes batted well before retiring but Rod Murphy departed for a duck and Milsom was slow out of the blocks to be run out for 9 – and at least their departures allowed the Bowen/Haynes duo to return to the crease.
In the final analysis they both scored 38 not out but they were always a little behind the run rate and as The Dock B held their nerve in the field and were rewarded with the silverware to take back to their Imble Lane trophy cabinet!
Pembroke Dock B Batting:
Adam Phillips not out 35
Luke Murray retired 26
Nick Daley lbw b Andrew Williams 6
Peter Kingdom retired 28
Josh Powell b Ian Milsom 18
Owen Hughes not out 23
Extras 2
Total (2 wickets) 138
Pembs Veterans Bowling:
Kevin Bowen 2-0-28-0; Ian Milsom 2-0-22-1; Andrew Williams 2-0-17-1; Filgi Varghese 2-0-30-0; Rod Murphy 2-0-35-0
Pembs Veterans Batting:
Filgi Varghese run out 16
Andrew Williams ct & b Luke Murray 15
Kevin Bowen not out 38
David Haynes not out 38
Rod Murphy ct Josh Powell b Adam Phillips 0
Ian Milsom run out 9
Extras 5
Total (4 wickets) 121
Neyland B Bowling:
Adam Phillips 2-0-24-1; Owen Hughes 2-0-22-0; Luke Murray 2-0-17-1; Nick Daley 2-0-28-0; Peter Kingdom 2-0-27-0

Match Two:

Neyland C stroll to easy win


Neyland C (93 for 0) beat Hundleton (92 all out)

Sam Laugharne - runs and wickets for Neyland CRhys Power - Excellent all-round performanceNeyland C finished at the foot of the table but enjoyed a comprehensive win against Hundleton where they reduced the village side to 92 all out and strolled to victory without losing a wicket in only 7.4 overs.
Leading the way was talented teenager Rhys Power, who took three wickets to help reduce Hundleton to 92 all out and then scored 10 not out in helping to chase down the total alongside his brother Callum and Sam Laugharne, who both scored 27 runs before compulsory retirement.
Callum Power - Supported his brother wellAiden Rees (1 for 14) and Laugharne grabbed 2 for 9 as Nathan Sutton (0 for 27) and (0 for 14) completed the Neyland attack as Jonathan Williams again topped the batting for Hundleton with 26 and had some support from Paul Fox (14), David Lockyer (17) and Stuart McNiffe (10) and there were lesser contributions from Iori Humphreys (9) and Matthew Riddler (2) as ‘Mr Extras’ chipped in with 24 – all of them wides!
Aiden Rees (25 not out) was there with Rhys Power as Neyland C completed a second success of the season – and their innings included five fours and a six!


Match Three:

Veterans win a thriller by a single run


Pembs Veterans (123 for 5) beat Neyland C (122 for 2)

Aiden Rees - played well for Neyland CNeal Williams - 43 not out as Veterans win by one runThere was high drama in the match between the Pembs Veterans and Neyland C before the ‘old stagers’ squeezed home by a single run in a high-scoring contest that was a credit to both teams.
Neal Williams was top scorer for The Veterans as he retired on 25 and then returned later to end on 43 not out as he shared an excellent stand with last man Ian Milsom, who rattled up 29 not out with some excellent strokes before he was run out.
Andrew Williams opened for The Veterans with 18 but David Haynes (7), Mark Hicks (4) and Rod Murphy (8) came and went quickly as Nathan Sutton (1 for 19) claimed the only wicket and there were four run outs as proof of tired limbs in the ‘Golden Oldies’!
Neyland, confidence boosted by their earlier success, gave chase via Rhys Power (30 not out) and Aiden Rees (retired on 25) whilst Callum Power scored 28 not out and Sam Laugharne chipped in with 18.
Nathan Sutton contributed 13 not out and with one ball left they needed a six – but Rhys Sutton’s lovely straight hit was rewarded with just a four and so The Vets managed victory by the narrowest of margins in the most exciting finish of the season saw far!
League Table:            P          W        L         For      Agst    Pts
Pembroke Dock B      8          7          1          852      687     14
Pembs Veterans          9          4          5          993      943       8
Hundleton                   8          4          4          725      805       8
Neyland C                   9          2          7          803      846       4