Indoor Cricket Round 2

Indoor cricket action at Neyland Hub 

Griffiths guides Dock to debut double

Participating Teams: Pembroke Dock, Llanrhian and Johnston
Venue: Neyland Hub
Umpires: Allan Hansen and Ian Milsom
Scorers: Gracie Morris (Johnston) and Andrew Wood (Pembroke Dock)

Organisers and umpires

Match One

Johnston (86 for 4) lost to Llanrhian 87 for 4)

Two sides new to the indoor league kicked things off as a stand of 76 between Iwan James and Rhys Price saw Llanrhian fight back from the brink to beat Johnston.
Put into bat, Johnston started steadily as Hafiz Farooq reached 15 before being run out by Ben Jones, and opening partner Mark Hicks reached 17 mishitting a pull shot off Jack Jones straight into the hands of Rhys Price.
It was the younger Jones who then ran out Geno Cleal (8) and the Gethin Bateman (0) was caught behind by Iwan James to give Price a wicket – but No 4 Josh Hicks kept things going.
He twice cracked fours against the back wall en route to 21 not out while Emma Summons (1 0 not out) stayed with him at the end – but it was extras that proved top scorer with The Cows gifting their opponents 25 extra runs.
And the Llanrhian reply looked over before it began as Paul Lewis set off for a risky single only for Jones to be run out without facing a ball, and Mark Hicks then clean bowled Lewis (5) and Ben Jones first ball, while Farooq skittled Karl Davies (0) to leave the score at 11-2 after two overs.
But then Price and James rebuilt matters, taking 21 off one Bateman over with Johnston also guilty of giving away 25 extras.
With two overs to go 23 was still needed but 17 then came off Josh Hicks in the ninth, including a vital four from James.
Bateman then bowled the final over and had two dot balls first up, but then Price cracked a four and two needed from three balls, hit back to back deliveries to the side wall to seal the win and finish 37 not out – with James unbeaten on 20.

 Johnston Batting:
Mark Hicks ct Rhys Price b Jack Jones 17
Hafiz Farooq run out 15
Geno Cleal run out 8
Josh Hicks not out 21
Gethin Bateman ct Iwan James b Rhys Price 0
Emma Summons not out 6
Extras 19
Total (4 wickets) 86
Llanrhian Bowling:
Carl Davies 2-0-14-0; Jack Jones 2-0-12-1; Paul Lewis 2-0-11-0; Ben Jones 2-0-20-1; Rhys Price 2-0-140
Llanrhian Batting:
Paul Lewis b Mark Hicks 5
Jack Jones run out 0
Ben Jones b Mark Hicks 0
Carl Davies b Mark Hicks 0
Iwan James not out 20
Rhys Price not out 37
Extras 25
Total (4 wickets) 87
Johnston Bowling:
Mark Hicks 2-0-14-3; Hafiz Farooq 2-0-8-0; Gethin Bateman 2-0-27-0; Geno Cleal 2-0-11-0; Josh Hicks 2-0-20-0.

Johnston CC

Match Two

Pembroke Dock (89 for 5) beat Llanrhian (73 for 5)

An inspired innings from Scott Griffiths in ensured Pembroke Dock got off to a winning start after being in early trouble against Llanrhian. 
Griffiths played as ‘last man standing’ with The Dock five wickets down, and made 51 not out with what proved to be a match winning knock. 
Llanrhian’s opening bowlers had been right on the money as Adam Phillips (1) was bowled by Karl Davies, and George Smith (5) fell the same way to Jack Jones. 
Archie Hillier-Wood reached 11 before his top edge rebounded off the wall and into the arms of Ben Jones, giving Lewis another wickets – and the same bowler soon had another when Billy Wood picked out Jack Jones without scoring. 
And when Jamie White was run out after a mix up with Griffiths – the pair stopping after mistakenly thinking the ball had gone for four, The Dock were struggling to make an overall score of 50. 
But then Griffiths took over, and not only kept the innings going until the end but upped the rate – cracking two fours and super straight six off Ben Jones in the final over to reach his half century and take his team to 89-5. 
After their heroics in game one Price and James were sent out to open for Llanrhian, but both were clean bowled by Smith (2-11) having made 10 and 7 respectively. 
Lewis (6) struck a brilliant straight six off Griffiths, but tried the same shot very next ball but didn’t get the same connection and departed having been caught and bowled. 
Jack and Ben Jones kept things ticking over but with 22 needed off the final over, Jamie White held his nerve to clean bowl Ben (15), and after Jack (22) was run out - before Karl Davies (4) was stumped off the final ball to round off a 16 run with for The Dock.  
Pembroke Dock Batting:
Adam Phillips b Carl Davies 1
Archie Hiller-Wood ct Ben Jones b Paul Lewis 11
George Smith b Jack Jones 5
Billy Wood ct Jack Jones b Paul Lewis 0
Jamie White run out 11
Scott Griffiths not out 51
Extras 16
Total (5 wickets) 89
Llanrhian Bowling:
Jack Jones 2-0-3-1; Carl Davies 2-0-20-1; Paul Lewis 2-0-18-2; Ben Jones 2-0-21-0; Rhys Price 2-0-19-0
Llanrhian Batting:
Rhys Price b George Smith 10
Iwan James b George Smith 6
Jack Jones not out 22
Paul Lewis ct Billy Wood b Scott Griffiths 6
Ben Jones ct Scott Griffiths b Jamie White 15
Carl Davies b Jamie White 4
Extras 10
Total (5 wickets) 73
Pembroke Dock Bowling:
Billy Wood 2-0-13-0; Archie Hillier-Wood 2-0-15-0; George Smith 2-0-11-2; Scott Griffiths 2-0-18-1; Jamie White 2-0-11-2

Llanrhian CC

Match Three

Pembroke Dock (113 for 4) beat Johnston (82 for 4)

Scott Griffiths again played the vital anchor role in this entertaining tussle as he batted sensibly to stay unbeaten again, this time on 20, and  bowled really well to return excellent figures of 2 for 8 in his two-over stint.
Put in to bat first, The Dock started well as they sped to 27 in only two overs before Rob Hearne was run out seeking a risky single and departed for nine runs, and George Smith (17) gave a soft return catch to Josh Hicks’ slow stuff after belting a straight six and four in that over.
Billy Wood was bowled for five runs by a rare straight ball from Gethin Bateman, who conceded four wides on the trot straight afterwards, but then Griffiths and John Camani contributed 44 runs together before the latter retired on a strongly-hit 27.
Adam Phillips added 11 late runs from No 6 and Griffiths belted a big straight six from the final ball of their allotted ten over to take them to the highest score of the day on 113 for 4.
Johnston knew they needed a solid start to try and beat this tally but they made a disastrous start as Farooq and Mark Hicks fell for ducks in the first over of their innings to Camani.
Cleal struck 15 but gave a soft catch to Billy Wood, via the side wall netting – and Griffiths claimed a softer second scalp as Bateman tried to scythe a deliver for a six but only succeeded in smashing his wickets over, as befits the coach of St Davids RFC!
But Josh Hicks, who had retired on 25, came back in and shared a stand 36 with Emma Summons (10 not out), smashing four fours and three straight sixes in his undefeated 46 – but to no avail as The Dock eased home by 31 runs!
Pembroke Dock Batting:
George Smith ct & b Josh Hicks 17
Rob Hearne run out 9
Billy Wood b Gethin Bateman 5
Scott Griffiths not out 20
John Camani retired 27
Adam Phillips not out 11
Extras 24
Total (for 4 wickets) 113
Johnston Bowling:
Mark Hicks 2-0-22-0; Josh Hicks 2-0-18-1; Hafiz Farooq 2-0-20-0; Gethin Bateman 2-0-25-1; Geno Cleal 2-0-27-0
Johnston Batting:
Hafiz Farooq ct George Smith b John Camani 0
Mark Hicks lbw b John Camani 0
Geno Cleal ct Billy Wood b Scott Griffiths 15
Josh Hicks not out 46
Gethin Bateman hit wkt b Scott Griffiths 0
Emma Summons not out 10
Extras 11
Total (4 wickets) 82
Pembroke Dock Bowling:
John Camani 2-0-17-2; Billy Wood 2-0-16-0; Rob Hearne 2-0-17-0; George Smith 2-0-19-0; Scott Griffiths 2-0-8-2

Pembroke Dock CC