Ladies' Indoor Cricket - Week 3

Haverfordwest Ladies won two games 


The Town win two games as Burton and Pembroke Dock B win one apiece

Four games were played at the Neyland Community Hub on Sunday morning and there were some interesting battles before Haverfordwest won both their games and there was a win apiece for Burton and Pembroke Dock B.
St Ishmaels lost both of their contests but played with real commitment and the enjoyment gained by all four clubs was very evident.
The umpires were Johnny Lewis (St Ishmaels), Peter Kingdom, Rob Hearne and Nick Daley (Pembroke Dock), whilst the scorers were Rachel Sander (Pembroke Dock), Clarissa Lewis (St Ishmaels) and Diane Morris (Burton).

Match One – Pembroke Dock B (71 for 4) beat St Ishmaels (53 for 4)

Pembroke Dock B began their season with a comfortable win over St Ishmaels in a relatively low-scoring tussle where The Dock’s tally owed a great deal to an innings of 21 not out by Nicola Murray, the men’s first team’s outdoor scorer, plus 22 by Carys Lloyd before she was run – and 20 extras.
The Dock recovered from 13 for 2 in the second over and did well to score 25 in their last two overs as Linzi Picton claimed 1 for 18 and Layla Maguire, Leah Mitchell, Tracy Owen and Rachel Maguire all bowled steadily.
But only Tracy Owen (10) and Linzi Picton (14) managed double figures in the Tish response alongside 14 extras as they could only muster 20 runs in their final four overs as Nicola Murray (1 for 8), Emma Thomas (1 for 17) and Lois Hughes (0 for 10) bowled two tight overs apiece whilst Emma Reeves and Demi Jones only conceded four and 10 runs respectively as The Dock won by 18 runs.

Burton Ladies

Match Two – Burton (88 for 4) beat St Ishmaels (55 all out)

St Ishmaels also found it hard going in their second match as they asked Burton to bat first and eventually went under by 33 runs.
Finola Scale (19) and Rebecca Barton (12) helped ensure Burton scored 44 at the half-way stage and Bronwen Scale (13) and especially Olivia James (21 not out) helped them reach a healthy 88 for 4 in their eight overs, assisted by 12 extras and including four well-struck boundaries – and for Tish, their best bowlers were Roxy Kehoe (1 for 15), and Linzi Picton (1 for 22).
Kehoe (20 not out) also topped the Tish batting and there was 13 each for Leah Mitchell and extras but they never really recovered from some splendid bowling by Olivia James as she grabbed two wickets for only four runs in her first over and ended up with splendid figures of 3 for 11. Finola Scale (1 for 7) and Carla Rendell (1 for 5) supported well  Lucy Luke, Bronwen Scale and Rebecca Barton helped dismiss Tish in 7.5 overs.
 Tish Ladies

Match Three – Haverfordwest (85 all out) beat Pembroke Dock B (45 all out)

Haverfordwest were able to field a strong team to play Pembroke Dock B and were able to bat first and reach 88 for 5 to win easily by 40 runs.
Lynne Ward managed 21 before getting run out and there were other significant scores by Nia Williams (23, including the only 6 of the session), Sam Rossiter (12) and Jo Price (9 not out) as Emma Thomas bowled well for The Dock B with 2 for 25, assisted by Michelle Wiggins (1 for 14).
It was always going to be a challenging score to chase down and The Town fielded well so that only Nicola Murray (13) and Emma Thomas (14) stayed long.
Leila Egelstaff was outstanding with the ball as her two overs saw her claim a 2 for 4 haul along with Nia Williams (1 for 8) and Awen Prysor (1 for 17) and The Dock were unable to score any runs off 22 deliveries, which was almost half of the number they received!

Match Four – Burton (42 all out) lost to Haverfordwest (43 for 3)

Awen Prysor - took three wickets in seven balls for Haverfordwest LadiesAwen Prysor achieved a special bowling feat for Haverfordwest as she grabbed three wickets in seven balls whilst conceding just a single run, two of them from return catches and the other clean bowled, as she destroyed the early part of what looked like a strong Burton batting line-up.
Finola Scale was the only successful batter for Burton as she stroked three boundaries in her 29 before she was last out for 29, with only five runs and eight extras coming beside her excellent score made in only 5.1 of their allotted eight overs.
Haverfordwest also made a bad start as wickets fell at regular intervals against Finola Scale (1 for 18), Bronwen Scale (1 for 5) and Rebecca Barton (1 for 5) but as Finola Scale dominated her team’s batting so did Sam Rossiter for The Town.
The former Welsh international struck a boundary and five three in her 23 not out and she was joined at the end by Leila Egelstaff (3 not out) as they won it with three overs in hand. But with a few fingernails being slightly chewed down!

Pem Dock B Ladies