Ladies' Indoor Cricket - Week 4



Cresselly carry on their winning ways

Week four saw only three games played because, sadly, Llechryd were unable to raise a team – but there was some good cricket nonetheless as Cresselly Ladies continued their good start to the campaign and beat both Pembroke Dock B and Pembroke Dock A, with the A team beating their second string in the other fixture.
The Dock were also heavily involved with the running of the morning with Ladies’ Indoor Organiser Sam Rossiter quick to praise the support of Rachel Sander in seeing everything went smoothly, whilst Dock colleagues Rob Hearne and Nick Daley umpired and Peter Kingdom took on the role of scorers – and the Cresselly father and daughter duo of  Richard and Cerys Jenkins were umpire and scorer respectively.

Pembroke Dock A (97 for 1) beat Pembroke Dock B (76 for 2)

Dock A batted first and confirmed their strength as they reached 93 before losing a wicket thanks to good knocks by Rachel Sander (27), Ava Midgeley (26) and Kelly Midgeley (27) all retired.
In all they rapped three boundaries and 19 threes with excellent running between the wickets and were on 49 at the half way stage and added another 48 runs after that despite some steady bowling by Emma Thomas, Michelle Wiggins, Nicole Murray, Emma Reeves and Carys Lloyd.
Carys Lloyd also batted really well for her excellent top score of 30 and Nicola Murray (21 not out) and Michelle Wiggins (18 not out) helped them to a respectable final tally by Louise Kitts, Izzy Dufresney, Rachel Sander,  Ava and Kelly Midgeley made sure that the B team was always behind the required run rate despite hammering two sixes, one four and 11 threes.

Pembroke Dock B (59 for 1) lost to Cresselly (60 for 5)

There was an extremely tight finish in the match between Pembroke Dock B and Cresselly as the former lost only one wicket but could only muster 59 runs but the latter just about squeezed home despite losing five of their six wickets.
The Dock B started well again through Carys Lloyd (retired on 25) and Nicola Murray (22 not out) but Lauren Arthur (1 for 10), Claire Lewis (0 for 8) and especially Eleri Williams bowled well, with Williams claiming 0 for 5 in two overs, including a maiden and nine ‘dot balls’.
As a result, The Dock B could only muster 59 runs, even though they had only lost one wicket.
In stark contrast, Cresselly were rocked back on their heels as Lucy John and Eleri Williams departed in the first three deliveries by Lowis Hughes, who ended up with an amazing 2 for 10 in her two overs, supported by Michelle Wiggins (1 for 12) and Nicola Murray (1 for 17).
Lauren Arthur chipped in with 11 for Cresselly and their bacon was saved by an excellent 25 not out from Helen McMullen alongside 10 extras as they won by her one wicket in a very tight finish!

Pembroke Dock A (50 all out) lost to Cresselly (52 for 3)

Pembroke Dock were comfortably beaten by Cresselly but made a great start to their innings, which stood at 33 for 0 in three overs thanks to Rachel Sander (17) and Ava Midgeley (16), but then the wheels came off as Lauren Arthur claimed a superb 3 for 6 haul in her single over and they were shot out for only 50 runs as Lucy John (1 for 11), Eleri Williams (0 for 12), Claire Lewis (0 for 14) and Zoe Minnett (1 for 2) also bowled well.
Lucy Johnson led the Cresselly reply after Cresselly again lost two cheap wickets, as she struck a six, a four and 4 threes in her 25 before she retired, and with others like Lauren Arthur chipping in her side reached their target for the loss of 3 wickets in only 5.1 overs, despite the bowling efforts of Katie Griffiths (1 for 19), Ava Midgeley (1 for 21) and Lana Jones (1 for 7).

Pem Dock A and B