Ladies' Indoor Cricket - Week 6

Neyland Ladies win two out of two

Participating teams: Neyland, Pembroke & Pembroke Dock B
Umpires:  Peter Kingdom, Jack Harries & Rob Smythe
Scorers: Rachel Sander, Rob Hearne & Jack Harries
Venue: Neyland Hub Community Centre

Pembroke Dock B. Picture Peter Kingdom

Match One – Pembroke Dock B (108 for 3) beat Pembroke (55 for 4)

Emma Thomas, who caught the eye with her all-round play. Picture Peter KingdomPembroke Dock B started their Sunday morning with a bang as they batted first against their neighbours Pembroke and amassed a very challenging 108 for 3 before limiting their opponents to 55 for 4, to seal victory by 48 runs.
Leading the way for The Dock were openers Nicola Murray (25) and Emma Thomas (27) before both retired and although they lost Michelle Wiggins and Emma Reeves cheaply to Tracy White (2 for 12) Demi Jones carried on the good work with 22 before she was run out and Lowis Hughes gave support with a late 12 not out.
Emma Thomas then completed a terrific all-round performance for The Dock with 2 for 6 alongside Michelle Wiggins (2 for 12), ably assisted by tight spells from Nicola Murray (0 for 6), Demi Jones (0 for 6) and Lowis Hughes (0 for 18).
It meant that Pembroke’s batting was always under pressure, despite the efforts of Tracy White, Leanne Panton, Chloe Jones, Nirvana Thomas and Sophie Jelley as only Adele Millican (11) managed double figures and there were 22 extras as they could only manage 55 runs in their allotted overs.

Neyland. Picture Peter Kingdom

Match Two – Pembroke Dock B (74 for 5) lost to Neyland (76 for 4)

Pembroke Dock B also batted first in their match against Neyland but were unable to build another big score – and were edged out by the opposition as Seren Jones led the way with an excellent undefeated score.
Emma Thomas scored 11 for The Dock before she was run out and the major contributor to their final tally was Carys Lloyd, with a splendid 35 not out alongside 15 extras in a total of 74 for 5 where Maddie Potter (1 for 13), Seren Jones (1 for 28), and Katie Thomas (2 for 14) bowled well, whilst Jade Major managed to bowl the only maiden over in the day with a miserly 2 for 3 analysis.
Seren Jones then took charge of the Neyland reply as she ran well between the wickets for her undefeated 33, with solid support from Maddie Potter (14) and Sarah Arran (11 not out) despite the best bowling performance of the day as Emma Thomas grabbed 3 for 15 for Pembroke and Lowis Hughes supported with 1 for 13 but the Jones/Arran duo saw Neyland to victory.

Pembroke. Picture Peter Kingdom

Match Three – Neyland (100 for 4) beat Pembroke (77 for 5)

Neyland completed a deserved double for the day as they then took on Pembroke and just managed treble figures to ease through by a 25-run margin against opponents who are beginning to grow in confidence as they gain experience – and had nine players eager to take part on the day!
Seren Jones (run out 15) and Opal Ryder (11) contributed to the Neyland cause but the bulk of their runs came from the partnership between Jake Major and Sarah Arran, who finished with 24 not out apiece alongside 10 extras as they scored 100 for 4 wickets, whilst Pembroke sisters-n-law Nicole and Tracy White had 2 for 18 and 2 for 15 respectively.
Then Bobby Neale led the Pembroke batting with 29 as Karen Evans (11) and Extras (16) also made contributions but steady bowling from Opal Ryder (2 for 10), Jade Major (1 for 18) and Seren Jones (1 for 23) restricted them to 77 for 5 to complete a good day for Neyland.