Ladies' Indoor Cricket - Week 9

Pembroke Dock Ladies. Picture Peter Kingdom 

Dock Ladies grab a win double

With only two matches played on Sunday morning at The Hub Community Centre in Neyland, there was a double success for Pembroke Dock A over Neyland and Burton, but they were pushed all the way in their tussle with the home club, who looked odds-on favourites for victory until they lost late wickets and fell just short.
The umpires were Peter Kingdom, Rod Murphy and George Smith, with Nicola Murray doing her usual excellent job as scorer.
Thanks also go to Peter Kingdom for team photographs and information supplied to organiser Sam Rossiter, who was on a course but still had her finger on the pulse, as usual!

Neyland Ladies. Picture Peter Kingdom

Match One -

The Dock survive late scare to win narrowly


Pembroke Dock A (100 for 0) beat Neyland (95 all out)

There was a tense finale to the match after Pembroke Dock had amassed an impressive 100 without losing a wicket and Neyland looked in control as their reply stood at 89 for 3, needing only another 12 runs for victory.
But The Dock held their nerve, bowled and fielded well so that Neyland lost their last three wickets for only six runs – and defeat by five runs!
Leading the way for The Dock in the batting stakes, as usual, were openers Rachel Sander (27) and Ava Midgely (26) before both retired, and with extras (27) coming at regular intervals it was left to Kelly Midgeley (6 not out) and Katy Griffiths (15 not out) to see them to their three-figure tally, which included 21 threes, just one boundary but 16 ‘dot balls’ they were unable to score from.

Neyland lose wickets at key times

There was an early blow for Neyland when they gave chase as they lost experienced opener Sarah Arran for only six, who also bowled Seren Jones after she had looked good in reaching 18.
Lydia Thomas and Maddie Potter both departed cheaply to good fielding by Dock fielders but Jade Louise Major joined Opal Rainer in a late run chase before Major was bowled by Louise Kitts at a vital moment.
Opal Rainer topped the Neyland batting with an excellent 26 but she was also run out and The Dock squeezed home as they restricted Burton 19 threes and two fours and they were dismissed in 8.2 overs.
Pembroke Dock A Batting
Rachel Sandy retired 27
Ava Midgeley retired 26
Kelly Midgeley not out 6
Katy Griffiths not out 15
Extras 27
Total (0 wickets) 100
Neyland Bowling:
Seren Jones 0-17; Jade Louise Major 0-16; Lydia Thomas 0-26; Maddie Potter 0-20; Opal Rainer 0-11
Neyland Batting:
Sarah Arran b Lana Jones 6
Opal Rainer run out 26
Seren Jones b Lana Jones 18
Lydia Thomas run out 2
Maddie Potter run out 7
Jade Louise Major b Louise Kitts 18
Extras 18
Total (all out) 95
Pembroke Dock A Bowling:
Ava Midgeley 0-34; Lana Jones 2-20; Katy Griffiths 0-22; Louise Kitts 1-12; Rachel Sander 1-5

Burton Ladies. Picture Peter Kingdom


Match Two – The Dock ease through with overs in hand


Burton (88 for 4) lost to Pembroke Dock A (89 for 3)

Pembroke Dock made it two wins from as many starts by beating Burton, who batted first and scored 88 for 4 before The Dock reached their target for the loss of three wickets in eight overs.
Olivia James started with 11 for Burton before she was well caught by Louise Kitts off Rachel Sander and  Rebecca Barton led the innings with 28 not out in a good stand with Sarah Sutton (17 not out) as their total stood at 47 for 1 at the half way stage.
Zoe Brick and Lucy Lock were both run out, however - as was Izzy Dufresney, leaving Burton with a decent total that included four fours and 12 threes, but with 16 ‘dot balls’ and well within the reach of The Dock’s strong batting line-up.

Another great batting start for The Dock

Ava Midgeley continued her excellent form with 27 for The Dock before retiring and Rachel Sander (22) helped her to 62 for 0 before she was caught by Olivia James off Sarah Sutton’s bowling; her first dismissal in nine matches!
Kelly Midgeley and Louise Kitts both departed quickly to raise Burton hopes but Katy Griffiths again batted well for her undefeated 15 and Lana Jones chipped in with a late 6 not out alongside 11 extras that saw The Dock comfortably home with 12 deliveries still in hand.
Burton Batting:
Olivia James ct Louise Kitts b Rachel Sander 11
Rebecca Barton not out 28
Zoe Brick run out 9
Lucy Luke run out 4
Sarah Sutton not out 17
Izzy Dufresney run out 5
Extras 14
Total (4 wickets) 88
Pembroke Dock A Bowling:
Ava Midgeley 0-15; Lana Jones 0-10; Katy Griffiths 0-17; Louise Kitts 0-13; Rachel Sander 1-21
Pembroke Dock A Batting:
Rachel Sander ct Olivia James b Sarah Sutton 22
Ava Midgeley retired 27
Kelly Midgeley ct & b Olivia James 3
Louise Kitts run out 6
Katy Griffiths not out 15
Lana Jones not out 8
Extras 11
Total (3 wickets) 89
Burton Bowling:
Olivia James 1-20; Zoe Brick 0-20; Lucy Luke 0-13; Rebecca Barton 0-17; Sarah Sutton 1-15