2022 Ormond Youth Cup Semi-Finals - match reports


Whitland and Hook march into Ormond Youth Cup Final:

There were clear-cut wins for Whitland and Hook Youth teams against Carew and Narberth respectively on Friday evening so these talented two teams will meet in the final at Carew on whilst the losers will play in the Ormond Plate Final at Lawrenny next Friday.

Fuller and Owen cane Carew


Whitland Youth (157 for 2) beat Carew Youth (120 all out) by 37 runs

Umpires: Robert Ridge & Ryan Lewis
Scorers: Darren Bujega & Kerry Waters
Harry Fuller - top scored for WhitlandJacob Owen - excellent innings and wickets too for WhitlandWhitland batted first against Carew and were quickly into the runs via Harry Fuller and Jacob Owen, who took the quick singles well whilst punishing anything loose by dispatching the ball to the boundary.
With this successful formula they advanced the score to 74 without loss after 10 overs and added another 34 off the next five overs as Owen struck six boundaries in his 51 before he was bowled by Taine Brace - and Fuller belted nine fours in his 63 before he was removed by Corey Hall.
There was still time for No 3 Luc Owen to add a quick-fire 19 not out and with 23 extras in their final total of 157 for 2 it meant that Whitland had also scored another 49 runs on the run-in to a very challenging final tally.

Carew suffer early problems with the bat

In stark contrast to Whitland’s great start Carew’s reply was soon in tatters against some excellent bowling by Cian Rees (2 for 11) and Darren Bujega (3 for 16)  resulted in five of their first six batman were back in the hutch having scored a combined total of ten runs.
Opener Iori Badham stood steadfast in adversity to score 37 runs (five fours) before he was run out - and he was joined in an attempted comeback by Taine Brace, who contributed 36 runs before he was well caught by Ryan off Jacob Owen with five boundaries also to his name and a stand of 67 was finally broken.
Iori Richards also managed double figures alongside 19 extras but Carew were finally dismissed for 120 runs with two overs unused as Owen finished with 2 for 21  to help send Whitland into the final, to the delight of long-serving coach Colin John.

Harry and Seth steers Hook to Ormond Cup semi success


Narberth Youth (87 all out) lost to Hook Youth (89 for 3) by 7 wickets

Umpires: Glyn Cole & Jonathan Twigg
Scorers: Rob Nicholas & Jon Willington
Harry Makepeace - fine opening bowling for HookSeth Willington - unbeaten innings a great help for HookHook’s talented young players put their league experience to good effect as they bowled and fielded really well to restrict Narberth to 87 all out as Harry Makepeace claimed early wickets and then Seth Willington batted sensibly to make sure that Hook were comfortable victors against opposition that deserved credit for the way they stuck to their task.
John Griffiths (28) and Wil Nicholas (17) provided the bulk of the Narberth runs but the rest struggled against a very strong Hook bowling attack which was spearheaded by Makepeace (4 for 8) and Jack Phillips (2 for 16).
They received solid support from Oscar Willington (1 for 20), Lewis Miller (1 for 19) and Joe Phillips (1 for 5), whilst in the field Liam Miller took three very good catches and Harry Evans pouched another on his Ormond Cup debut.

Hook bat sensibly to ease home

To have any chance of victory Narberth needed a few early wickets but although Liam Miller was run out by a direct hit from Elliott Evans and William Phillips claimed a creditable 2 for 16, Seth Willington scored 34 not out and Owen Phillips (11 not out) joined him in reaching their target to earn Hook Youth a deserved final spot, whilst Narberth will now meet Carew in the Ormond Plate Final at Lawrenny next Friday evening, starting at 5.30pm.