Cricket Reports 23rd June 2018

Town opener Ben Filed bowled by Burtons Luke Hayman 

Town opener Ben Field is bowled by Burton's Luke Hayman


Division One:


James blows Burton away with bat and ball

Haverfordwest (277 for 5) beat Burton (69 all out) by 208 runs

Umpires: Les Hastings & Steve Blowes
Scorers: Jayne Cole & Dennis Venables

Adam James - took five wickets for HaverfordwestAdam James brilliant all-round performance earned him the man of the match plaudits as Haverfordwest picked up full points against Burton, with The Town winning by a massive 208 runs on The Racecourse.

James helped boost Haverfordwest's already-sizeable total with a late 52 not out from only 19 balls, including six massive sixes alongside two fours, and then steamrollered the Burton batting with a 6 for 15 haul that saw them shot out cheaply.

After winning the toss, stand-in skipper Ben Field elected to bat first and Simon Holliday defied a leg injury to top score with 83 (8 fours and 3 sixes), assisted early on by Lee Summons (44) before James was joined by Dai Davies (four boundaries and a six in his speedy) in compiling a stand of 108 in only ten overs that sent The Town to a huge total despite the efforts of Luke Hayman (2 for 43), Johnny Scale (2 for 76) and Dan Llewellyn (1 for 14).

Then James enjoyed a fiery spell which had all the Burton batsmen who faced him under the cosh so that only Matthew Davies (23) and Martin James (15) managed double figures as Johnny White (2 for 22), Sanjay Gurong (1 for 14) and Kieran O'Connor (1 for 5) were the other Town wicket-takers.

Adam James - took six wickets for Haverfordwest

Dylan Blain guided Whitland to an easy win

Dylan Blain guided Whitland to an easy win


Glebelands Boys suffer from wedding celebrations

Johnston (42 all out) lost to Whitland (44 for 3) by 7 wickets

Umpires: Simon Richards & Bob Elliott
Scorers: Gracie Morris & Rob Benjamin

Whitland enjoyed the second-fastest win of the day at Glebelands as they shout out a struggling Johnston side for a paltry 42 before reaching their target for the loss of three wickets in only eight overs.

A number of the Johnston players admitted to hangovers after a family wedding on The Gower the day before and found the pace of Iestyn Scourfield (6 for 26) and Steffan James (4 for 10) too much to handle as only Chris Goodridge (17) and 'Mr Extras' (12) managed double figures.

One home batsman admitted that his duck made from 20 deliveries summed up the day but Johnston deserve credit for at least making sure they completed the fixture - with Dylan Blain (23 not out) and Geraint Jones (13) setting Whitland well on the way until Liam James claimed 2 for 25 despite his family hangover and Hafiz Farooq (1 for 1) claimed the other wicket before Whitland were done and dusted in an easy win.

Kilgetty too sharp for Lawrenny

Lawrenny (167 all out) lost to Kilgetty (169 for 3) by 7 wickets

Umpires: Allan Hansen & Richard Scriven
Scorers: Malcolm Thomas & Hazel Poole

Toby Poole - runs and a wicket for KilgettyKilgetty produced an excellent batting display as they played at Lawrenny and successfully chased down a sizeable home score of 167 all out in 40 overs to win with seven wickets and overs aplenty still in hand.

For the homesters, Harry Thomas (13), James Phillips (19), Phil Cole (17), Joe Kidney (16), Brad McDermott-Jenkins (36) and Simon 'Chief' Cole (34)  all had neat cameos but no-one was able to build the big score that would have launched them past the 200 mark against Ross Hardy (3 for 34), Jack Parkinson (3 for 29), Kurtis Marsh (1 for 45), Ollie Gamble (2 for 30) and Toby Poole (1 for 12).

Kilgetty then batted really well after tea through Kurtis Marsh (ten boundaries in his 44) and Liam Cullen (24) before Ross Hardy hit five fours and a six in his 40 and Toby Poole sent them home in style with a powerful 45 not out that included seven fours and a big six, despite a wicket apiece from Lawrenny’s James Phillips, Rob Williams and Ryan Morton.

Toby Poole - runs and a wicket for Kilgetty

 Jonathan Twigg plays a forward defensive stroke for Llangwm

Jonathan Twigg plays a forward defensive stroke for Llangwm


Makeshift Llangwm thrashed by Cresselly

Llangwm (60 all out) lost to Cresselly (62 for 0) by 10 wickets

Umpires: Richard Merriman & Tony Waldeis
Scorers: Harry Twigg & Teagan Cartwright

Cresselly were able to celebrate the fastest finish in division one as they hustled out a makeshift Llangwm side at Pill Parks and took just 6.1 overs to achieve victory by ten wickets and keep up their challenge for the divisional silverware.

A measure of how hard Llangwm found it to score runs can be gauged from the fact that 'Mr Extras' top scored with 15, whilst eight runs apiece came from Will Beresford, Joseph Kiff and Noah Davies as the top batting performances against accurate bowling by Steffan Jenkins (1 for 24), Tom Arthur (1 for 10), Sam Harts (2 for 0) and especially Dan James (4 for 13).

A target of 61 to win was never likely to be much of a challenge for Cresselly's powerful batting line-up and so it proved as Dan Sutton (5 fours in his 31 not out) and Ryan Lewis, (undefeated on 29 with six boundaries) took just 37 deliveries to secure success for high-flying Cresselly, leaving Llangwm to rue the absence of a few key players.

Peter Bradshaw - opening for defiant Tish

Peter Bradshaw - opening for defiant Tish


Tish hold on for ‘tame’ draw

Neyland (246 for 6) drew with St Ishmaels (171 for 7)

Umpires: Arthur Brady & Dave Bonner
Scorers: John Laugharne & Wendy Bradshaw

There were runs aplenty at The Athletic Ground and it was home team Neyland who scored the bulk of them as they amassed 246 for 6 before St Ishmaels held on for a draw with 171 for 7 thanks to a determined 59 not out from skipper Phil Cockburn.

Leading the way for Neyland were Paul Murray (nine fours and two big sixes in his 72) alongside a fine 85 from Nick Koomen which contained eight boundaries as they put on 155 runs together.

Henry Durrant chipped in with 42 as Andrew Palmer (1 for 42), Brennan Devonald (1 for 32), Andrew Pawlett (3 for 58) and Andrew Williams (1 for 28) were the Tish wicket takers.

Tish lost early wickets which hampered their chances of reaching such a lofty target but Peter Bradshaw (21) and Andrew Williams (59) formed the basis of their response before skipper Phil Cockburn’s gritty 59 not out (six fours and a six) gave them the draw but with nothing to show for their efforts in the chase for bonus points.

Division Two:


Carew continue their winning ways

Cresselly 2nds (112 all out) lost to Carew (113 for 2) by 8 wickets

Umpires: Trefor Evans & Huw Davies
Scorers: Des Brace & Julie Davies

Shaun Whitfield - another five-wicket haul for CarewCarew continued merrily on their way to the league title as they beat neighbours Cresselly Seconds by eight wickets as Shaun Whitfield continued his excellent form with the ball to help restrict the home side to 112 all out and Tim Hicks’ undefeated half century saw them achieve their target in only 18.4 overs.

Richard Harries (18), Neal Williams (30), Stefan Jenkins (14) and Neil Gregory (26 not out) were the main contributors to Cresselly’s tally but Whitfield’s pace earned him figures of 5 for 36 alongside Tom Davies (1 for 21), Ceri Brace (2 for 29) and 16 year old Carl Thomas (2 for 1) as Cresselly batted for 39 overs.

But then Hicks belted a boundary-laden 50 not out after Nick Scourfield (21) and Tom Davies (20) had also batted well and an undefeated 18 by Rhys Davies saw Carew stroll home and a lead at the top of the table of 44 points.

Shaun Whitfield - another five-wicket haul for Carew

 Jamie Phelps - scored a half century for Hook

Jamie Phelps - scored a half century for Hook


Ben takes Narberth to vital victory

Hook (183 for 8) lost to Narberth (187 for 6) by 4 wickets

Umpires: John Williams & Gareth Brace
Scorers: Joy James & Emma Richards

An excellent all-round performance by Ben Quartermaine helped Narberth beat Hook in the battle for current second spot in the table as the home side batted well to set a decent total but Narberth successfully chased it down in only 40 overs after Ben Quartermaine and Ben Hughes batted well in a partnership of 73 runs.

Jamie Phelps (eight fours and a six in his 50) and Matthew Holder (60m including eight boundaries) gave Hook early runs and there were minor contributions from Craig Nutty (14), Brennan martin (12) and Aled Phelps (14) as Quartermaine (3 for 35), Loui Davies (2 for 65), Matthew Johns (1 for 14) and Ben Hughes (1 for 18) were the visitors’ wicket takers.

Davy Johns scored 27 for Narberth but they looked a little uneasy at 87 for 5 against Dave Hopkins (2 for 32), Aled Phelps (3 for 41) and Jon Willington (1 for 13) – but then Hughes (47) and Quartermaine (61 not out) intervened and Narberth gained their eighth win from 10 starts.


Pembroke pummelled by Town Seconds

Pembroke (78 all out) lost to Haverfordwest 2nds (190 all out) by 112 runs

Umpires: Mervyn John & Sutha Siva
Scorer: Kelly Williams (Haverfordwest)

Chris Phillips - runs and wickets for Haverfordwest 2ndsHaverfordwest Seconds made the journey across The Bridge to take on Pembroke at Treleet and came away with victory by 112 runs against a home side which looked as if it was still suffering from the effects of a midweek Harrison-Allen Bowl defeat they could have won.

The Town Seconds had solid batting from John Tooze (38), Josh Hicks (33), Ross Dewstowe (31) and Chris Phillips (27) alongside others by Lewis Rhead (16), Dan Cole (15) and Evan Watts (10) as Jon Rogers (4 for 62), Rob Smythe (3 for 2!), Andrew Hay (1 for 21) and Aziz (1 for 42) took the wickets for Pembroke.

But only Andrew Hay (39) managed double figures after tea against the varied Town attack as Simon Williams (3 for 13), Clive Tucker (2 for 15), Chris Phillips (3 for 5) and Rhead (2 for 10) all posed problems and Pembroke failed to master them.


Chris Phillips - runs and wickets for Haverfordwest 2nds


Connor causes mayhem with the ball for Whitland

Whitland 2nds (102 for 6) beat Llechryd (98 all out) by 4 wickets

Umpires: Mervyn John and Sutha Siva
Scorers: Sion Benjamin & Will Newell

Connor Bowen - superb spell helped Whitland Seconds to first winA superb spell of bowling by Connor Bowen ensured a welcome first win of the season for Whitland as Llechryd were dismissed for 98 and sensible batting by The Borderers helped them close the gap at the foot of the table as the three teams above them all lost.

Graham Keen (26), Dewi Davies (20), Richard Connolly (12) and Peter Gregory (13) were the main contributors to the Llechryd total but Bowen bowled 12 overs, six of them maidens, to end with fine figures of 7 for 9, assisted by James Thomas (2 for 16) and Rupert Sheppard (1 for 3).

Connor’s brother Jack scored 17 for Whitland alongside Martin Thomas (32) and Hywel Bevan (25) as they eased home with overs aplenty to spare despite good Llechryd bowling by Michael Godfrey (4 for 27), Andrew Fletcher (1 for 25) and Peter Betterly (1 for 22).

Connor Bowen - superb spell helped Whitland Seconds to first win


Franklin again fires up Seasiders at Stackpole

Stackpole (166 all out) lost to Saundersfoot (169 for 3) by 7 wickets

Sam Franklin - another leading performance for Saundersfoot skipperSaundersfoot’s seven-wicket success at Stackpole ensured that they stay comfortably in the top half of the table whilst the home team still has only one win from nine starts and find themselves in the bottom two after this set back.

Stackpole batted first and reached a decent tally of 166 all out, thanks in the main to Rob Mathias (55) and James Adie (34) as Neil Powling (3 for 34) and skipper Franklin returned identical figures.

Nick Cope batted really well for his 50 after tea and then Franklin continued his excellent all-round form with an unbeaten 42 that saw his team as comfortable winners.


Sam Franklin - another leading performance for Saundersfoot skipper