Cricket Reports 30th June 2018

Dan Cherry cracked 83 not out for Cresselly 

Dan Cherry cracked 83 not out for Cresselly
Dan Sutton takes a superb catch to dismiss Adam James
Pictures by Susan McKehon


Division One:


Cherry’s class pays dividends for Cresselly

Dan Sutton takes a superb catch to dismiss Adam JamesCresselly (175 for 7) beat Haverfordwest (174 for 8) by 3 wickets

Umpires: Richard Merriman & Neil Croucher
Scorers: Teagan Cartwright & Jayne Cole

Cresselly won their top of the table clash as they restricted Haverfordwest to 174 for 8 and then reached their target with three wickets and 13 overs in hand.

Both totals owed much to terrific innings as Simon Holliday scored 91 not out for The Town and Dan Cherry carried Cresselly's winning response with an undefeated 83.

Dai Davies (27) was the other main contributor to the visitors' cause and after standing at an uncomfortable 126 for 8 with eight overs left they added another 48 runs as Huw Scriven sensibly gave the strike to Holliday, who advanced his undefeated 53 to 91, including seven boundaries and four maximums against Dan James (2 for 37) and Ryan Lewis (a masterful 5 for 25).

It was a similar story after tea as Holliday (2 for 20), Dai Davies (2 for 19) and Lee Summons (1 for 10 applied pressure so that only Iwan Izzard (24) and Dan Sutton (24) stayed long but Cherry stroked 15 fours in his unbeaten 83 to impressively steer Cresselly home to this vital victory!

Henry Durrant struck a solid 40 for Neyland

Henry Durrant struck a solid 40 for Neyland


Neyland re-join the championship race

Llangwm (181 all out) lost to Neyland (253 for 5) by 72 runs

Umpires: Steve Blowes & Robert Ridge
Scorers: Janice Brick & John Laugharne

Neyland showed that they are still very much in the race for the section silverware as they proved too strong overall for a Llangwm side which battled hard but were still 72 runs adrift of the visitors' big tally when they lost their final wicket.

Nick Koomen lead the Neyland batting with a typically aggressive 78 (12 fours) and found support from Patrick Bellerby (16), and Andrew Miller (23) before Ashley Sutton (three fours and three sixes) joined Henry Durrant (two fours and two sixes) in respective scores of 47 and 40 late on that jetted their side to 253 for 5 against Chris Inward (1 for 64), Matthew Kiff (2 for 54), Noah Davies (1 for 23), Luke Brock (1 for 57) and Phil Llewellyn (1 for 41) as the successful Llangwm bowlers.

Llangwm's response was led by Joseph Kiff (49) and Noah Davies (52), with support from Luke Brock (38) and Inward (13) but Andrew Miller was again the strike bowler for Neyland with 4 for 27, assisted by Gary Lloyd (2 for 30), Durrant (2 for 25) and Geraint Rees (1 for 11) as Neyland acquired maximum points for an excellent all-round team display.

Kurtis Marsh struck an excellent half century for Kilgetty

Kurtis Marsh struck an excellent half century for Kilgetty


Kilgetty hang on for vital victory

Burton (158 all out) lost to Kilgetty (163 all out) by 5 runs

Umpires: Trefor Evans & Dave Bonner
Scorers: Dennis Venables & Hazel Poole

Kilgetty’s recent good form continued at Oatfield Park as they beat Burton by five runs in a tense finale to an absorbing clash where both teams had their chances before the home side fell marginally short.

Leading the way for Kilgetty was opener Kurtis Marsh, who scored 53 (ten fours) out of the first 59 before he departed, with Tom Lewis (36), Jack Parkinson (23) and Jordan Gorman (20 not out) also making useful contributions against Luke Hayman (3 for 47), Morgan Scale (4 for 60), Johnny Scale (1 for 21) and Matthew Davies (2-28).

Burton didn't get their reply off to an ideal start as only Toby Hayman and Martin James (both 16) were early run-makers before getting out - and although Morgan Scale scored 38 (six boundaries) and Matthew Davies (four sixes and two fours in his speedy top score of 41) took Burton close, the bowling of skipper Ross Hardy (2 for 21), Jack Parkinson (2 for 35), Kurtis Marsh (3 for 20)  and Liam Cullen (2 for 4) eventually earned Kilgetty a win that eases them away a little from the basement battle.

Tish skipper Cockburn leads the way

Phil Cockburn - led Tish to victory with cracking 56 not outSt Ishmaels (128 for 1) beat Johnston (124 all out) by 9 wickets

Umpires: Dave Brandon & Richard Scriven
Scorers: Wendy Bradshaw & Gracie Morris

Johnston are still seeking their first success after defeat at St Ishmaels but there were signs of improvement as they managed a score of 124 all out before Tish exerted their considerable batting power to ease home with nine wickets and loads of overs in hand.

Keegan Codd top-scored for Johnston with 43 (seven fours and a six), assisted by 'old war-horse' Steve James (22), Gary and Nathan James (21 and 15 apiece) took them past the three-figure mark.

Tish opened well with Peter Bradshaw (eight fours in his 47) alongside teenager Harry Nicholas (adjudged lbw to Nathan James for 18) before skipper Phil Cockburn batted really well for his 56 not out that contained 12 fours and helped his side across the winning line in only 17.1 overs.

Phil Cockburn - led Tish to victory with cracking 56 not out


Steff and Iestyn shine for Whitland with outstanding performances

Whitland (257 for 4) beat Lawrenny (106 all out) by 151 runs

Umpires: Simon Richards & Tony Waldeis
Scorers: Ann-Marie Jenkins & Malcolm Thomas

Steffan James - brilliant 128 not out for Whitland There were two outstanding performances for Whitland in their big win over Lawrenny as Steff James rasped a superb undefeated century and then skipper Iestyn Scourfield routed the opposition with an outstanding 9 for 39 spell.

Scourfield also deserves a special mention after Lawrenny tail-ender Ian Jenkins was adjudged lbw, a decision that would have given the homesters' victory, but was recalled by Scourfield, who had spotted the faintest of edges that negated the verdict.

James is undoubtedly a class act, as he proved with stroke play that included 15 fours and three sixes in his unbeaten 128 alongside in-form opener Dylan Blain (68), Jonathan Strawbridge (21), Nathan Evans (15) and Martin Thomas (14 not out) as only Rob Williams (1 for 42), James Lewis (1 for 27), Simon Cole (1 for 43) and Ian Jenkins (1 for 59) managed to take wickets.

Lawrenny were unable to find any momentum as Scourfield charged in to take the first three wickets and then another six after veteran bowler Wayne Howells (1 for 34) had struck and only Phil Cole and skipper Joe Kidney (18 apiece), Ian Jenkins (16), Matthew Lewis (12) and Rob Williams (21 not out) managed double figures in a lacklustre Lawrenny batting display.

Steffan James - brilliant 128 not out for Whitland 


Division Two: 


Town seconds enjoy victory over Cresselly counterparts

Haverfordwest 2nds (236 for 8) beat Cresselly 2nds (165 all out) by 71 runs

Umpires: John Williams & Gareth Brace
Scorers: Ros Phillips & Des Brace

Haverfordwest Seconds were boosted by university returnees Dan Cole and Nitin Mathias as they beat their experienced counterparts from Cresselly in an absorbing clash on The Racecourse.

Cole (eight boundaries in his 49) and Mathias 71, including seven boundaries and a six) were joined by Chris Phillips (three fours and two sixes in a hard-hitting 58) were joined by Sanjay Gurong (20) and Simon Williams (12) in advancing their score to 236 for 8 against the bowling of Simon Cole (2 for 14), Matthew Lewis (2 for 55) and his nephew Josh, who at 14 years of age ended up with 3 for 48.

At the other end of the age spectrum, Neal Williams showed why he is a regular player with the Welsh Veterans’ teams as he scored 75 (ten fours) before he was run out after 148 minutes at the crease, with fellow Welsh player Richard Harris adding 28 from 108 deliveries and Mike Venables hit four fours in his 20 runs scored from only 11 balls.

Lewis Rhead (4 for 40) bowled his slow stuff really well alongside his veteran ‘spin twin’ Clive Tucker (3 for 24) and with another student in Archie Thomas chipping in with 2 for 41, Haverfordwest were good value for a win by 71 runs, with just seven balls left!
Opener Sean Williams in action for Haverfordwest 2nds

Opener Sean Williams in action for Haverfordwest 2nds


Unbeaten Davies century in emphatic Carew win

Llechryd (104 all out) lost to Carew (250 for 2) by 146 runs

Umpires: Arthur Brady & Les Hastings
Scorers: Will Newell & Julie Davies

Tom Davies - unbeaten century for Carew opener Carew claimed maximum bonus points with a compressive win at Llechryd that was spear-headed by Tom Davies’ undefeated century and the bowling skills of Rhys Davies and Robert Scourfield.

Tom Davies struck 14 boundaries in his 101 not out and shared in an opening stand of 89 with Tom Scourfield, who was clearly in no mood for too much running as his excellent 52 included 11 fours. Rhys Davies (43) and Shaun Whitfield (32 not out) maintained the innings’ momentum and a finally tally of 250 for 2 saw only Nick North and Michael Godfrey able to claim a wicket apiece for Llechryd.

Then Rhys Davies (4 for 33) and Robert Scourfield (3 for 13) took control with the ball after tea, only John Curran (60) and Steve Smith (17) managing double figures for Llechryd, whose cause was hindered even further by three run outs thanks to slick Carew fielding.

Tom Davies - unbeaten century for Carew opener 


Narberth have the better of the draw at Jesse Road

Narberth (238 for 9) drew with Pembroke (179 for 8)

Umpires: Les Hastings & Mervyn John
Scorer: Idwal Vincent

Jordan Howell - 60 for Narberth against PembrokeNarberth were held to a draw at home to Pembroke but their reward for scoring 58 runs more than their opposition from the same number of overs was a massive 29 points, more than a lot of teams receive for winning, and the look of promotion favourites in the process.

Leading the way for Narberth in the batting stakes were Jordan Howell (50) and Ritchie Adams (43) whilst Rob Smythe (3 for 38), Paul ‘Chalkie’ White (2 for 12) and Andrew ‘Sparkie’ Hay (2 for 34) were the pick of the Pembroke bowlers.

Barry Evans was again ‘Mr Reliable’ for Pembroke after tea with 64 runs and young skipper Jack Harries (49) also batted well but Kyle Quartermaine (3 for 29) and the rest of the Narberth bowlers made sure that Pembroke were unable to get anywhere near their score and so gave their side the equivalent of a home win.

Jordan Howell - 60 for Narberth against Pembroke

Nick Cope struck a magnificent 153 for Saundersfoot

Nick Cope struck a magnificent 153 for Saundersfoot
Picture by Susan McKehon


Weary Whitland can’t cope with Nick’s power hitting

Saundersfoot (324 for 7) beat Whitland 2nds (41 all out) by 283 runs

Umpires: Alan Hansen & Bob Elliott
Scorers: Adge John & Rob Benjamin

A superb innings of 153 by Nick Cope helped Saundersfoot build a mammoth ground-breaking total of 324 for 7 in their 45 overs against a shell-shocked Whitland Seconds, who could only muster 41 all out after tea so that the winning margin of 283 runs was arguably the biggest in the annals of league cricket in the county.

Cope smashed his runs from only 92 deliveries and included an amazing 10 boundaries and 13 sixes so that 118 of his runs came  from shots that flew past or over the heads of tired fielders before he went for one hit too many late on and was bowled by Jamie Thomas.

He shared a three-figure stand with Phil Jones (20) and the other major contributors were Simon Stanford (52), Sam Franklin (38) and John Mansbridge (23 not out) against Jamie Thomas (3 for 87), Geraint Phillips (2 for 69) and Gethin Scourfield (2 for 79).

Chasing leather so much clearly drained Whitland's energy because after tea they were tumbled out by skipper Franklin (5 for 14) and John Mansbridge (5 for 20) as Whitland's veteran No 11 Stuart Harries topped the Whitland batting with 9 not out!

Stackpole ease home against Hook

Stackpole (167 for 4) beat Hook (163 for 8) by 6 wickets

Josh Davies 68 runs for Stackpole as they beat Hook Stackpole upset the form book as they belied their ninth spot in the section table with a comfortable win over third-placed Hook, successfully chasing down a useful visiting score to win by six wickets.

Batting first, Hook’s final tally owed much to Brennan Martin (41) and Dave Hopkins, undefeated on 34, as Jamie Phelps (12), William Goronwy (25) and ‘Mr Extras’ (2) were the other double-figure contributors against the bowling of Ewan McDonald (2 for 31), skipper Richard Mackay (2 for 31) and talented youngster George Smith.

When Stackpole batted it was in-form run-maker Josh Davies who again led the charge with a hard-hitting 68 alongside James Adie’s 30 that took them to success and a big boost in their points accumulation.

Josh Davies 68 runs for Stackpole as they beat Hook