Harrison Allen Bowl quarter finals


Thomas takes Lawrenny into semis

St Ishmaels (157-9) lost to Lawrenny (158-5) by 5 wickets

Umpires: Arthur Brady and Simon Richards.
Scorers: Wendy Bradshaw and Malcolm Thomas.
Composed knock from Harry Thomas proved crucial as LawrennyA composed knock from Harry Thomas proved crucial as Lawrenny won through to the Harrison Allen Bowl semi-finals with a five wicket win at St Ishmaels..
It was Brad-McDermott-Jenkins and James Phillips who provided the power hitting as the visitors chased 158 in fading light, but No 3 Thomas batted for more than 18 overs to finish 35 not out, and was joined by Rob Williams in seeing Joe Kidney’s men home with two overs to spare.

Tish start well before innings unravelled

Lawrenny skipper Kidney put Tish in after winning the toss, and his side started well as Williams trapped Peter Bradshaw (11) LBW in the third over – and that loss brought in Brennan Devonald, who immediately signalled his intent by cracking a boundary before he and opener Jack Nicholas built well, with the latter lofting a six over mid-wicket as the pair took 15 off Williams in the ninth over.
But after moving to 72-1, things unravelled for Tish when they lost four wickets for 11 runs, as McDermott-Jenkins clean bowled Nicholas (34) and in the same over, Devonald holed out to Williams on the boundary for 23 (three fours).
Skipper Phil Cockburn (1) was then brilliantly caught by Ryan Morton off Jamie Lewis (1-31) – and Andrew Williams (3) was run out from a direct throw by Thomas.

Howells and Palmer lead Tish fight back

Brad McDermott-Jenkins hit 34 for triumphant LawrennyHowever, although Jonathan Pawlett (10) was bowled by Morton to make it 107-6, No 7 Danny Howells responded by launching a six in the same over, as he and Andrew Palmer upped the run rate before Howells was caught on the boundary by Kidney off McDermott-Jenkins for 34 (three fours and a six).
But Palmer went on to finish on 28 not out (three fours), as Tish just about saw out their 22 overs, with McDermott-Jenkins sealing a haul of 5-32 by removing Danny Flynn (0) and Andrew Pawlett (1) as Williams meanwhile, finished with 1-42, Morton 1-44, and Lewis 1-31.

Tish made to pay for giving McDermott-Jenkins a chance

It meant Lawrenny needed 158 for a final-four place in fading light, and their task was made harder in the second over when Simon Cole (3) was caught by Bradshaw off Jonathan Pawlett.
But McDermott-Jenkins took advantage of being dropped in the deep as he cracked two fours and a six off Palmer, and after four overs the visitors were sitting pretty at 43-1.
Palmer soon got the danger man though as he went for a big hit too many and was caught by Cockburn for a rapid 31 (four fours and two sixes), although No 3 Thomas and Lewis continued the momentum – the latter smashing Flynn for a straight six as Tish turned to their slow bowlers to try and stem the tide.

Lewis leads Lawrenny home

Lewis hammered two more sixes off Andrew Pawlett but fell short going for another, caught on the boundary by Devonald for 42.

Meanwhile Thomas continued to build steadily and despite Kidney (8) spooning a catch to Howells off Palmer, and Pawlett bowling Patrick Elliott (12), Lawrenny were left needing just 18 off their final five overs.
They only needed three of them as Williams (9 not out) joined Thomas in easing the visitors to 158-5, moving them to within one win of a first Bowl final since 2001.
For Tish, Palmer finished with 2-38, Jonathan Pawlett 1-25, and namesake Andrew 2-36 – but Cockburn’s men will now turn their attention to pulling away from relegation danger in Division One.

Narberth ease through to the last four in a tight battle

Narberth 159 for 8) beat Burton (159 for 8) by 2 wickets

Umpires:  Richard Merriman & Dave Bonner
Scorers: Emma Richards & Jean Jones
Kyle Quartermaine struck 42 for NarberthNarberth reached this year’s semi-final of the Harrison-Allen Bowl in a hard-fought tussle against Burton where both sides had their opportunities before the home side gained the verdict in the final over with two wickets still in hand.

Family form key part of vital success

Leading the way for Narberth were brothers Loui Davies, Ben and Kyle Quartermaine, ably assisted by another talented teenager in Lewis Hough as Burton will look back on their chances and the loss of batsmen at key times in their innings which prevented them gaining momentum towards launching their total to a bigger score then their 155 for 8.
Morgan Scale lead the Burton batting with a boundary laden 50 and had support from Toby Hayman (29) and  Dillen McGiffen (25), plus 10 apiece from Will Ridge and James Davies against the bowling of Ben Quartermaine (3 for 32), Loui Davies (2 for 22), Lewis Hough (1 for 20) and Matthew Johns (1 for 40).
Kyle Quartermaine was a key figure in the Narberth batting response with a vital 42 runs after the early loss of key run-getter Richard Adams,, assisted by Lewis Hough (25) and Aaron Keane (24)  as Davy Johns and Shane Morgan also managed double figures.

Kyle Quartermaine took three wickets for NarberthMorgan’s classy play in vain

Morgan Scale rounded off an excellent all-round performance with 2 for 39, supported by Luke Hayman (2 for 29), James Davies (3 for 46) and James Scale (1 for 27).

They left Narberth needing six off the final over after Loui Davies had played with a maturity beyond his 14 years and Ben Hughes faced the penultimate ball with the scores tied.
Hughes is an experienced cricket and played an excellent lofted drive over cover to set the seal on victory for Narberth, who must now join Lawrenny to see who the other two teams are that they might face in the semi-finals!

Kyle Quartermaine, Ben Quartermaine


Llangwm win a real scrap at Treleet

Pembroke (144 for 2) lost to Llangwm (146 for 6) by 4 wickets

Umpires: John Williams & Robert Ridge
Scorer: Janice Brick (Llangwm)
Llangwm became the third team to win a Bowl semi-final place after they beat Pembroke at Treleet, but not before they had been pushed all the way by the home side that had its chances but just missed out at key times.

For example, they had a slight lull midway through what looked like being a bigger score when the run rate dropped, and will regret a fairly straight-forward dropped catch when Llangwm were still just behind the run rate and needed the calm influence of top scorer Phil Llewellyn to guide them home, as he did with the help of former captain Joseph Kiff.

Excellent start for Pembroke but then a few hiccups

After batting first, Pembroke made an excellent start via Phil Hay and Barry Evans, who ran well between the wickets and punished the bad ball as they reached 87 before Hay was superbly caught by Iwan Griffiths, running around the long-on boundary and pouching the ball from Noah Davies with ease.

Hay had rapped six fours and a six in his robust innings of 49 but after waiting 14 overs with the pads on Jonathan Rogers was completely bemused by a faster ball from Llewellyn and was bowled for a duck.

Evans and Hay take Pembroke to a par total

Pembroke top scorers Barry Evans and Phil HayEvans was joined by Andrew Hay and the pair soon repaired the damage but good Llangwm bowling, allied to some very good fielding tightened the screw just enough to prevent Pembroke running away with things until Evans hit successive boundaries to progress to 52 not out (six fours and a six) and Hay Jnr contributed 22 not out with some attractive stroke play.

As a result the homesters finished their 22 overs on 144 for 2 but Pembroke pundits around the ground felt they might have taken more risks and added another ten runs or more to their total.  

Hay causes mayhem early on with the ball . . .

Home captain Jack Harries employed Jonathan Rogers and Andrew Hay as his opening bowlers and the latter enjoyed a terrific spell of six overs where he claimed wickets in three of his first four overs and finished with an excellent 4 for 31 haul where he clean bowled Will Beresford, Chris Inward and Noah Davies for next to nothing; and had James Venables well caught by skipper Harries for 34, having hit 34 runs in only 22 balls (three fours and a six) but always giving the bowler a chance.

Matthew Kiff struck a speedy 32 as he was tempted by Barry Evans’ slow stuff and at 66 for 5 Llangwm looked shaky and there was some shaking of heads from some senior supporters.

Llangwms not out batsmen - Joe Kiff and Phil LlewellynLlewellyn and Kiff restore order

But Phil Llewellyn and Joseph Kiff joined forces in a stand of 55 where the latter was the major contributor – and after Brock departed as Evans’ second scalp in a 2 for 23 haul it was ex-skipper Kiff  (10 not out) who defied a leg injury to help Llewellyn take the visitors home with seven balls still in hand.

Pembroke knew that they had their chances and hadn’t taken them whilst Llangwm were not always convincing in an absorbing clash – but in the final analysis they had Llewellyn taking them home with three fours and a six in his vital 38 not out!

Pembroke top scorers Barry Evans and Phil Hay
Llangwm's not out batsmen - Joe Kiff and Phil Llewellyn