Ladies Indoor Cricket - 6th November 2023


Low scoring was the order of the day in this week in the four matches that took place at Neyland Community Hub, where there were two wins for Cresselly and one apiece for Burton and Pembroke Dock.

Umpires: Will Ridge; Stuart Midgley; Corey Hall; Nick Daley

Scorers: Lauren Arthur; Samara Powell; Peter Kingdom; Sam Rossiter

Match One:


Burton (36 all out) lost to Cresselly (42 for 1)


Burton’s batters couldn’t get into top gear as the league champs bowled good lines and fielded well so that only Becky Barton (14) managed double figures as Ava Midgley (1 for 6), Ffion Ashman (1 for 3) and Meg Arthur (1 for 5) were the wicket-takers for Cresselly alongside three run outs.

Cresselly lost Meg Arthur (3) as Olivia James (1 for 11) was the Burton bowler and there was good batting by Ava Midgley (19) and Lyn Johnson (16) were both not out as their side reached their low target in five overs.



Match Two:




Carew (69 all out) lost to Burton (71 for 2)

Lucy Buckle (22) top scored for Carew before she was run out, as were Kate Chandler-Hall ( (16) and Jackie Goodwin (21) against the bowling of Rachel Morgan (1 for 11),  Becky Barton (1 for 16) and Lucy Neale (1 for 10) before Carew were all out in seven overs.

Bron Scale (18, before she was removed by Holly Griffiths) and Barton (run out for 9) got Burton off to a steady start which was continued by Olivia James at No 3 as she reached 27 before retiring, including an unusual 7 off one ball as the Carew fielding was a little over-enthusiastic!

It left Burton within sight of victory and Lucy Neale and Rachel Morgan duly knocked off the runs needed with the minimum of fuss in 6.5 overs.

Match Three:


Pembroke Dock (36 for 3) lost to Cresselly (38 for 1)

Pembroke Dock batted first against Cresselly but were in trouble from the outset as only Rachel Sander looked comfortable against the strong and varied attack provided by their opponents in shooting out The Dock for a low score.

She scored 20 not out in as many deliveries faced but no-one else managed to stay long after Sian James (6 in 13 balls) was caught early by Fiona Ashman off Megan Arthur (1 for 3), with Ava Midgley (1 for 9), Eleri Williams, Ffion Ashman and Lucy Johnson also bowling very economically.

Ashman opened the Cresselly innings but was caught by Hannah Thomas off Demi Jones (1 for 11) but co-opener Megan Arthur (13 not out in only 8 balls) and Eleri Williams (even faster with 18 in 10 deliveries, including a six) strolled home in only 3.4 overs!

Match Four:


Pembroke Dock


Carew (78 for 0) lost to Pembroke Dock (81 for 3)

Carew managed to reach their final tally of 78 without losing a wicket against Pembroke Dock in this absorbing clash but still ended up losing as their opponents lost three wickets but reached their target with four balls still in hand.

Carew’s batting was led by excellent knocks from Kate Chandler-Hall (retired on 25, with two boundaries in only 14 balls) and Lily Buckle (even quicker with 26 in 11 deliveries, including three fours). Lily Cole and Kirstie Lewis finished with 10 not out apiece, with Jacki Goodwin and Holly Griffiths not required to bat!

The Dock lost influential run maker Rachel Sander (6) caught by Jackie Goodwin off Lily Buckle before Sian James moved quickly to 26 before retiring, having faced 11 balls but without a single boundary as proof of her excellent running between the wicket.

Demi Jones reached 13 before getting run out Hannah Courtney battled sensibly in reaching 13 not out and found support from Ellie Davies (9 not out) and Extras (11) as they eased home despite the efforts of Lily Buckle (1 for 26), Kirstie and Holly Griffiths.