Thomas Carroll - Cricket Reports 25th May 2018

Toby Hayman cracked a superb ton for BurtonPHOTO:
Toby Hayman cracked a superb ton for Burton


First Division:


Cherry leads Cresselly run chase

Burton (239 for 5) lost to Cresselly (242 for 6) by 4 wickets

Umpires: Allan Hansen & Richard Scriven
Scorers: Dennis Venables & Teagan Cartwright

Dan Cherry - splendid unbeaten century for CressellyThere were runs galore at Oatfield Park, where Burton belted 239 runs for five wickets as Toby Hayman celebrated a terrific ton but Cresselly were up for the chase as Dan Cherry stroked an undefeated century and Ryan Lewis produced another big-hitting performance with seven sixes in his 63 not out made from only 25 balls.

After electing to bat first, Burton lost key recent run-maker Robbie Neill and were without key batsmen Morgan Scale and skipper Richard Jones at a wedding – but Toby Hayman and Jonathan Venables shared a three-figure, third wicket stand as Venables gave excellent support with his 62 (eight fours) whilst Hayman marched to 116, with nine fours and seven sixes to his credit before he was stumped by Neilson Cole off Sion Jenkins’ bowling.

Jack Davies also chipped in with 20 as Dan James (1 for 32), Jenkins (2 for 28), Dan Cherry (1 for 35) and Simon Cole (1 for 32) were the successful Cresselly bowlers.

Iwan Izzard (16) and Simon Cole (40) scored early runs for Cresselly but although there was some useful bowling by James Scale, Dan Llewellyn and Jack Davies, with a wicket apiece alongside James Davies’s 3 for 55, it was Cherry and Lewis who stole the show as they guided Cresselly into second spot in the table with nine balls still in hand.

Dan Cherry - splendid unbeaten century for Cresselly


Lawrenny win in double-quick time

Lawrenny (51 for 1) beat Johnston (47 all out) by 9 wickets

Umpires: John Williams & Denis Chiffi
Scorers: Malcolm Thomas & Gracie Morris

Rob Williams - five-wicket haul in easy Lawrenny winThe shortest game of the day in the upper echelons of league cricket undoubtedly came at Lawrenny as visitors Johnston elected to bat first, were shot out for a paltry 47 before the home side lost just one wicket in reaching such a lowly target.

Only Chris Goodridge (14) managed double figures for the visitors against sprightly bowling from Rob Williams (5 for 26) and Jamie Lewis (4 for 19) before Ryan Morton wrapped things up in his only over.

Liam James removed Steve Campbell for 13 in his 1 for 7 analysis but Harry Thomas (24 not out) and Brad McDermott-Jenkins (10 not out) saw Lawrenny home to what is sure to be their easiest victory of the season as the teams were in the bar by 4pm!


Rob Williams - five-wicket haul in easy Lawrenny win


Neyland too strong at Kingsmoor

Kilgetty (95 all out) lost to Neyland (99 for 1) by 9 wickets

Greg Miller hits a boundary for NeylandUmpires: Dave Bonner & Mervyn John
Scorers: Hazel Poole and John Laugharne

Kilgetty had six of their players away with a stage party and paid the obvious price as they won the toss, batted first and went down to defeat by nine wickets against divisional leaders Neyland.

Kilgetty could only manage 95 all out in the 31st over and all but ten of these were shared by Dafydd Bowen (40) and skipper Ross Hardy, whose blistering 45 included five sixes and two fours before he fell to a stunning Nick Koomen catch which helped Geraint Rees to a 3 for 5 haul alongside Henry Durrant’s superb 5 for 8 and Patrick Hannon’s 2 for 16.

Neyland openers Paul Murray and Koomen shared a partnership of 77 before Koomen departed for 40 (seven fours) to Anthony Lewis (1 for 19) and left it to Murray (six fours and a six in his undefeated 36) and Gregg Miller (17 not out) to seal another good win for Sean Hannon’s team.


Greg Miller hits a boundary for Neyland
Picture by Brian McKehon


High-scoring draw at Tish

St Ishmaels (221 for 9) drew with Llangwm (234 all out)

Umpires: Arthur Brady & Richard Merriman
Scorers: Wendy Bradshaw and Janice Brick

Chris Inward - man of the match performance for LlangwmThere was a tense finale to the match between St Ishmaels and Llangwm as the home side managed to hold on for the draw with their last pair still at the crease after an unsuccessful chase saw them still 14 runs short of victory.

Llangwm again batted sensibly to reach their strong score of 234 all out with only five balls of their allotted 45 overs left as man of the match Chris Inward led the assault on the Tish bowling with nine fours and four sixes in his excellent 86, supported by Richard Brock (52, including eight fours and two sixes), Noah Davies (21) and Iwan Griffiths (15), plus Phil Llewellyn and skipper Ollie Davies (both 14).

Andrew Palmer (3 for 46), Andrew Williams (1 for 40), Andrew Pawlett 4-74 and Robbie Thomas (2 for 33) were the successful Tish bowlers as Llangwm made them toil in the field.

For Tish, there were useful innings by Dan Howells (55), Peter Bradshaw (45), Andrew Williams 39 and Phil Cockburn (34) but they lost wickets at key times to Ollie Davies (1 for 42), Noah Davies (1 for 68), Phil Llewelyn 93 for 25) and Chris Inward (3 for 62) and in the final analysis perhaps a winning draw for Llangwm was a fair result.

Chris Inward - man of the match performance for Llangwm


Whitland take Town’s unbeaten tag

Whitland (149 for 6) beat Haverfordwest (146 all out) by 4 wickets

Umpires: Les Hastings & Tony Waldeis
Scorers: Ann-Marie Jenkins & Jayne Cole

Archie Thomas takes a superb catch to dismiss Nathan EvansAn unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 64 between Matthew Davies and skipper Iestyn Scourfield saw Whitland home to victory against a Haverfordwest team enduring a miserable week as they followed their Harrison-Allen Bowl defeat with this first league set-back in an absorbing clash.

The Town were without key run-maker Simon Holliday but Ben Field returned to something like top form with his 41 runs a key part of their reaching 100 for the loss of 6 wickets before contributions by Sanjaya Gurong (19), Nitin Mathias (14) and Archie Thomas (14) took them to 146 all out, less than they might have hoped on a Whitland pitch that looked a picture.

But with Johnny White looking in fine fettle for The Town as he claimed 4 for 41 alongside Adam James (2 for 47) the home side were reduced to 82 for 6 (Geraint Jones 17 and Nathan Evans 23) and it was very much a case of ‘game on’.

But with both running really well between the wickets and punishing the loose delivery they sped to their target in only 26.2 overs as Davies ended up on 36 not out and Scourfield was unbeaten on 34.

Archie Thomas takes a superb catch to dismiss Nathan Evans
Picture by Brian McKehon


Second Division:


Town take control in battle of the second strings

Haverfordwest 2nds (99 for 2) beat Whitland 2nds (98 all out) by 8 wickets

Umpires: Simon Richards & Sutha Siva
Scorers: Kelly Williams & Jenny Davies-Scourfield

Teenager Evan Watts took wickets for Haverfordwest 2ndsAn inspired performance by skipper Nigel Morgan helped Haverfordwest 2nds gain a vital victory over their counterparts from Whitland as he claimed four wickets before tea and then afterwards scored an undefeated half century as his side successfully chased down their target with overs and wickets aplenty to spare.

Whitland looked likely to reach a decent target as Dai Lee (46) and Paul Oeppen (17) took them to 42 before Oeppen departed from there on no-one else could muster double figures as Morgan and veteran off-spinner Clive Tucker claimed identical figures of 4 for 19 in their 12-over stints.

Also looking very impressive for The Town was 13 year old pace bowler Evan Watts, with splendid figures of 2 for 12 in six overs – definitely one to watch for in the future!

Then Morgan opened the batting with Sean Williams (23) and 17 runs from Nigel Delaney made sure that Morgan’s men were home and dry to record their first win – whilst Whitland have yet to experience the feat as they remain without a success so far!

Teenager Evan Watts took wickets for Haverfordwest 2nds

Dave Lee was top scorer for Whitland

Dave Lee was top scorer for Whitland


Carew go from strength to strength

Carew (266 for 7) beat Hook (132 all out) by 134 runs

Umpires: Trefor Evans and Steve Blowes
Scorers: Julie Davies & Phil Griffiths

Tim Hicks - unbeaten ton for CarewCarew continued to march through their season in the second division as they beat fellow promotion aspirants Hook by a huge margin of 134 runs as Tim Hicks maintained his batting form.

Hicks’ century included 17 boundaries before he was stumped by William Goronwy on 118 off the bowling of Bradley Flood, with support from Nick Scourfield (38), Ian Sefton (18), Rhys Davies (43), Gareth Lewis (10) and Tom Scourfield (12 not out) – whilst the successful Hook bowlers were Flood (2 for 48), Aled Phelps (1 for 39) and his dad Jamie (1 for 21).

Jake Wicks topped the Hook batting with a well-constructed 42 and had support from Callum James (24), Phelps senior (22) and Dai Hopkins (22 not out) but James Hinchliffe (5 for 27) and Shaun Whitfield (4 for 26) led the Carew attack so well that Hook could only muster a total of 132 all out in reply.


Tim Hicks - unbeaten ton for Carew


Cresselly reserves overpower Pembroke

Cresselly 2nds (181 for 1) beat Pembroke (182 for 6) by 9 wickets

Umpires: Huw Davies & Gareth Brace

Phil Williams - batted well for Cresselly 2ndsCresselly Seconds showed what a powerful squad they can muster as they limited Pembroke to 182 for 6 and then strolled home for the loss of a single wicket with overs aplenty to spare.

The match was delayed slightly by rain and so was reduced to 40 overs a side, with Pembroke batting first and reaching their total thanks in the main to the excellent batting of the Hay brothers, with Phil top-scoring on 71 and Andrew looking like something back to his best form with 54 as Barry Evans also chipped in with 12 against the Cresselly bowling of Tom Arthur (2 for 30), Lyn Richards (2 for 40) and Josh Lewis (1 for 37).
But the target suddenly seemed less formidable as Phil Williams and Richard Harris put on 111 for the first wicket before Williams caught of the bowling of Sam Davies for 64.

Then Harries found another willing ally in the form of Matthew Webb, who rapped a boundary-packed 53 not out in an undefeated partnership of 72 as Harris used his wealth of experience with 61 not out.


Phil Williams - batted well for Cresselly 2nds


Seasiders too strong for Llechryd

Llechryd (132 all out) lost to Saundersfoot (183 for 4) by 51 runs

Scorers: Will Newell & Adge John

Sam Franklin - led Saundersfoot by example at LlechrydSaundersfoot made the long journey to Llechryd and came away with a welcome haul of 29 points as they batted well and then put pressure on the home batsmen so that only Steve Smith ever stayed long.

Skipper Sam Franklin was again the pick of the Saundersfoot batting as he hit a boundary-laden 75 not out, ably supported by Phil Jones’ welcome 52 as Graham Keen (3 for 39) and Nick North (1 for 41) were the only successful home bowlers.

Smith top scored with 35 after tea, with cameos from Johnny Lewis (10), Graham Keen (12) and Tomos Davies (13) but Tom Mansbridge (4 for 55) and especially Yannik parker (3 for 6) bowled well for The Seasiders – and Franklin added  1 for 20 to round off a good afternoon.


Sam Franklin - led Saundersfoot by example at Llechryd


Narberth win with overs to spare

Narberth (201 for 4) beat Stackpole (200 for 5) by 6 wickets

Umpire: Dave Brandon

Ben Quartermaine - runs and wickets for NarberthNarberth overcame a strong challenge from Stackpole as they successfully chased down the visitors’ hefty total of 200 for 5 – and needed only 37 overs to do it!

Rob Mathias (20), John Hughes (17), Richard Mackay (22), Lewys Gibby (14), Yori Roberts (22 not out) and especially Josh Davies (85) helped Stackpole build their score as Ben Quartermaine (3 for 46), Jordan Howell (1 for 34) and Ben Hughes (1 for 37) were the successful Narberth bowlers.

The home side made light of their challenge, however, as Richard Adams (42), Aron Keane (59), Loui Davies (29) and Ben Hughes (24 not out) built useful scores, despite the Stackpole bowling efforts of Mackay (2 for 64), George Smith (1 for 25) and Davies (1 for 27).

Ben Quartermaine - runs and wickets for Narberth