Thomas Carroll - Division 1 and 2 Cricket Reports 2nd June 2018

Joe Kidney in batting action for Lawrenny at Neyland 

Division One:

Lawrenny complete the shock result of the day

Neyland (94 all out) lost to Lawrenny (120 all out) by 26 runs

Umpires: Steve Blowes & Richard Merriman
Scorers: John Laugharne & Malcolm Thomas

Lawrenny completed the surprise result of the day at The Athletic Ground in a low-scoring tussle as they halted Neyland’s run of six victories on the trot with a solid all-round performance, especially in the field, that had a home spokesman readily admitting that they were outplayed on the day.

Lawrenny’s final tally before tea was on the disappointing side as Jamie Phillips (14), Pat Elliott (31), Ryan Morton (19) and Joe Kidney (20) all had tidy starts but got out as vital times against Henry Durrant (3 for 36), Andrew Miller (3 for 32), Gary Lloyd (2 for 17) and Geraint Rees (2 for 16) - and their final scored showed how much they missed a commanding run-gatherer on the day.

But it was a similar story when Sean Hannon’s boys batted because excellent bowling by Lawrenny skipper Brad McDermott-Jenkins (5 for 19) and the in-form Rob Williams (4 for 40) soon had them in trouble as the back-up in the field was terrific.

Paul Murray (22), Greg Miller (18), Andrew Miller (21) and Henry Durrant (12) were the only Neyland batsmen in double figures as Lawrenny gained their fourth win from six starts – and Neyland allowed Cresselly and Haverfordwest to close the gap at the top of the section table.

Joe Kidney in batting action for Lawrenny at Neyland


Sutton stranded one short of three figures

Cresselly (165 for 3) beat Whitland (164 all out) by 7 wickets

Umpires: Allen Hansen & Mervyn John
Scorers:  Teagan Cartwright & Ann-Marie Jenkins

Dan Sutton scored a superb 99 not out for CressellyCresselly closed the gap on leaders Neyland with this comfortable win over Whitland but it was a bitter-sweet finish for powerful opening bat Dan Sutton as he was left stranded on 99 after a misfield gave batting partner Alex Bailey an unsought boundary to end the game!

But Sutton showed why he is an asset for his new club after joining them from Johnston, with 13 fours and four big sixes as he was helped by cameos from Phil Williams (17), Adam Chandler (17) and Iwan Izzard (14) as Matthew Davies (2 for 60) and Ben Harvey (1 for 19) were the only successful Whitland bowlers as Cresselly strolled home in 30.4 overs.

Before tea the bulk of the Whitland batting-line-up never got going as Tom Arthur claimed splendid figures of 12 overs, two maidens, 47 runs and SEVEN wickets, assisted by Sion Jenkins (2 for 32) and Ryan Lewis (1 for 45) as Dylan Blain delivered the bulk of their total with 13 fours and a six en route to 85.

But only Nathan Evans (four fours and a six in his 30) gave any semblance of support as they ended up on 164 runs bat having also used fewer than 38 of their allotted overs.

Dan Sutton scored a superb 99 not out for Cresselly

Picture by Susan McKehon


Another Holliday ‘ton’ in easy Town success

Haverfordwest (192 for 1) beat St Ishmaels (189 for 8) by 9 wickets

Umpires: Dave Brandon & Robert Ridge
Scorers: Jayne Cole & Wendy Bradshaw

Haverfordwest opener Simon Holliday maintained a momentous run of scores in league cricket as he reached 111 not out in helping The Town beat St Ishmaels by nine wickets.

Put in to bat first, St Ishmaels reached a decent tally of 189 for 9 thanks in the main to Peter Bradshaw (19), Phil Cockburn (40), Andrew Williams (45) and Andrew Palmer (28) as Johnny White looked the pick of The Town bowlers; his left-arm pace stuff earning him figures of 2 for 19 alongside Simon Holliday (3 for 43) and Lee Summons (2 for 37).

Haverfordwest lost Ben Field for 11 to Williams (1 for 32) but then Holliday found a willing ally in Lee Summons, who has made an impact as an all-rounder since he came from Johnston and had seven fours and a six in his 60 not out.

They shared an unbroken partnership of 168 to win in 37.2 overs as Holliday hit 15 fours and a six in another three-figure score for ‘The Dock’.

Simon Holliday stroked another fine century for Haverfordwest

Simon Holliday stroked another fine century for Haverfordwest


High-scoring draw in basement battle

Johnston (196 for 9) drew with Kilgetty (216 for 4)

Umpires: Arthur Brady & Tony Waldeis
Scorers: Gracie Morris & Hazel Poole

Johnston and Kilgetty might have been rooted at the foot of the table prior to this basement battle but the visitors overcame the challenge of having five players at a wedding to gain the lion’s share of the points at Glebelands in a high-scoring daw.

Toby Poole (19) and Ross Hardy (11) made solid starts for Kilgetty but then got out against cousins Liam James (2 for 38) and Gary James (2 for 30) before the innings was set alight by Dafydd Bevan and Tom Lewis in a three-figure stand where both scored 78 and Bevan rasped four fours and five sixes alongside seven fours and a six for Lewis, with Richard Reed unbeaten on 12 at the end of their 45 overs.

Gino Cleal, who joined Johnston this season, led their counter-attack after tea with 87 (ten boundaries and a six), assisted by Chris Goodridge (17), Gary James (22) and Keegan Codd (18) before a late 28 not out from Nathan James made sure that The Glebelands Gang’s last pair held out for the draw.

Tom Lewis struck 78 for Kilgetty

Tom Lewis struck 78 for Kilgetty


Will power helps Llangwm beat near neighbours

Llangwm (141 for 6) beat Burton (140 all out) by 4 wickets

Umpires: Trefor Evans & Richard Scriven
Scorers: Janice Brick & Dennis Venables

An effortless 69 not out by opening bat Will Beresford helped Llangwm beat neighbours Burton at Pill Parks and confirmed their growing maturity under skipper Ollie Davies that sees them currently in the top half of the table.

At one stage it seemed that Burton might not reach three figures after losing early wickets but cameos from Toby Hayman (26), Robbie Neill (30), Jack Davies (11) and Luke Hayman (23) achieved that landmark before talented teenager James Davies, inexplicably batting as low as No 10, blitzed a late 30, the majority of them coming in the innings’ final over.

For Llangwm, Chris Inward was the pick of their bowling attack with 4 for 11 in 12 overs, supported by Noah Davies (1 for 26), Matthew Kiff (2 for 27) and skipper Ollie Davies (2 for 51).

Noah Davies (15) and Matthew Kiff (14) provided early support for Beresford and then James Venables (36) helped him level matters before getting out as James Davies (2 for 29), Luke Hayman (1 for 25), Morgan Scale (1 for 30) and Richard Jones (2 for 20) were the Burton wicket takers.

Opener Will Beresford guided Llangwm to victory with 69 not out

Opener Will Beresford guided Llangwm to victory with 69 not out


Division Two: 


‘Stavvie’ and Seth battle to narrow Hook win

Hook (151 for 9) beat Cresselly 2nds (150 all out) by 1 wicket

Umpires: Neil Croucher & Bob Elliott
Scorers: Joy James & Des Brace

Jamie Phelps top scored with 47 for HookThere was high drama at the finish of the match between Hook and Cresselly Seconds as the home side successfully chased down a target of 151 to win in the final over with the unlikely last-wicket pairing of veteran wicketkeeper/batsman Martin ‘Stavvie’ Rees and 13 year old Seth Willington rounding off a vital partnership of 11 runs.

Cresselly Seconds’ had useful innings by Scott Arthur (13), Neal Williams (20), Matthew Lewis (23) and Sam Harts (13) in support of Matthew Webb, who looked in good form until he was run out for 57 – with good bowling for Hook by Bradley Flood (4 for 29), Dai Hopkins (3 for 36) and Brennan Martin (1 for 26).

After tea, Hook gave chase via Jamie Phelps (47) and son Aled (40), Martin (22) and Hopkins (21) before Rees (16 not out) and young Willington did the rest late on!

Jamie Phelps top scored with 47 for Hook


Davies boys kill off Pembroke hopes

Pembroke (74 all out) lost to Carew (205 for 7) by 131 runs

Umpire: Dave Bonner
Scorer: Julie Davies (Carew)

Shaun Whitfield took five wickets for CarewCousins Rhys and Tom Davies helped Carew add another tick to their win column as they travelled to Crickmarren and easily accounted for a Pembroke side outplayed in every department.

Put in to bat first, the Carew innings stuttered to only 36 for 4 in 16 overs as Nick Scourfield managed 22 runs before a stand of 105 in good time by cousins Rhys and Tom Davies restored the balance, with Rhys contributing 68 and Tom 55 before Tom Scourfield provided the necessary late impact with 34 not out as Barry Evans’ recent good form with the ball evaporate as he could only claim 1 for 70 in his ten overs.

Jonathan Rogers (2 for 42), Jack Harries (1 for 24) and especially Rob Smythe (3 for 23) bowled well for Pembroke as Carew finished on their challenging final tally.

Pembroke were soon in trouble batting-wise against Shaun Whitfield, who returned exceptional figures of 5 for 8, supported by Max Brindley (2 for 24) and Ceri Brace (3 for 21) and only Andrew Hay (13) managed double figures as skipper Jack Harries top scored with 31 not out.


Shaun Whitfield took five wickets for Carew


Adams continues his run glut as Narberth prosper

Whitland 2nds (143 all out) lost to Narberth (232 for 6) by 89 runs

Umpires: Les Hastings & Sutha Siva
Scorers: Jenny Davies-Scourfield & Emma Richards

Richard Adams hit a terrific 106 not out for NarberthNarberth’s recent run of good form was maintained at Whitland as a splendid unbeaten century from classy opening bat Richard Adams helped them to victory by 89 runs.

Adams had 16 fours and six in his 106 not out as Kyle Quartermaine belted four fours and four sixes in his rapid-fire 51, whilst Dan Hughes (29), Ben Quartermaine (16) and Ben Hughes (15 not out) also contributed.

For Whitland, Gregg Sleep grabbed 4 for 57 and there was a wicket apiece for Gethin Scourfield and Gethin Benjamin but a target of 234 was always going to be a big ask.

And that is how things turned out as Whitland Seconds reached 143 all out against Ben Quartermaine (2 for 47), Ben Hughes (2 for 12), Loui Davies (2 for 12), Lewis Hough 1-22, Rhodri Dyer (2 for 3) and Kyle Quartermaine (1 for 1) – with Dai Lee (18), Gethin Scourfield (13), Jack Bowen (25), Dafydd Evans (23) and Gethin Benjamin (19 not out) as their major contributors.


Richard Adams hit a terrific 106 not out for Narberth


Seasiders slam Town Seconds

Saundersfoot (178 for 1) beat Haverfordwest 2nds (173 all out) by 9 wickets

Umpires: Denis Chiffi & Huw Davies
Scorers: Adge John & Kelly Williams

Tom Mansbridge cracked a brilliant undefeated centuryA superb undefeated innings of 113 by Tom Mansbridge helped Saundersfoot achieve a comfortable win at home against Haverfordwest Seconds, the Seasiders still having 12 overs in hand alongside their nine wickets.

The Town Seconds did well to reach 173 all out thanks to Jake Merry (41), Chris Phillips (37), Ross Dewstowe (22) and talented youngster Evan Watts (37 not out) at the end against good bowling by Neil Powling (5 for 30), John Mansbridge (4 for 27) and brother Tom (1 for 48).

Then Tom Mansbridge found a willing opening partner in his father Paul as they added 144 runs before Mansbridge senior was finally dismissed by Chris Phillips.

But it was to be Haverfordwest’s only success as Tom Mansbridge ended up with his boundary-laden century as their innings ended in style with a six hit out of the ground!


Tom Mansbridge cracked a brilliant undefeated century


High-scoring draw at Stackpole

Stackpole (176 for 8) drew with Llechryd (205 for 6)

Umpires: John Williams & Simon Richards
Scorer: Will Newell (Llechryd)

Steve Smith stroked 85 for LlechrydLlechryd gained the better of the draw in their match at Stackpole and that fact was reflected in the points awarded as they picked up 21 to the homesters’ ten.

Leading the way for Llechryd was in-form batsman Steve Smith with 85, ably assisted by Joe Mansfield’s timely 38 not out against the bowling of George Smith (2 for 52) and skipper Richard Mackay (2 for 42).

Simon Bevan top scored for Stackpole with 80 alongside 31 from Rob Mathias but they were pegged back at key times by John Curran (4 for 39) and Andrew Fletcher (4 for 46) and in the final analysis perhaps a draw was the fairest result.

Steve Smith stroked 85 for Llechryd