Hook beat Whitland to win the U13s league final

Winners Hook

Pembroke County Cricket Club Under 13s Junior League Final


Hook (127-3) beat Whitland (71-8) by 56 runs

Runners-Up WhitlandThis year’s Under 13s Final was between the top two sides in Zone A & B, with Hook having tied one game in the group Stage and Whitland being undefeated.  Hook defeated Kilgetty in the semi-finals with Whitland having a walk over in their semi.
Captain of Whitland, Harry Fuller, won the toss and asked his counterpart from Hook, Seth Willington to bat.

Hook’s experience put to good use

The experienced opening bats of Hook, Lewis Miller (25 retired) and Lucas Davies (17) made good progress until the intervention of Harry Fuller, who captured the wicket of Davies with the aid of a catch by Jai Hogben.
A mix up in the running saw Hook’s captain Willington run out by a good throw by Hogben  but Harry  Makepeace (28 retired) and Dylan James (18) continued the good work for Hook until  James was bowled by  Hogben. Liam Miller (11 not out) and Josh Silk (3 not out) took the Hook score to 127 after their 20 overs.

Umpires John Williams and Denis ChiffiTough task for Whitland as Hook bowl well

This was always going to be a tough ask for a young Whitland team but Harry Fuller (25 retired) led the way, together with Jai Hogben (9)  with Ethan Ryan and Cai Lewis batting well at the end for Whitland, who ended on 71.
The Hook team all bowled well with Lucas Davies and Lewis Miller picking up  the early wickets, Ollie  Rees claiming two in the middle, with Liam Miller getting in on the act. It was great to see the Hook triplets of Bailey, Noah and Troy also picking up a wicket each. Special mention also to Josh Silk and Oscar Willington, who fielded really well.
Thus it was Hook that run out winners against a Whitland team that never gave up trying and gave 100% on the night.

Scorers Matthew Davies and Paul DaviesLots of thanks from organiser Martin

In the presentation after the match, Martin Jones (Junior League Organiser) thanked Cresselly for the use of their excellent facilities, their groundsman Richard Arthur, and the club for laying on refreshments after the game for the players.
He congratulated both teams for reaching the final, their coaches Jon Willington and Mathew Davies for the great work they do within their junior sections.  He also thanked the two umpires Dennis Chiffi and John Williams for the way they managed the final together with scorers Paul Davies and Mathew Davies, who kept the crowd posted with the scores.

Great support from sponsor Colin and chairman Paul

It was great again to see the Junior League sponsor Colin John, of Llewelyn Davies and Co Chartered Accountants present, who was thanked for his continued and generous support of Junior Cricket in the County.  Another guest was Paul Webb (County Chairman) and wife Janice, another supporter of junior cricket in the County. The medals where presented by Colin to both teams and the shields to captain of Hook, Seth Willington and Harry Fuller from  Whitland.
Hook Squad:
Seth Willington, Lucas Davies, Lewis Miller, Harry Makepeace, Josh Silk, Dillion James, Troy Goodridge, Bailey Goodridge, Noah Goodridge, Liam Miller, Ollie Rees and Oscar Willington.

Whitland Squad:
Harry Fuller, Dan Howells, Aled John, Jai Hogben, Ryan Windsor, Ethan Ryan, Jacob Murcot, Cai Lewis, Cian Rees, Rhys Jones; Jack Vaughan and Tom Bowen.

Winners Hook
Runners-Up Whitland
Umpires: John Williams and Denis Chiffi
Scorers: Matthew Davies and Paul Davies