Lawrenny nippers show real class against battling Hook

Winners Lawrenny U11s

Pembroke County Cricket Club Under 11s Junior League Final:


Lawrenny (306-2) beat Hook (221-3) by 85 runs

Venue: Hook CC
Umpires: Simon Richards & Robert Ridge
Scorers: Julian Arthur (Lawrenny) and Jon Willington (Hook)
Coaches: Robert Williams (Lawrenny) & David Petrie (Hook)

 Runners up Hook U11sLawrenny are the county’s under 11s champions after beating their counterparts from Hook in a match which was a great credit to the players, coaches and supportive clubs.
This year’s final was between the top two sides from both Zone A&B  and was a repeat of last year’s final, with both teams coming through the group stage with a 100% record before Hook beat Whitland in the semi final and Lawrenny overcame Kilgetty.

Hook bat first but find runs hard to come by

The Under11’s game is played in a pairs format, with 200 runs to start and runs scored added to that, but with runs deducted for each wicket lost, and  Finley Lewis (captain of Lawrenny) won the toss and asked Liam Miller,  his counterpart from to bat first.
The Lawrenny team all bowled extremely well with very few loose deliveries   and although the Hook side only lost 3 wickets they found runs hard to come by. Liam Miller (13) and Oscar Willington (9) top scored whilst Lawrenny had excellent figures from Rhys Daly (1-0) Finley Lewis (1-4) and Connor Davies (1-13) took the wickets.

Umpires Simon Richards and Robert RidgeLawrenny batsmen in excellent form

It was always going to be a big ask to defend this total and all the Hook bowlers tried their best but on the night they found Lawrenny in scintillating form as an explosive start from Rhys Eynon (11) and Connor Davies (12) laid the platform. The stroke making continued in the middle overs with Noah Williams (10), Oscar Lewis (9), Rhys Daly (8) and Harry Morgan( 9) before the final pair of Ollie Arthur (4) and Finley Lewis took Hook to victory, with  Finley rightly celebrating his being the latest boy from Pembrokeshire to gain a Welsh cap with an incredible 31 in the last partnership.
Callum Nutty (1-8) and Oscar Willington with a run out where the Hook wicket takers and to be fair to Hook they never gave up and showed 100% commitment throughout the game.

Special thanks from junior organiser Martin Jones

In the presentation after the match, Martin Jones (Junior Organiser)  congratulated both sides on reaching the final  with some excellent play by both, and Lawrenny for their victory and said that both sides should be proud of their junior sections.
Scorers Jonathan Willington and Julian ArthurHe thanked Hook for hosting the final, with a special mention for groundsman Phil Griffiths, and afterwards the club laid on sausage and chips for the players, which was well received. It was the first time for Hook to stage a final and surely won’t be their last.
Umpires Simon Richards and  Robert Ridge, plus scorers Jon Willington and Julian Arthur, were also thanked for their part in such a successful day.
Last, and by no means least, he thanked  sponsors Colin  and  Angela John, of Llewelyn Davies & Co, Chartered Accountants, for their continued and valuable support of Junior Cricket in the County. It was also great to see Paul Webb, the County Chairman and his wife Janice in attendance with their usual excellent support.
Hook Squad -  Liam Miller ( Captain), Oscar Willington, Ollie Rees, Dylan James, Morgan Bowen, Oliver Haltam, JackT homas, Callum Nutty and Ned Wigmore-Rees.
Lawrenny Squad - Finley Lewis( Captain),Noah Williams, Rhys Daly, Connor Davies, Oscar Lewis, Ollie Arthur, Harry Morgan, Rhys Eynon, Evie Griffiths, Lilly Buckle and Nathan Harrison.

Winners Lawrenny U11s
Runners up Hook U11s
Umpires Simon Richards and Robert Ridge
Scorers Jonathan Willington and Julian Arthur