Ormond Youth Cup and Plate semi-finals - match reports

Skipper Jenkins inspires Hook youngsters

Neyland (52 all out) lost to Hook (53 for 2) by 8 wickets 

Umpires: Chris Stapleton and Joseph Kiff
Scorers: John Laugharne and Jon Willington

Hook captain Callum JenkinsHook captain Callum Jenkins led his team to a comfortable victory over a battling Neyland team with an inspired performance. Jenkins won the toss, inserted Neyland and then returned the outstanding bowling figures of 6 for 6 from 4 overs.  

Neyland openers Rhys Power (15) and Aidan Rees (13) batted steadily in the opening exchanges, hitting several excellent boundaries but never really getting away from the opening bowlers. 

These two put on 32 runs for the first wicket but following the dismissal of Rees, stumped smartly by Seth Willington to give Jenkins his first victim, Neyland were unable to build any partnerships.  

Wickets fell steadily with Ioan Roberts returning good figures of 3 for 13 for Hook. But it was Jenkins who ripped the heart out of the Neyland innings as none of the batters were able to play his left arm slow stuff. Neyland closed on 52 all out from 17 overs, ‘Mr Extras’ contributing a healthy 16 runs. 

Ioan Roberts  - wickets and crucial runs for HookHook battle back from early batting set-back

The Hook reply took an early blow when Rees (2 for 21) bowled Owen Phelps (3) with the score on 10. However, Ioan Roberts (24 not out) and Lewis Miller (10) settled things down. These two built a partnership of 34, running sharp singles and putting the bad ball away. Miller claimed the shot of the match with a sumptuous straight drive to the boundary. Rees then clean bowled Miller, but Finlay Elrick (6 not out) joined Roberts to see Hook safely to the final in only 8.4 overs.  

Neyland: Joe Campodonic, Lewis Hallett, Rhys Power, Kacey Arran, Aidan Rees, Liam Rees, Callum Britton, Atticus Kingston, Charlie Malloy, Lucas Jones, Ferdinand Stephenson. Coach – Ian Milsom
Hook: Callum Jenkins, Ioan Roberts, Finlay Elrick, Owen Phelps, Lewis Miller, Seth Willington, Joe Phillips, Harry Makepeace, Lucas Davies, Dom Asson, Niall Griffiths. 
12th Men: James Price and George Makepeace. Coach – Jamie Phelps 


Cresselly youth cruise to Ormond Cup Final

George Smith - canny slow stuff saw him take five wickets for CressellyJack Perrins - took two wickets for CressellyHaverfordwest (63 all out) lost to Cresselly (64 for 1) by 9 wickets

Umpire: Steve Blowes
Scorers: Natalie Thomas and Carys Jenkins

Cresselly showed their all-round strength in their convincing win over Haverfordwest as they bowled and fielded really well to restrict The Town youngsters to 63 all out and then reached their target for the loss of only one wicket in 13 overs.

Charlie Arthur - two wickets for CressellyLeading the way in the bowling stakes was all-rounder George Smith, whose canny off-breaks has the Neyland batsmen in all sorts of trouble as he finished his spell with 5 for 14, ably assisted by Charlie Arthur (2 for 12) and Jack Perrins (2 for 9).

For the home side only Jack Peters (24, including three fours) ever looked comfortable and Jason Stobbs (13 not out) and ‘Mr Extras’ (13) managed double figures.

Archie Hillier-Wood (three boundaries in his 24 not out) and Jamie Goldsworthy (15) gave the Cresselly reply a solid base and then George Smith was also not out at the end as the Cresselly innings was boosted by 25 extras.


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Luc leads Whitland to Ormond Youth Plate Final

Carew (75 all out) lost to Whitland (98 for 5) by 23 runs

Luc Owen was a key player for Whitland as he contributed both runs and wickets in their away win at Carew.

Put in to bat first, Luc Owen (23 not out) was joined by his brother Jacob (13) and Harri Jones (15) as the mainstays of their batting as they managed 98 for 5 in their allotted overs against Aaron Hinman (3 for 15), Iori Richards (2 for 20) and George Waters (1 for 4).

Then Luc grabbed 2 for 23 as Charlie Bujega spearheaded the Whitland attack with an impressive 4 for 18 haul – and other wickets came from Shane Norcross (1 for 14), Harry Jones (1 for 11) and Jacob Owen (2 for 5) to send Whitland into the final.

Llechryd v Hundleton

With Hundleton still without a team, Llechryd Youth moved into the final against Whitland, which will take place at Carew on Friday, 21st August, starting at 5pm