Ormond Youth Cup round up

William Phillips - 38 not out for Haverfordwest


William stars in Town win

Carew (75 all out) lost to Haverfordwest (77-2) by 8 wickets

William Phillips - took 3 for 14 for HaverfordwestUmpires: John Willington and Nigel Richards
Scorers: Chelsea Morris and Natalie Thomas

A terrific all round display from William Phillips led Haverfordwest to a quarter final win at Carew.

Phillips took 3-14 in four overs to help dismiss The Rooks for 75 - and then made 38 not out as The Town chased down their target for the loss of just two wickets.

For the hosts, opener Rhys Richards had started well with two fours before falling to Teo Krol (1-10) for 13, but after that it was only No 6 Tarran Richards who matched him in reaching double figures – hitting three boundaries in his useful knock of 22.

But alongside Phillips and Krol, Harvey Watts (1-7) struck and the bowling of Ryan Lewis was also crucial, as he took 2-7 in a miserly four overs.

The defending champions made a fight of it though as they restricted the visitors to 23-2, George Waters clean bowling both Jack Peters (8) and Reuben Whitehead (4).

But then Phillips combined with Cyril Varghese to steady matters. The former cracked five fours and a six in his quick innings while Varghese stroked two boundaries in his 15 not out – as the visitors did the job with 10 overs to spare.

Smith shines in Cresselly cruise

Cresselly (102 for 1) beat Whitland (98 for 5) by 9 wickets

George Smith - fine all round display for CressellyUmpires: Chris Stapleton and Steve Williams
Scorers: Rob Benjamin and Jessica Lewis/Cerys Jenkins.

George Smith played a star role for Cresselly with a fine batting display and good bowling as Whitland were restricted to 98-5. 

Cresselly had tight bowling spells by Smith (1 for 10), Morgan Lewis (1 for 11),  Charlie Arthur (1 for 14) and Josh Lewis (1 for 20) as the pick of the home bowlers.

Only Harry Jones (three fours in his 25), Luke Owen (two fours and a six in his 29 not out) and his brother Jacob (three boundaries in his 16) ever stayed long for Whitland.

Luke Owen also claimed 1 for 24 but George Smith rapped an impressive nine boundaries in his undefeated 57 and had support from James Goldsworthy (37 not out, including seven fours) in a three-figure unbroken stand as The Doves went through in only 13.1 overs.


Neyland ease home as Llechryd push them all the way

Neyland (101 for 8) beat Llechryd (100 for 8)

Joe Campodonic - swashbuckling 40 not out for NeylandThere was a tense finale to the game at The Athletic Ground as Neyland (101-8) beat Llechryd (100-8) by just two wickets as fortunes ebbed and flowed throughout. 

Put in to bat first, Llechryd total owed much to Ben Mansfield (34) and ‘Mr Extras’ (25) as Charlie Malloy (3 for 15) and Atticus Kingdom (3 for 14) were the pick of the Neyland bowling attack.

Then Jamie Lewis bowled really well for the visitors to pick up 4 for 23 but Rhys Power hit 20 and  skipper Joe Campodonic swung things back in their favour with a swashbuckling 40 not out.


Hook go through without a ball being bowled

Hook (walk over) against Hundleton (unable to field a team)

Hook  moved into the semi-final by dint of the fact that Hundleton were unable to raise a team, and have a very strong team that marks them as one of the potential favourites to win this season’s competition.


Semi-finals (Sunday, August 9th at 2pm):

Haverfordwest v Cresselly
Neyland v Hook
Plate semi-finals (Sunday, August 9th at 2pm):
Carew v Whitland
Llechryd v Hundleton