Pembroke County Cricket Club U13 Junior League Final

Winners - Hook under 13s 

Hook (89 for 3) beat Kilgetty  (59 for 7)  by 30 runs

Sponsor: Colin John – Llewelyn Davies & Co Chartered Accountants
Umpires:   Chris Stapleton & Steve Williams
Scorers:   Becky Badham & Jon Willington
Coaches:    Trevor Badham & Jon Willington
Venue:   Cresselly  CC
This years' final was between the top two sides from  zones  A & B both coming into the final  with a 100% record in their zones, with   Hook  beating  Cresselly  in one semi-final and  Kilgetty beating Haverfordwest in the other. Both teams were winners in their own right and this was a repeat of the Under 11's final of 2019.
Captain of Kilgetty,  Jamie Keating  won the toss against his counterpart, Oscar Willington  of  Hook,  and decided to bowl first.
Hook built slowly with Rhys Phelps (11) and Ifan Williams looking very solid (25 retired).  Jamie Keating bowled economically and Logan Hall took 2 for 6 and a run out struck for Kilgetty. However with Oscar Willington at the crease he added the required momentum with some fine shots all around the ground, finishing with a big six to retire on 30.  Kilgetty continued to bowl well through Olly Badham, George Morgan, Lewis Rossiter and Connor Davies as Hook finished on 89 for 3.
Kilgetty needed a good start, but Callum Nutty (1 for 3) removed the dangerous  Jamie Keating (6) and Oscar Willington looked very sharp in  removing  Logan Hall.  Kilgetty had to rebuild and they did this through Kiaran Sine (25 retired) and Connor Davies (8),  who both ran between the wickets well.
With Kilgetty still in the game, albeit slightly behind the run rate there was a remarkable spell by  Jamie Gray with wickets in one over, one bowled, a very good caught and bowled and an excellent catch  by Ifan Williams on the backward square boundary,  saw Hook take command . Oscar Willington finished with 2-12 together with two catches. The other Hook bowlers, Rhys Phelps, Harri Evans, Ifan Williams and Manny Davies kept things tight and Kilgetty finished on 59-7.
It was great to see a large supportive crowd at the game who enjoyed an excellent evening of entertaining cricket.

Runners-Up - Kilgetty under 13s

Presentations led by 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 especially Hook for their victory. Both sides should be proud of their Junior sections. He thanked Cresselly  for hosting the final,  including  Richard Arthur and  David Cherry the grounds staff.  Afterwards the Club laid on some hot dogs and other refreshments for the players, which was well received.
He thanked umpires Chris Stapleton and Steve Williams, scorers  Becky Badham  and  Jon Willington who all contributed to the evening’s entertainment.
Last and by no means least he thanked  sponsor Colin John of Llewelyn Davies & Co Chartered Accountants for his continued and valuable support of Junior Cricket in the County.  It was also great to see  Richard Merriman,  County Chairman  and his wife Linda  present  who presented Hook with the winners Cup and medals in the absence of Colin.  Also present was former County chairman Paul Webb and his wife Janice who presented the runners up Cup, sponsored by Tavernspite Nurseries,  and medals to  Kilgetty .
This year for the first time  there was also an inaugural  player of the match award. This was sponsored by the Williams family in memory of the late John Williams, who had umpired this final for countless years and he himself was a distinguished umpire, highly respected by all in Pembrokeshire cricket and further afield.  This award was  presented by Hilary Williams, and her sons Mark and Phil and Jonathan who were unable to attend on the night.  The award was presented to Oscar Willington  for his all-round contribution in the final.

Man of the Match award - Mark and Hilary Williams with man of the match Oscar Willington
 Hook team and Squad:
Oscar Willington ,Rhys Phelps,William Harries, Callum Nutty,Ifan Wlliams,Jamie Gray,Manny Davies,Jack Thomas, Freddie Goodridge,Dylan Goodridge,Harri Evans,  Edward Johnson, Charlie Holder, Alfie Smethurst  and Alex Blowes
Kilgetty team and Squad:
Jamie Keating, Dyland Sine , Kiaran,Sine,Lewis Rossiter, Logan Hall, Euan Gottwalz, Morgan Chinsammy,Louie Treadaway-Williams ,Connor Davies, George Morgan, Olly Badham, Arlo Jones, Ollie Tucker and Evan Jones.

Umpires - Chris Stapleton and Steve Williams

Scorers - Jon Willington and Becky Badham