Ladies Indoor Cricket - Division One - 17th January 2024


Hook move nearer the title as Haverfordwest miss out

Venue: Neyland Community Hub:
Umpires & Scorers: Will Ridge, Craig Butland, Nicola Murray and Danny Potter
Two victories earned Hook another 29 points in their quest for the title – and they did so as Haverfordwest were unable to field a team because of other commitments and so lost the points from those two games they would have been favourites to win. Burton also beat Pembroke Dock as there were some superb individual scores from some outstanding lady cricketers.



Match One: Burton 100 for 1 (16) beat Pembroke Dock 62 all out (1) by 38 runs

Burton’s batting was too strong for The Dock bowlers to contain and as usual they maintained a good runs per over rate as they ended up with 24 threes and 3 fours to reach three figures whilst losing only one wicket. Finola Scale, Lucy Thomas and Rebecca Barton all retired after giving their team such a good start – and with Lana Jones as the only wicket-taker for The Dock.
Rachel Sander batted well for The Dock, supported by Sian James and Katie Griffiths but Finola Scale and Zoe Briggs also made significant contributions with the ball as Burton were always on top in the field.
Burton: Finola Scale 29no, Lucy Thomas 27no, Rebecca Barton 26no, Zoe Brick 16 – Lana Jones 1-20.
Pembroke Dock: Sian James 10, Rachel Sander 25, Katie Griffiths 11 – Finola Scale (2 for 7), Zoe Briggs 1-17.

Pembroke Dock

Match Two: Hook 61 for 1 (14) beat Pembroke Dock 60 for 2 (1) by 5 wickets

Hook again demonstrated why they lead the section as they restricted Pembroke Dock to 60 for 2 from their eight overs, with Sian James and Katie Griffiths retiring but the rest of The Dock batters struggling as they had 24 ‘dot balls’, half of their batting allowance, used up without any runs as Hook fielded well in support of Maisie Davies, Sam Rossiter and the rest of the Hook bowlers.
Kirsty Hannon bowled well for The Dock but opener Katie Farr sensibly anchored the Hook innings and Jemma Phillips retired after batting well, with 10 extras helping to take Hook to another victory in only 5.5 overs!
Pembroke Dock: Sian James 25no, Katie Griffiths 25no – Maisie Davies 1-7, Sam Rossiter 0-8, Jemma Phillips 0-12
Hook: Katie Farr 18no, Jemma Phillips 25no, Extras 10 – Kirsty Hannon 0-11.



Match Three: Hook 108 for 5 (15) beat Burton 99 for 5 (4) by 9 runs

The final match of the evening saw Hook maintain their winning streak but they were pushed all the way by a Burton team that was in the game right the final overs before missing out on victory by ten runs as the league leaders kept their nerve in the field.
Batting first, Hook made a terrible start as they lost Katie Farr and Tia Rees for ducks in the first over but ace batters Jemma Phillips and Sam Rossiter batted through to their retiring stage and then returned after losing another two wickets to take Hook to a final tally that at one stage looked very unlikely – with four fours, three sixes and 19 threes as proof of their combined power.
Burton lost the key wicket of Finola Scale when she was run out at a vital stage but Zoe Briggs 29 batted well and Rebecca Barton showed her batting ability with an impressive 45 not out that took her team so close – but not quite close enough. Hook fielded well, as the four run outs attest, but it was a cracking game played by some very good lady cricketers!
Hook: Jemma Phillips 42no, Sam Rossiter 49no – Zoe Briggs 3-22
Burton: Finola Scale 18, Zoe Briggs 29, Rebecca Barton 45no – Maisie Davies 1-26