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Haverfordwest retain Division One title

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Lawrenny (136) lost to Haverfordwest (140-2) by 8 wkts

Celebrations: Haverfordwest celebrate retaining their Division One crown

Celebrations: Haverfordwest celebrate retaining their Division One crown

HAVERFORDWEST cruised to an eight-wicket win on Saturday (Aug 27) to secure the points they needed to retain their Division One title.

Going into the game, Haverfordwest were just two points ahead of challengers Neyland and knew they would need a strong win if they were to retain their title.

Lawrenny batted first but were all out for just 136, with Adam James taking another five wickets.

James was involved early on as he had Steve Campbell and Harry Thomas for a second ball duck , both caught by Huw Scriven.

Steve and Jamie Lewis then shared 28 for the third wicket before Jamie was caught by Simon Holliday off the bowling of James.

Brad Mcdermot-Jenkins and Steve Lewis then shared 18 runs for the fourth wicket but Mcdermot-Jenkins was then caught by Ben Field off the bowling of Gareth Davies , having hit two fours and a six in a score of 14.

Steve Lewis had hit seven fours and a six in a knock of 42 from 35 balls but he was then caught by David Davies off the bowling of James to leave Lawrenny on 61-5.

Ian Jenkins was then bowled by Simon Holliday as Lawrenny struggled to find runs.

Simon Cole and James Buckle set about putting Lawrenny in a better position as they shared 47 runs for the seventh wicket.

That partnership was brought to an end when Cole was caught by Adeel Khan off the bowling of Gareth Davies for a score of 29 , which included four fours and a six.

Davies then removed Philip Cole and Rob Williams before James returned to take the final wicket of Buckle.

Buckle had hit three fours and a six in a score of 28 but his wicket meant Lawrenny were all out for 136 and that Town had picked up maximum bowling points.

In reply, Simon Holliday and Nikhil Mathias shared 63 for the opening partnership to put Town in a strong position as they edged closer to the title.

Mathias was bowled by Rob Williams for a score of 37 , which included five fours , and David Davies made three as he played a supporting role to Holliday before he was bowled by Mcdermot-Jenkins.

Ben Field hit four fours and a six as he finished not out 24 from 22 balls while Holliday was the star of the innings as he hit nine fours and a six to finish not out on 69.

The win gave Haverfordwest 28 points but they faced a nervous wait to find out if Neyland would overtake them.

Neyland secured 29 points from their game meaning Haverfordwest were champions once again.

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Division 2: Burton move up to third after beating Hook

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BURTON moved up to third place in the Division 2 table as they beat Hook by six wickets on Saturday (Jun 12).

Hook won the toss and elected to bat first and went on to make 183-8 from their 45 overs.

Owen Phelps top scored for Hook with 44 runs and Craig Nutty added 43 to the total.

Seth Willington also batted well for his score of 32 as they set Burton 184 to win the game.

Morgan Scale was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed four wickets for the loss of 6 runs.

Luke Hayman picked up 3-39 from his spell while George Williams finished with figures of 1-12.

In reply, Callum James finished with figures of 2-36 for Hook but it wasn’t enough to stop Burton on their way to victory.

Scale added to his earlier wickets with a score of 22 and Jake Davies added 34.

It was Jon Venables though who scored a century to all but seal the win for the home side.

He finished on a score of 109 as Burton went on to secure the victory.

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Junior cricket round up

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LLECHRYD under 11s played host to a travelling Haverfordwest team recently in the Pembroke County Junior League.

The opening Haverfordwest pair of Robbie Sterling and Harri Atyeo did very well against the quick bowling of Flo Cartwright and accuracy of Alex James. With a boundary for each and some good running between the wickets.

Oscar Patrick, was keeping wicket for Llechryd for the first time showed great skill behind the stumps and looks like a natural.

Olly Hicks and Megan Bateman were the next pair out. Some sharp fielding from Llechryds Charlie Pardoe was needed to keep the runs down. Dewi Morris also managing a maiden in his only over before taking over the gloves at the halfway stage of the innings.

Imogen Hicks and Osian Mills were now at the crease. After a few tight overs Isobel Dunkeld was on to bowl the 12th. Mills took a liking to this, launching a massive 6 over square leg. Dunkeld held her composure and followed up with a great wicket.

The final pairing, Ed Raymond and Deri Field knew they needed to add vital runs. Field showing bravery returning to bat after a nasty knock. Cerith Gill and Callum Pardoe bowled in tandem to do their best to keep the score down. Haverfordwest finished the innings on a respectable 257.

Llechryd decided to open the batting with Cerith and Oscar. Haverfordwest showed their intent, taking 2 wickets in the first 3 ball with one being a run out after some sharp fielding. Cerith responded with a classy cover drive for 4.

Next in was Alex and Callum. There was no end to the action with wickets falling and the ball sailing over the boundary.

The duo of Charlie and Dewi marched in to bat and the action didn’t let up for a minute. With quick running and boundaries momentarily interrupted with a stunning catch in the deep from Haverfordwest’s Harri Atyeo.

It was still all to play for when Flo and Isobel came to bat as the final pairing. Some classic cricket shots by the batsmen and cracking fielding highlighted the skills on display from both sides.

The Llechryd innings came to a close on 274.

Lamphey v Cresselly Under 11’s

There was another fantastic match in Lamphey as they welcomed Cresselly. Cresselly batted first scoring a strong total of 283 from their allocated 16 overs.

Lamphey started well with openers Elliot Midgley and Iori Evans scoring well off the first four overs.

The next pair Cory Shelmerdine and Morgan Price Richards running very well between the wickets; but in the end Cresselly’s bowling was slightly too strong.

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Narberth prove too strong for Llechryd

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NARBERTH proved too strong for Llechryd on Saturday (Jun 12) as they earned victory by 137 runs.

Llechryd won the toss and chose to field first but saw Narberth amass an excellent total of 282-8 from their 45 overs.

Jamie McCormack was the mainstay of the innings as he scored 96 but was unlucky to miss out on a century.

Richie Adams also batted well for his score of 66 while Loui Davies made 42.

Ben Hughes added 25 and Jordan Howell scored 21 as Narberth set their opponents a daunting target.

Johnnie Lewis was the pick of the bowlers for Llechryd as he finished with figures of 5-45.

In reply, John Curran scored 53 for the visitors while David Dunfee scored 34.

Dafydd Davies finished unbeaten on 22 but it was not enough to prevent defeat for the Division 1 newcomers.

Loui Davies added to his earlier runs with figures of 3-21 and Hughes also claimed two wickets.

Dave Johns finished with figures of 3-0 and Ben Quartermaine finished with 2-26.

That saw Llechryd bowled out for 145 as they remain bottom of the table.

They did at least pick up seven points for their efforts while Narberth claimed 20 points to move up to fifth place in the table.

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