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Neyland back to winning ways

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NEYLAND got back to winning ways on Saturday (Jun 1) as they beat Llangwm by 100 runs at Pill Parks.

Llangwm won the toss and elected to field but they watched on as Neyland made an impressive 231-6 from their 45 overs.

Patrick Bellerby was first out as he was bowled by Noah Davies to leave Neyland on 20-1.

Nick Koomen and George Evans then shared 58 runs for the second wicket before Evans was bowled by Ollie Davies on a score of 18.

Koomen had reached his half century with eight fours and two sixes but he was then out for a score of 55 as he was bowled by Joe Phillips.

Henry Durrant hit a four and a six in his quick score of 14 but he was then caught by Ewan Griffiths off the bowling of Luke Brock.

That left Neyland on 98-4 but a partnership of 90 between Scott Jones and Andrew Miller put the visitors in a strong position.

Jones also smashed eight fours and two sixes as he scored 61 before being caught by Noah Davies off the bowling of Brock.

Miller hit four fours as he scored 32 but was then caught by Matthew Kiff off the bowling of Ollie Davies.

A late unbeaten score of 25, which included one four and two sixes, from captain Sean Hannon took Neyland past 200 runs and to their total.

Llangwm lost opener James Venables early in their reply as he was caught by Tom Pritchard off the bowling of Patrick Hannon.

Noah Davies and Will beresford shared 25 runs for the second wicket but Davies was then caught by Nick Koomen off the bowling of Henry Durrant.

Beresford made 17 but he was caught by Gavin Rowland giving Patrick Hannon his second wicket.

Soon after, Matthew Kiff was caught by Sean off the bowling of brother Patrick and Llangwm were struggling on 36-4.

That became 42-5 as Hannon picked up his fourth wicket, this time having Ewan Griffiths caught by Nick Koomen.

Andrew Miller then got in on the act as he had Luke Brock caught by Scott Jones, reducing Llangwm to 44-6.

Ollie Davies and David Lewis began to offer some resistance to the Neyland bowlers as they shared 34 runs for the seventh wicket.

Patrick Hannon returned though to claim his fifth wicket as he bowled Lewis for a score of 12.

Davies and Gary James then shared another 28 runs before James was bowled by Miller on a score of 13.

Miller also bowled Callum Jenkins but Ollie Davies continued to play on as he reached his half century.

However, he was the last man out as he was caught by Patrick Bellerby off the bowling of Miller for a score of 54 that included seven fours and two sixes.

Patrick Hannon finished with good figures of 5-41 and Andrew Miller finished with 4-50.

The win gives Neyland 30 points and keeps them top of the table. On Saturday (Jun 8), Neyland are at home to third place Lawrenny while Llangwm are away to Burton.

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Neyland Town council to meet cricket clubs’ Village Cup expenses

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NEYLAND TOWN COUNCIL has agreed to donate £250 to the town’s cricket club as they continue their National Village Cup campaign.

Neyland beat Cresselly in the Dyfed Area final earlier this month to progress to the last 32 of the competition.

This Sunday (Jun 20), they travel to the West Midlands to take on Milford Hall and the town’s mayor has agreed to meet their expenses.

If Neyland can continue their journey in the Village Cup a final at ‘the home of cricket’, Lords awaits in September.

Mayor Simon Hancock said: “As Mayor, in consultation with the clerk, we have agreed to make a donation of £250 to Neyland Cricket Club to help meet their expenses in travelling to Stafford in the West Midlands on Sunday.

“They are down to the final 32 teams left in the Voneus Village Cup originally drawing 350 teams from England, Scotland and Wales.

“The Neyland Cricket team have achieved astonishing success over recent years and Neyland Town Council want to assist them in reaching Lords, ‘the home of cricket’ in September. Good luck for Sunday’s fixture.”

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Crymych cricket club face folding if players don’t come forward

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CRYMYCH Cricket Club has launched an appeal for new players to join the club as it looks to fulfil its fixtures.

The club, founded 40 years ago, plays in Division 4 of the Pembroke County Cricket Club league but has seen several players unable to commit to playing due to family or other reasons.

They also play games in the Ken Morris Cup and in the Tivy Valley League during weekdays.

On their social media, the club has warned that they face folding if they are unable to find new players.

Crymych’s latest fixture on Saturday, June 12, had to be cancelled because they were unable to raise a team.

It meant that there opponents, Llechryd Seconds, were awarded the 20 points as Crymych were unable to fulfil the fixture.

This Saturday (Jun 19), Crymych are scheduled to visit Whitland seconds and the following week (Jun 26) they are scheduled to face Carew thirds on home soil.

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Cresselly see off Pembroke Dock to reach Alec Colley quarters

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CRESSELLY booked their place in the quarter finals of the Alec Colley Cup on Wednesday night (Jun 16) as they beat Pembroke Dock.

The Dock won the toss and elected to field but they saw the home side reach 183-5 in their 20 overs.

Scott Arthur and Mike Venables shared 62 runs for the opening wicket as they batted well together.

Bowyn Clark made the breakthrough for the Dock as he bowled Arthur who had hit a four and two sixes in his score of 26.

Soon after, Rhys Daley trapped Julian Arthur leg before wicket and he also bowled Venables on a score of 32 (three fours, one six) to leave the hosts on 72-3.

However, Simon Cole and Damian Arthur shared an excellent fourth wicket stand worth 101 runs.

Arthur his six fours and a six in his score of 43 from 28 balls but he was caught by Chris Owen off the bowling of John Camani.

Simon Cole hit ten fours in a score of 66 from 40 balls as Cresselly set the Dock an imposing target.

Needing 184 to win, the Dock lost Rhys Daley early on when he was bowled by Morgan Lewis.

Archie Hillier-Wood and Anton John shared 30 runs for the second wicket but it was Lewis again who made the breakthrough as he had John caught by Josh Lewis.

Hillier-Wood and Peter Kingdom shared another 30 runs for the third wicket before Josh Lewis had Kingdom caught by Julian Arthur.

Matthew Lewis then trapped Hillier-Wood leg before on a score of 30 to reduce the Dock to 73-4.

Corey Lewis bowled John Camani before Simon Cole bowled Adam Phillips on a score of 18.

The Dock’s score had been helped along by 25 extras but time began to run out for them and Corey Lewis picked up his second wicket late on to reduce the Dock on 116-7.

It meant that Cresselly picked up the win by 67 runs.

Elsewhere, Herbrandston booked their place in the quarter finals as they beat Llechryd.

Llechryd scored 100-9 in their innings before Herbie passed their target with only two wickets down.

The nights’ other match saw Saundersfoot take on Stackpole.

Stackpole reached a score of 85-7 in their innings before Saundersfoot eased to a 10-wicket win.

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