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Crymych creep past Cresselly

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KEN MORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY
ROUND 1, SATURDAY AUGUST 8
Cresselly 100-9 lost to Crymych 101-5 by five wickets

IF EVER a final score didn’t tell the whole story, it’s through Crymych’s margin of victory over Cresselly 3rds in their first round fixture in the Ken Morris Trophy.

Tomos Lewis struck the final ball of the match to the boundary for a four to get Crymych over the line, after the visitors recovered from a disastrous start to their innings to inch over the finishing line and clinch a win.

Cresselly batted first and found it tough going against Crymych’s bowlers and some fine fielding.
While off-spinner Alistair Davies wheeled away to great effect and claimed 3-22, Crymych’s other bowlers bowled economically. Ioan Davies took 3-32, Rhodri Lewis 2-23 and Hedd Nicholas a miserly 1-16.

The homesters were indebted to a battling unbeaten knock of 37 by Cory Hill for getting them up to the ton mark, with Steff Jenkins chipping in with 16.

Crymych got off to an absolute shocker in reply, as Phil Cole dismissed Richard Thorne, Sam Kurtz and Rhodri Lewis in short order to leave the visitors gasping at 15-3

Dan Jones (13) and Ioan Davies (18) added 38 before Goldsworthy snared Davies and Jones followed the over after bowled by Hill.

While Alistair Davies and Tomos Lewis chipped and chased their way towards the home side’s total, what kept Crymych in the hunt was a major contribution by Mr Extras, who top-scored for the Preseli Cowbois with 29.

Even so, Crymych needed 14 off the last over, which looked a forlorn hope.

Enter Mr Extras, whose contribution left the visitors needing a boundary from the last ball to claw a win from nowhere.

Tomos Lewis crunched the ball to the legside boundary off a short one to seal a last-gasp win and a first victory for the visitors in the Ken Morris Trophy.

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Lawrenny through in Village Cup

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LAWRENNY are through to the next round of the Village Cup after they beat Llandysul on Sunday (May 9).

Both teams were rained off the previous day but some good work meant that the game was able to go ahead.

Llandysul batted first but were bowled out for 82 in 26.3 overs as Jamie Lewis took five wickets for the visitors.

He went on to finish with figures of 5-22 from his seven overs while the home side’s top scorer was captain Llew Hughes who made a score of 20.

Lawrenny did not have it all their own way in their reply as Rhys Jones bowled well to finish with figures of 3-10.

However, an excellent knock of 52 from Harry Thomas steered Lawrenny to their target inside the 24th over.

Elsewhere, Carew’s game away at Drefach was called off while Cresselly had already received a bye to the next round.

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Lawrenny earn big win over Whitland

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LAWRENNY got their 2021 season off to the perfect start on Saturday (May 1) as they beat Whitland by 189 runs.

Whitland won the toss and elected to field but they could only watch as the home side piled on the runs before being bowled out for 264.

Kyle Marsh top scored with a score of 81 while Kurtis Mars also scored 45.

Tom Cole added 32 and James Phillips chipped in with a score of 29 as they batted well.

Wayne Howells and Jonathan Thomas finished with identical figures of 2-27 as Whitland’s bowling did at least keep the score below 300.

Whitland knew they would need to bat well to knock off the runs needed but came up against Ryan Morton who took four wickets for the loss of 17 runs.

Kurtis Marsh also claimed two wickets without conceding any runs as the visitors chances got smaller and smaller.

Geraint Jones did score 30 for Whitland but that was as good as it got as they were bowled out for just 75.

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Town earn comfortable win against Narberth

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HAVERFORDWEST got their season off to a good start on Saturday (May 1) as they beat Narberth by by 104 runs.

Narberth won the toss but elected to field first which would ultimately be a decision that would come back to haunt them.

The Town almost reached 200 runs, finishing their innings on 187-8.

Dai Davies top scored for the home side with a knock of 70 which included six fours and one six. He shared a third wicket stand of 49 with Mickey Jones.

Jones hit five fours in his knock of 46 before being caught off the bowling of Louis Hough.

Ben Hughes then had Ben Field caught by Hough to leave Town on 86-4.

Davies was joined in the middle by Jake Merry and the pair shared another good stand, worth 74 runs for the fifth wicket.

However, Merry fell for 32 and soon after Davies was out on 70 as Narberth hit back.

Ben Quartermaine picked up two late wickets as they were able to restrict their hosts to under 200.

Narberth’s opening pair shared 36 runs as they made a good start to their innings but wickets began to fall in quick succession and the 2019 Division 2 Champions were soon 36-4.

Jordan Howell scored 18 but he was his side’s top scorer as Will Phillips took four wickets for the loss of 15 runs for Town.

Ben Quartermaine scored 17 but he fell to Clive Tucker who went on to finish with figures of 3-15.

There was also two wickets for Dai Davies as Town bowled Narberth out for just 83.

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