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Cresselly lead as Neyland beaten again

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CRESSELLY are the new leaders of Division 1 of the Pembrokeshire League as they beat Kilgetty while Neyland suffered defeat against Whitland on Saturday (Jun 9).

Neyland made the trip to Whitland following the previous week’s defeat to Lawrenny and they struggled again as they only reached 145-7 in their innings.

Paul Murray scored 45 and Patrick Bellerby added 21 but they were unable to go on and make bigger scorers.

Wayne Howells took 3 for 34 and Mathew Davies 3 for 35 for Whitland.

Dylan Blain, who scored well against Cresselly the previous week, did so again as he scored 56 in Whitland’s reply.

Geraint Jones was out for 24 but Steff James hit four fours and a six to help Whitland to victory.

Cresselly made a big total of 271-6 in their innings as Adam Chandler scored 64, Iwan Izzard scored 53 and Dan Sutton added 51.

Liam Cullen took four wickets for Kilgetty who were all out for 203 in reply. Cullen scored 44 and Kyle Marsh added 33 while Kurtis Marsh top scored with 67.

Haverfordwest moved into second place as they beat Llangwm in a high scoring game at Pill Parks.

Llangwm batted first and made a good total of 234 in their innings with Richard Brock top scoring on 88 while there were scores in the twenties from James Venables, Matthew Kiff and Ewan Griffiths.

Town’s Johnnie White was the pick of the bowlers with five wickets while Simon Holliday took three wickets.

In reply, Holliday made another match-winning contribution as he scored 92 runs, well supported by Lee Summons who added 32.

Ollie Davies did take four wickets for the home side but his efforts proved in vain as Town won by four wickets.

Out: One of Johnston’s batters is bowled

Burton earned a second win of the season as they beat Johnston by nine wickets. Johnston were all out for 76 with only Hasiz Farooq making a real contribution with a knock of 34.

Johnnie Scale did the damage for Burton with six wickets as Johnston were dismissed cheaply.

In reply, despite losing one wicket, Burton were never really troubled and a score of 54 not out from Richard Jones guided the home side to victory.

Lawrenny earned a narrow one wicket win over St Ishmaels thanks to Joe Kidney who finished not out on 31.

Tish earlier made 195 thanks to Peter Bradshaw scoring 73 and Brennan Devonald finishing not out on 29.

In reply, Lawrenny lost wickets at regular intervals with Harry Thomas scoring 35.

Two late wickets saw Lawrenny reduced to 195-9 and one more wicket would have seen the game tied but Kidney held his nerve to help Lawrenny over the line.

On Saturday (Jun 16), new leaders Cresselly are on their travels as they take on Lawrenny.

Second placed Haverfordwest take on third placed Neyland in what could prove to be a crucial game in the title race.

Elsewhere, Johnston are at home to Llangwm, Kilgetty take on Whitland and St Ishmaels are at home to Burton.

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Division 2: Whitland keep promotion hopes alive

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WHITLAND kept their promotion hopes alive on Saturday (Aug 13) as they beat Pembroke by five wickets.

Going into the final day of the season, Whitland sit eight points behind the top two and a win coupled with low-scoring defeats for the others could see them earn promotion back to Division 1.

On Saturday, Pembroke won the toss and chose to bat and they made a good score of 219-8 in their innings.

Luke Butler made a score of 50 and Will Davies was the top scorer with a knock of 63. Andrew Price then finished unbeaten on 27 to set Whitland 220 to win the game.

Luc Owen took two wickets for the visitors while Cian Rees (2-22) and Charlie Bujega (2-21) also claimed two wickets each.

In reply, Kevin Pearce batted well for his score of 52 and Jack Bowen was the top scorer with a knock of 60.

Connor Bowen added 18 and Gethin Scourfield finished on 47 not out as Whitland secured victory with two overs to spare.

Jonathan Rogers claimed 2-24 for the home side and Steve Durston had 2-23 for Pembroke but they could not stop Whitland getting over the line.

Whitland’s final game of the season sees them host Llechryd, themselves also in with a chance of promotion, looking for a win that could see them go up.

On Saturday, August 20, Pembroke host Hook.

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Division 2: Burton stay top after beating Llanrhian

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BURTON remain top of Division 2 after they beat Llanrhian by six wickets on Saturday (Aug 13).

Promotion is not yet guarnteed for Burton as third and fourth placed Whitland and Llechryd could still catch should the leaders slip up on the final day.

On Saturday, Llanrhian won the toss and chose to bat and they scored 174-6 in their innings.

Adam Phillips top scored with 34 for the visitors while Jack Jones added a score of 33. Iwan James scored 30 before Geraint Morris finished unbeaten on 24.

Morgan Scale took two wickets for Burton to finish with 2-37 while Jon Scale (1-21) and Dan Ridge (1-22) also claimed wickets.

In reply, Toby Hayman made an early score of 21 and Martin Jones reached a half century before falling on 54.

Morgan Scae then finished unbeatn on 15 but Jon Venables was the star of the innings as he finished unbeaten on 66.

Jack Jones took two wickets for Llanrhian but it wasn’t enough.

On the final day of the season (Saturday, August 20), Burton travel to Johnston while Llanrhian play Carew seconds.

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Carew ease to win over Tish

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CAREW earned their eighth win of the season on Saturday (Aug 13) as they beat St Ishmaels by nine wickets.

Tish won the toss and chose to bat but they were bowled out for 117.

They lost Phil Llewellyn early on when he was bowled by Iori Hicks before Peter Bradshaw and Karl Rhead shared 35 runs for the second wicket.

Bradshaw hit four fours in his score of 21 but he was then caught by Shaun Whitfield off the bowling of James Hinchliffe.

Hinchliffe also had Brennan Devonald caught by Sion Jenkins and Whitfield then trapped Rhead leg before on a score of 19.

Hinchliffe then had the wicket of Richard Brock and Jonathan Pawlett (11) as Tish slipped to 57-6.

Andrew Williams was then trapped leg before by Whitfield who also then bowled Lewis Rhead.

Andrew Pawlett and Lenny Rees then shared 20 runs for the ninth wicket as they looked to give Tish a score they could defend.

Pawlett hit seven fours and a six in his score of 38 from 17 balls but he was then bowled by Hinchliffe.

Lenny Rees then made a score of 14 before being bowled by Whitfield as the innings came to a close.

James Hinchliffe and Rhys Davies got Carew’s reply off to a good start as they put on 61 runs for the first wicket.

Hinchliffe hit seven fours in his score of 37 but he was then trapped leg before by Andrew Pawlett.

Davies and Brian Hall were then untroubled as they guided Carew to their target in the 27th over.

Hall finished unbeaten on 23 while Davies hit seven fours and a six as he finished unbeaten on 51.

The win for Carew keeps them in fourth place and their is still a chance they can achieve a higher position.

On Saturday, August 20, Carew visit Llangwm while St Ishmaels host Saundersfoot.

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