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Tish fall short in chase

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ST ISHMAELS fell short in their chase on Saturday (Jun 29) as their game with Saundersfoot ended in a draw.

Saundersfoot batted first and scored 178-5 in their innings. They battled hard to take the win but Tish finished short on 146-8 in their reply.

Saundersfoot won the toss and elected to bat first but they lost opener John Mansbridge early on when he was caught by Andrew Pawlett off the bowling of Harry Nicholas.

Tom Mansbridge and Danny Caine shared 31 runs for the second wicket but Pawlett then struck as he had Mansbridge stumped by Jack Nicholas.

Danny Caine was then caught by Jack Nicholas off the bowling of Pawlett as Saundersfoot found themselves on 57-3.

Nick Cope and Sam Franklin then shared 104 runs for the fourth wicket to put the visitors in a good position.

Cope hit three fours and a six as he scored 56 but he was then caught by Brennan Devonald off the bowling of Harry Nicholas.

Franklin had hit six fours and a six in his score of 59 but he was stumped by Jack Nicholas off the bowling of Andrew Williams.

Saundersfoot’s then made their way to their total which was also helped by 21 extras.

Tish’s reply did not get off to the best of starts as they lost opener Peter Bradshaw when he was caught by Cope off the bowling of Danny Caine.

Daniel Howells and Harry Nicholas shared 28 runs for the second wicket but Howells was then caught by Taran Richards off the bowling of Cope.

Cope then also had Harry Nicholas caught by Sam Franklin and Phil Cockburn caught by John Mansbridge as Tish slipped to 59-4.

Jonathan Pawlett and Brennan Devonald then shared 47 runs for the fifth wicket as they looked to push Tish on towards their target.

Pawlett hit two fours and a six in his score of 27 but he was then caught by Neil Powling off the bowling of Cope.

Devonald and Jack Nicholas then shared 34 runs for the sixth wicket but Saundersfoot again struck as Nicholas was run out by John Mansbridge.

He then also bowled Andrew Pawlett as Tish’s reply began to fade.

Devonald did hit three fours and three sixes in his score of 51 but he was then caught by Cope off the bowling of Powling.

That was as good as it got for both sides as Saundersfoot took home 21 points for their efforts while Tish came away with seven.

On Saturday (Jul 6), Tish are away to bottom side Llangwm while Saundersfoot travel to Cresselly.

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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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Carew prove too strong for Tish

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CAREW’s Iori Hicks picked up a five-wicket haul on Saturday (May 1) to help his side to victory over St Ishmaels.

Tish won the toss but elected to field first and that gave the visitors the chance to build a good total.

They made a steady start, reaching 40-1 after the first 11 overs. They made a series of 32-run partnerships as opening bat Brian Hall made his way to a half century.

Lewis Hicks made a score of 24 before he was bowled by Andrew Pawlett but when Shaun Whitfield was caught by Peter Bradshaw off the bowling of Jonathan Pawlett, the visitors had slipped to 92-4.

Hall and James Hinchcliffe then shared a stand worth 45 runs for the fifth wicket as they looked to accelerate the score.

Hinchcliffe was caught off the bowling of Andrew Pawlett on a score of 19. Hall was joined by Luke Hicks and the pair shared another good stand.

Hall reached his half century but was then caught by Andrew Pawlett off the bowling of Brennan Devonald on a score of 52, leaving Carew on 176-6.

Hicks then took over as he thumped three sixes in a score of 35 but he was then run out.

Iori Hicks and Ceri Brace both finished unbeaten with a six to their name as Tish were set 202 to win the game.

However, their reply did not get off to the best of starts as they lost three wickets in quick succession, all to the bowling of Rhys Davies, leaving them on 15-3.

They faced an uphill task from then on but Harry Nicholas and Brennan Devonald did their best to get their side back in the contest.

They shared 46 for the fourth wicket but then saw Devonald caught off the bowling of Whitfield on a score of 41.

Tish were not out of the game though as Nicholas was joined by Jonathan Pawlett and the pair shared 63 runs for the fifth wicket.

Nicholas reached his half century but was then out on a score of 51 and Pawlett was out to Iori Hicks on a score of 37.

Hicks then took over matters as he picked up four further wickets, including two ducks, to finish with figures of 5-15.

It meant that Tish were bowled out for 154.

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