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Neyland extend lead again

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NEYLAND extended their lead at the top of Division 1 to 44 points on Saturday (Jul 6) as they eased to a seven wicket win at Burton.

Burton won the toss and elected to bat first but they were bowled out for 104. Neyland then reached their target inside 21 overs to seal their ninth win from eleven games.

Burton’s innings did not get off to the best of starts as they lost opener Toby Hayman for a duck when he was caught by Nick Koomen off the bowling of Nathan Banner.

Fellow opener Jonathan Venables did not last much longer as he was caught by Tom Pritchard off the bowling of Henry Durrant.

That left them on 3-2 as Morgan Scale and Luke Hayman tried to repair the damage.

Durrant struck again however as he had Scale caught by Ross Hardy on a score of 11 to make the score 20-3.

Hayman was out soon after when he was caught by Koomen off the bowling of Patrick Hannon.

32-4 became 37-5 as Matthew Webb was caught by George Evans off the bowling of Andrew Miller.

Geraint Rees then bowled James Davies and had Jack Davies caught by Koomen as Burton slipped to 56-7.

Martin James and Will Ridge then shared 35 runs for the eighth wicket as they looked to give their side something to defend.

James had played brilliantly with eight four and a six in his score of 50 but he was then bowled by Pritchard.

Ridge scored 17 but also fell to the bowling of Pritchard when he was caught by Hardy.

Miller then brought the innings to a close as he had John Scale caught by Banner, leaving Neyland with a target of 105 to win.

Burton picked up the wicket of the in-form Patrick Bellerby, who had scored 269 runs over the previous weekend, for a duck as he was caught by Martin James off the bowling of Matthew Webb.

Koomen and Ross Hardy then shared 50 runs for the second wicket to set their side on their way to victory.

Hardy made 22 before he was caught by Luke Hayman off the bowling of Morgan Scale.

George Evans was caught and bowled by Hayman as Neyland were reduced to 89-3.

Koomen and Nathan Banner were untroubled however as they saw the visitors to their target with plenty of time to spare.

Banner finished unbeaten on 12 while Koomen hit eleven fours as he made a score of 68.

On Saturday (Jul 13), Neyland are away to St Ishmaels while Burton travel to Carew.

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Lawrenny end Neyland’s Duggie dominance with quarter final win

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LAWRENNY are through to the semi-finals of the Duggie Morris Cup after beating Neyland by seven wickets on Friday night (Jun 11).

It means there will be a new name on the trophy for the first time since 2017 after Neyland won the 2018 and 2019 tournaments. The Duggie Morris was not played in 2020.

Rain had caused the game to be postponed on Thursday and it was no surprise when Lawrenny elected to field on winning the toss on Friday.

Jamie Lewis had Nick Koomen caught early on and Rob Williams bowled Ashley Sutton on an unlucky 13.

It left the holders on 18-2 but Gregg Miller and Nathan Banner rebuilt the innings with a fine stand of 72 for the third wicket.

Miller hit four fours and a six in a score of 40 from 32 balls but he was then caught by Joe Kidney off the bowling of Kurtis Marsh.

That sparked a mini-collapse as Neyland soon found themselves on 93-5.

Banner had hit two fours and a six in his score of 30 but he was caught off the bowling of Ryan Morton and soon after, Ross Hardy fell in similar fashion.

The runs seemed to dry up for Neyland and Morton soon claimed the wickets of Brad McDermott-Jenkins and Sean Hannon to take the score to 110-7. Morton’s excellent bowling saw him claim figures of 4-31.

Patrick Hannon and George Evans finished not out on scores of 5 and 8 respectively as they helped Neyland to 123-7 from their 20 overs.

In reply, Harry Thomas and Kurtis Marsh shared an opening stand of 50 runs to put the home side in a strong position.

Brad McDermott-Jenkins made the breakthrough for Neyland as he had Thomas caught by Nathan Banner on a score of 24.

Ross Hardy then trapped James Phillips leg before for a second ball duck to take the score to 51-2.

Marsh and Steve Lewis then shared another 43 runs as they edged Lawrenny towards their target.

Marsh reached his half century but then saw Lewis caught by Banner off the bowling of Jack John on a score of 11.

That was as good as it got for Neyland as Marsh and Ryan Morton took Lawrenny to victory.

Morton hit two fours and a six in a score of 20 from 18 balls but Marsh was the star of the innings with nine fours and a six in a score of 65 from 45 balls.

Lawrenny will now play Llangwm in the semi-final at Pembroke Dock in the week commencing June 28.

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Pembroke ease past Penygroes in Welsh Cup

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PEMBROKE are through to the next round of the Welsh Cup after they beat Penygroes by 10 wickets on Sunday (Jun 6).

Penygroes batted first but were all out for 66 as Charlie Perkins took four wickets for the home side.

Perkins made the breakthrough early on as he had Rhodri Morgans caught by Paul White.

Andy Megrath and Rudi Botes did share 28 runs for the second wicket but the wickets began to tumble.

Perkins bowled Botes and William Welsh before having McGrath caught by Jack Davies to leave the visitors on 29-4.

Lloyd Boddington added 10 before he was caught and bowled by Paul White who then also claimed the wicket of Sion Thomas who had also scored 10.

Jamie Kaijaks, Sam Davies and Will Randell all picked up wickets as they bowled Penygroes out inside 22 overs.

Pembroke took just nine overs to reach their target with openers Luke Butler and Will Davies untroubled by the Penygroes bowlers.

Butler hit five fours in his score of 32 from 20 balls while Davies hit four fours in a score of 27.

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Carew bowl Narberth out to reach Duggie Morris semis

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CAREW are through to the last four of the Duggie Morris Cup after they beat Narberth on Tuesday night (Jun 8).

Carew batted first after winning the toss and they amassed a total of 146-8 from their 20 overs.

Luke Hicks scored 25 for Carew and captain Shaun Whitfield scored 24. Gareth Lewis also scored 17 for the visitors.

Lewis Hough was the pick of the bowlers for Narberth has he finished with excellent figures of 4-15 from his three overs.

Captain Ben Hughes also claimed 2-18 from his four overs.

In reply, Narberth opener Richie Adams made a good score of 45 and Jordan Howell added 38 but Carew’s bowlers were on top form.

Sam Harts finished with figures of 4-25 while Shaun Whitfield also claimed 3-20. Rhys Davies also took three wickets for the loss of 23 runs.

Carew now await the winners of the tie between Whitland and Kilgetty, who play tonight, in the semi-finals.

That game is scheduled to take place the week commencing June 28 and will be played at Haverfordwest Cricket Club.

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