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Neyland win Duggie Morris

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NEYLAND once again claimed the Duggie Morris Cup as they beat Lawrenny by seven wickets in the final on Sunday (Jul 21).

A good crowd gathered at Oatfield Park in Burton and they saw the top two teams in Division 1 put on an exciting game.

At the interval, Neyland held a 13-run lead and they then bowled Lawrenny out to set themselves 104 to win.

Ashley Sutton and Andrew Miller were the heroes for Neyland as they saw them to their target and afterwards, Nick Koomen was named as man of the match.

Neyland decided to bowl first on winning the toss and that proved to be a good decision as Henry Durrant had Harry Thomas caught by Andrew Miller for a duck.

Kurtis Marsh got the scoreboard ticking but after he reached a score of 20, he was caught by Patrick Bellerby off the bowling of Miller.

Bellerby then took a superb catch on the boundary to give Patrick Hannon his first wicket and, more importantly, dismiss Brad McDermott-Jenkins.

That left Lawrenny on 41-3 but James Phillips and Steve Lewis shared 90 runs to give their side a decent first innings total.

Lewis finished unbeaten on 38 while James Phillips hit seven fours and two sixes in his score of 68 not out.

That saw Lawrenny to their total of 131-3 and they very nearly picked up a wicket as Neyland began their reply.

Koomen edged behind but keeper James Phillips could not take the catch.

He and Bellerby went on to share 47 runs for the first wicket but Koomen was then bowled by Jamie Lewis on a score of 37.

Bellerby and Ashley Sutton then shared 68 runs for the second wicket but Brad McDermott-Jenkins struck as he bowled Bellerby on a score of 47.

Lawrenny began to hit back as Henry Durrant was trapped leg before by Ryan Morton and the same bowler then had Nathan Banner caught by Joe Kidney.

Sutton finished unbeaten on 34 as Neyland reached 144-5 in their first twenty overs, giving them a 13-run lead at tea.

Lawrenny knew they would need to bat well to set Neyland a challenging target and they made a good start as openers Harry Thomas and Kurtis Marsh shared 54 runs for the first wicket.

Marsh made his way to a score of 23 but he then hit the ball to Geraint Rees off the bowling of Patrick Hannon.

Thomas was then bowled by Andrew Miller on a score of 24 and Hannon then had Brad McDermott-Jenkins caught by Nick Koomen.

Nick Koomen dives forward to take a catch

Hannon then had Ryan Morton caught by brother Sean who then stumped Thomas Cole to give Patrick his third wicket.

Nick Koomen then bowled Joe Kidney for a score of 20 and with the last two balls of the same over he bowled James Phillips and had Rob Williams caught by Sean Hannon for a golden duck.

With the first ball of his next over he had bowled James Buckle to claim an excellent hat trick.

Steve Lewis made a late score of 18 before he was caught by Koomen off the bowling of Nathan Banner but Lawrenny were bowled out for 117.

That meant they Neyland would need just 105 to win but Lawrenny made the breakthrough early on as Jamie Lewis bowled Patrick Bellerby.

Koomen made a score of 18 but he was then caught by James Phillips off the bowling of Jamie Lewis and when Brad McDermott-Jenkins bowled Nathan Banner, Lawrenny had hope with Neyland on 47-3.

However, Neyland had other ideas as Ashley Sutton and Andrew Miller steered their side towards victory.

Miller finished unbeaten on 30 while Sutton was not out on 36 as Neyland won the Duggie Morris for the sixth time in seven years.

Afterwards, Pembroke County Cricket Club Chairman Paul Webb thanked Burton for hosting the final as well as the scorers, umpires, sponsors and press and praised both teams for putting on an excellent final.

Speaking to the Herald, Neyland Captain Sean Hannon said: “Obviously delighted with the win, although we’ve won it a few times recently we don’t get bored of winning.

“Lawrenny are a good side so we were wary of the their threat. Being experienced in finals helped us I think as we knew how to handle the occasion, our players once again stood up in a big game.

“We fielded really well all day and that together with our running between the wickets was a big factor in the win. Lawrenny did well to restrict us to a 13 run lead as we were heading for a 20-30 run advantage so credit to them for that.

“The third innings was always going to be key and although their openers started well once the first wicket fell we knew we had to keep the pressure on and we did as the bowers done their job to leave us with a getable target.”

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Whitland win Under 15s final

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Whitland 87-7 Beat Kilgetty 52-10 by 35 runs

THIS years final was between the top two sides, from the North Zones with Kilgetty beating Whitland in the group stage and then Hook in the Semi final whilst Whitland beat Neyland in the other Semi final.

Captain of Kilgetty Jamie Keating won the toss against his counterpart Charlie Bujega of Whitland and decided to bowl first. The Square and Outfield was in fine condition with the hard work of Kevin Bowen & Chris Bradshaw.

Both teams had very strong bowling outfits and in both innings the ball dominated the bat. The Whitland opening bats Daf James (17) and Rhys Jones (12) progressed the score to 32 without loss off 7 overs when Noah Williams struck quickly followed by a wicket for Rhys Eyon With the Score at 42-2 off 12 it was anyone’s game. It was the turn of the Whitland Captain to play a decisive as it turned out innings of 26 before being run out by a direct hit by Rhys Eynon.

Cian Rees scored a late 13 being caught and bowled by the returning Keating who also had a run out with a direct hit and with 17 Extras the Whitland Innings closed on 87-7. For Kilgetty Jamie Keating (1-14), Kiaran Sine (0-19), Rhys Eynon (1-13), Noah Williams (2-19) and Logan Hall (1-16) all bowled well.

Opinion was very much divided at the break although Whitland knew they needed a good start and that’s exactly what they got. Coach Mark Lee was in his third final in successive years, having lost the previous two, and his team talk worked wonders and there was some inspired bowling by the whole team who never let the Kilgetty batters get into their stride.

Wickets fell at regular intervals with opening bowlers Cian Rees and Charlie Bujega being to hot to handle on the night removing the danger men of Rhys Eynon, Kiaran Sine and Logan Hall (6).

It was only Harry Morgan whose has been in fine form recently put up any resistance to the Whitland onslaught with lovely cover and straight drives before becoming Bujega’s second victim. Rees finished with 3-9 and Bujega 2-17 with both taking a catch each.

Late resistance by by Jamie Keating (6) and Taylor Lewis (8 ) advanced the score but with Cai Lewis 2 -11. Freddy Davies 2-5 and Daf James 1-8 aided by three catches by Alex Passmore together with 11 extras saw the Kilgetty innings close on 52-10. This left Whitland as deserved winners on the night.

In the presentation after the match, Martin Jones (Junior Organiser) congratulated both sides on reaching the Final and their Coaches Trefor Badham and Mark Lee also deserve great praise for their hard work. He also thanked St Ishmaels for hosting the final, including Kevin Bowen and Chris Bradshaw for their work on the ground. Wendy Bradshaw, Pat Williams and the Ladies section for providing the food for the player and spectators.

He thanked Umpires Allan Hansen and Ian Milsom and the Scorers Becki Badham and Darren Bujega who all contributed to the evenings entertainment for a large crowd

Last and by no means least Martin thanked Sponsors Colin John Llewelyn Davies & Co Chartered Accountants for his continued and valuable support of Junior Cricket in the County. It was also great to see Richard Merriman County Chairman and Trefor Evans County President in attendance.

The Winning Trophy now in its 48th year, donated by the family of the late Stan Richards and John Bowen looked a picture. It was great to see Georgina Morgan, daughter of John whose grandson

Ollie Rees presented the winning trophy to Whiland County Chairman Richard presented the runners up cup donated by Martin & Yvonne Jones together with the medals to Kilgetty. This year we also had the Inaugural Player of the Match Cup in memory of the Late Bill Roberts another St Ishmaels stalwart presented and donated by his son Evan with the permanent award sponsored by Moira & John Hawkins. This was presented to the Whitland Captain Charlie Bujega for his all round contribution to the game.

Whitland: Charlie Bujega (Captain), Rhys Jones (WK), Daf James, Cian Rees, Freddy Davies, Cai Lewis, Alexander Passmore, Joel Evans, Luca Jones, Finlay Jones, Cai Faukner, Reben Jones, Hari Owen.

Kilgetty: Jamie Keating (Captain), Connor Davies (WK), Rhys Eynon, Kiran Sines, Logan Hall, Harry Morgan, Noah Williams, George Morgan, Ryan Cooper, Taylor Lewis, Louie Treadaway Williams, Olly Cook, Dylan Sine, Lewis Rossiter.

Sponsor: Colin John – Llewelyn Davies & Co Chartered Accountants

Umpires: Allan Hansen & Ian Milsom

Scorers: Becki Badham & Darren Bujega

Coaches: Trefor Badham & Mark Lee

Venue: St Ishmaels CC

Charlie Bujega Player of Match
Late John Bowen Stanley Richards Under 15’s Trophy
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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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