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Lamphey U11s celebrate win in first league game

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LAMPHEY’s Under 11 side picked up a win in their first league game last week as they beat the joint team of Stackpole, Hundleton and Bosherston in a closely thought game.

Lamphey scored 287-3 after Stackpole had earlier scored 286-1.

For Stackpole, Ossian Ridgeway scored 11, Louis Dodson added 10 and there were scores of 8 from Ollie Frearson and 6 from Summer Russant.

Elsewhere, Pembroke reached a score of 217-6 in reply to St Ishmaels’ score of 295-4

Abdulla Bhatti scored 13 and finished with figures of 2-6 while Evan Clark took 2-14.

Rossi Ninnis scored 24 and there was a score of 14 from Dillion Lewis who also had good bowling figures of 2-7

Harry Wilson and Caydyn Mcguire each made scores of 11 while Morgan Britton took 2-14.

Saundersfoot beat Cresselly as they scored 294-1 before restricting their opponents to 260-7.

Olly Badham top scored with 26 and he also claimed excellent figures of 3-4.

Taylor Lewis 11, Olly Cook scored 10 while Dan Broomhall finished with figures of 2-15.

Ieuan Prout scored 22 and Griff Jenkins added 14. Phoenix Phillips scored 10 and took 1-18 while there was also a score of 10 from Archie Noyce.

The under 11s season got underway on a lovely evening at Cresselly with Olly Cook winning the toss for Saundersfoot and electing to bat.

Olly Badham (26) showed tremendous powerful stroke play along with Ollie Cook (10) and Taylor Lewis (11).

Pick of the bowlers for Cresselly included Phoenix Phillips 1-18 off 2, Griff Jenkins 0-4 off 2 Archie Noyce and Callum Prater 0-8 and Ellin Rdwards 0-9.

In reply Cresselly batted really well and were able to keep with the run rate – Griff (14) and Phoenix (10) set the tone however it was Ieuan Prout (22) which included 2 x 6s and 2 x 4s which really set the pace.

Ably supported by Archie Noyce (10) Cresselly found themselves well above the run rate at the halfway Mark. However, saundersfoot managed to take a late glut of wickets and this brought the run rate down rapidly.

Dylan Taylor along with Elin tried their best but Callum and Corrin who played some nice shots, found it tough going against 2 bowlers who regularly open the bowling for Cricket Wales West.

Zach and Ethan whilst not on the official scorecard, also batted really positively and ran extremely well between the wickets. Both hit boundaries to end the innings nicely.

In the Under 13s league, Neyland beat Haverfordwest.

Neyland scored 80-1 after earlier bowling Haverfordwest out for 78

Korey Arran retired on a score of 28 and later took two wickets for figures of 2-18.

Corey Riley also retired on 28 before also going on to finish with figures of 2-5.

Sammy Vaughan Harries finished unbeaten on 12.

Ashleigh Watkins took 2-8 while Evan Roberts was not out on 3 and also took 1-15.

Jack scored 19, Freddie scored 12, Finlay added 8 while Harry finished not out on 8 and Sidak finished with figures of 1-6.

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Neyland book place in last 16 of Village Cup

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NEYLAND are through to the last 16 of the National Village Cup after they beat West Midlands side Milford Hall on Sunday (Jun 20).

They made the long trip up on Sunday morning having not played in the league the day before and were looking forward to their game.

Neyland won the toss and elected to field first but their opponents made a good score of 191-6 from their 40 overs.

There were wickets early on for Henry Durrant and Nathan Banner which left Milford on 8-2 but Aaron Afford and James Davis dug in for the home side.

They shared 58 runs for the third wicket but that partnership was broken by Patrick Bellerby who ran out Afford on a score of 36.

Ross Hardy then got in on the act as he claimed his first wicket of the day to reduce Milford to 71-4.

Another good stand worth 80 runs between Davis and captain Stuart Phazey followed as they looked to set up a strong total.

The partnership was eventually broken by Jack John who had Davis caught by Bellerby on a score of 49.

Phazey had reached his half century moments earlier as he hit eight fours and a six in a score of 55 but he was then caught by George Evans off the bowling of Brad McDermott-Jenkins.

Tom Eley then finished unbeaten on 21 and Kevin Royce finished not out on 16 as they set Neyland a target of 192 to win the game.

Neyland also lost two wickets at the start of their reply as Chris Dean removed both Patrick Bellerby and Ashley Sutton.

Nathan Banner and Nick Koomen looked to steady the innings and they shared 47 runs for the third wicket.

Banner was then stumped off the bowling of Ron Firth on a score of 24.

Ross Hardy then joined Koomen in the middle and they shared another forty runs for the fourth wicket.

Hardy hit three fours and a six in his score of 23 but he was then caught off the bowling of Stuart Phazey.

Koomen continued to put runs on the board and was joined by Henry Durrant, with the pair adding another 54 runs on the board.

Koomen had hit nine fours in his score of 66 but he was then bowled by Phazey to leave Neyland on 145-5.

Durrant and Brad McDermott-Jenkins then added another 31 runs as Neyland edged closer to victory.

McDermott-Jenkins smashed three sixes and a four in a score of 24 from 11 balls but he then fell to the bowling of Aaron Afford.

Afford then had Durrant caught on a score of 20 to reduce Neyland to 180-7.

Sean Hannon and Andrew Miller then took over with Hannon reaching a score of 8 before the final over.

Miller grabbed two off the second ball meaning they needed just one more to win. Off the next ball Miller hit a four to win the game for Neyland.

After the game, Sean Hannon said: “Delighted by the win, home advantage is obviously key in this competition but thankfully we travelled with a strong team and it paid.

“The boys done brilliantly well to win the game and it was pleasing to see everyone chipping in with runs or wickets.”

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Neyland Town council to meet cricket clubs’ Village Cup expenses

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NEYLAND TOWN COUNCIL has agreed to donate £250 to the town’s cricket club as they continue their National Village Cup campaign.

Neyland beat Cresselly in the Dyfed Area final earlier this month to progress to the last 32 of the competition.

This Sunday (Jun 20), they travel to the West Midlands to take on Milford Hall and the town’s mayor has agreed to meet their expenses.

If Neyland can continue their journey in the Village Cup a final at ‘the home of cricket’, Lords awaits in September.

Mayor Simon Hancock said: “As Mayor, in consultation with the clerk, we have agreed to make a donation of £250 to Neyland Cricket Club to help meet their expenses in travelling to Stafford in the West Midlands on Sunday.

“They are down to the final 32 teams left in the Voneus Village Cup originally drawing 350 teams from England, Scotland and Wales.

“The Neyland Cricket team have achieved astonishing success over recent years and Neyland Town Council want to assist them in reaching Lords, ‘the home of cricket’ in September. Good luck for Sunday’s fixture.”

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Crymych cricket club face folding if players don’t come forward

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CRYMYCH Cricket Club has launched an appeal for new players to join the club as it looks to fulfil its fixtures.

The club, founded 40 years ago, plays in Division 4 of the Pembroke County Cricket Club league but has seen several players unable to commit to playing due to family or other reasons.

They also play games in the Ken Morris Cup and in the Tivy Valley League during weekdays.

On their social media, the club has warned that they face folding if they are unable to find new players.

Crymych’s latest fixture on Saturday, June 12, had to be cancelled because they were unable to raise a team.

It meant that there opponents, Llechryd Seconds, were awarded the 20 points as Crymych were unable to fulfil the fixture.

This Saturday (Jun 19), Crymych are scheduled to visit Whitland seconds and the following week (Jun 26) they are scheduled to face Carew thirds on home soil.

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