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Cresselly go top after big win over Whitland

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CRESSELLY took advantage of Neyland’s game with Lawrenny being called off as they beat Whitland to move to the top of the table on Saturday (Jun 19).

They do now have a game in hand on Neyland but the win will give Cresselly plenty of confidence as a number of their batsmen made good scores.

Phil Williams and Matthew Morgan got the hosts off to a great start on Saturday as they shared 62 runs for the first wicket.

Scott Newton made the breakthrough as he trapped Williams leg before on a score of 23.

Morgan and Dan Sutton added another 55 runs to the score as Morgan neared a half century.

He wouldn’t reach it though as he fell on 44 when he was caught by Conor Bowen off the bowling of Newton.

Sutton and Iwan Izzard shared a third-wicket stand worth 58 runs which also saw Sutton reach his half century.

He eventually fell on a score of 61 as he was trapped leg before by Jonathan Thomas.

Gethin Scourfield then had Ryan Lewis caught by Gwion Howell as Whitland began to hit back to leave Cresselly on 178-4.

However, Izzard and Simon Cole shared another good stand worth 62 runs to take Cresselly past 200 runs.

It also saw Izzard reach his half century and he went on to reach a score of 79 with eight fours and four sixes.

He was then caught by Newton off the bowling of Luc Owen who then also caught and bowled Mike Venables.

Owen claimed a third wicket as bowled Dan James but Cole’s score of 24 not out saw Cresselly finish on 260-7 from their 45 overs.

Whitland knew they needed to start well if they were to stand a chance of reaching their target and they had openers Dylan Blain and Kevin Pearce shared 30 runs for the first wicket.

Blain scored 18 but he was then caught by Iwan Izzard off the bowling of Tom Arthur.

Arthur also had Geraint Jones caught by Tom Murphy.

Dan James then bowled Pearce on a score of 13 as Whitland slipped to 49-3.

Jonathan Thomas could only reach 11 before he was caught by Neilson Cole off the bowling of Murphy.

Gwion Howell made the same score only to be stumped by Cole off the bowling of Ryan Lewis.

Scott Newton reached a score of 19 but he was then trapped leg before by Lewis.

That made the score 90-6 and it was soon 91-7 as Jacob Owen was caught by Izzard off the bowling Lewis.

Gethin Scourfield was the third Whitland batsman to reach a score of 11 but he was trapped leg before by Simon Cole.

Jack Bowen hit two fours and a six in a score of 23 but he was caught by Lewis off the bowling of Arthur.

Conor Bowen made a late score of 18 but he was caught by Murphy off the bowling of Izzard as their innings came to a close.

That saw Whitland bowled out for 145 as Cresselly earned a 115-run victory.

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Phillips takes a hat trick as Cresselly seal Alec Colley final spot

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CRESSELLY are through to the final of the Alec Colley Cup after beating Hook on Wednesday night (July 21) at Narberth Cricket Club.

Chris Phillips took a hat trick for Cresselly as they restricted Hook to 133-8 in their innings before going to pass their target for the loss of only one wicket.

Hook won the toss and batted first on another warm evening and openers Jamie Phelps and George James shared 37 runs for the first wicket.

Phelps scored 18 but he was then caught and bowled as Phillips picked up the first of his four wickets.

James hit five fours and six in his score of 33 but Phillips had him caught by Scott Arthur.

Phillips then removed Brennan Martin with the next ball before bowling Oscar Willington to claim his hat trick.

It left Hook reeling on 64-4 but scores of 32 from Liam Miller and 21 from Will Goronwy rescued Hook.

Matthew Lewis claimed the wicket of Miller and he later bowled Andrew Thomas to finish with figures of 2-29.

There was also two wickets for Corey Lewis but it was Phillips’ figures of 4-33 that stood out.

Scott Arthur and Neil Williams got Cresselly’s reply off to a great start as they shared 50 runs for the first wicket.

Williams was bowled by Oscar Willington on a score of 6 but that was the only wicket to fall.

Arthur and Chris Phillips shared 84 runs to take Cresselly into the Alec Colley Cup final.

Phillips added to his earlier wickets with a score of 25 not out that included four fours.

Arthur was the star of the innings however, as he hit 12 fours to finish not out on 73.

They will now play the winners of the tie between Neyland and Saundersfoot who play tonight at Carew Cricket Club.

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Serrant-Green signs for Haverfordwest County

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HAVERFORDWEST COUNTY AFC has announced the signing of forward Jack Serrant-Green.

The 27-year-old puts pen-to-paper on a deal that will see him play his football at the Bridge Meadow Stadium for the 2021/22 Cymru Premier season.

Serrant-Green arrives in West Wales having recently played in the League of Ireland for Finn Harps and becomes the Bluebirds’ sixth signing of the summer.

Born in Nottingham, he began his career at Burton Albion, playing for their Under-18s side.

In 2013, he moved abroad to play for Swedish outfit Gottne IF. After two years in the Ettan Norra, he moved around to other clubs like Gällivare-Malmbergets, IFK Umeå, Kiruna FF, Söderhamns FF and Bodens BK.

The prolific striker accumulated a total of 92 goals in 149 appearances during his spell in the third, fourth and fifth tiers of Sweden.

Jack has been assigned the number 15 shirt and is available for sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring our newest recruit, please contact r.edwards@hcafc1899.football.

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Pembroke U11s earn first win of season

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PEMBROKE Under 11s earned their first win of the season recently as they beat Lamphey.

Pembroke scored 255-4 while Lamphey could only reach 245-4. Elsewhere in the Under 11s leagues, Narberth beat Haverfordwest.

Narberth U11s (250-5) beat Haverfordwest U11s (231-7)

Narberth: Iddgoda 2/2 & 9, O Johns 3/2, Z Aspurra 2/10.

Haverfordwest: Will D 1/6, Brandon D 2/5, Osian M 1/2, Imogen H 1/2.

The Under 11’s Semi Finals will both be played on Monday July 26.

Hook will host St Ishmaels and Saundersfoot are at home to Llechryd. The winners of the two games will contest the final which will be played at Hook on Monday, August 9.

Under 13’s

Hook (121-2) beat St Ishmaels (34-all out)

Hook: Oscar Willington 27 retired & 3-0, Ifan Williams 25 retired & 1-0, Rhys Phelps 17, William Harries 13 retired, Charlie Holder 7, Edward Johnson 2-6, Callum Nutty 1-6, Harri Evans 1-7

St Ishmaels: Dylan McGuire 4, Alfie Thomas 4, Ethan Dawes 4, Sammy Wilson 1-14

Under 15’s

Whitland (73-5) beat Llechryd (72-6)

Whitland: Charles Bujega 27 not out, Rhys Jones 18, Ethan Ryan 13, Cai lewis 1-3, Dai James 1-12 Cian Rees 1-16

Llechryd: Tomos Lewis 19 & 2-7, Ifan WJ 9, Joe Dow 1-8

Cresselly (28-all out) lost to Lawrenny (29-0)

Cresselly: Charlie Arthur 9, Ollie Arthur 9

Lawrenny: Finley Lewis 17 not out, Will Allen 10 not out, Rhydian Eynon 1-0, Mark White 1-3, Corey Hall 3-9, Noah Williams 5-1

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