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Carew blow Town away

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CAREW picked up their fourth win of the season on Saturday (Jun 26) as they beat Haverfordwest to leapfrog them into fourth place in Division 1.

Haverfordwest won the toss and elected to field but Carew made a good score of 193-8 in their 45 overs.

Tim Hicks and Nick Davies shared 69 runs for the first wicket as they started well.

Hicks reached a score of 23 but he was the first to fall as he was caught by Ashley James off the bowling of Dai Davies.

Davies then reached his half century, hitting five four and two sixes in a score of 51, but he saw Nick Scourfield out in similar fashion to Hicks.

Dai Davies then bowled his namesake Nick on 51 as Carew’s good start was undone as they slipped to 84-3.

Rhys Davies and Lewis Hicks took over in the middle and they shared 27 runs for the fourth wicket.

Hicks reached 19 but he was then bowled by Johnny White and Shaun Whitfield was bowled by Jake Merry as Carew were reduced to 125-5.

Luke Hicks and Rhys Davies shared 30 runs for the sixth wicket.

Davies was dropped by Danny Potter but soon after Luke Hicks was caught by Nikhil Mathias off the bowling of Merry on a score of 15 (1 six).

Davies made his way to a score of 30 but he then saw James Hinchcliffe caught by Jack Scriven off the bowling of Dai Davies who finished with figures of 4-35.

Davies reached 36 with two fours but he couldn’t add to his score as he was caught by Dai Davies off the bowling of White.

Carew reached 193-8 meaning Town would need 194 to win the game.

However, Town lost opener Mikey Jones early on when he was trapped leg before by Shaun Whitfield.

Whitfield also had Danny Potter caught by Nick Scourfield as Town slipped to 16-2.

That became 33-3 as Nikhil Mathias was caught by Lewis Hicks off the bowling of Ceri Brace on a score of 17.

Dai Davies did not last long at the crease as he was caught by Nick Davies off the bowling of Sam Harts to leave Town on 40-4.

 Jake Merry added 9 to the total but he was caught by Nick Davies off the bowling of Iori Hicks.

Archie Thomas hit a six but he was caught and bowled by Brace as Town slipped into further trouble on 66-6.

Ben Field had hit two fours as he reached 23 but he was then caught and bowled by Brace.

75-7 soon became 75-8 as Ashley James was bowled by Hicks.

Shaun Whitfield picked up his third wicket to finish with figures of 3-21 as he bowled Johnny White and Hicks also claimed his third wicket as he bowled Clive Tucker.

That saw Hicks finish with figures of 3-22 while Ceri Brace also claimed figures of 3-22.

That brought the game to a close as Carew sealed victory by 102 runs.

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Division 2: Llanrhian go fourth after beating Herbie

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LLANRHIAN moved into to fourth place in Division 2 after they beat second placed Herbrandston by 79 runs on Saturday (Jul 2).

Herbie won the toss and chose to field but they saw Llanrhian post 251-8 in their 45 overs.

Paul Lewis scored 63 for the home side and Jack Jones added 53 but their top scorer was Jonathan Strawbridge who hit nine fours and three sixes in his score of 72.

There was a score of 14 from Russell Watkins while Simon Bachelor finished unbeaten on 20.

Kristian Bennett took 2-38 for Herbie while Dean John also finished with two wickets to his name.

In reply, Dai Malloy scored 19, Charlie Malloy scored 33 while Alan McLelland added 31. Jack Nicholas scored 15 and Jack Wilson scored 35.

Gwyn Watson took two wickets for the loss of 20 runs while Gareth Davies finished with figures of 2-33 and Tom Clarke had 2-37.

Herbie’s scores were not enough as they were bowled out for 172.

Llanrhian now sit just seven points behind the leaders and six off second place with seven games still to play.

On Saturday, July 9, Llanrhian travel to Llechryd while Herbie are at home against Johnston.

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Division 2: Whitland win to close gap on top two

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WHITLAND closed the gap to the top two as they beat leaders Burton by 79 runs on Saturday (Jul 2).

Burton won the toss and chose to field but WHitland scored 193-9 in their 45 overs.

Kevin Pearce scored 33 and Wayne Howells scored 31. Scott Newton reached a half century before falling on a score of 61 while there was a score of 30 from Gethin Scourfield and 19 from Harry Fuller.

Matthew John took 4-29 for Burton while Martyn Tweedie finished with figures of 2-32. Dan Ridge also bowled well to finish with 2-33.

In reply, Tweedie scored 48 and Dan Ridge added 36 while the only other batsman to make it into double figures was Dan Wilks who scored 14 before being run out.

Wayne Howells bowled well for Whitland as he took 3-33 while Conor Bowen had figures of 2-27.

Cian Rees also bowled well for his figures of 2-16 while Scott Newtown claimed one wicket.

It saw Burton bowled out for just 119 as they suffered just their second defeat of the season.

It moves Whitland to within five points of second placed Herbrandston and to within six of Burton.

On Saturday, July 9, Whitland host Lamphey while Burton host Hook.

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Narberth keep pressure on with win over Pembroke Dock

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NARBERTH kept the pressure on league leaders Neyland as they beat Pembroke Dock by four wickets on Saturday (Jul 2).

Narberth had lost to Neyland the previous week and were looking to bounce back and when they won the toss they chose to field first.

It proved a good decision as the Dock struggled before being bowled out for just 79.

They lost Rhys Daley early on when he was run out by Rhodri Dyer. Jake Davies and Scott Griffiths added 24 runs for the second wicket but Davies was caught off the bowling of Lewis Hough.

Wickets then began to tumble as Jake Griffiths was trapped leg before by Loui Davies and with the next ball he did the same to Tom Grimwood.

There was no hat trick for Davies but his wickets had seen the Dock slip to 32-4.

That soon turned into 39-6 as Billy Wood was bowled by Hough and soon after Scott Griffith was bowled on a score of 22 by Davies.

It was then Hough’s turn to take two wickets in two balls as he bowled Nick Daley before trapping George Smith leg before, leaving the Dock in trouble on 41-8.

Anton John was out to the bowling of Ben Hughes to reduce the home side to 54-9.

Euan McDonald and Rob Hearn added 25 runs for the final wicket as they looked to give their side a total they could defend.

Hearn hit three fours in a score of 15 but he was out to the bowling of Ben Hughes. It left McDonald not out on 12 (two fours) but Narberth would need just 80 to win.

McDonald bowled Richard Adams early in Narberth’s reply but Loui Davies and Lewis Hough shared 33 runs for the second wicket.

Davies hit two fours in a score of 13 but he was caught by Tom Grimwodd off the bowling of Billy Wood.

That sparked a mini collapse as Narberth soon slipped to 48-5.

Jordan Howell was caught by Scott Griffiths off the bowling of Wood and the same pairing combined to dismiss Hough on a score of 21 (one four, two sixes).

Wood then removed Dan Hughes for a duck as the Dock’s tails were up.

Will Nicholas and Ben Hughes stopped the flow of wickets though as they 22 runs for the sixth wicket.

Nicholas scored 15 but was then caught and bowled by Scott Griffiths. Hughes then saw Narberth to their total as he finished unbeaten on 19 (four fours).

Despite the win, Narberth dropped to third place in the table but they are now only two points behind leaders Neyland.

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