Sunday, 7 July 2013

Pembroke County Cricket Division One Round Up

The battle for the Nicholas Insurance Services Division One Pembroke County title increasingly looks like becoming a two horse race, with leaders Neyland and rivals Haverfordwest both claiming wins.
 Neyland travelled to third place St Ishmaels but had too much firepower for their hosts as they picked up an eight wicket triumph.
St Ishmaels batted first and posted 193-4, with Andrew Miller (57n/o) and Andrew Palmer (54n/o) the best with the bat. Nicholas Koomen claimed 2-29.
The leaders in response comfortably chased down the runs required for the loss of just two wickets, Greg Miller’s unbeaten 81 the highlight of the innings while Paul Murray (51) and Andrew Miller (41n/o) also produced the goods at the crease. The victory sees them sit 23 points clear of their nearest rivals at the summit.
Second place Haverfordwest, meanwhile, were also comfortable winners as they defeated struggling Llangwm by six wickets.
Llangwm opened up proceedings with a solid 179-7, with Steve Inward hitting a high calibre 89 while Gary Phillips chipped in with 30. The pick of the bowlers was Josh Wilment, who captured 3-31.
In reply, the high-fliers comfortably reached the total through a good all round batting performance with the runs shared out amongst the order. Simon Holiday and Danny Potter both posted 47, while Adam Jones chipped in with an unbeaten 24 and Ben Field contributed 29.
In a high scoring encounter at Lawrenny, the visitors were left frustrated by Cresselly who clung on to avoid defeat.
The hosts batted first and posted 309-8, with Brad Jenkins smashing a scintillating 174, while Steven Lewis notched up a half century (54).
Cresselly in reply never looked like threatening the hosts' total, but held out for a draw with Andrew Harries (67) and Damien Arthur (52) their top contributors with the ball.
At the bottom of the table, basement boys Llanrhian could only muster a losing draw at home against Carew, while Whitland claimed a winning draw at Narberth to move fourth.


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