Town take champions' scalp

Western Telegraph: Danny Potter in batting action for Haverfordwest. Picture: Susan McKehon. Danny Potter in batting action for Haverfordwest. Picture: Susan McKehon.

Haverfordwest (109 for 3) beat Cresselly (107 all out)
Haverfordwest were good value for victory over reigning champions Cresselly on The Racecourse.

Stand-in skipper Danny Potter did his job well by winning the toss so he could invite opposing skipper Phil Williams to bat first.

The batting track was inevitably damp after so much rain and Cresselly were never able to build a big partnership as only Matthew Morgan ever looked settled with a stylish 34 (three boundaries) until he was bowled by dad Nigel, bowling well for the homesters.

Morgan senior finished up with 4 for 23 alongside Adam James’ excellent 4 for 18 as Jonathan Strawbridge also bowled well for his figures of 2 for 16.

Damien Arthur (12) and Neilson Cole (16) were the only other Cresselly batsmen in double figures and a final score of 107 all out in the final over was thought to be a decent, but not substantial score in the conditions. But Potter then promoted former skipper Huw Scriven to open with him and this ploy had The Town taking command as they sped past the 70 mark before Scriven was stumped by Neilsen Cole for 44 (five fours and a six) off Iwan Izzard (2 for 36).

Ben Field could only muster a single and Strawbridge departed for 15 before Karl Rhead joined Potter in seeing Haverfordwest to 109 for 3 in 20 overs, with Potter unbeaten on 47, including eight boundaries.

Umpires: Trefor Evans and Dave Brandon.

Scorers: Jayne Cole and Dave Richards.

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