Division two cricket round-up

Burton’s Tim Haggar bowls to Paul Hay.	PICTURE: Bill Carne

Burton’s Tim Haggar bowls to Paul Hay. PICTURE: Bill Carne

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Father and son see Burton home to victory
Burton (113 for 4) beat Pembroke (119 all out)
Father and son combination of Richard and Toby Hayman were instrumental in taking Burton past the winning post against Pembroke.

The home side bowled and batted better than their opponents to earn 28 points as Pembroke pouched a meagre five points.

Veteran batsman Richard scored 20 not out in support of his talented 14 year old son Toby, who not only kept wicket well but stroked several boundaries in his undefeated 41 as the Hayman duo enjoyed their unbroken stand of 59 to finish the game in style.

Asked to bat first, Pembroke had useful contributions from Rob Weston (29), Kevin Jenkins (15, including a very big six), Jonathan Rogers (14), Rocky Naik (14) and Rob Mathias (10). But no one was able to master the bowling of Tim Haggar, making a welcome return after seven years out of the game and claiming 5 for 42 in his 12 overs alongside Johnny Scale, who grabbed 4 for 12 in his excellent 10.3 overs. Sean Powell (3 for 29) and Jonathan Rogers (1 for 11) bowled well for Pembroke as Richard Jones (23) and Phil Sutton (12) laid the Burton foundations - before Toby and Richard Hayman did the rest!
Umpire: Dave Loosmore and Arthur Chapman.
Whitland win well against jaded Johnston
Whitland 2nds (118 for 4) beat Johnston (117 all out)
Whitland seconds played really well to beat a Johnston First XI which rarely looked likely to take the spoils home once they were dismissed for 117 all out in 36.5 overs.

Ross Dewstowe (five fours in his 43) and Steve Jenkins (a late 29 not out) were the only Johnston batsmen to look settled against Steffan James (2 for 32), Geraint Phillips (1 for 19), Carl Smith (2 for 28) and Paul Webb (3 for 19).

Then Meyrick Rowlands revelled in his role as opening bat and hit nine fours in his splendid 67 and although Whitland lost four wickets in reaching 57 he then found a willing partner in Raff Willams, who blitzed two fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 27.

Gary James (2 for 24) and Simon Williams (1 for 13) bowled well for Johnston but with Rowlands and Raff Williams in full sail they reached their target in 36.5 overs.

Umpire: Tony Scourfield.
Scorers: Ann-Marie Jenkins and Delyth Summons.

Llanrhian good value for victory
Llanrhian (114 for 4) beat Herbrandston (110 all out)
Llanrhian were good value for victory against Herbrandston as Gareth ‘Cadfael’ Davies featured with both bat and ball.

Davies used his canny slow bowling to good effect as he picked up 3 for 10 in ten miserly overs alongside Luke Jones (3 for 27) and veteran Tony Kitchell (2 for 20) as only the in-form Kristan Bennett batted well with a half-century for Herbie after ace batsman Nathan banner went early.

Davies (26) was then joined by skipper Geraint Morris in an opening stand of 77 where Morris rapped seven fours and took key bowler Bennett out of the equation before he was out for a speedy 39. Nathan Banner claimed all four Llanrhian wickets to fall but Matthew Bennett struck a quick 25 not out, finishing with a six and a four to set the seal on a productive day for Llanrhian.

Umpire: Dave Brandon.
Carew squeeze home against old rivals
Carew 2nds (160 for 7) beat Cresselly 2nds (150 all out)
Matches between neighbours Carew and Cresselly are traditionally hard-fought and this second team clash was no exception as Carew amassed 160 for 7 and Cresselly were in contention all the way before falling a tantalising ten runs short.

Carew Seconds’ innings focussed around solid batting by Barry Evans (three sixes in his 38) and Chris Cole (19) before Joe Kidney provided the vital impetus with a hard-hitting knock 58 that included eight fours and a big six.

For Cresselly there was some useful bowling by Sam Harts (3 for 26 in 12 overs) and the father and son duo of Steve and Harry Thomas, with respective figures of 2 for 46 in nine overs and 2 for 23 in 12 overs.

Neale Williams anchored the Cresselly riposte with 43 alongside Huw Evans 29 but Rob Scourfield (5 for 28), Dom Hicks (2 for 35) and Lewis Hicks (1 for 8) took wickets at key times to give Carew a ten-run verdict.

Umpire: Trefor Evans.


Wet pitch causes cancellation
Hook v Haverfordwest 2nds - Match cancelled because of pitch condition.

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