Carew cruise home in top clash
3:00pm Wednesday 30th May 2012 in Sport
Carew (179 for 2) beat Saundersfoot (178 for 9)
Carew showed just why they are always championship challengers as they took on title aspirants Saundersfoot and rose to the challenge of chasing a target of 179 for victory that they lost only two wickets in the process.
Tom Richards’ hard-hitting 42 came out of the first 72 runs for Saundersfoot as they lost two wickets in the process, with Nick Cope (45) and Danny Caine (38) also batting well before getting out at vital points in the Seasiders’ innings. Simon Stanford also managed double figures against talented young Carew bowlers Tom Davies (3 for 40), Rhys Davies (2 for 26) and James Hinchliffe (2 for 9), and at tea the visitors’ score stood at a reasonable total of 178 for 9.
Nick Scourfield helped give Carew a sound start with 41 runs and he shared in a stand of 106 with Tim Hicks before he departed. Gareth Lewis stroked a classy 46 not out (nine fours) as he shared an unbroken partnership of 64 with Tim Hicks, who ended up with a cracking 72 not out that included 12 boundaries - and Carew won with eight wickets and six overs to spare.
Umpires: Dave Brandon and Trefor Evans.
Scorers: Dai Sefton and Hazel Poole.