Division Two cricket round-up
5:00pm Thursday 7th June 2012 in Sport
Dewstowe’s big hitting takes Johnston through
Johnston (155 for 7) beat Herbrandston (154 all out)
An excellent innings by Ross Dewstowe eased Johnston to a thoroughly deserved three-wicket victory over Herbrandston at The Glebelands.
This was Johnston’s first win of the campaign, as the visitors batted first and posted 154 all out at tea. Top scorers was Jonty Bennett with 31 and Gary Davies (22), as his son Ryan Davies (34) and Dean John (28) all had decent knocks.
Johnston’s bowlers Nathan James and Simon Williams shared three wickets each. Richard James (2 for 19) and Steve Jenkins (2 for 37) also took valuable wickets.
In reply, Dewstowe’s big hitting 48 included seven fours and two sixes, which controlled matters at the crease as he found good allays in John Summons (39) and James Brown (24) as they successfully reached their target with plenty to spare.
Nathan Banner was Herbrandston’s chief wicket taker with 3 for 43, and Kristan Bennett, Jonty Bennett, Dean John and Rob Kingston all chipped in with one apiece.
Umpires: Rob Cousins and Mervyn John.
Scorers: Delyth Summons and Clarissa Lewis.
Whitland last pair hold Town up
Whitland 2nds (161 for 9) drew with Haverfordwest 2nds (221 for 9)
Steff James and Stuart Harries stayed firm for Whitland as they held out for a losing draw against Haverfordwest Seconds when defeat was definitely staring them in the face.
The visitors batted first and posted a challenging 221 for 9 total. Leading the way with the bat for The Town was Dan Cole, who crafted a stylish 58 (six fours), whilst Josh Hicks (35), Kieran Griffiths (17), Mark White (14) and Nitin Mathias (21 not out) all made decent contributions. Stef James bowled well for Whitland, taking 4 for 48, and Meyrick Rowlands (3 for 23) and David Dunfee (2 for 47) played their part with the ball.
Vastly experienced Town medium pace bowler Steve Phillips took 4 for 30 as Whitland looked in trouble as Kern Cunningham (2 for 42) and Ashley James (2 for 23) also took crucial wickets. But Paul
Webb (25), Jacob Lloyd (20, Meyrick Rowlands (17) stayed in long enough to see the last pair of Steff James (47 not out) and Stuart Harries (19 not out) stubbornly held out for a draw in an
unbroken stand of 36 which earned James the man of the match tag for his superb all-round display.
Umpires: Tony Waldeis and Phil Marsden.
Scorers: Ann-Marie Jenkins and Ros Phillips.
Pembroke all rounders prevail at Cresselly
Cresselly 2nds (156 all out) lost to Pembroke (159 for 7)
SeanPowell and Rob Weston starred for Pembroke as they claimed an impressive three-wicket victory at Cresselly Seconds.
The pair grabbed crucial wickets and then both had decent knocks to ensure the visitors returned home with maximum 30 points in the bag.
Scott Arthur (40), Neale Williams (33), James Phillips (20) and Nick Davies (12) all had decent knocks, but Cresselly were restricted to 156 all out. An excellent haul by Weston (5 for 33), Powell (3 for 37) and Ian Forrester (2 for 9) did the damage with accurate bowling spells, whilst Phil Hay took the gloves and held on to four important catches.
In reply, Phil Hay struck a steady 46 not out (seven fours), Powell had 32 (four fours and a six) and Weston (17) knocked off the required runs despite Matthew Lewis (3 for 26) and Sam Harts (2 for 48) taking wickets for the well beaten home outfit.
Umpires: Trefor Evans and Peter Perry.
Burton beat Llanrhian with ease
Llanrhian (107 all out) lost to Burton (111 for 4)
Burton caused an upset by winning at Llandigige Fawr and picking up an impressive six-wicket victory over league leaders Llanrhian.
Vastly experienced old-timer spinner Steve Jones grabbed four wickets as Llanrhian failed to get going with the bat. Luke Hayman (2 for 21) and Johnny Scale (2 for 30) also took wickets to restrict the home side to 107 runs on the scoreboard at tea.
Llanrhian’s Richard Read (25), Matthew Bennett (25) were the only batsmen to reach double figures.
In reply, Burton had one eye on the weather so that Robbie Neill cracked a match winning quick-fire 69 (including eight fours and four sixes) and Martin James (24) chipped in with runs to ease their side to an easy win despite Tony Kitchell (2 for 7), Gary Reynolds (1 for 37) and Matthew Bennett (1 for 25) taking wickets in vain for Llanrhian as Burton were home and still dry after only 17 overs.
Umpires: Dave Loosemore and Rob Elliott.
Umpires: Trefor Evans and Peter Perry.
Scourfield stars as Carew edge home
Carew 2nds (156 all out) lost Hook (102 all out)
Rob Scourfield was the star performer with bat and ball to ensure that Carew Seconds eased to an easy three-wicket win over visitors Hook.
The veteran all rounder took three wickets and contributed with a match winning innings of 31 not out.
The visitors batted first and were bowled out for only 102 runs. William Goronwy (21 not out), Brennan Martin (22), Jamie Phelps (16) and Keith James (13) compiled runs but the rest failed miserably to stay at the crease. Carew’s chief wicket-takers were Steffan Davies and Scourfield with three apiece plus James Hinchliffe (2 for 8) and Luke Hicks (1 for 2) also bowled well.
In reply, Scourfield led the charge to victory alongside decent knocks by Barry Evans (15), Steffan Davies (17 not out), despite Hook’s Brennan Martin (3 for 40), Andrew Thomas (3 for 26) and Jamie
Phelps (1 for 11) taking wickets.
Umpires: Richard Merriman and John Austin.
Scorers: Gethin Evans and Joy James.