Carew handle pressure

Western Telegraph: Carew’s Martin Scourfield is clean bowled in top of table clash with Neyland.	Picture: Ian Miller. Carew’s Martin Scourfield is clean bowled in top of table clash with Neyland. Picture: Ian Miller.

Carew (141 for 8) drew with Neyland (116 for 9)

Carew gained the better of the draw in their table-topping clash with Neyland, who must have felt they were in with a shout after limiting the league leaders to 141 for 8 at tea.

Carew bowled well and as ar result received the bulk of the points on offer and extended their lead at the top of the table.

The Carew innings owed much to the contribution of opening bat Nick Scourfield, always a good man to have when a score is needed, with six fours and two sixes in his undefeated 73 alongside Tim Hicks (29) and 12 apiece from youngsters Rhys Davies and Tom Scourfield.

For Neyland, skipper Andrew Miller grabbed 3 for 45 alongside Patrick Hannon (2 for 35) and Henry Durrant (2 for 36) from their respective 12-over stints. Gary Lloyd chipped in with 1 for 19 as Carew finished up with 141 for 8 in their allotted 45 overs.

Gregg Miller’s excellent form continued as he anchored the Neyland riposte, assisted by brother Andrew (12) as Tom Davies continued his superb season with another very good spell of 4 for 35 in 12 overs. Tim Hicks (3 for 12 in seven overs) and Rhys Davies (1 for 12 in 10 miserly overs) maintained the pressure at the other end so that although Gregg Miller ended up on 69 not out (seven fours), no-one else was able to make much impact alongside him.

Umpires: Huw Davies and Dai Morris.

Scorers: Gethin Evans and John Laugharne.

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