Division Two cricket round-up
12:20pm Wednesday 27th June 2012 in Sport
Benny top scores
Herbrandston (106 all out) versus Pembroke (46 for 2) – match abandoned
Herbrandston were bowled out for 106 and in reply Pembroke were on 46 for 2 when heavy rain forced the match to be abandoned.
The home side batted first with Kristan Bennett top scoring on 43 as Nathan Banner (18) and Alan McClelland (15) were the only other batsmen to reach double figures. James Skeels was Pembroke’s chief wicket taker with 4 for 28, and Jonathan Rogers (3 for 16), skipper Sean Powell (2 for 30) and Rob Weston (1 for 35) all bowled well to take the other wickets.
In reply, Pembroke’s leading runs gatherer was Will Davies (19 not out) before the match was abandoned.
Umpires: Les Hastings and Dave Loosmore.
Burton (27 for 1) versus Johnston (197 for 7) – match abandoned
Johnston posted a decent 197 for 7 at Oatfield Park, but the heavens opened and the match was frustratingly abandoned as Burton were on 27 for 1 in reply.
The visitors got off to a bright start with veteran batsman John Summons in sparkling form and scoring 77 not out (including eight fours). Summons was ably assisted by Paul Hood (41, including four huge sixes), Richard James (16) and Ross Dewstowe (15), as the visitors’ innings closed on 197 for 7 at tea. Seam bowler Tim Haggar took 3 for 39, supported by Johnny Scale (1 for 30), old-timer Steve Jones (1 for 11) and Morgan Scale (1 for 31).
Richard James took an early wicket for Johnston but Richard Jones (12) and Phil Sutton (11 not out) were involved for Burton before heavy rain ended proceedings.
Umpires: Rob Bellerby and John Austin.
Scorers: Mark Venables and Delyth Summons.
Rain stops play
Hook (30 for 1) versus Whitland 2nds (148 for 7) – match abandoned
Whitland Seconds finished on 147 for 7 and Hook were on 30 for 1 when heavy rain finished this game in mid flight.
Steffan James top scored for the visitors with an impressive 49 not out (two fours and a six), whilst James Davies (21 not out) and vastly experienced Paul Webb (25) also had decent knocks for the visitors. Mathew Holder (3 for 22) and Jake Wicks (3 for 23) bowled accurately for Hook and Brennan Martin also took a wicket.
In reply, Jake Wicks (17 not out) and Brennan Lay (9 not out) were just settling at the crease when persistent rain ended the day’s play with Steff James (1 for 9) taking Whitland’s only wicket.
Umpires: Denis Chiffi and Phil Marsden.
Scorers: Joy James and Ann-Marie Jenkins.
Carew 2nds (did not bat) versus Llanrhian (190 for 8) – match abandoned
The highlight of this game was Llanrhian’s Gareth Davies’ super century, but heavy rain ended this clash without Carew Seconds getting to the crease to bat.
Davies was in sensational form and thoroughly deserved to record a brilliant boundary-laden 102 not out. Jack Jones (23), Richard Read (21) supported Davies with decent knocks. Taking wickets for
Carew Seconds were Adam Chandler (2 for 40), James Hinchliffe (1 for 54), Rob Scourfield (1 for22), Ceri Brace (1 for 45 and Luke Hicks (1 for 23).
Umpire: Huw Davies.
Rain denies Town victory
Haverfordwest 2nds (152 for 6) versus Cresselly 2nds (65 for 8) – match abandoned
Haverfordwest Seconds can count themselves rather unlucky when they were just two wickets away from clinching victory as rain frustratingly stopped play at the Racecourse.
The home side batted first and posted a decent 152 for 6 total and in reply Cresselly Seconds were struggling on 33 for 7 when play was first halted. Play was eventually resumed and Cresselly limped to 65 for 8 as Matthew Lewis posted a typically gritty 32 not out before the weather saved their bacon.
Dave Haynes (42) and Adam Raymond (28) led the way with the bat for the Town and a fiery spell from the new slim-line Avron Roulstone earned him a five-wicket haul and Chris Phillips supported
brilliantly by taking three wickets.
Umpires: Tony Waldies and Mervyn John.
Scorers: Ros Phillips and Des Brace.