Paddy powers through heart of Lawrenny line-up

Patrick Hannon took seven wickets for Neyland. Picture: Ian Miller

Patrick Hannon took seven wickets for Neyland. Picture: Ian Miller

First published in Pembrokeshire sports news

Lawrenny (49 all out) lost to Neyland (164 for 5)

Patrick Hannon was the toast of his Neyland colleagues as the fast bowler they call ‘Paddy’ grabbed seven wickets to blast Lawrenny out for a disappointing 49 and set up a maximum-points victory.

Neyland also found it hard going after being asked to bat first and their total stood at 83 for 4 with only 12 overs left. Paul Murray (15), Gregg Miller (11), Andrew Miller (17) and Paul Miller (24) all got started but then got out as Rob Williams bowled a miserly spell of 12 overs which earned him figures of 1 for 14, with two wickets for Steve Lewis, and one apiece for Alistair Edwards and Simon Cole.

But then Ashley Sutton took a grip on events as he struck three big sixes in a match-winning innings of 67 not out and was well supported by Sean Hannon, who scored 16 not out, as Neyland set a challenging tally of 164 for 5.

Just how challenging was soon to be seen as Patrick Hannon powered his way through some lacklustre Lawrenny batting in which only Brad McDermott-Jenkins (15) managed double figures. His 7 for 37 haul was supported at the other end by tight bowling from Anton John (1 for 9 in nine overs, five of them maidens), Andrew Miller (1 for 1) and Gary Lloyd (1 for 0) as Neyland deservedly pouched maximum points to keep in second spot in the table.

Umpires: John Williams and Steve Blowes.

Scorers: Malcolm Thomas and John Laugharne.

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