A TEAM from Pembrokeshire faced opponents from north-east Wales, Carmarthenshire, west Glamorgan and Eryri in a recent Under 10 cricket festival in Aberystwyth.

In beautiful weather, and with fantastic facilities, Pembrokeshire played a strong North East Wales side first.

NE Wales batted first and scored 138 all out in 31 overs.

Jack Murphy took 5-26, John Curran 2-23 and Richard Jones 1-10.

In reply, Pembrokeshire passed their target in the last over, thanks to Jack Murphy (24) and George Thomas (8 not out), who put on 42 for the eighth wicket.

There were also useful contributions from Josh Hicks with 21, Owain Evans with 14, and Richard Jones 10.

In the second match the boys played Carmarthenshire and batted first, scoring 118-9 in 36 overs.

Josh Hicks carried on his good form with a fine knock of 36, which included seven fours, and Jack Murphy hit 10, the only other batsman in double figures. Owain Evans ended up on 9 not out.

When Carmarthenshire replied they were soon in trouble. With the pace of Murphy and the accuracy of Jordan Howell, they were reeling at 31-5.

Jordan took the key wicket of Jack Maynard, thanks to a fantastic catch from Richard Jones.

Carmarthenshire finished on 106 all out in the last over.

The wicket takers were Jack Murphy (3-20), Jordan Howell (3-16), Richard Jones (2-2), John Curran (2-8) and George Thomas (1-4).

All 12 players played well and everyone contributed to the two victories, especially wicket keeper, Owain Evans, who had an exceptional festival.