Neyland (96 for 4) beat Narberth (94 all out)

NEYLAND maintained their unbeaten run for the season as they celebrated winning the division one crown when county club chairman Dave Loosmore arrived during the tea interval to present them with the James Morris Memorial Cup to sit alongside the Harrison-Allen Bowl and the DR Morris Cup.

Neyland captain Gregg Miller received the silverware and it was no more than they deserved for their play all season.

Here they enjoyed a six-wicket success against a makeshift Narberth team which could muster only 94 all out but then had Neyland looking a little shaky on 37 for 4 before Nick Koomen and Sean Hannon saw them home with an unbroken stand of 59 .

Wayne Howells (29), Simon Cole (18) and Jonathan Spratt (16) were the top Narberth scorers against Patrick Hannon (3 for 11), his twin brother Sean, who handed the keeper’s gloves to Paul Murray and bowled off-spin to pick up 1 for 15 alongside Nick Koomen (2 for 17) and Andrew Miller (3 for 30).

Nathan Banner didn’t bowl but took four good catches and almost made it five as he was just unable to clutch a six-hit by Spratt on the long-on boundary.

Ian Hughes showed what a useful asset he is to any team with a 4 for 31 haul as Gary Lloyd’s long-cherished dream of opening wasn’t too successful and only Gregg Miller (13) managed double figures before Koomen hit 40 not out (seven boundaries) and Sean Hannon supported with his undefeated 29 (three fours and a big six).

It was enough to see Neyland home with a little to spare and now they face Lawrenny away on Saturday to try and maintain their proud unbeaten record for the whole season.

Umpires: Dave Brandon & Peter Perry

Scorers: John Laugharne & Peter Hughes