Division 1: St Ishmaels (158-8) drew with Carew (135-9)

Tish were denied an outright win on Saturday as the final Carew pairing of Tudor Hurle and Ceri Brace stood firm to bat out the final nine overs.

After being put in, the home side saw Harry Nicholas (3) run out and twin brother Jack (6) also went cheaply to leave them 43-2.

But after Peter Bradshaw was lbw to Brace for 35 (seven fours), a stand of 60 between skipper Phil Cockburn and Brennan Devonald helped propel matters, but after they fell in quick succession it took 21 (two fours) off just 19 balls from Andrew Pawlett to take them past the 150 mark.

For Carew, Brace took 2-42, Hurle 1-32, Tom Davies 1-23, Iori Hicks 3-33 and Barry Evans 1-21.

The Rooks’ reply didn’t start well as openers Tim Hicks (10) and Tom Davies (5) fell to Devonald and Jordan Milich respectively, and the latter also removed Nick Scourfield (5) and Luke Hicks (0) to leave matters at 47-4.

No 3 Ian Sefton held Tish up though with seven fours and a six in his 48, while Iori Hicks made 20 and there were three fours and a six for Nick Davies as he made 21 in 17 balls.

But Andrew Williams 4-26, Milich 3-20, Pawlett 1-39 and Devonald 1-32 left the visitors 129-9, before Brace (7 not out) and Hurle, who went 24 balls unbeaten without scoring, held out.

Tish sponsored by Graham Parker in memory of Rhiannon.


St Ishmaels innings:
Peter Bradshaw lbw b Ceri Brace 35
Harry Nicholas run out 9
Jack Nicholas lbw b Ceri Brace 6
Philip Cockburn lbw b Tom Davies 36
Brennan Devonald ct Tim Hicks b Tudor Hurle 35
Andrew Pawlett ct Tom Davies b Iori Hicks 21
Andrew Williams lbw b Iori Hicks 0
Daniel Richards b Iori Hicks 1
Jordan Milich not out 3
Marc Devonald not out 0
Extras: 12
Total: 158 for 8 off 45 overs.
Bowling: Tudor Hurle 11-1-32-1; Tom Davies 12-5-23-1; Iori Hicks 10-1-33-3; Ceri Brace 8-0-4-22; Barry Evans 4-0-21-0.

Carew innings:
Tim Hicks ct Jack Nicholas b Brennan Devonald 10
Tom Davies ct Marc Devonald b Jordan Milich 5
Ian Sefton ct Andrew Pawlett b Andrew Williams 48
Nick Scourfield b Jordan Milich 5
Luke Hicks ct Marc Devonald b Jordan Milich 0
Barry Evans ct Brennan Devonald b Andrew Williams 7
Iori Hicks ct Brennan Devonald b Andrew Pawlett 20
Nick Davies ct Marc Devonald b Andrew Williams 21
Ceri Brace not out 7
Brian Hall ct Jack Nicholas b Andrew Williams 1
Tudor Hurle not out 0
Extras: 11.
Total: 135 for 9 in 45 overs.
Bowling: Brennan Devonald 12-3-32-1; Andrew Pawlett 12-3-39-1; Jordan Milich 10-4-30-3; Andrew Williams 11-4-26-4.