Pembrokeshire Under 15s final: Hook (108-2) beat Whitland (106-6) by 8 wickets

This final between the top sides from the North and South divisions saw Hook beat Whitland after a tense run chase that went to the 19th over.

Hook captain Owen Phelps won the toss and asked his counterpart  Harri Jones from Whitland to bat.

Joe Phillips  (1-8) made a good start for Hook, bowling Harri of his third ball. This brought Jacob Owen to the crease to join his brother Luc and the pair built up the score gradually despite the best efforts of Lucas Davies, Harry Makepeace and Lewis Miller.

The brothers took the score to 50 off 10 overs with some fine shots around the ground. The introduction of  Dom Asson (2-17) proved crucial removing the dangerous Luc Owen (25) and then Jay Morris shortly after. Jacob Owen retired on 35 (four fours) and with six overs to go all the Whitland batsmen put bat to ball with Oli Bujega (9) being bowled by the returning Lucas Davies (1-14).

An excellent throw by Harry Makepeace saw Corey Lewis run out and a quick bit of thinking by Seth Willington, whipping the stump up with ball in hand as the bails were dislodged, saw the Whitland innings finish on 104-6 in their 20 overs.

It looked a tricky run chase, especially when Luc Owen had Lewis Miller adjudged LBW off his second ball. This brought Joe Phillips to the crease to join Phelps and the game followed a similar pattern as both built their innings with some fine defence and attacking strokes despite the best efforts of Corey Lewis, Harri Jones, Jacob Owen and Charlie Bujega.

After 10 overs the scores were fairly level with Hook on 51. It was at this stage with the two experienced batsmen well set ,they accelerated before both retired on 35, Owen after five fours and Joe with four boundaries.

With new batsmen Seth Willigton and Lucas Davies (8 not out) at the crease and with some tight overs a tight finish seemed in store. But Seth produced some fine shots and good running by Lucas swung the game towards Hook.

Seth (16) was eventually out to a superb  catch in the deep  by Jacob Owen off his brother Luc (2-25), with Harry Makepeace hitting a boundary in the 19th over to seal the victory.

Junior organiser Martin Jones said: "The game was  an excellent example of how cricket should be played in a competitive manner but in the correct spirit.

"Both teams showed off their cricket skills to a large crowd that gathered at St Ishmaels."

In the post-match presentations, Martin congratulated both sides on reaching the final.

Coaches Jamie Phelps and Mark Lee were also praised, as were St Ishmaels for hosting the final, Mel Williams and Chris Bradshaw the groundsmen, and Wendy Bradshaw and Pat Williams for providing refreshments for the players.

He thanked umpires Allan Hansen and Ian Milsom and the scorers Jon Willington and Mark Lee who all contributed to the evening.

Last and by no means least, Martin thanked sponsor Colin John of Llewelyn Davies and Co Chartered Accountants for his continued and valuable support of junior cricket in the county. Paul Webb, County Chairman, and his wife Janice were in attendance and Paul was thanked for all his hard work as his three year term of Chairman comes to an end.

The trophy is now 45 years old donated and by the family of the late Stan Richards and John Bowen - and the families were represented by Georgina Morgan, daughter of John, whose grandson Ollie Rees presented the silverware. Tom Richards (son of Stan) and his wife Mel presented the medals.

Hook: Owen Phelps (captain) Joe Phillips, Seth Willington, Harry Makepeace, Lucas Davies, Lewis Miller, Niall Griffiths, Dom Asson, Jake Thomas, Charlie Wilson, Liam Miller, Jack Phillips, James Price.

Whitland: Harri Jones (captain), Jacob Owen, Luc Owen, Jay Morris, Oli Bujega, Charlie Bujega, Dan Howells, Jai Hogben, Corey Lewis, Paul Elvy, Ethan Ryan, Rhys Jones, Harry Fuller and Aled John.