Carew (141-5) beat Cresselly (129-7) by 12 runs

A brutal innings from Shaun Whitfield proved defining as Carew won one of the biggest Bowl clashes of the day against neighbours Cresselly - to set up another enticing tie with Neyland.

Whitfield took The Rooks to a challenging 141-5 and then with the game in the balance pace bowler Sion Jenkins grabbed three late wickets against his former team-mates to help his new side to victory by 12 runs.

Tim Hicks (21) and Ian Sefton (35) provided the early runs for Carew as Sam Harts (2-23 in five overs) and Mike Shaw (2-23 in six overs) were the pick of the Cresselly bowlers.

But then Whitfield really took the game by the scruff of the neck as he dumped four sixes into the gardens off an over by Tom Murphy to finish unbeaten on 40.

Cresselly made a very good start to their reply via openers Ryan Lewis and Dan Sutton with 49 runs before Lewis (30) fell to a good catch by Luke Hicks. Sutton followed for 30 and a key component of the Carew attack was James Hinchliffe’s splendid figures of 3-8 in six miserly overs.

Alex Bayley (46) took Cresselly to a sniff of success but then Jenkins intervened with his 3-26 in four overs alongside Whitfield’s 1-30 and Carew were good value for their exciting victory.

Umpires: Jonathan Willington and Richard Scriven.
Scorers: Julie Davies and Teagan Cartwright.