Ormond Youth Cup semi finals: Neyland (52 all out) lost to Hook (53-1) by 9 wickets

Hook captain Callum Jenkins delivered an inspired performance in a comfortable win against a battling Neyland side.

Jenkins won the toss, inserted Neyland and then returned the outstanding bowling figures of 6-6 from four overs.  

Neyland openers Rhys Power (15) and Aidan Rees (13) batted steadily in the opening exchanges, both hitting boundaries but never really getting away from the opening bowlers. They put on 32 for the first wicket but following the dismissal of Rees, stumped smartly by Seth Willington to give Jenkins his first victim, Neyland were unable to build any partnerships.  

Wickets fell steadily with Ioan Roberts returning 3-13 for Hook. But it was Jenkins who ripped the heart out of the innings with his left arm slow stuff - as Neyland closed on 52 all out from 17 overs, with extras contributing 16 runs. 

The Hook reply took an early blow when Rees (2-21) bowled Owen Phelps (3) with the score on 10. However, Ioan Roberts (24 not out) and Lewis Miller (10) settled things down. These two put on 34, running sharp singles and putting the bad ball away.

Miller claimed the shot of the match with a sumptuous straight drive to the boundary and although Rees then clean bowled Miller, Finlay Elrick (6 not out) joined Roberts to see Hook safely to the final in only 8.4 overs.  

Neyland: Joe Campodonic, Lewis Hallett, Rhys Power, Kacey Arran, Aidan Rees, Liam Rees, Callum Britton, Atticus Kingston, Charlie Malloy, Lucas Jones, Ferdinand Stephenson. Coach – Ian Milsom.

Hook: Callum Jenkins, Ioan Roberts, Finlay Elrick, Owen Phelps, Lewis Miller, Seth Willington, Joe Phillips, Harry Makepeace, Lucas Davies, Dom Asson, Niall Griffiths. 12th Men, James Price and George Makepeace. Coach – Jamie Phelps.

Umpires: Chris Stapleton and Joseph Kiff.

Scorers: John Laugharne and Jon Willington.

Haverfordwest (63 all out) lost to Cresselly (64-1)

There was also a quick win for Cresselly at Haverfordwest.

The Town were all out for 63 as despite a good knock from opener Jack Peters 24, and 13 not out from Jason Stobbs - the bowling of Charlie Arthur (2-12), Jack Perrins (2-9), Cory Lewis (1-3) and most notably George Smith (5-14) kept The Doves in charge.

In the reply Ryan Lewis removed Jamie Goldsworthy (15), but fellow opener Archie Hiller-Wood (20 not out) and Smith (4 not) secured the win in 13.1 overs.

The final will now see Cresselly play Hook on Sunday, August 23rd at Carew.

Plate semi finals: Carew (75 all out) lost to Whitland (98-6) by 23 runs

The bowling of Charlie Bujega helped Whitland defend a total of 98-5 at Carew to win through to the Plate final.

He took 4-18 as The Rooks fell 19 runs short of their victory target.

Whitland's total had been due to steady knocks from Harri Jones (15), Jacob Owen (13), and Luc Owen (23 not out). For Carew, Aaron Hinman (3-15), Iori Richards (2-20) and George Waters (1-4) took wickets.

The hosts couldn't get going in their reply though despite Will Allen (13), Smith (18) and Hinman (11) getting starts, and Bujega's brilliance was backed up by Shane Norcross (1-14), Harri Jones (1-11), Luc (2-23) and Jacob Owen (2-5).

Whitland will now play Llechryd in the Plate final after they were given a walkover against Hundleton. That game takes place on Friday, August 21st in Lawrenny.