NEYLAND are into the final of the Harrison Allen Bowl after defeating Cresselly in what was described as one of the classic Bowl face-offs.

Neyland made 160 for 5, beating Cresselly by just two runs after the Doves posted a commendable chase of 158 for 4.

Cresselly's double ton hero Dan Sutton played, however it was the batting of Iwan Izzard which stole the show, making 98 not out.

Hosted at Kilgetty Cricket Club, Cresselly won the toss and put Neyland into bat.

Nic Kooman made 26 and Ross Hardy 41 however Cresselly’s Tom Arthur proved critical in finding a chink in Neyland’s often impregnable armour, catching Kooman, off the bowling of Mike Shaw, and bowling Hardy.

Ashley Sutton settled the ship for Neyland, making 52 not out, and Nathan Banner got 12 as Neyland finished on a solid however not game-ending score of 160 for 5.

The chase was very much on for Cresselly, who had in their ranks Dan Sutton, fresh from his weekend double-ton heroics.

Sutton wasn’t able to re-ignite the fireworks he did against Llechryd, but made a commendable 26, every run of which was crucial in such a closely contested encounter.

Cresselly looked on the ropes at one point, succumbing to 83-4 in the fourteenth over, however the Doves are becoming the team to watch for batting heroics.

Although it wasn’t Sutton who was making the high scores this time, Cresselly could rely on another of their players in Iwan Izzard, who dragged his side out of their malaise, making 98 not out and taking Cresselly to 150 for 4 after 21 overs.

The final over was a tense affair, Cresselly needing eleven runs to seal victory and although Izzard made a six off the last ball, the astute bowling of Patrick Hannon meant Neyland progressed to the final.

They will play the winners of the second semi-final between Carew and Burton, to be played in Neyland on Thursday, July 29.

The final will be played at Cresselly on Saturday, August 28.