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Cresselly bow out of Village Cup

CRESSELLY bowed out of the Village Cup on Sunday (Jun 19) as they were beaten by Derbyshire side Rolleston.

Rolleston won the toss and chose to field and they were able to bowl the Pembrokeshire side out for 181 inside 39 overs.

Phil Williams and Simon Cole shared 20 runs for the opening partnership but Cole was bowled by Alex Brown on a score of 16 (3 fours).

Williams was joined by Iwan Izzard and the pair shared a good stand of 59 runs for the second wicket.

Izzard hit four fours in his score of 24 but he was caught by Sam Bates off the bowling of Tom Liversage.

Williams had made his way to a score of 35 but he was then caught by Bates off the bowling of Sam Jackson to leave Cresselly on 103-3.

Nick Cope and Alex Bayley were the new men at the crease and they shared 25 runs for the fourth wicket.

Bayley survived a strong run-out appeal which wasn’t given while Cope hit two sixes in his score of 27 before being trapped leg before by Jay Ridgway.

Soon after, Ridgeway had his second wicket as he had Bayley caught on the boundary by Louis Burrows on a score of 15.

With the score of 147-5 in the 32nd over the home side knew they would need to push their score on.

Ryan Lewis came in and hit two sixes but he saw Dan James dismissed by Brown before he himself was bowled by Brandon Ridgway.

Charlie Arthur hit three fours in a score of 18 but he was then bowled by Alex Britton.

Brandon Ridgeway then bowled Tom Murphy and Britton did the same to Morgan Lewis as the home side were bowled out for 181.

Rolleston lost opener Gareth Marshall early in their reply when he was bowled by Charlie Arthur.

Louis Burrows and Sam Bates then shared 56 runs for the second wicket before Bates was caught by Simon Cole off the bowling of Tom Murphy on a score of 27.

Murphy then also had Burrows, who was also on a score of 27, caught by Ryan Lewis who then trapped Alex Britton leg before.

That mini-collapse had seen the Derbyshire side slip to 69-4.

However, Brandon Ridgway and Tom Liversage shared 32 runs for the fifth wicket to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Ridgway hit two fours and a six in his score of 17 but he was then bowled by Lewis.

Liversage hit three fours in a score of 28 but he was then caught by Nicky Cope off the bowling of Murphy.

That saw Rolleston reduced to 113-6 but Alex Brown and Jack Sanderson shared 56 runs for the seventh wicket to take their side to within touching distance of their target.

Brown scored 15 before being bowled by Cope as the home side still held hopes of securing victory.

Sanderson and Sam Jackson had other ideas though as they went on to seal victory and a spot in the last 16.

Sanderson hit six fours and a six as he finished unbeaten on 39. Jackson only faced four balls but hit two fours and a six to finish unbeaten on 14.

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