Kilgetty (133 for 8 and 163 for 4) beat Camrose and Spittal (138 all out and 132 all out) by 26 runs ROSS HARDY starred in his side’s victory as Kilgetty beat Camrose and Spittal in an entertaining final to win the Alan Brown Cup for the second year in succession.
Organised by the Pembrokeshire Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers, the Alan Brown Cup is open to any first team side playing in Division 3 or below, and these two sides sit high in Division 3 with both hunting for promotion. But Kilgetty came away with the spoils from this two innings 20-over cup final held at Whitland Cricket Club. Put into bat, Kilgetty lost Ross Hardy early for 4, but his fellow opener Liam Cullen batted well for 52, before being stumped off the bowling of Phil Rees. Ian Poole scored 29 runs, but was judged LBW again off Phil Rees’ bowling. Kilgetty finished their innings on 133. Martin Tweedie was the star of the Camrose first innings as he struck an aggressive 59, and found support from Jonathan Venables (18) and Alun Harries (14). Jack Harrison starred for Kilgetty with the ball as he took 4-44, claiming the important wicket of Tweedie. There were also wickets for Ross Hardy (2-17) Toby Poole (1- 28) and Anthony Bevan (1-6). Camrose finished 138 all out and leading by five runs After tea, Kilgetty’s second innings got off to a flyer, as Ross Hardy found his form and struck a fantastic 87. Liam Cullen struck 26 and Ian Poole 18 not out in Kilgetty side 163 for 4. Aled Thomas grabbed 2 for 34 for Camrose. The pressure then began to mount for the Camrose side, as no batsman could muster the form to chase down the 158 needed to win. Martin Tweedie top scored again with 22, but couldn?t find his first innings form, as Richard James (18), Mr Extras (17) and Alun Harries (15) chipped in. However, the bowling of Jack Parkinson, who took another four wickets this time for 37, and Anthony Bevan also 4-37, Kilgetty were able to close the game out and take the Alan Brown for the second year in a row. Man of the Match: Ross Hardy (Kilgetty) chosen by Dave Brandon and Trefor Evans. Umpires: Glyn Pawlett and Robert Ridge.