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Lawrenny seal win over Tish in first game

LAWRENNY earned victory over St Ishmaels on Sunday (Apr 24), bowling them out for 152 to seal a 50-run success.

Tish won the toss and elected to field and they saw Lawrenny post 202-7 from their 45 overs.

The home side though had been reduced to 50-4 with Harry Thomas falling to the bowling of Andrew Palmer who also had James Phillips was caught behind by Peter Bradshaw.

Palmer wasn’t done their either as he had Steve Lewis caught by Jonathan Pawlett before Andrew Pawlett had Joe Kidney caught by Brennan Devonald.

Opener Finley Lewis had remained and he was joined in the middle by Kyle Marsh. The pair shared a fifth-wicket stand of 104 to put Lawrenny in a good position.

Marsh smashed ten fours and three sixes as he reached a score of 71 from 61 balls but he was then caught by Ieuan Hawkins off the bowling of Jonathan Pawlett.

Hawkins then had Tom Cole caught by Karl Rhead but Lewis and Ryan Morton took Lawrenny’s score past 200.

Lewis made a composed 50 (four fours) while Morton hit a late knock of 17 with a four and a six before falling to Hawkins.

It left Lewis not out on 60 and Tish were set a total of 203 to win the game.

Tish lost opener Peter Bradshaw early in their reply to the bowling of Jamie Lewis.

Jonathan Pawlett could only reach 11 before being caught by Cole off the bowling of Finley Lewis.

He then also had Karl Rhead caught by Will Allen on a score of 22 as Tish slipped to 50-3.

That became 61-4 as Lewis had Phil Cockburn caught by Joe Kidney to claim his third wicket.

Brennan Devonald and Andrew Palmer then led the recovery for Tish as they shared 72 runs for the fifth wicket.

Devonald hit eight fours and a six in his score of 61 but he was then bowled by Jamie Lewis.

Soon after, Steve Lewis trapped Palmer leg before to leave Tish on 133-6.

Jamie Lewis then had the wickets of Andrew Pawlett and Ieuan Hawkins while Finley claimed his fourth wicket to finish with figures of 4-19.