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Neyland back to winning ways

NEYLAND got back to winning ways on Saturday (Jun 1) as they beat Llangwm by 100 runs at Pill Parks.

Llangwm won the toss and elected to field but they watched on as Neyland made an impressive 231-6 from their 45 overs.

Patrick Bellerby was first out as he was bowled by Noah Davies to leave Neyland on 20-1.

Nick Koomen and George Evans then shared 58 runs for the second wicket before Evans was bowled by Ollie Davies on a score of 18.

Koomen had reached his half century with eight fours and two sixes but he was then out for a score of 55 as he was bowled by Joe Phillips.

Henry Durrant hit a four and a six in his quick score of 14 but he was then caught by Ewan Griffiths off the bowling of Luke Brock.

That left Neyland on 98-4 but a partnership of 90 between Scott Jones and Andrew Miller put the visitors in a strong position.

Jones also smashed eight fours and two sixes as he scored 61 before being caught by Noah Davies off the bowling of Brock.

Miller hit four fours as he scored 32 but was then caught by Matthew Kiff off the bowling of Ollie Davies.

A late unbeaten score of 25, which included one four and two sixes, from captain Sean Hannon took Neyland past 200 runs and to their total.

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Llangwm lost opener James Venables early in their reply as he was caught by Tom Pritchard off the bowling of Patrick Hannon.

Noah Davies and Will beresford shared 25 runs for the second wicket but Davies was then caught by Nick Koomen off the bowling of Henry Durrant.

Beresford made 17 but he was caught by Gavin Rowland giving Patrick Hannon his second wicket.

Soon after, Matthew Kiff was caught by Sean off the bowling of brother Patrick and Llangwm were struggling on 36-4.

That became 42-5 as Hannon picked up his fourth wicket, this time having Ewan Griffiths caught by Nick Koomen.

Andrew Miller then got in on the act as he had Luke Brock caught by Scott Jones, reducing Llangwm to 44-6.

Ollie Davies and David Lewis began to offer some resistance to the Neyland bowlers as they shared 34 runs for the seventh wicket.

Patrick Hannon returned though to claim his fifth wicket as he bowled Lewis for a score of 12.

Davies and Gary James then shared another 28 runs before James was bowled by Miller on a score of 13.

Miller also bowled Callum Jenkins but Ollie Davies continued to play on as he reached his half century.

However, he was the last man out as he was caught by Patrick Bellerby off the bowling of Miller for a score of 54 that included seven fours and two sixes.

Patrick Hannon finished with good figures of 5-41 and Andrew Miller finished with 4-50.

The win gives Neyland 30 points and keeps them top of the table. On Saturday (Jun 8), Neyland are at home to third place Lawrenny while Llangwm are away to Burton.