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Pembroke Dock ladies through to Welsh Cup area semi-final

PEMBROKE Dock ladies went through to the area semi-final of the Welsh Cup on Monday night (Jun 20) as they beat Carmarthen Wanderers by three runs.

Played in the same format as The Hundred (100 balls for each team), Pembroke Dock won the toss and elected to bat.

They scored 131-2 from their 100 balls with opener Rachel Sander scoring 30 before retiring not out.

Tracy Davies took the wicket of Ava Midgley while Sian James scored 22 before falling to the bowling of Rebekah Mills-Bennett.

Carys Lloyd hit five fours in her score of 33 from 21 balls before also retiring not out.

Kelly Midgley added a late score of 10 not out as Carmarthen were set 132 to win the game.

The Wanderers lost Jackie McKinlay early in their reply when she was caught by Sian James off the bowling of Katie Griffiths.

Rebekah Mills-Bennett scored 21 from 13 balls but she was then bowled by Griffiths.

Jenny Smith and Rachel Howells then shared 44 runs for the third wicket with Smith hitting three fours and a six before falling to the bowling of Ava Midgley.

Tracy Davies had smashed five fours and two sixes in her score of 34 from 13 balls before retiring unbeaten.

Griffiths picked up her third wicket as she bowled Catrin Lloyd and she also claimed a run out to send Lisa Noble back to the clubhouse.

Ava Midgley then bowled Nicola Jones for a duck for her second wicket.

Howells had reached a score of 22 to take the Wanderers to within touching distance of their target.

However, on the last ball, Cheryl Hughes bowled Sarah Bolton to seal victory for the Dock.

There is no rest for Pembroke Dock ladies as tonight they take on Hook in the quarter final of the Clive Huxley Cup.