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Carew stun Neyland to seal first win

Neyland's Sean Hannon is bowled

CAREW earned their first win of the season on Saturday (May 6) as they beat Neyland by 39 runs.

Neyland won the toss and chose to field and that looked to a be good decision as Carew were reduced to 24-4 early on.

Opener Tim Hicks was trapped leg before by Sean Hannon and Morgan Grieve was caught by Ross Hardy off the bowling of Jack John.

Hannon then bowled James Hinchliffe and the fourth wicket of Nick Davies, bowled by Jack John, left Carew in trouble.

However, Shaun Whitfield and Luke Hicks were able to share 38 runs for the fifth wicket. Hicks had hit two fours and a six in his score of 16 but he was then caught by Hardy off the bowling of Andrew Miller.

Whitfield and Gareth Lewis then added another 46 runs for the sixth wicket as they looked to give their bowlers something to defend.

Lewis hit two fours in his score of 21 but he was caught by Nick Koomen, off the bowling of Brad McDermott-Jenkins.

Whitfield then reached his half century as he and Brian Hall took Carew’s score up to 150. Hall was caught by Patrick Bellerby off the bowling of Koomen to leave Carew on 152-7.

McDermott-Jenkins bowled Iori Hicks and Sam Harts was then run out by Ashley Watkins.

Whitfield had hit seven fours and four sixes in his knock of 94 from 70 balls but he was the last wicket to fall as he was caught by Dai Davies off the bowling of Koomen.

That left Carew all out on 164 inside 42 overs.

In reply, Nick Koomen made an early score of 10 before being bowled by Iori Hicks. Paul Murray and Dai Davies added 31 for the second wicket but Murray fell for 31 when he was trapped leg before by James Hinchliffe.

More wickets began to fall as Patrick Bellerby was bowled by Shaun Whitfield and Ross Hardy was caught by Morgan Grieve off the bowling of Hinchliffe.

Brad McDermott-Jenkins was out for a duck to Hinchliffe and when Lewis Page was caught by Nick Davies off the bowling of Sion Jenkins, Neyland found themselves in trouble on 60-6.

Dai Davies and Sean Hannon added 35 for the seventh wicket as they looked to set up victory for their side.

However, Whitfield claimed his second wicket as he bowled Hannon on a score of 23. Whitfield finished with figures of 2-18 from his 9 overs.

Soon after, Jenkins trapped Andrew Miller leg before for his second wicket as he finished with 2-23.

Watkins was run out by Luke Hicks and the game was won when Jack John was caught by Gareth Lewis off the bowling of Sam Harts.

Dai Davies had finished unbeaten on 39 but it wasn’t enough as Neyland were bowled out for just 125. Hinchliffe was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors as he finished with 3-12 from his nine overs.