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Division 1: Runs aplenty as Carew and Neyland score over 300

THERE were a number of high scores in Division 1 of the Pembrokeshire league on Saturday (May 27) as Carew and Neyland both scored over 300 runs.

Also on Saturday, Narberth upset champions Cresselly and there were wins for Herbrandston and Lawrenny.

Carew (325-3) beat St Ishmaels (285-6) by 40 runs

CAREW won the toss and chose to bat first and they made a good start with Brian Hall andf James Hincliffe sharing 68 runs for the first wicket.

Hinchliffe scored 34 before being trapped LBW by Robbie Thomas and soon after, Lewis Rhead bowled Lewis Hicks to leave Carew on 79-2.

Hall and Nick Davies then took over as they added 136 runs for the third wicket.

Davies hit seven fours and four sixes in his knock of 75 from 61 balls to help his side over 200 runs. He was then caught by Brennan Devonald off the bowling of Jonathan Pawlett.

Hall then reached his century and he was followed by Shaun Whitfield who smashed his way to a half century. Whitfield hit seven fours and four sixes as his score of 67 not out came from just 30 balls.

Hall also finished unbeaten, hitting 16 fours and three sixes in his knock of 128 from 134 balls.

It set Tish a mammoth 326 to win the game and despite losing some early wickets they came close to pulling it off.

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Sam Harts had the wickets of Brennan Devonald (24 – two fours; two sixes) and Karl Rhead (1) and he followed it up with a third as he had Phil Llewellyn (25) caught by Morgan Grieve.

That reduced Tish to 54-3 but Phil Cockburn and Jonathan Pawlett looked to keep their side in with a shout as they shared 79 runs for the fourth wicket.

Pawlett scored 22 but was then bowled by Hinchliffe. Cockburn and Peter Bradshaw continued to add runs as they shared 120 runs for the fifth wicket.

Cockburn had reached his half century before Pawlett’s wicket and Bradshaw did likewise. Bradshaw thumped five fours and two sixes inb his score of 60 but he then fell to the bowling of Iori Hicks.

That seemed to end Tish’s chances and another wicket for Hicks left Tish on 265-6.

Cockburn finished unbeaten on 112 with eight fours and two sixes but Tish fell just 40 runs shy of their target.

Neyland (370-2) beat Burton (200) by 170 runs

Carew’s score was only outdone by Neyland who clubbed their way to a score of 370-2 from their 45 overs.

Nick Koomen and Patrick Bellerby played starring roles as they peppered the boundary in their 324-run first wicket partnership as Burton toiled in the heat.

Bellerby smashed 19 fours and three sixes in his score of 182 while Koomen hit fifteen fours and two sixes in his score of 146.

Both were out to the Haymans as Toby took two catches to give brother Luke two wickets. Paul Murray hit two late sixes to take Neyland to one of the highest ever scores.

Burton batted well in reply but they could not match Neyland’s opening duo as they finished 170 runs short on 200 all out.

They had scores of 46 from Dan Llewellyn, 34 from Morgan Scale and scores of 23 from Toby Hayman and Dan Ridge but it wasn’t enough.

Tom Pritchard bowled well for the home side as he finsiehd with figures of 4-38 and Jamie Smith also had 2-24.

Narberth (262-6) beat Cresselly (260-7) by 4 wkts

Narberth earned their second win of the season on Saturday as they beat Cresselly by four wickets.

Cresselly batted first and had scores of 42 from Phil Williams, 28 from Neilson Cole and 71 from Morgan Lewis. Ryan Lewis also scored 66 as Narberth were set 261 to win the game.

Ben Quartermaine took 3-37 for Narberth while Lewis Hough had two wickets.

In reply, Narberth lost two early wickets, to the bowling of Ryan Lewis (2-24), but scores of 62 from Richard Adams and 42 from Kyle Quartermaine kept them going.

Jamie McCormack added 38 but Lewis Hough and Rhodri Dyer were able to see Narberth over the line with the last ball of the game.

Dyer hit two fours in his late score of 14 while Hough hit four fours and three sixes in his score of 54 from 47 balls.

Llangwm (177) lost to Herbrandston (218) by 41 runs

Herbrandston earned their second win of the season on Saturday as they beat Llangwm by 41 runs.

Herbie batted first upon winning the toss and they were bowled out for 218, their highest score of the season so far.

Dean John starred with the bat as he hit 84 while Rob Hood added 32. There were also scores of 31 from Kristian Bennet and 34 from Charlie Malloy.

John hit eight fours and eight sixes in his knock which came off 40 balls.

In reply, Joseph Kiff scored 54 and Noah Davies scored 22. Dom Asson made a late score of 21 and although Gary James finished unbeaten on 23, it wasn’t enough to give them victory.

Hood was in fine form as he took 4-42 while Harry Nicholas also bowled well as he took 3-34. That saw Llangwm bowled out for 177.

Lawrenny (124-2) beat Saundersfoot (122) by 8 wkts

The lowest scoring game of the weekend came in Lawrenny who bowled Saundersfoot out for 122.

Sam Franklin scored 64 and there were scores of 12 from Yannik Parker and 10 from Tom Mansbridge but that was as good as it got for the visitors.

Jamie Lewis bowled exceptionally to finish with figures of 5-13. He had good support from Finley Lewis who finished with 3-24 and Ryan Morton had 1-24.

In reply, Lawrenny lost Kyle Marsh on a score of 39 but unbeaten scores of 21 from Steve Lewis and 47 from Troy Purslowe saw their side to victory.

Division 1 fixtures for Saturday, June 3:
Burton v Narberth
Cresselly v Lawrenny
Herbrandston v Carew
Saundersfoot v Neyland
St Ishmaels v Llangwm