ST ISHMAELS booked their place in the second round of the Harrison Allen Bowl after a stunning batting performance on Tuesday (May 30).
They scored a mammoth 248-1 in their 22 overs, the highest score in recent years, eclipsing Neyland’s 241-2 in the 2021 final and Kilgetty’s 242-1 in the first and second rounds of the 2016 competition.
It was a night that will live long in the memory with Tish smashing 28 boundaries as they battered the Dock bowlers.
Tish won the toss and chose to bat and they made a quick start with Karl Rhead and Brennan Devonald sharing 95 runs for the first wicket.
Rhead hit three fours and three sixes as he scored 37 from 28 balls before being caught by Connor Carroll off the bowling of Tom Grimwood.
Devonald and Jonathan Pawlett continued to pepper the ropes with both soon reaching their half centuries.
Brennan was the star of the show as he thumped seven fours and five sixes in his score of 103 from 66 balls.
Pawlett equally starred as he hit five fours and five sixes in a score of 76 from 38 balls.
it set the Dock and improbable 249 to win the game.
They struggled early in their reply, slipping to 15-2 and 49-4.
Tom Grimwood scored 10 before Bowyn Clark finished not out on 25 (three fours, 1 six) from 17 balls.
Scott Griffiths hit five fours to finish unbeaten on 40 but the Dock fell short, finishing on 128-6.
Tish will now look forward to their second round game which will see them visit Whitland on June 8.