Pembroke County Cricket League

By Observer Reporter in Cricket

Whitland picked up their first win of the season following a crushing victory over Kilgetty.

In a game marred by rain, the hosts skittled the visitors for just 72 in reply to their 185 all out, in which Jack Parkinson took his first five-wicket haul of the summer.

For Whitland, Scott Newton scored 63 and Jonathan Thomas 57.

Kilgetty were going well until rained intervened and on resumption, they lost four wickets in the space of 14 balls to seal their fate as Iestyn Scourfield took 4-19 and Ben Harvey and Matthew Davies three apiece.

Lawrenny remain winless after going down to yet another defeat as Haverfordwest beat them by seven wickets.

The Gavenyards were all out for 146, with Matthew Lewis, Simon Cole and Rob Williams all scoring in excess of 20, yet they failed to kick on for a big score. The Town had few issues in passing the total.

Iwan Izzard was in fine form for Cresselly as was former Glamorgan opening bat Dan Cherry as the hosts scored 257-6 against Pembroke.

Izzard struck a magnificent 91, while Cherry was unbeaten on 48 as the hosts made the visitors toil.

Adam Chandler also got in on the act, hitting 37 not out, while Alex Bailey struck 40.

In reply, no Pembroke batsmen could get to grips with Simon Cole, who took 4-6, while Sion Jenkins and Tom Arthur took two apiece and they were skittled for just 69.

Tom Davies was the star of the show for Carew as the ace all-rounder scored 83 and took 5-29 in their 122-run defeat of St. Ishmaels.

The home team scored 193 all out, while Tom Scourfield struck 22 and Brian Hall 21.

Tish were then dismissed for 71 as Davies and Ceri Brace with 3-10 got to work.

In division two, Narberth remain unbeaten after a seven-wicket win over Llechryd, who were all out for 93 as Loui Davies and Lewis Hough both took three wickets.

Richie Adams then hit 47 not out and Jordan Howell 32 in the winning reply.

Carew seconds were also victorious as they beat Haverfordwest seconds by seven wickets.

In reply to the Town’s 110 all out, they passed it for the loss of three after Dafydd Bowen hit 54 not out and Che Thomas 34 not out. Top bowler for The Rooks was Kerry Waters, who took 6-15.

James Caine hit 43 for Saundersfoot in their 162 all out against Llangwm, but the Mansbridges took most of the plaudits, despite the Seasiders losing by 20 runs.

Paul Mansbridge hit 38 for the hosts to help Caine set the platform of the chase after Jon and Tom Mansbridge both took four wickets to bowl Llangwm out for 182.

The game between Llanrhian and Stackpole was abandoned with Stackpole 103-3 in reply to The Cows’ 148 all out.

The game between Burton and Whitland seconds was abandoned, too, with Whitland 116-7 in reply to the hosts’ 246-6.

Another game delicately poised when abandoned was the match between Herbrandston and Cresselly seconds in division three. Herbie scored 194-7, with Cresselly 93-4 in reply.

Lamphey beat the rain, however, as Andrew Skeels’s 4-14 and Dean Lawrence’s 4-11 helped the Stags bowl Hook out for just 74.

In reply, Jake Griffiths smashed 29 to see the Stags romp home by seven wickets.

Pembroke Dock are another unbeaten team in the division after they battered Lawrenny seconds by nine wickets.

Lawrenny scored 110-9 after Hugh Griffiths’s 34, but three wickets each for Jamie White and Nick Daley kept them in check.

Daley then hit 26 not out in the reply, with Luke Murray smashing an unbeaten 60.

In division four, Kilgetty seconds lost to their counterparts from Burton by eight wickets after being skittled for 160. Toby Poole hit 41 for the home team and Jack Tucker 26.

Hundleton went down to their second loss of the season with a three-wicket defeat at Crymych.

Hundleton scored 156-8, with John Williams hitting 51 and Mark Williams 24.

In reply, Steffan Williams took 3-43, but The Mountain Men were too strong on the day.

Narberth seconds won at Tish seconds by two wickets, with the visitors just creeping over the line while chasing 88, in which David Johns took 5-20 and Richard Howell 3-25.

Andrew Williams then struck 44 in reply.

Meanwhile, at Pembroke, the home team’s seconds lost against Saundersfoot after the visitors scored 121 all out after Navett Khawale’s 25 not out and Yanick Parker’s 24.

For Pembroke, Chris Owen took 5-26, with David Pratt taking 3-37.

In reply, only Chris Thomas with 22 got to grips with the away team’s bowling as they were all out for 83 after Khawale, 2-26, Parker, 3-12 and Kevin Sykes, 2-17 all bowled well.

Finally, in division five, Stackpole seconds lost to Cresselly thirds by four wickets after The Lilies could only manage 111-6 in their overs, while Whitland thirds beat Haverfordwest fourths, scoring 192-5 and bowling Haverfordwest out for 85 in reply.

Carew thirds, meanwhile, were all out for 81 against Laugharne, who passed it for the loss of three wickets.

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