11:02am Tuesday 13th August 2013
Haverfordwest (90 all out) lost to Neyland (236 for 6)
NEYLAND took a massive step to achieving the much-coveted treble of league champions, Harrison-Allen Bowl and DR Morris Cup winners as they slammed second-placed Haverfordwest on The Racecourse in a manner befitting the champions elect.
After being put in to bat they amassed 236 for 6 through some very positive batting which stemmed from an opening stand of 65 from skipper Gregg Miller (35) and Paul Murray (seven fours in his 65) and then bowled and fielded so well that they dismissed The Town for a paltry 90.
Nick Koomen (32), Nathan Banner (28) and Ashley Sutton (39) all chipped in with useful cameos made in good time and only Haverfordwests resident left arm slow doctors, Simon Holliday (2 for 67) and Ajay Ravu (2 for 55) made any impact with the ball but conceded runs in the process.
The Town needed a good start in response but Holiday blitzed the first ball of their innings from Patrick Hannon straight to Gregg Miller and the Neyland skipper safely pouched the catch, to the relish of Neyland's large band of fans.
Nick Koomen continued the pressure in a superb 6 for 25 spell alongside Andrew Miller (1 for 23), Banner (1 for 10) and Gary Lloyd (1 for 2) so that only Ben Field (24) and Avron Roulstone (26) ever looked likely to score runs as Neyland won by a massive 146 runs as reward for their excellent performance, which puts them a massive 63 points ahead at the top of the table.
*Haverfordwest were sponsored by Haverfordwest Coin Machines and Neyland were sponsored by Graham Charles.
Umpires: Trefor Evans and John Williams.
Scorers: Jayne Cole and John Laugharne.
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