12:01pm Tuesday 13th August 2013
Carew (230 for 9) drew with Cresselly (238 for 9)
THERE were runs galore at Carew as Cresselly travelled just a mile down the hill to amass 238 for 9, with Phil Williams scoring a splendid century and Carew held on at 230 for 9 after looking assured of victory at 190 for 4 with eight overs left of this cracking local derby.
Cressellys large total owed much to the opening pair of Matthew Morgan (43) and skipper Phil Williams as they put on 93 for the first wicket. Simon Cole and Damian Arthur also chipped in with 12 apiece but it was Williams who showed he had re-found his batting form with a beautifully-crafted innings of 108 that included 8 fours and four big sixes.
For Carew, Tom Davies (3 for 58) and Tim Hicks (3 for 61) were the chief wicket-takers.
Carew had 32 from Tom Davies as they gave chase and a superb partnership by Tim Hicks (three fours and five sixes in his 77) and James Hinchliffe (three sixes in his 40) took the home side to 190 before both batsmen fell in the same over and at 192 for 6 Cresselly were back in contention through the bowling of Sam Harts (5 for 40) and Ryan Lewis (2 for 49).
In a tense finish, Rob Scourfield held out for the final deliveries for Carew and a draw was perhaps the fairest result after such a high-scoring and entertaining battle.
*Cresselly were sponsored by Steve Wilkins.
Umpires: Dave Brandon and Les Hastings.
Scorers: Dave Richards.
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