Classy Cresselly brush aside Carew

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Cresselly (113 for 5) beat Carew (110-9) by 5 wickets

A DISCIPLINED display with bat and ball saw Cresselly ease to a derby victory against old rivals Carew.

Home skipper Phil Williams won the toss and elected to field – and his bowlers did not let him down as they restricted the visitors to 23-5 early on.

Indeed, the fact that Carew were able to eventually sneak over the three figure mark was down to No 5 Brian Hall, who steadied the ship with a patient 43, a knock that included six fours.

Ian Forrester (18) also added late runs, but the home side were always on top as Tom Murphy (3-26), Harry Thomas (3-10), Mike Shaw (2-27) and Brad McDermott-Jenkins (1-16) ensured wickets fell at regular intervals.

And the Cresselly run chase got off to a solid start as Williams and Matthew Morgan put on 45 for the opening wicket – with Williams making 26 (three fours) and Morgan 24 (four fours) before both were dismissed by Rhys Davies.

Indeed, Davies did give Carew a glimmer of hope as he took three more wickets to finish with figures of 5-25, but Adam Chandler (18 not out) and McDermott-Jenkins (16 not out) steadied matters and the pair eased Cresselly home with five wickets in hand.

Umpires: Les Hastings & Allan Hansen.

Scorers: David Richards & Julie Davies.

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