Division One: Carew (197 all out) lost to (Neyland 198 for 3) by 7 wickets

WITH both sides going into this top clash unbeaten something was bound to give and on this occasion it was Neyland who held sway as they dismissed Carew for 197 in 42.5 overs - and what must have added to The Rooks’ disappointment was the fact that Neyland actually scored the winning runs in one of the two extra overs given them by the home side.

Carew’s tally owed much to the power hitting of Ian Sefton, whose 49 included seven fours and two sixes – whilst opener Tim Hicks topped the scoring with 55 (four boundaries).

There were cameos from Simon Wood (11), Luke Hicks (12), Nick Davies (14), James Hinchliffe (12) and Ceri Brace (10 not out) but the middle order was broken apart by an excellent spell of bowling by Tom Pritchard, whose seven overs gave him his best-ever figures at this level of 6 for 25.

Nick Koomen supported with 1 for 9 in eight overs alongside Henry Durrant (2 for 27) and Geraint Rees (1 for 33) as Carew’s innings ended with 13 balls unused.

Koomen (24) and Ashley Sutton (46, including five fours and a six)) claimed early runs for Neyland before Durrant showed what an asset he is with a sparkling 73 not out that contained five fours and three sixes) whilst George Evans (32 not out) also batted well to take them over the line – and top spot in the table as Carew slipped down to third as a result.

Umpires: Trefor Evans and Dave Bonner.
Scorers: Julie Davies & John Laugharne.


Timothy Hicks ct&b Tom Pritchard 55
Tom Davies ct Sean Hannon b  Henry Durrant 4    
Ian Sefton ct George Evans b  Geraint Rees 49
Simon Wood ct Sean Hannon b  Tom Pritchard 11
Luke Hicks st Sean Hannon b  Tom Pritchard 12    
Shaun Whitfieldct George Evans b  Tom Pritchard 7
Nick Davies b  Tom Pritchard 14    
Nick Scourfield ct Nicholas Koomen b  Tom Pritchard    0    
James Hinchliffe ct Gregg Miller b  Nicholas Koomen    12
Ceri Brace not out 10    
Brian Hall ct Gregg Miller b  Henry Durrant 0    
Extras 23    
Total 197 all out    
Bowling: Nicholas Koomen 8-4-9-1; Henry Durrant 6.5-1-27-2; Geraint Rees 7-0-33-1; Andrew Miller 6-0-42-0; Gary Lloyd 8-2-3-0; Tom Pritchard 7-0-25-6.

Nicholas Koomen lbw b  Shaun Whitfield 24
Ashley Sutton b  Simon Wood 46    
Andrew Miller ct Nick Davies b  Tom Davies 5
Henry Durrant not out 73
Extras 18
Total 198 for 3    
Bowling: Shaun Whitfield 12-2-40-1; Tom Davies 12-3-37-1; Ceri Brace 10.5-0-65-0; Simon Wood 10-2-40-1.