Pembrokeshire (160-7) lost to SWCA (161-3) by 7 wickets

The Pembrokeshire county side went down to defeat in their game against the South Wales Cricket Association on Sunday.

The hosts didn’t get enough runs on the board at Pembroke Dock as they were restricted to a rate of four an over by the visitors, who then reached their target of 161with more than five overs to spare.

The top four for Pembrokeshire all got starts but were unable to push on, with Toby Hayman (7), Patrick Bellerby (19), Harry Thomas (11) and Tom Davies (15) all falling to leave matters at 58-4.

Ross Hardy also threatened to get away with three fours before going for 21, and in the end it was Matthew Davies and No 10 Sean Hannon who carried the side to a competitive total with a stand of 60, ‘Titch’ hitting 31 not out (five fours) while Hannon made 30 (two fours and a six).

For the SWCA, wickets fell to Harry Bolland (3-32), Luke O’Connor (1-18), Scott Thomas (2-23), and Julian Ceight (2-27).

The away side’s reply reached 35-0 before Yakoob Ali was caught by Toby Hayman of Henry Durrant (1-16) for 20 (three fours) – and then Scott Lloyd and Scott Thomas put on 45 before the latter was caught and bowled by Brad McDermott-Jenkins for a rapid 26 (four fours and a six).

Lloyd made 34 (six fours) before being becoming the second victim of the Lawrenny man as he took 2-23, but Ben Edkins looked classy with 48 not out (seven fours and two sixes) and he shared an unbroken partnership of 72 with O’Connor, who hit five fours to finish 28 not out to seal an away win.