Division 1: Whitland (127 all out) lost to St Ishmaels (128-7)

It was tense, but Tish worked their way to a win at Whitland on Saturday in a low scoring game at Spring Hill.

Having restricted the home side to 127 all out, the chase wasn’t straightforward as after a late wobble, the visitors got home with just three wickets in hand.

Whitland fell to 38-5 early on and it took a stand of 52 from skipper Matthew Davies and Wayne Howells to rescue matters - Davies making 32 (three fours and a six) before becoming one of Brennan Devonald’s three wickets. 

Howells hit 36 (two fours), but overall the visitors stifled the home side with wickets being shared between Devonald (3-19 in 12 overs), Jordan Milich (3-15), Andrew Pawlett (3-46) and Andrew Williams (1-24).

Tish lost Harry Nicholas (5) early in their reply, stumped by Jack Bowen off Wayne Howells, but Peter Bradshaw and captain Phil Cockburn seemingly allayed any fears by taking the score to 86, before the latter was LBW to Davies for 43 (eight fours), and then Daniel Howells (0) was also trapped in front by Greg Sleep.

Brennan Devonald hit four quick boundaries before he was bowled for 19 but Tish moved to within a single run of victory before a collapse of three wickets for 0 runs.

Bradshaw finally went for 46 (three fours) and Jack Nicholas (9) and Daniel Richards (0) followed, and in the end it was a single from Andrew Williams that finally got the visitors over the line with nine balls left.

For Whitland, Howells finished 1-17, Davies 1-33, Sleep 3-46, Bowen 2-0 off just one over.

It means Tish have now gone three games unbeaten, and are now above the Borderers in sixth.

Whitland innings:
Dylan Blain b Brennan Devonald 15    
Jack Bowen ct Andrew Pawlett b Jordan Milich 2    
Paul Davies ct Jack Nicholas b Brennan Devonald 0    
Jonathan Thomas b Andrew Pawlett 9    
Matthew Davies b Brennan Devonald 32    
Nathan Evans lbw b Andrew Pawlett 0    
Wayne Howells ct Philip Cockburn b Jordan Milich 36    
Martin Thomas ct Brennan Devonald b Andrew Pawlett 5    
Greg Sleep st Jack Nicholas b Jordan Milich 10    
Daniel Blain not out 0    
James Thomas ct & b Andrew Williams 3    
Extras 15    
Total: 127 all out off 44.1 overs    
Bowling: Brennan Devonald 12-3-19-3, Jordan Milich 10-1-25-3, Andrew Pawlett 12-1-46-3, Andrew Williams 10-2-24-1.

St Ishmaels innings:
Peter Bradshaw lbw b Jack Bowen 46
Harry Nicholas ct Jack Bowen b Wayne Howells 5    
Philip Cockburn lbw b Matthew Davies 43
Daniel Howells lbw b Greg Sleep 0
Brennan Devonald b Greg Sleep 19
Jack Nicholas ct Martin Thomas b Greg Sleep 9
Andrew Williams not out 1
Daniel Richards ct Daniel Blain b Jack Bowen 0
Andrew Pawlett not out 0                
Extras 5    
Total: 128 for 7 off 43.3 overs.
Bowling: Wayne Howells 9.0-1-17-1, Matthew Davies 12-3-33-1, Jonathan 8-0-26-0, Greg Sleep 12-2-46-3, Nathan Evans 1.3-1-1-0, Jack Bowen 1-1-0-2.