Pembrokeshire U11 Regional Cricket: Pembrokeshire (171-6) lost to Carmarthenshire (173-5) by 5 Wickets

Pembrokeshire: Ifan Wyn-Jones (c) (Llechryd), Oscar Lewis (Lawrenny), Rhys Phelps (Hook), Oscar Willington (Hook), William Harries (Hook), Delme Morris-Alleyne (Llechryd), Dylan James (Hook), Rhys Jones (Whitland), Jamie Keating (Kilgetty), Liam Morley-Trivett (Laugharne), Sam Lynch (Laugharne)

Pembrokeshire produced an excellent team performance but were edged out by Carmarthenshire in agreat advert for junior cricket.

Llechryd hosted the 30 over match, which saw Carwyn Jones emerge as the Carmarthenshire hero with an outstanding innings of 90 not out to win the day.

Pembrokeshire skipper Ifan Wyn-Jones won the toss and elected to bat. He opened the innings with Oscar Lewis and these two gave their team a flying start with an a partnership of 60. Lewis hit five boundaries before being run out for 27 and then Pembrokeshire lost key man Rhys Phelps next over. 

Wyn-Jones was joined by Oscar Willington, and they put on 44. With the total at 104, Wyn-Jones went for 31 having hit four boundaries.

Once again Pembrokeshire lost two quick wickets as Willington followed for a classy 32 from only 25 balls. 

William Harries (12) played a cameo before Delme Morris-Alleyne and Rhys Jones took the innings to 171-6. These two batted well  in a partnership of 33, finishing undefeated on 18 and 11 respectively

For Carmarthenshire spinners Jacob Williams (3-19) and Tomos Axford (2-29) led the way. 

In reply Carmarthenshire were in trouble at 5-2, with Willington (2-18) grabbing the wickets of Axford and Cellan Allcock in his first over.

This brought Steffan Bennett, grandson of Wales rugby legend Phil Bennett, and Jones to the crease.

A couple of early chances went begging for the bowlers but thereafter these two batted superbly in a partnership of 95. Bennett went for 31 including four boundaries and Matthew Mitchell (16) continued the support for Jones. 

Jamie Keating (1-13) and Dylan James (1-16), along with a run out from Morris-Alleyne kept Pembrokeshire in the game, but Jones struck 10 fours and three sixes in his undefeated 90 to seal victory with three overs left.