Harrison-Allen Bowl Round 1: Narberth (37-1) beat Johnston (36 all out) by 9 wickets

A hat trick for Ben Quartermaine was the highlight as Narberth rolled over 10-man Johnston in their Harrison-Allen Bowl first round match.

He removed Steve James, Josh Hicks, and Hazif Farooq in successive balls as the visitors slumped to 14-4, and they never recovered as they went on to be dismissed for 36 - before the hosts wrapped up a quick nine wicket win.

Johnston elected to bat and had Geno Cleal (4) clean bowled by Loui Davies early on – and No 3 James made 5 before Quartermaine skittled him and the two batsman that followed for golden ducks to seal figures of 3-5 in three overs.

It was veteran opener John Summons who was left standing with 6 not out while tail ender Curtis Hicks hit two boundaries in a defiant knock of 12, but alongside Quartermaine and Davies (1-10) it was Ben Hughes (2-12), Lewis Hough (1-0), and Matthew (1-6) and David Johns (1-3) who ensured the innings was wrapped up in 14.2 overs.

Had Luff and Richie Adams then shared an opening stand of 29 in the reply before the latter was bowled by Mark Hicks for 7 – but Luff finished 17 not out (two fours) and was joined by Mick Haltam (6 not out) in finishing the job inside 8 overs.

The game was umpired by Jonathan Willington, who to his credit, waived his match fee in a move that drew praise from both teams.

Umpire: Jonathan Willington
Scorers: Gwyneth Johns and Gracie Morris