Harrison-Allen Bowl Round 1: Burton (111 for 8) beat Pembroke Dock (77 all out) by 34 runs   

Talented teenager James Davies played a key role in Burton’s relatively comfortable win over Pembroke Dock at Oatfield Park as he top scored with 39 excellent runs.

His knock was ended by an unlucky run out but then he chipped in with two wickets to help break the back of The Dock Response.

Asked to bat first, Burton had suffered an early set-back when Toby Hayman was well caught by Dock skipper Scott Griffiths behind the wicket off Nick Daley’s bowling and opening partner Jon Venables soon followed, removed by Billy Wood from a Tom Grimwade catch after the same fielder had downed an easier chance.

But then James Davies and Morgan Scale shared a stand of 63 vital runs before Scale’s strong straight drive was deflected back onto Davies stumps with the batsman stranded out of the crease, giving bowler Jamie White a measure of revenge since he had dropped Davies from another hard-hit straight drive!

Scale eventually departed for a well-compiled 27 but White (2-18), Nick Daley (2-21) and Rob Hearne (2-24) kept things fairly tight and it was left to Matthew Davies to add a late 10 not out for the homesters which saw having to settle for 111-8.

But The Dock were soon in trouble as they lurched from 15 without loss to 16-4 as Matthew Webb grabbed two wickets in as many balls and James Davies shifted danger men Jake Davies and Billy Wood.

Skipper Scott Griffiths did manage 29 before he was neatly stumped by Iestyn Evans off Morgan Scale’s canny slow stuff and from then on only Andrew Hillier-Wood (10) managed double figures.

Scale finished with 2-14 alongside Dan Llewellyn (2-8), Luke Hayman (1-15) and Matthew Davies (1 for 0) as The Dock succumbed to the pressure – and now Burton travel to Pembroke for Round 2.

Umpire: Allan Hansen and Brian Griffiths

Scorers: Cerys Griffiths and Nicola Murray