Harrison-Allen Bowl Round 1: Whitland (84 all out) lost to Carew (130 for 7) by 46 runs

Four overs of mayhem at the start of the Whitland innings saw Carew smash their bowl hopes.

Chasing 131 to win, Sion Jenkins bowled danger men Jonathan Thomas and Geraint Jones in his first over and Rhys Davies bowled Jack Bowen and trapped Kevin Pearce LBW so that after four overs the home side were 1-4!

Batting first, Carew had also suffered an early set-back when they lost Luke Hicks to a return catch by Wayne Howells but Tim Hicks and Ian Sefton advanced the score from 16 to 71 with some solid striking of anything loose and good running between the wickets.

Hicks blasted an excellent 52 (three fours and two sixes) before he finally fell and Sefton was eventually run out for 26 (two fours and a six), as was Rhys Davies after he had scored 17 and from there it was a scramble to score as many as possible, with Gareth Lewis finishing things off with a six in the final over to take Carew to 130-7 - a challenging score in the circumstances.

And just how challenging it was became reality because after four shared overs Sion Jenkins had a double-wicket maiden and Rhys Davies’ analysis stood at 2-1.

Steff James stood strong for his 32 and there was a measure of support from skipper Matthew Davies (13) and Dan Newton (16) but Jenkins finished with splendid figures of 3-16 from his six overs. He removed Davies with the aid of a Tim Hicks’ catch and then canny spinner Ceri Brace joined the fray to grab 4-31 as Whitland inevitably had to go for broke.

Shaun Whitfield also picked up 1-25 as Whitland were shot out for only 84 in 20 overs – and Carew’s reward is a mouth-watering home tie next week to Cresselly.

Umpires: Steve Blowes and Glyn Cole

Scorers: Ann-Marie Jenkins and Julie Davies