Ken Morris Memorial Cup: Haverfordwest 3rds (145-5) beat Cresselly 3rds (92-9) by 53 runs

Cup holders Haverfordwest are back in the Ken Morris Cup final after a commanding win over Cresselly last night.

After beating Crymych on Monday, Jason Phillips and co made it three wins in three matches to top their group, and set up a final with Neyland 3rds at Narberth on Saturday, September 12th.

Batting first, The Town posted 145-5, the highest score in the competition so far this season.

That was thanks to a second wicket partnerhship of 104 between Phil Rees and John Ebeneezer, who took over after Neil Crawshaw (12) was bowled by Jack Perrins (1-18).

Opener Rees cracked six fours in his 55 and Ebeneezer had four boundaries in his 33, and although both fell to Steffan Jenkins, Max Rodrigues kept the momentum going with a six in his 17 not out.

It helped the home side to a big score, with Jenkins finishing the pick of the bowlers with 3-23, while Dan James (1-26) also had a late wicket.

Cresselly made a fight of their reply though, despite Paul Jenkins dismissing opener Rhydian Rees (5) cheaply.

Mike Venables and Jenkins responded with a stand of 46, but when the former was bowled by Jenkins (2-27) having reached 20, the wheels came off.

Jenkins kept going and was eventually ninth man out after making 51 (five fours), but no one else was in double figures as Matthew Vaughan (3-20), Richard Davies (3-10), and Dean Flood (1-33) all turned the screw to ensure another final appearance for The Town.