Alec Colley Cup Round 2:

Neyland (186 for 2) beat Cresselly (125 for 5) by 61 runs

A dashing unbeaten century by Ashley Sutton took Neyland’s second string to a huge win over their counterparts from Cresselly, who featured a mix of youth and experience at the Athletic Ground.

Sutton showed his class by stroking a boundary-laden 136 in their final tally of 186 for 2 as Will Hughes supported with a hard-hitting 44 against the bowling of veteran Richard Harries (1 for 27) and teenager Charlie Arthur (1 for 24).

Matthew Lewis (32) featured in Cresselly’s response but the ageless Gary Lloyd (2 for 16) and Tom Pritchard (2 for 30) helped restrict them to 125 for 5.

Pembroke (129 for 5) lost to Pembroke Dock (150 for 2) by 21 runs

An excellent undefeated 75 by Luke Murray helped Pembroke Dock beat old rivals Pembroke on their own pitch at Treleet

Murray’s fine knock had a sprinkling of boundaries throughout and he found support from Adam Phillips (29) alongside an amazing tally of 45 extras, 40 of which were wides as Aaron Phillips was the pick of the home bowlers with 2 for 35.

Steve Mitchell (33) and Tom Kaijaks (39) gave Pembroke some hope of chasing down such a big target but once they left only 25 not out by Lee Harries featured in the Pembroke batting against some useful Dock bowling which was led by Owen Hughes’ 2 for 15 spell.

 Saundersfoot (79 for 3) beat Lawrenny (76 all out) by 7 wicket

A five wicket haul from Rhys Richards set up Saundersfoot for a routine win over Lawrenny.

Richards took 5 for 28 as the visitors were dismissed for 76, and was backed up by the ever reliable Kevin Sykes (2 for 17) and the father and son duo of Navneet (2 for 12) and Aryan Kawale (1 for 21).

For Lawrenny, Will Allen top scored with 19 and the total was boosted by the home side wastefully sending down 17 wides.

In the reply Steve Cook made a steady 31 and Gareth Edwards also played well for his 21 – while veteran Paul Mansbridge helped finish the job with 13 not out.

For Lawrenny, Rhys Eynon (1 for 21) and Simon Cole (2 for 6) shared the wickets.

Narberth (86 for 8) lost to Haverfordwest (123 for 8) by 37 runs

It was a solid all-round team display which earned Haverfordwest victory at The Lewis Lloyd Ground as hosts Narberth could only muster 86 for 8 in response to The Town’s 123 for 8.

After being asked to bat first Haverfordwest had Jamie Jenkins as top scorer with 25, supported by Dan Field (20, including a big six), James Marchant (13) and ageless skipper Nigel Morgan (16 not out).

Mike Reekie bowled really well for Narberth with a 4 for 24 haul alongside Shane Norcross (2 for 25), Rhodri Dyer (1 for 32) and Richard Prout (1 for 25).

Dyer (24) and Prout (15) joined McKenzie McDonald (13) as the top home scorers but Chris Fitzpatrick (3 for 28), Ashley James (3 for 20) and James Marchant (2 for 12) bowled well to see The Town comfortably through to the next round.

St Ishmaels (88 for 3) beat Llechryd (84 for 7) by 7 wickets

All-rounder Daniel Flynn helped steer St Ishmaels into the last eight as he was heavily involved with bat and ball against a Llechryd side which fought hard but no-one to influence the game as he did.

Flynn top-scored 35 alongside Kevin Bowen (19), Karl Rhead 11) and Stuart Carpenter (11 not out) and then claimed 2 for 16 as Bowen (1 for 16), Carpenter (2 for 20) and Steve Williams also featured with the ball.

*St Ishmaels were sponsored by Yvonne and Russell Evans*

Llanrhian (134 for 5) lost to Carew (138 for 6) by 4 runs

There was an exciting finish at Llanrhian as Carew all-rounder Robbie Hicks kept his nerve in the final over to see The Rooks through to round 2.

The visitors had made 138-5 in their 20 overs, but 68 from debutant Rhys Dalling took Llanrhian to the brink when with five balls left, he was clean bowled and Carew held on.

Their earlier total had been largely due to solid displays from No 3 Brian Hall who hit two boundaries in his 25 not out, and No 4 Rhys Grigg who cracked 36 (two fours and a six).

Dai Rees also played a vital late hand, smacking two sixes in the final over of Tony Kitchell, which went for 19, before falling for 26.

For The Cows, wickets were shared between Kitchell (1-49), Llion Williams (3-29) and Billy Clarke (1-28).

Opener Russell Watkins then made 19 in the Llanrhian reply but the innings was carried by Dalling, who hammered six sixes and four fours to leave the home side needing just six off the final five balls for an unlikely victory.

But it was then that Hicks (1-31) got his man, and he conceded just a single in the four balls that followed to secure the win. 

Other Carew wickets went to Barry Evans (1-14), Kerry Waters (1-18), and Ashley Smith (1-18).

Herbrandston (71 for 8) lost to Whitland (136 for 4) by 65 runs

Opener Dai Lee led the way as Whitland were too strong for Herbie.

Batting first, Lee only hit one boundary in his knock of 42 but accumulated sensibly, and played the foil for fellow opener Che Thomas, who hit a four and a six in his 25, and No 3 Gethin Scourfield who hit four boundaries in his 39.

For the home side, Rob Kingston took 2-33 and there was a wicket each for Charlie Malloy and Sam Birch (both 1-31), but a victory target of 137 looked a tricky one.

And so it proved as it was only No 4 Birch who ever got settled, making 22 (two fours) after opener Ben Fairbairn had scored 10 – while youngster Ferdy Stevenson showed some late resistance with a boundary in his 13.

But Herbie were restricted to 71-8, with Whitland wickets shared between Gethin Scourfield (2-14), Steff Lee (2-12), Oli Bujega (2-13), and Rob Owen (1-12).

Hook (109 for 8) lost to Llangwm (127 for 5) by 18 runs

A knock of 37 not out from James Lewis proved crucial as Llangwm won their local derby with Hook.

Lewis ensured the visitors reached 127-5, which proved too much for the hosts as they fell 18 runs short.

When he came in the visitors were 72-4 after openers Martin Thomas (20) and Phil Llewellyn (19) had set a platform, and he was backed up by 16 from Sean Waller which included a big six.

Lewis cracked a maximum himself with two fours, while for Hook wickets fell to Andrew Thomas (2-33), Lewis Miller (1-11), Chris Holder (1-31), and Owen Phelps (1-20).

The Hook reply started well as Jamie Phelps and Nick Absalom put on 40 before Phelps gave a return catch to Callum Jenkins after reaching 26 quickly (two sixes and two fours).

But Absalom and Owen Phelps then took matters to 70-1 - but when the opener was dismissed by ‘Ackie’ Harries for 41 after three fours and a six, things unraveled for the home side.

The younger Phelps made 10 and Peter Franklin hit 12 – but the bowling of Chris Jenkins (3-26), Harries 2-27, Toby Asson (1-21), and Williams (1-19) saw Llangwm through.