CUP CRICKET: Cresselly book place in last 16 of Watsons Village Cup

By Observer Reporter in Cricket

A convincing seven wickets win away to Herefordshire team Colwall has propelled Cresselly through to the last 16 of the Watsons Village Cup.

An excellent all-round bowling and fielding display restricted Colwall to a total of 158 in the allotted 40 overs.

Paceman Sion Jenkins with a superb 4-16 spell in seven miserly overs ripped the heart out of the Colwall innings.

Every one of the Cresselly bowlers played their part in support in respective accurate spells, with Tom Arthur, spinners Mike Shaw, Simon Cole and Ryan Lewis, the captain, each collecting one wicket.

For Colwall, Joe Blight held the innings together with his 64, which included eight fours, supported by skipper Ben Wheeler with 25 and James Abel with 18.

Although two wickets fell with the Cresselly reply on 79, an unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 84 between opener Phil Williams with 70no, including 11 fours, and middle order batsman Alex Bailey with a mature 36no, ensured there were no further mishaps.

Ben Seberly was the pick of the Colwall bowlers in his 2-35 spell.

Williams has had two lean seasons by his high standards, but he has been in the form of his life this season and some of the younger players like Bailey have flourished to support the experienced players in the side.

Ironically, Cresselly reached the winning target through the aid of five wides!

In the next round, Cresselly will be home to Leicestershire team Langtons on Sunday, July 9.

Thomas Scourfield and Sons Harrison-Allen Bowl

The eagerly-awaited draw for the semi-finals of the Harrison-Allen Bowl has been made and fixtures are:

Tuesday, July 11 - Whitland v Neyland (at Carew Cricket Club).

Thursday, July 13 - Haverfordwest v Cresselly (at Pembroke Dock Cricket Club).

Tee’s R Us Alec Colley Cup

Next week, the quarter-finals of the Alec Colley Cup will be played, with fixtures bewing as follows:

Monday, July 3 - Carew v Lawrenny.

Tuesday, July 4 - Llangwm v Neyland.

Wednesday, July 5 - Cresselly v Whitland.

Thursday, July 6 - Llanrhian v St. Ishmaels.

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