Kilgetty Under 13s are celebrating after getting their hands on the Junior Cup.
Kilgetty (133 -6) beat St Ishmaels (88 all out-3) at the final which was played at Cresselly Cricket Club.
This year’s final was between the top two sides of each group, with both teams undefeated, with Kilgetty beating Cresselly in the semi final and St Ishmaels beating Llechryd.
Captain of Kilgetty Olly Badham won the toss against his counterpart Morgan Britton of St Ishmaels and chose to bat.
The game was a superb advert for Pembrokeshire Under 13s cricket and certainly lived up to its expectation with an excellent and a high standard of cricket in all three departments by both teams
Morgan Britton (1-9) removed the dangerous Taylor Lewis without scoring but then Ollie Cook 26 retired (3x4) and Olly Badham 19(2x4) built slowly with some excellent shots all around the ground with some very good timing of the ball.
Charlie Welsh struck back for St Ishmaels 2-20 with Jenson Griffiths 1-10 and Caydyn Mcguire 2-17. Morgan Broomhall 12 and a hard hitting 25 retired by Adam Kettle (5x4) certainly increased the tempo.
All of the St Ishmaels bowlers uncharacteristically struggled in the very strong wind and reached 38 with the Kilgetty innings finishing on 133-6.
You could imagine Trefor Badham’s half time briefing keep the bowling tight lads and reduce those extras.
St Ishmaels needed a good start and that’s what they had with Charlie Welsh 26 (5x4) retired but the introduction of Olly Badham into the attack in the 8th Over removed the dangerous Caydyn Mcguire 13 with Olly finishing with figures of 3-12 and a run out.
The rest of the St Ishmaels batters tried to keep up the tempo but with tight bowling by Cody Glanville 1-11 Teddy Griffiths 3 -12 and Jack Cole 2-10 no one else could quite reach double figures.
The St Ishmaels innings finished on 88 all out with Kilgetty deserved winners on the night.
It was great to see a supportive crowd at the game who enjoyed an excellent evening of entertaining cricket.
In the presentation after the match Martin Jones (Junior organiser) congratulated both sides on reaching the final.
The player of the match award (sponsored by the Williams family in memory of the late John Williams, who had umpired this final for countless years) was presented by his widow Hilary Williams, with her sons Mark and Phil present.
The award picked by the Umpires quite rightly went to Olly Badham of Kilgetty for his all round performance with the bat, ball and in the field.
In the Under 11s Junior League final, Haverfordwest (279-4 ) beat Cresselly (261- 3), with the match played at Hook.
This year’s final was between the top two sides from both zones, with Cresselly 11s beating their Under 10s in the semi final and Haverfordwest seeing off Narberth in the other.
Again it was great to see a large crowd of knowledgable spectators who certainly saw some entertaining cricket.
The Evan Martin Trophy (player of the match) a stalwart of Hook CC for many years, picked by Mathew Holder, was awarded to a jubilant Harri Atyeo with special mention to Elin Field.