On a sunny blustery day in Kilgetty, the XL club revived its fixture against Pembrokeshire CC. Put into bat their seam attack used the moisture left in the pitch to good effect. Three of our top four got off mark with edges, and and at drinks we were 45-4 off 22 overs. Paul Davies was unlucky to be given LBW after a fluent 23, Nigel Delaney stuck a useful 21, and Simon Holliday hit a couple of big 6s before becoming one of three run outs as the youth also showed off some fantastic direct hits.
A fine tea followed with time for a suited up Paul Webb to thank all who had helped before donning his whites again to become part of a much feared five spinners bowling attack.
It is fair to say their first 80 runs came fairly quickly, but this was all part of our lull and kill policy. Lee Parry bowling beautifully to take 1-22 in his ten overs, and when new spin twin Andy Miller also added 2 wickets and they combined for six maidens in a row we were back in the game! But then we lost, as P Hay and K Marsh combined with a partnership of 26 to win the match for the Pembrokeshire team.
On the plus side, three players have joined the Club and this will be a very competitive fixture for the future, with the cup games coming soon.
The toss was won by Pembrokeshire, who fielded.
|Wales Over 40’s Scorecard|
|P Lynn||Ct, L Hayman||I Scourfield||7|
|P Mansbridge||Ct, P Hay||H Durrant||3|
|P Davies||Lbw||R Hardy||23|
|B Field||Ct, K Marsh||I Scourfield||1|
|N Delaney||Ct, P Hay||R Hardy||21|
|A Miller||Ct, D Howells||N Koomen||12|
|L Parry||Bowled||N Koomen||0|
|Total||118 for 10|
|Pembroke County Scorecard|
|A Sutton||Ct, S Holiday||A Miller||49|
|D Howells||Ct, P Davies||L Parry||40|
|L Hayman||Ct & Bowled||A Miller||0|
|Total||120 for 3|
Did not bat: I Scourfield, H Durrant, R Hardy, N Koomen, D Howells, M Davies, Kurtis Marsh
The Pembroke County Team won by 7 wkts