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Squad List 2008

Matthew Baker (Chepstow), Tom Bevington (Chepstow), Christian Coleman (Chepstow), William Davey (Machen), James Jacob (Croesyceiliog), Luc Kear (Croesyceiliog), Max Leader (Chepstow), Jake Lewis (Ebbw Vale),  Huw Morris (Newport), Jamie Norman (Llanarth), Max Norman (Llanarth), Thomas North (Llanarth), James Scarborough (Croesyceiliog), Darnell Taylor-Wood (Newport), Benedict Tindall (Chepstow), Joseph Voke (Sudbrook), Joshua Waters (Blackwood)

Aberystwyth Festival

After a season where several games were postponed (although all but one eventually played) due to the weather, it was a shame for the players and their supporters that their trip to Aberystwyth was similarly disrupted.  It was only possible to play two twenty over softball matches on an artificial pitch with Gwent winning both.

Match Report Summary 2008

OPPONENTS NAME & SCORE

GWENT SCORE

RESULT

 

COMMENTS

 

ABERYSTWYTH FESTIVAL

 

Eryri

86 all out

 

180 - 4

 

Gwent won

 by 94 runs

A 20-over soft ball game with Gwent winning the toss and opting to bat first and producing a great batting performance with 8 batsman all chipping in to reach 180 runs.

Eryri found the Gwent bowling very difficult to score from and struggled to 86 all out with one over left.

Best Performances: Luc Kear 28ret,  Darnell Taylor-Wood 25ret & 2-7, Robert Williams 20, James Scarborough 2-1, Huw Morris 1-4

Mid Glamorgan

139 - 6

160 - 7 Gwent won

by 21 runs

Another good all-round batting performance with five batters scoring 20 or more.  Mid Glamorgan made a game of it but the Gwent bowlers and fielders ensured they wouldn't reach their target in the 20 overs.

Best Performances:  Tom Bevington 25ret, Christian Coleman 25ret & 1-11,  James Scarborough 25 & 2-17, Benedict Tindall 24, William Davey 20no, Darnell Taylor-Wood 1-9

 

FRIENDLIES

 

Hereford

108 all out

 

107

all out

 

Hereford won by 1 run

Gwent won the toss and put Herefordshire into bat mainly because the pitch had been covered until just prior to starting and was sweating on top. They started well by taking 4 wickets in 20 overs with Herefordshire only managing 44 runs.  However, they recovered to set a challenging target on such a wicket. Tom North was the pick of the eleven bowlers used. The match ended with a very tight finish with Gwent needing 2 to win off the last ball.  Robert Williams, who had held the innings together with a fine innings, was then run out going for the run to tie the game.

Best Performances: Robert Williams 30, Tom North 3-18

 

Mid Glamorgan

137 - 6

 

 

138 - 4

 

Gwent won by 6 wickets

Gwent fielded superbly to keep Mid Glamorgan to 137 which included an innings of 74 not out by S Pearce. Five of the bowlers took wickets. All Gwent batsman chipped in to pass the Mid Glamorgan total with James Jacob hitting the winning runs (10no) with Joseph Voke 28 not out and three others in the twenties.

Best Performances:  Joseph Voke 28no, Darnell Taylor-Wood 23, Luc Kear 22, Tom Bevington 20, Max Leader 2-7

 

Worcester 

196-7

 

 

120 all out

 

Worcester won by 76 runs

Gwent put Worcestershire into bat on a very green, wet wicket but an excellent innings by N Hammond (80 not out)  helped Worcestershire get to 196 for 7 after 40 overs.  Gwent put in an excellent fielding performance with Benedict Tindall bowling a particularly good spell of four overs for just six runs. In reply, Gwent collapsed to 49 for 5 off 12 overs but recovered to 120 all out after 29 thanks mainly to Jamie Norman and James Scarborough.

Best Performances: Jamie Norman 31 and 2 for 38, James Scarborough 23 not out

 

Devon 

88 - 5

 

 

85 -7

 

Devon won by 5 wickets

 

The game was reduced to 30 overs due to heavy rain. Gwent lost the toss and were put in to bat on a very poor batting surface and managed to get to a total of 85 in 30 overs. Tom Bevington was the only batsman to post what was a good score in the conditions. As the outfield dried out batting for the Devon innings became a little easier with the ball running quicker to the boundary. Gwent fielded and bowled well under difficult conditions, with Darnell Taylor-Wood bowling a particularly good spell, but the target was not high enough.

Best Performances: Darnell Taylor-Wood 3 for 2, Tom Bevington 27

 

Berkshire

125 - 9

 

95 all out

 

Berkshire won by 30 runs 

Great start by Gwent with Berkshire finding themselves 45 for 5 off 20 overs although they recovered to make 125 as Gwent ensured all their players had the opportunity to bowl.  In reply, Gwent found batting difficult and fell 30 runs short with only two batsman reaching double figures.

Best Performances: Darnell Taylor-Wood 21, Max Leader 2-8, Tom North made 2 run-outs

 Wiltshire

 

 

 Match cancelled due to the weather 

 

Dorset

149 - 8

 

 

110 - 7

 

Dorset won by 39 runs

A great start by Gwent with Dorset finding themselves 15 for 4  but the middle order took things in their stride to post a challenging total.  Eleven Gwent bowlers were used and four of them took wickets by bowling straight.  In reply, only Darnell Taylor-Wood (19) and Joseph Voke managed to cope with a slow and low pitch.

Best Performances: Joseph Voke 21, Darnell Taylor-Wood 2-10

 

Pembrokeshire

115 all out

 

 

117 - 3

 

Gwent won by 7 wickets

Gwent kept Pembrokeshire to just 115 and bowled them out with 7 overs remaining of their innings. Three out of the nine bowlers used took 2 wickets each with James Jacob taking 3. The Gwent early order batsmen, led by Tom Bevington, batted very sensibly on an excellent hard batting wicket, passing the total with 5 overs left.

Best Performances: Tom Bevington 39, Joseph Voke 27no, James Jacob 3-9,  Benedict Tindall 2-6, Darnell Taylor-Wood 2-7, Tom North 2-18

 

Cardiff & Vale

125 - 9

 

 

126 - 1

 

Gwent won by 9 wickets

A very good bowling and fielding performance by Gwent, who used nine bowlers with Joshua Waters and Darnell Taylor-Wood taking three wickets apiece, who restricted Cardiff & Vale to a reasonable total.  Excellent batting by the Gwent top 3, led by Tom Bevington, ensured the total was passed with 4 overs remaining for the loss of only 1 wicket.

Best Performances:  Tom Bevington 59no, Joshua Waters  3-9, Darnell Taylor-Wood 3 -10, Joseph Voke 33no, James Scarborough took 2 catches

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