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Squad List 2013

Louis Fawsitt (Chepstow), Will Heath (Llanarth), Ben Hope-Bell (Newport), Alex Horton (Newbridge), Harry Hughes (Rogerstone), Ben Kellaway (Chepstow), Ross Mohring (Newport), Lewis Probert (Newport), Sam Protheroe (Newport), Ben Purnell (Newport), Oliver Robson (Rogerstone), Muaaz Shahid (Newport), Will Supple (Sudbrook), Sam Swingwood (Monmouth), Ieuan Taylor-Jones (Ebbw Vale), Joshua Truckel (Chepstow), Oscar Watkins (Usk), Joe Westwood (Newbridge)

The team for the first game of the season 

Match Report Summary 2013

Denotes a gold star performance of scoring 30 or more runs (25no in limited overs) or taking three or more wickets.






129 for 6

108 all out  

Berkshire won

 by 21 runs

Gwent won the toss and asked Berks to bat first.  Some very good bowling and fielding restricted the batsmen to 129-6 off their 35 overs. Muaaz Shahid picked up two wickets and Harry Hughes, Ben Hope-Bell, Ben Purnell and Sam Protheroe one apiece.  Joshua Javasingh and Mattias Seuren both got 22 for Berks.

In reply Gwent lost a wicket in the first over but  came in and started to take the bowling apart, with four boundaries, but was run out for 19Ben Hope-Bell then came to the wicket and played a very mature innings getting 33 but nobody could stay with him until Oliver Robson, who made 9, joined him in a 31-run partnership. Gwent were all out in 33 overs losing the match by 21 runs.

Best Performances: Ben Hope-Bell 33, Muaaz Shahid 2 for 3


175 for 9

78 all out Berkshire won

by 97 runs

Gwent bowled first on winning the toss and took wickets at regular intervalsAlex Horton and  Muaaz Shahid both took two wickets with Louis Fawsitt conceding just four runs in as many overs for one wicket.  Ben Hope-Bell, Ben Kellaway, Lewis Probert and Sam Swingwood also took a wicket each.  However,  most of the bowlers let themselves down by bowling too many wides and no balls in an extras total of 60. Ben Wilson (31) top scored for Berkshire in a final total of 175-9. Gwent are to be congratulated on their fielding display which included six catches.  Muaaz Shahid and Will Supple both took two catches while Alex Horton and Joe Westwood took the others.

In reply only Alex Horton (13) got into double figures as Gwent succumbed to 78 all out in 33 overs.

Best Performances: Muaaz Shahid 2 for 19 plus 2 catches, Alex Horton 2-21 plus 1 catch, Louis Fawsitt 1 for 4 in 4 overs

113 for 9

77 for 8 Wiltshire won

by 36 runs

Wiltshire batted first on winning the toss and were going along comfortably at 51-2 with captain E. Wade getting 30.  However, Gwent fought back admirably taking wickets at more regular intervals with a good  fielding display. Lewis Probert and Sam Swingwood took 2 wickets apiece, and  Ben Hope-Bell, Sam Protheroe and Alex Horton one each, as Wiltshire were restricted to 113-9 off 35 overs.

In reply, Gwent stuttered and stalled through their innings with only Alex Horton (15) & Sam Swingwood (11) getting double figures and finished 36 runs short on 77-8. In fairness to Gwent, Wiltshire had two very good spinners who bowled very well.

Best Performances:  Sam Swingwood 2 for 5, Lewis Probert 2 for 6, Ben Hope-Bell 2 catches


101 for 3

99 for 8 Somerset won

 by 7 wickets

Gwent were asked to bat first and at 54-2 were well placed for a reasonable score but too many of the following batsmen got bogged down and Gwent only 99-8 in 35 overs. Only Ben Hope-Bell (28) & Alex Horton (12) got into double figures.

In contrast, Somerset had a star player in Henry Smeed who crashed the ball to all parts of the ground with some fantastic strokeplay. He finished the match unbeaten on 66 off only 40 balls which proved far too good for Gwent who, in fairness did take 3 wickets at the other end and kept on battling. The Somerset innings only lasted 14.2 overs with Louis Fawsitt, Oliver Robson and Will Supple taking the wickets to fall.

Best Performances: Ben Hope-Bell 28

Cardiff & Vale

69 for 7

163 for 7 Gwent won

by 84 runs

Gwent were asked to bat first on a green but firm wicket at Machen CC and lost their first wicket with the score on two.  However, a fine a 107-run partnership for the second wicket ensued between Alex Horton and Will Supple. Alex batted superbly for his 61 and was well supported by Will who made 31.  With the other batsmen contributing only single figure scores and the extras column adding 44 Gwent finished on a very creditable 163-7 off 35 overs.

In reply Cardiff/Vale lost 5 wickets for 16 runs and never really recovered as Oliver Robson ripped out the top order taking 3 wickets for 4 runs. Louis Fawsitt and Joe Westwood each took a wicket with Sam Swingwood and Muaaz Shahid taking a catch apiece.  Gwent used 12 bowlers as Cardiff finished on 79-7 off their 35 overs. Unfortunately, there were 38 extras in this total; something the boys need to work on.  That said it was still Gwent’s best performance this season, showing how much they had learnt from their four previous games against strong opposition.

Best Performances: Alex Horton 61, Will Supple 33, Oliver Robson 3 for 4


115 for 7

159 for 3 Gwent won

by 44 runs

Gwent were asked to bat first and lost a wicket in the first over but a 105-run partnership ensued between nine year old Alex Horton and Joe Westwood before Joe was out for 26. After the loss of another wicket Alex and Muaaz Shahidan shared an unbroken stand of 54 with Muaz who finished on 11no.  Alex finished on 92no having batted superbly throughout the 35 overs; the highest score ever for Gwent for someone who is still nine. 

In reply Herefordshire struggled with the bowling of Ben Purnell who took 4 wickets for 12 off 4 overs.  Oscar Watkins and Will Supple gave good support taking a wicket each for few runs with Josh Truckel, Oscar and Joe taking catches. This put Gwent firmly in the driving seat and even a well made 45no by C. Laing and 17 by E. Lerego could not prevent Gwent winning by 44 runs.

Best Performances: Alex Horton 92no, Ben Purnell 4 for 12


206 for 3

122 for 5 Devon won

by 81 runs

Devon batted first and stamped their class on the match right from the start putting together two partnerships of 98 & 103 with Will Scott-Munden (62), Josh Farley (59) & James Tyson (51) getting most of the runs. Together with 33 extras Devon finished on 203-3 off 35 overs.  Sam Protheroe and Will Heath were the only wicket takers.

In reply, Gwent were 58-1 at the first drinks break after1 3 overs, with Will Supple (29) & Muaaz Shahid (18) batting very well but were up against it soon after losing 3 quick wickets and proceeded to fall way behind the run rate required.  Joe Westwood (17) and Alex Horton (22no) repaired some of the damage but Gwent finished well short on 122-5 off their allotted 35 overs.


148 for 5

179 for 5 Gwent won

by 31 runs

Gwent batted first with Ben Hope-Bell (33) & Will Heath (31) putting on 60 for the first wicket.  Muaaz Shahid (12), Alex Horton (33 no) & Ross Mohring (25) carried on from this position to get Gwent up to a very creditable 179-5 off 35 overs. 

In reply, Herefordshire also had a great start with Luke Bond (41) & Charlie Williams (26) putting on 72 for the first wicket in even time. But Ben Hope-Bell with 3 wickets for 5 runs and Ben Kellaway 2-15  ripped out the middle order. With Alex Horton taking a week, as did Joe Westwood along with 2 catches, Gwent were winners by 31 runs.

Best Performances: Alex Horton 33no, Ben Hope-Bell 33 & 3-5, Will Heath 31, BenKellaway 2-15


203 for 6

81 all out Gloucestershire

 won by 122 runs

Gwent asked Gloucestershire to bat first and this decision backfired as a number of the Gloucester batsmen made significant contributions to a total of 203-6. M. Trotman (36),  E. F-Ellis (32 no), B. Dobler (22), W. Naish (21) & M. Salim (20) all batted well. Gwent also gave away 51 extras in this total. Sam Protheroe and Oliver Robson were the pick of the bowlers with two wickets apiece while Ben Kellaway, Ben Hope-Bell and Joe Westwood took catches.  Ieuan Taylor-Jones and Sam Swingwood took the other wickets to fall.

In reply Gwent lost a wicket in the first over but recovered to 51-1 off ten overs at the drinks break. After this everything went pear-shaped as Gwent batted and ran poorly between the wickets, resulting in 3 run outs, and lost nine wickets for 30 runs. Only Alex Horton (24) & Louis Fawsitt (15) got into double figures. 

Best Performances: Alex Horton 24, Sam Protheroe 2-16, Oliver Robson 2-18


Mid Glamorgan

115 for 9


251 for 3 Gwent won

by 136 runs

Gwent batted first on a good track and in excellent conditions and were 54-1 after nine overs with skipper Joe Westwood scoring 40 off 35 balls. His wicket brought Alex Horton to the crease and, after a very circumspect start, he began to dominate a partnership of 109 with opener Sam Protheroe (31).  Alex eventually recorded a fantastic 100 not out off only 69 balls with seventeen boundaries; his second fifty coming off only 24 balls. Harry Hughes (25), Ben Hope-Bell (14no) and Will Supple (7no) finished things off as the innings closed on a massive 251-3 off 35 overs.

In reply Mid-Glam only managed 115-9 off their allotted overs with M. Padmanabhan top-scoring with 33.  All the bowlers bowled well with Harry Hughes and Joe Westwood taking two wickets apiece and Ieuan Taylor-Jones and Ben Purnell one each.  Ben Hope-Bell and Joe Westwood each took a catch.

Best Performances: Alex Horton 100no, Joe Westwood 40 & 2-7, Sam Protheroe 31, Harry Hughes 2-5 & 25


170 for 5

153 for 7 Dorset won

by 17 runs

Dorset were asked to bat first  and struggled early on against very good, disciplined bowling and fielding. However T. Berry (55) & F. Pryce (38) turned things around somewhat and got Dorset up to a competitive 170-5 off 35 overs. The wickets were shared around with Louis Fawsitt, Ben Hope-Bell, Alex Horton, Muaaz Shahid and Joe Westwood taking a wicket apiece and Ben Kellaway taking the only catch.

In reply, Gwent got off to a blistering start with 43 on the board off only 7 overs but with 2 wickets down. However, Alex Horton and skipper Joe Westwood (28) put together a partnership of 62 in 18 overs and Gwent were well placed at 95-3 off 25 overs.  A couple of wickets fell quite quickly and the run rate began to climb. Ben Kellaway (11) and Horton tried very hard to sustain the run rate asked but Gwent fell 17 short at the end of an excellent game of cricket with Alex finishing on a fine 60 not out.

Best Performances: Alex Horton 60no, Joe Westwood 28


Mid Glamorgan

38 all out


140 for 8 Gwent won

by 102 runs

Gwent were asked to bat first on a damp track and lost a wicket in the first over but a series of partnerships, with Harry Hughes (51) at the centre of them, got Gwent up to a competitive total of 140-8 off 35 overs.  Will Heath made a run a ball 19 and Joe Westwood 17 and Hughes a fine 51

In reply, Mid-Glam never got to grips with the superb bowling and fielding display put on by Gwent. Sam Swingwood got three wickets, Oliver Robson and Will Supple two each and Louis Fawsitt, Alex Horton and Joe Westwood one apiece. They were well supported in the field with six players - Will Heath, , Alex Horton, Ross Mohring, Ben Purnell, Oliver Robson, Joe Westwood - each taking a catch.

Best Performances: Harry Hughes 51, Sam Swingwood 3-14

West Glamorgan

134 all out

142 for 6  

Gwent won

by 8 runs


Gwent were asked to bat first and after a slow start they reached 68-3 after 18 overs. Joe Westwood scored 27 and, with four other batsmen -  Harry Hughes, Ben Purnell, Will Supple, Josh Truckel - getting double figures, Gwent reached 142-6 in their 40 overs.

In reply, West Glam were well in front of the run rate for most of their innings with L. Rees hitting a superb 72.  However, seamer Ben Hope-Bell dragged things back by taking 3 wickets in quick succession and leg spinner Sam Swingwood got two wickets off his seven overs to bowl West Glam out for 134 just nine runs short of the target.  The fielders played their part with Joe Westwood involved in two run outs.

Best Performances Ben Hope-Bell 3-17, Sam Swingwood 2-14, Joe Westwood 27


139 all out

142 for 5 Gwent won

by 5 wkts

Carmarthenshire batted first in excellent conditions but lost wickets at regular intervals as Gwent bowled and fielded very well.  Iwan Phillips (33) batted well E. Dickeson got 15 and E. Sivak 14 as they were bowled out for 139 in 39.3 overs. For Gwent, leg-spinner Sam Swingwood took an excellent 4 for 14 in 6.3 overs.  Louis Fawsitt took 2 for 6 in 4 overs while Hugo Caldicott, Will Heath, Lewis Probert and Will Supple took one wicket each with Sam Swingwood and Will Heath both taking a catch.

In reply Gwent got a solid start from Will Heath (14) and Will Supple (12) but it was  Alex Horton who took the Carmarthenshire attack to task with a well made 61 not out off only 46 balls. Gwent won comfortably by 5 wickets with 10.3 overs to spare.

Best Performances: Alex Horton 61no, Sam Swingwood 4-14, Louis Fawsitt 2-6


Cardiff & Vale

136 for 8


144 for 5  

Gwent won

by 8 runs 

Gwent batted first in hot conditions and posted a rather below par total for them in their forty overs.  Ben Hope-Bell batted really well for his 43 but a captain's innings of 53 not out by Joe Westwood held the innings together and kept Gwent competitive.  Harry Hughes chipped in with a valuable 13 not out at the end.

In reply, Cardiff lost three early wickets but a spirited partnership developed between Greg Cross (46) and Y. Mohammed (35) which kept Cardiff in the game. Sam Swingwood was again the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Ben Hope-Bell and Joe Westwood both took two and Oliver Robson one.  With Sam Swingwood also taking a catch, Gwent secured an eight-run victory after an entertaining match.

Best Performances: Joe Westwood 53no, Ben Hope-Bell 43, Sam Swingwood 3-32 

North East Wales

55 for 2

54 all out  

North East Wales

won by 8 wkts


Gwent lost the toss and were asked to bat first on a pitch which can only be described as a minefield. Only openers Oliver Robson (12) & Will Supple (11) got runs as the pitch deteriorated very quickly and Gwent were all out on 54 having lasted just twenty eight overs.

In reply, North East Wales started their innings in very heavy drizzle which seemed to make the pitch settle down making batting much easier and bowling more difficult with a very wet ball. They cruised to an eight wicket victory in fifteen overs. Hugo Caldicott was involved in both dismissals taking a catch off Ben Purnell's bowling and scoring a direct hit for a run out.