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Squad List 2016

Abhijeet Ashokkumar (Newport), Filip Chitnis (Chepstow), Roham Donga (Newport), Aneurin Evans (Newport), Jack Hope-Bell (Newport), Ethan Jones (Ebbw Vale), Iwan Jones (Newport Fugitives), James Kellaway (Chepstow), Harper Leigh (Newport Fugitives), Vidhey Maripuri (Newport), Roahn Mohindru (Malpas), Cruz Morgan (Newbridge), Tom Norton (Abergavenny), Harrison Parsons (Abercarn), Noah Rice (Newport),  Joe White (Ebbw Vale)

Match Report Summary 2016

Denotes a gold star performance of scoring 40 or more runs, taking three or more wickets.





232 all out

53 all out Gloucestershire

 won by 179 runs

Gwent won the toss and chose to bowl first. They bowled well early on with Jack Hope-Bell and Noah Rice restricting Gloucester to 41-2 from 10 overs. Gloucester then scored at a quicker rate per over to take them to 103-2 at drinks, with  Woody Walker scoring 47. Gwent fought fought back after the break slowed the run-rate down with some good bowling from Filip Chitnis taking 2 for 12 from 4 overs and James Kellaway taking 1 for 17 from his 4 overs. The turning Point in the Gloucester innings was the 2 run outs of Woody Walker and Billy Benson who looked set. A great direct hit from Harry Parsons from 20 yards out and Filip Chitnis' quick thinking after a mix up between the two batters sent the pair back to the Pavilion with Woody Walker just short of his half century. Gwent went on to get a few quick wickets Abijeet Ashkkumar, Anerurin Evans and Rohan Mohindru all getting their first wickets for Gwent. However, Gloucestershire's Ottie Lansdale who scored 49 and the tail scored quickly and took their side to an impressive total while H Daly finished on a fine 86no.

Unfortunately, Gwent's reply was weak and some early wickets for Gloucester applied pressure on the younger batsmen. Roahn Mohindru looked set at 20 before a mix up in the middle which saw him run out. Gwent's remaining batters were unable to make much headway against a potent attack but did manage to last out for 30 overs.

Best Performances: Filip Chitnis 2 for 12, Roahn Mohindru 20


163 for 5

129 for 7 Devon won

by 34 runs

Devon won the toss and elected to bat first on a very good batting surface. Gwent’s opening bowlers Ethan Jones and Jack Hope-Bell restricted Devon to 17 for 1 in the first 10 overs. Devon’s batters Finley Hill and Harry Mount then played some great shots at a quick rate to get them up to 138 before some good tight bowling from Harry Parsons and Aneurin Evans saw both batters back in the pavilion. Devon finished on 163 but it was a great fielding performance again from Gwent. Hope-Bell was the pick of the bowlers with his five overs going for just five runs with one wicket.

In reply Gwent didn’t get off to a great start seeing them reduced to 5 for 2 from the first 3 overs. Rohan Donga, playing his first game for Gwent, then joined James Kellaway and they put on a fantastic 92-run partnership which gave Gwent a fighting chance of winning the game.  However, a mix-up in the middle saw Rohan run out for a tenacious 27 runs and a great direct hit from Devon’s Marcus Speciacha saw Kellaway run out after a fine innings of 44. Gwent then lost wickets in quick succession in the quest for runs and they fell 34 runs short after a very good all-round performance from the team.  

Best Performances: James Kellaway 44, Rohan Donga 27, Jack Hope Bell 5 overs 1 for 5


172 for 7

163 for 9 Somerset won

by 9 runs

Somerset batted first on a good wicket but didn’t get off to a good start with the Gwent openers Jack Hope Bell and Ethan Jones again doing the job with the ball and getting a wicket each which took Somerset to 14 for 2 from eight overs. James Kellaway then came on to bowl and got a wicket with his first ball. Somerset looked in trouble until some excellent batting from D.Trego (67) and W.Everett (34) took Somerset to 144–4 from 27 overs. Gwent then got some quick wickets with Cruz Morgan taking his first wicket for Gwent and Tom Norton with a great direct hit run out restricted Somerset to an achievable target.

Gwent needed a good start and got it with Roahn Mohindru and Tom Norton getting an 81-run partnership with Mohindru making an excellent 53 runs before getting stumped. Norton played the supporting role very well until bowled by J T Langridge who bowled exceptionally well and took 3 wickets for 1 run. Gwent's Joe White and Abijeet Askkumar then got some quick runs to take Gwent to 130 for 4 before both were out. Some tight bowling for Somerset then saw them take 5 wickets in quick succession. Gwent continued to fight till the end and fell short short of victory after an excellent performance from Gwent’s youngsters.

Best Performances:  Roahn Mohindru 53, Jack Hope Bell 5 overs 1 for 5, James Kellaway 2 for 46


189 for 7

156 for 9 Wiltshire won

by 33 runs

Gwent won the toss and put Wiltshire in to bat and they got off to a flying start and capitalised on some poor bowling which enabled them to reach 68 for 1 off ten overs. Then Gwent brought on James Kellaway who changed the game. He took a wicket with his first ball and his second wicket a few balls later as Gwent managed to slow the run rate with some good bowling and fielding. He also took a catch and caused a run out. The game could have been different if J Sadler had been dismissed but he scored a quick fifty off 65 balls with some very strong shots and didn’t give a chance away. He continued in the same vein before retiring hurt on 86. The Wiltshire middle order maintained the run rate and at the end of their innings had posted a very challenging target.

Gwent didn’t get off to a great start losing 2 wickets for just 20 runs off five overs and then a third a few balls later. Gwent were finding it hard to score runs because of some quick bowler from F Higton.  However, in at No. 3 was James Kellaway who scored quickly with some excellent stroke play and quick running between the wickets. He went to his fifty from sixty balls.  With support from Jack Hope-Bell, their 60-run partnership looked to have put Gwent back in with a chance at 125 for 6 with ten overs left. However, Wiltshire's opening bowlers were brought back and broke the partnership with two quick wickets.  Kellaway finished with a fine 67.  Gwent managed to bat the overs out but finished 33 runs short after another good all-round performance from the team.

Best Performances: James Kellaway 67 & 2 for 20, Jack Hope-Bell 2 for 29

Dorset     Match cancelled due to the weather.
Mid Glamorgan     Match cancelled due to the weather

156 all out


52 all out



won by 102 runs

Hereford won the toss and elected to bat first on a green wicket. Gwent got an early wicket with Ethan Jones getting his first of the game. He and Jack Hope-Bell then bowled some very tight overs giving few runs away. Gwent then got their reward with James Kellaway getting his first wicket and some good fielding getting Gwent a run out after a great stop and throw over the top of the stumps from Harry Parsons.  Hereford then fought back with a strong Partnership from F. Ammonds and G. Skerret taking Hereford to 152 for7. Gwent then went back to Ethan Jones who bowled a fantastic second spell which included 4 wickets in 2 overs. He finished with figures of 5 for 12.

The Gwent reply was disappointing as some tight bowling from T. Kennedy and J.Pattison saw Gwent get slump to  8 for 6 from 10 overs. Kellaway then came into bat and hit a quick fire 25 before getting out. Their innings came to an end, with half their overs unused, and Noah Rice finishing on 10 not out after hitting a 6 and a 4 from his first two balls.

Best Performances: Ethan Jones 5-12, James Kellaway 25

Cardiff & Vale

151 for 7

150 for 8 Cardiff & Vale

won by 3 wkts

Gwent travelled to Cardiff CC and batted first, posting a competitive total off their 35 overs. The main contributors were Rohan Mohindru with 32, James Kellaway 28 and Joe White 23. For Cardiff and Vale, R. Coulston took 3 wickets and D. Carnell 2 wickets respectively.

In the field, Gwent let the game slip away from them with some poor fielding and missed opportunities although Jack Hope-Bell, Ethan Jones and James Kellaway bowled well taking two wickets apiece.  However, Cardiff & Vale chased the total down in the last over thanks to F. Hamed scoring 41 and Raheel Idris with an unbeaten 47.

Best PerformancesJames Kellaway 2-19 & 28, Rohan Mohindru with 32, Joe White 23, Ethan Jones 2-19, Jack Hope-Bell 2-24


97 all out

165 for 9 Gwent won

by 68 runs

In a match reduced to thirty overs, Herefordshire elected to field and got off to the best possible start with a wicket off the first ball of the innings. Gwent then steadied the ship getting to 53 for 2 in 12 overs before Vidhey Maripuri was bowled by Langford. This brought together James Kellaway and Harrison Parsons who proceeded to put on 63 for the fourth wicket. Both batsmen were eventually out in their forties but had taken the score to 116 with 9 overs left.  A run-a-ball partnership of 22 at the end of the innings by captain Iwan Jones and Rohan Donga saw Gwent to a very competitive total.

In reply, Herefordshire found it difficult to keep up with the run rate. This was due to the accuracy of the Gwent opening bowlers; Jack Hope-Bell bowled 5 overs for 16 and Ethan Jones 4 overs for 16. They were followed by Noah Rice and James Kellaway.  Kellaway kept it tight with 4 overs for 7 runs while Rice took out the top order with an excellent spell of 5 overs, 3 wickets for 7 runs. Aneurin Evans, Filip Chitnis and Cruz Morgan all picked up a wicket with Chitnis also taking two catches and Iwan Jones taking a catch and conceding just 6 byes behind the stumps.  As a result of this good all-round bowling and fielding display Herefordshire finished well short of their target.

Best PerformancesJames Kellaway 42, Harrison Parsons 40, Noah Rice 3-7


72 all out

73 for 1 Gwent won

by 9 wkts

On the first day of the Festival Gwent won the toss and bowled first against Carmarthenshire. They got off to a strong start containing Carmarthen to 22 for 2 from 10 overs. Carmarthen then played some good cricket until drinks to get them to 52 for 3 with Harry Cornick getting 20.  However, they then fell apart rather with 3 run outs by Ethan Jones, Noah Rice and Tom Norton and some great bowling from Filip Chitnis.  He took 3 for 5 in 4 overs and Abhijeet Ashokkumar took a further two wickets. During this time Carmarthenshire only added another 20 runs for the loss of 7 wickets.

Gwent chased the target down with ease with Noah Rice getting 32no and Joe White 16 to give Gwent a comfortable victory.  

Best Performances:   Filip Chitnis 3-5, Abhijeet Ashokkumar2 for 14. Noah Rice 32no


50 for 5

80 for 6 Gwent won

by 30 runs

On the second day Gwent were put into bat in the first of the day's T2O games. They got off to a slow start with some tight bowling and good fielding from Pembrokeshire. After 10 overs Gwent they were just 34 for 2. They then continued to lose wickets but a strong partnership from Jack Hope-Bell (20) and Rohan Donga (18) took Gwent to a very good 89 total from their allotted overs.

Pembrokeshire also found it hard to score runs and Gwent's Tom Norton got 2 wickets bowling some very good line and length balls and the other bowlers also bowled a tight line with the fielders also playing their part. Pembrokeshire finished their overs well short of the Gwent total.

Cardiff & Vale

84 for 6

85 for 9 Gwent won

by 1 wkt

In the second of the T2O games, Gwent won the toss and put Cardiff & Vale into bat.  Cardiff & Vale got off to a very good start and were 38 for 0 off 8 and going strong when some tight bowling from Gwent slowed them down and they lost a few quick wickets. They were assisted with some good fielding with Harper Leigh responsible for two run outs.  Owen Blunt scored 16 runs and Cardiff finished strongly on a competitive total.

Gwent didn’t get off to a good start losing two wickets in the first two overs. However, a good partnership between Noah Rice (17) and Tom Norton (19) saw them close in on the target. By now, Gwent needed to go at a run a ball but then lost a few wickets in quick succession with Harry Burrows taking three of them. They ended up needing 16 from 3 overs with their last pair at the crease.  Jack Hope Bell and Ethan Jones rose to the occasion and Gwent managed to achieve this feat with one over to spare.

121 for 6

253 all out Gwent won

by 132 runs

Eryri won the toss and bowled first. Gwent got off to very poor start as they slumped to 56 for 6 from 16 after a fine spell of bowling from Paddy Wright who took 4 for 29. Gwent looked in real trouble until James Kellaway and Tom Norton went to the crease. A 152-run partnership from them took Gwent to 216 before Kellaway fell four runs short of his century after an excellent innings. Norton continued to score the runs and finished not out on 63 at the end of the innings.

In reply, Gwent bowled very well and Eryri never got going apart from Tom O’Melia who made an unbeaten 45.  The pick of the Gwent bowlers was Filip Chitnis with 2 for 8 as Gwent eased to a very comfortable victory.

Best PerformancesJames Kellaway 96, Tom Norton 63no