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County Boys U10 2014 U12 2014 U13 2014  U14 2014 U15 2014

Squad List 2014

Louis Fawsitt (Chepstow), Ben Hope-Bell (Newport), Alex Horton (Newbridge), Ben Kellaway (Chepstow), Luke Lezar (Newport Fugitives), Lewis Probert (Newport), Ben Purnell (Newport), Alfie Robinson (Monmouth), Oliver Robson (Rogerstone), Muaaz Shahid (Newport), Will Supple (Sudbrook), Sam Swingwood (Monmouth), Ieuan Taylor-Jones (Ebbw Vale), Meirion Thomas (Newport Fugitives), Joe Westwood (Newbridge)

The team for the first match versus Gloucestershire

Match Report Summary 2014

Denotes a gold star performance of scoring 50 or more runs or taking four or more wickets.

OPPONENTS NAME & SCORE

GWENT SCORE

RESULT 

COMMENTS
Gloucestershire

194 for 8

67

all out

Gloucestershire won by 127 runs

Gloucestershire were asked to bat first and were 83 for 5 after twenty overs, but with some lapses in the field leading to several dropped catches and the concession of 52 extras, they reached a competitive total of 194-8 after forty. Zach Campbell scored 87 not out.  The wickets were shared around the bowlers with Muaaz Shahid and Luke Lezar taking two each with Ross Mohring, Lewis Probert, Ben Purnell and Ieuan Taylor-Jones one apiece.

In reply, only the Gwent openers Sam Protheroe (18) and Muaaz Shahid (11) got into double figures. The team was all out in 24.3 overs for only 67 with extras being top score on 22.

To be fair this was a young and inexperienced side with six players attending the Wales Trials  and five Under 10s playing a year up.  It is hoped that everyone learns from the experience and comes back stronger in the games ahead.

Berkshire

159 all out

176 for 7 Gwent won

by 17 runs

Gwent won the toss and decided to bat first on a good looking track and in very good conditions. At 15-2 Alex Horton (31) was joined by skipper Joe Westwood (56) and they put together a partnership of 98 in even time. Ben Kellaway finished off the innings with a cameo 18 and Gwent finished on 176-7 off 40 overs.

Berkshire got off to a good start and were going at five runs an over before the first wicket fell. A very good knock by opener Oliver Dawkins threatened to take the game away from Gwent.  However, there was some excellent bowling by Muaaz Shahid, with four wickets, and Meirion Thomas, with two, and a wicket apiece for Ben Kellaway, Sam Swingwood and Joe Westwood.  They were backed up by some very good fielding with Kellaway (2 catches), Horton (1 catch and 1 stumping), and a catch each from Louis Fawsitt and Shahid.  This was a very good win against strong opposition.

Best Performances: Muaaz Shahid 4-21, Joe Westwood 56, Alex Horton 31.

 

 

North East Wales

 

   

The match was postponed due to the weather.  Regrettably, it has not been possible to rearrange it.

Eryri    

The match was postponed due to the weather - twice!

Wiltshire

78 for 1

77 all out Wiltshire won

 by 9 wkts

Gwent were asked to bat first in wet and gloomy conditions and a poor batting display ensued with them being all out for just 77 runs. Only Oliver Robson (20) & Ben Purnell (14) got into double figures as the Wiltshire spinners did most of the damage with B. Higton getting 4 wickets for 20 runs in seven overs.

In reply, Wiltshire lost a wicket second ball to a very smart stumping by Horton but after that Wiltshire punished the Gwent bowling securing a 9-wicket win in under 20 overs; E. Vickery got 42no and J. Swain 29no. Muaaz took the only wicket to fall. This was a disappointing performance by Gwent, after their previous win over Berkshire, even though they did have the worst of the conditions.

West Glamorgan

126 for 3

130 for 2 Gwent won

by 8 wkts

West Glamorgan  were asked to bat first on a dry, slow pitch and, with the Gwent bowling and fielding being of a very high standard, they found runs hard to come by. However, Daniel Edwards (45) & John Hughes (40) put together a partnership of 76 for the second wicket. Nobody else got to grips with the bowling and West Glam finished on a, seemingly, below par 126-3 after 40 overs.  Joe Westwood took two wickets, one aided by a Ben Kellaway catch, in a miserly spell of bowling in which he conceded just nine runs in six overs. Supple took the only other wicket with a direct hit run out.

Although a rain delay of 30 minutes disrupted the Gwent reply it did not stop them winning comfortably by 8 wickets with nine overs left.  Oliver Robson (22) was a solid opener but it was Ben Hope-Bell who stole the show for Gwent with a well-made 48no, backed-up by skipper Westwood with an unbeaten 13no.

Best Performance: Ben Hope-Bell 48no

Cardiff & Vale

142 all out

215 for 3 Gwent won

by 73 runs

Gwent were asked to bat first on a green wicket at Ebbw Vale and this decision by Cardiff & Vale seemed to be vindicated as they took a wicket in the first over. But Gwent then piled on the runs and finished on a very good 215 for 3 off 40 overs.  Opener Oliver Robson was in imperious form compiling is maiden century for the county finishing unbeaten on 116 off 123 balls. He was well supported by Joe Westwood (43) & Alex Horton (27) while Muaaz Shahid finished things off with an unbeaten 14

In reply Cardiff were never really in with a shout of overhauling Gwent’s total but some spirited batting by Jac Lloyd (26), Osian Evans (22) & Will Scone (36) at the end gave their innings some respectability. Gwent’s superior fielding was too much for Cardiff with 3 very good catches taken and 3 run outs effected by good ground fielding & throwing. The wickets were shared around with Sam Swingwood and Joe Westwood taking two apiece and Ieuan Taylor-Jones, Meirion Thomas and Lewis Probert one each.

Best Performances: Oliver Robson 116no, Joe Westwood 43

Herefordshire

134 for 7

136 for 4 Gwent won

by 6 wkts

Gwent asked Herefordshire to bat first on a pitch which looked like it had something in it for the bowlers and, although some batsmen on both sides scored runs, it was felt that you were never really in especially when the ball was new. Herefordshire opener Charlie Williams top scored with 41 in what was felt a below par score of 134-7 in 40 overs. Charlie Laing got 21 (ret hurt), A. Webb got 13 and Adam Davies 10 as they  fell away as a result of good Gwent bowling. Oliver Robson was the pick of the bunch with 2-17 off 8 overs. 

In reply, Gwent got off to a very good start with openers Ben Hope-Bell (36) and Meirion Thomas (18) putting on 63 for the first wicket in 17 overs but it was skipper Joe Westwood (22 no) & Lewis Probert (10 no) who finished things off as Gwent won with 6 wickets in hand and 8 balls to spare.

Best Performances: Ben Hope-Bell 36

Eryri

86 all out

183 for 7 Gwent won

by 97 runs

Put into bat on a hard but green pitch Gwent posted a very competitive 183 for 7 off their 40 overs. Alex Horton was in superb form getting a well crafted 94 not out off 106 balls and was well supported by skipper Joe Westwood with 34 and Meirion Thomas 10 not out at the end. 

In reply, only the Eryri skipper, Carwyn Jones really troubled the scorers with a belligerent 36 which contained 7 fours. Nobody else got into double figures as they were all out for 86 off 33 overs. The main wicket takers for Gwent were leg spinner Sam Swingwood (3-13), Ben Hope-Bell (2-13) and Will Supple 2-5 off 3 overs. Oliver Robson and Lewis Probert each took a wicket and Horton, Robson and Luke Lezar took a catch apiece.

Best Performances:  Alex Horton 94no, Joe Westwood 34, Sam Swingwood 3-13

North East Wales

161 for 6

164 for 3 Gwent won

by 7 wickets

North East Wales decided to bat first at the beautiful Northop Hall ground and posted a creditable 161-6 off their 40 overs.  Opener Jack Parry led the way with an even 50 and very good contributions were made by Ben Elcock (33), Ethan McCarthy (25 no) and Oliver Gough with 23. Sam Swingwood bowled very well for Gwent, taking 2-15 off 8 overs, with Will Supple, Ieuan Taylor-Jones, Joe Westwood and Louis Fawsitt getting a wicket each. Ben Kellaway took a catch and Alex Horton made two dismissals behind the stumps.

In reply, Gwent got off to a good start putting on 54 for the first wicket, with Oliver Robson getting 19, but it was a partnership of 69 in 17 overs by Ben Hope-Bell and Alex Horton (26) which put them in the driving seat. With wickets in hand, Gwent chased down their target and reached it with only 3 balls to spare in a thrilling finish. Hope-Bell carried his bat for a superb 94 not out to set up the victory.

Best Performances:  Ben Hope-Bell 94no

Dorset

58 all out

59 for 1 Gwent won

 by 9 wickets

On winning the toss Dorset batted first in hot conditions at Malpas CC. Unfortunately for them, this decision backfired as the Gwent bowlers tore apart their batting line with a wicket from the first ball of the innings bowled by Sam Swingwood.  Five other Gwent bowlers took wickets with Ben Kellaway taking 3-3 off 4 overs and Will Supple 3-14 off 8 overs being the pick of them. Luke Lezar, Lewis Probert and Muaaz Shahid were the other wicket-takers while Alex Horton, Alfie Robinson and Joe Westwood each took a catch. 

In reply, Gwent lost a wicket off the second ball of the innings with the score still on nought but Shahid (33 no) & Lewis Probert (15 no) put together an unbeaten stand of 59 in 15 overs to win the match quite comfortably.

Best Performances: Muaaz Shahid 33no, Ben Kellaway 3-3, Will Supple 3-14

Cardiff & Vale

186 for 3

211 for 7 Gwent won

by 25 runs

Gwent won the toss and batted first on a good pitch in Cardiff and posted a very good score of 211-7 off their 40 overs. Ben Hope-Bell started things off with 23 off only 10 balls but it was a 140-run partnership by skipper Joe Westwood (107) and Ben Kellaway (54) that really stole the show. Joe’s maiden county century came off 107 balls and he was ably assisted by 10 year-old Kellaway who recorded his maiden county fifty.

In reply, Cardiff/Vale got off to a good start with Steffan Crimp (31) and Osian Evans (16) putting on 48 for the first wicket off 10 overs. But although Greg Cross (63 no) & Y. Mohammed (31) put on 94 for the third wicket they never really threatened to get near the Gwent score. This allowed Gwent to use ten different bowlers in the innings.

Best Performances: Joe Westwood 107, Ben Kellaway 54

Devon

120 for 9

133 for 5 Gwent won

by 13 runs

Gwent won the toss and batted first in hot conditions at Newport CC and posted what was considered a below par score in their 40 overs.  They lost some early wicket with all the Devon bowlers posting good figures, especially the spinners.  However, Alex Horton and Oliver Robson (25 no) put together a partnership of 77 to get Gwent up to their total.  Horton finished on a fine 67.

In reply, Devon got off to a decent start but the introduction of spin twins Will Supple (3-11) & Sam Swingwood (2-18) turned the game Gwent’s way and nobody went onto make a substantial score.  They were well supported by Luke Lezar, with two wickets, and Ben Kellaway and Alfie Robinson with one apiece.  Swingwood (2) and Will Supple (1) took the catches as Gwent successfully prevented Devon from reaching their total.

Best Performances:  Alex Horton 67, Will Supple 3-11

 

West Glamorgan

162 for 8

 

175 for 6 Gwent won

by 13 runs 

Gwent were asked to bat first and openers Ben Hope-Bell (50) & Alex Horton (47) put on 107 for the first wicket. Joe Westwood backed up this good start with 35 but the innings rather fell away towards the end, finishing on 175-6 off 40 overs.

In reply,the West Glamorgan batsmen were kept fairly quiet as good  bowling and fielding by Gwent restricted them to 62-2 off twenty overs. West Glamorgan stepped it up after the drinks break with Dan Edwards reaching 53 before losing his wicket and then Aled King, with 41 off 27 balls, threatened to win it in double-quick time.  However, two run outs by Ieuan Taylor-Jones and Joe Westwood turned the tide Gwent’s way and they ran out winners by 13 runs.

Best Performances: Ben Hope-Bell 50, Alex Horton 47, Joe Westwood 35

 

 

 

 

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