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Squad List 2016

Abhijeet Ashokkumar (Newport), Tom Barry (Ponthir), Jaiden Caswell (Ebbw Vale), Tom Coates (Chepstow), Ben Day (Sudbrook), Roham Donga (Newport), Matthew Hall (Ebbw Vale), Owen Harris (Monmouth), David Hawkins (Newport Fugitives), Ethan Jones (Ebbw Vale), Vidhey Maripuri (Newport), Roahn Mohindru (Malpas), Ethan Oliver (Ponthir), Ollie Rayner (Chepstow), Kameel Sahabdeen (Chepstow), Sophia Smale (Newport), Ayaan Syed (Newport), Nicholas Thomas (Newport), Rhodri Williams (Usk)

Match Report Summary 2016

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






176 for3


113 all out Gloucester

won by 63 runs

Gloucester won the toss and elected to bat on a green track in overcast conditions.  They got off to a good start scoring 40 for 0 off the first seven overs.  However, Gwent’s two spinners, Ben Day and Owen Harris, kept the batters thinking and under pressure for the next ten overs during which  Gloucester only scored twenty runs and lost a wicket to Harris. Day bowled very well conceding just ten runs in his seven overs and was unlucky not to get a wicket. Gloucestershire then increased the run rate with S Irfan getting to his 50 and Harry Wood and Ben French both getting quick runs to take them to 176 for 3 at the end of their innings.

Gwent needed to get off to a good start but lost several quick wickets in succession although Kameel Sahabdeen  played some good shots to get to 24 before he played on. The team was struggling at 50 for 6 but Ethan Oliver batted positively with a quick-fire 30 off 55 balls. He finished not out at the end of the game as the Gloucestershire seamers finished the job and Gwent fell 63 runs short.

Best performances:  Ethan Oliver 30no, Kameel Sahabdeen 24

Cardiff & Vale

91 all out

92 for 3 Gwent won

by 7 wkts

Gwent won the toss on a hot day and decided to bowl first. Their opening bowlers Ollie Rayner and David Hawkins bowled very well and got an early wicket in the third over of the game. They continued to apply the pressure with some outstanding fielding, especially Owen Harris' run out from a great throw straight over the top of the stumps from out in the deep. Cardiff & Vale then started to score runs with Henry Hurle scored 20 with some good shots. Gwent then changed the bowling and went to their spinners Ben Day and Owen Harris. Day got a wicket in his first over with a great catch off his own bowling.  Harris then took the big wicket of Hurle in his first over thanks to a great catch from the skipper Ollie Rayner in close. Day then got another wicket and Cardiff & Vale were struggling at 34 for 5 as the wickets continued to fall with both spinners getting three wickets each. Cardiff’s batters got themselves to 83 for 8 at the end of both spinners' spells. Ethan Olivir then took a wicket with his third ball after a great catch from Abijeet Ashkkuma, who took three amazing catches in the game, and the innings was closed by another Harris run out.

Gwent’s openers then batted sensibly getting reaching 40 before losing their first wicket with Ollie Rayner out for 25.  They then continued in the same fashion with Matthew Hall making a composed innings of 25no. Gwent lost two more wickets but, with ten runs to win, Harris finished the match off in imperious fashion by getting this in two shots. This was a fantastic bowling and fielding display from Gwent which won them their first game of the season

Best Performances: Ben Day 3 for 24, Owen Harris 3 for 24 and 2 runs outs, Abijeet Askkumar 3 catches, Ollie Rayner 25, Matthew Hall 25 not out

West Glamorgan

131 all out

126 all out West Glamorgan

won by 5 runs

Gwent travelled to Ynystawe CC, won the toss against West Glamorgan asking the hosts to bat. This proved a good decision as Gwent dismissed them for 131 with Kameel Sahabdeen being the main destroyer with four wickets. He had the remarkable figures of 4 wickets for 1 run in just 13 balls.  The other wicket-takers included Sophia Smale with three and Owen Harris with two as spin really played a part in limiting West Glamorgan to a very achievable total.

In reply, Gwent were very well placed at 82 for 3 with Ollie Rayner well set. However, a collapse occurred as Gwent fell to 126 all out with only Rayner and James Kellaway making any real impression as Jamie Arrowsmith claimed 4-31 with his off spin.

Best Performances:  Kameel Sahabdeen 4 for 1, Sophia Smale 3-29, Ollie Rayner 37, James Kellaway 21no

231 for 6

176 for 8 Wiltshire

won by 55 runs

Gwent entertained Wiltshire at Chepstow CC and asked the visitors to bat first. They made use of a very good batting wicket and totalled 231-6 from their 40 overs with T. Spencer retiring after a fine 100 and J. Norgrave-Gray also contributing 37. For Gwent the main wicket taker was Abijeet Ashokummar with 2-28 while skipper Ollie Rayner bowled a very good spell of 6 overs for just 14 runs.

In reply, Gwent started off very well with Ollie Rayner and Kameel Sahabdeen putting on 83 for the first wicket before Rayner fell for 37. Sahabdeen played superbly for a fine 52 before falling with the score on 145 and unfortunately the following batters couldn't maintain the momentum and the scoring rate slowed down as Gwent finished some way short of the Wiltshire total.  However, this was a good effort with four U10 players, who acquitted themselves well, playing against a very good Wiltshire side.

Best Performances:  Kameel Sahabdeen 52, Ollie Rayner 37

Mid Glamorgan

39 all out

40 for 3  

Gwent won

by 7 wkts

Gwent won the toss and bowled first on a pitch that could suit both batting and bowling. They got off to a great start with opening bowlers Ollie Rayner and David Hawkins keeping things tight from the start. Hawkins took 3 wickets in his 5-over spell, which saw Mid Glamorgan struggling at 23 for 3 from 10 overs. Gwent then brought on their two in-form spinners Owen Harris and Ben Day. The pair quickly got through the middle and lower order taking 3 wickets each and Mid Glamorgan were all out for a lowly score in 23 overs. The only player getting into double figures was Matthew Johns who grafted a well-earned 15 before getting run out by a very good direct hit from Iwan Jones.

In, reply, Gwent got off to a good start with Kameel Sahabdeen and Tom Barry taking Gwent to 20 without loss before some good tight bowling gave Mid Glamorgan three quick wickets. Iwan Jones then batted sensibly for his 14 not out to take Gwent to a comfortable win in the fifteenth over.

Best Performances: David Hawkins, Owen Harris and Ben Day each took 3 wickets.


132 for 5

133 for 8

Gwent won

by 2 wkts 

Gwent won the toss on a very green wicket and decide to bowl.   They got off to a good start with some tight bowling restricting Herefordshire to 23 for 2 off 13.  Harry Sockett batted very well taking on the in-form Gwent spinners to get 53 to see Hereford over the 100-mark. They finished well with some good shots and running and running between the wickets. David Hawkins was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets and Owen Harris made a good run out.

Gwent's reply didn’t start well as they fell to 25 for 3 but some good shot-making from Matthew Hall and Tom Norton got them up to 50. However, they then had a collapse to 80 for 8 and needed a match-saving partnership which they duly got from Owen Harris and Ethan Jones. Their 54-run unbeaten ninth wicket partnership took Gwent over the line with six overs to spare. A very good innings from Owen in that situation and well supported by Ethan.

Best performances:  Owen Harris 38
Cardiff & Vale

110 for 9

197 for 7

Gwent won

by 87 runs

Cardiff and Vale won the toss and put Gwent in to bat. They got off to a great start with Matthew Hall and Kameel Sahabdeen taking the side to 72 without loss off 18 Overs.  Kameel was dismissed on 32, but Hall continued playing some great shots and fell just short of his half century. Gwent then lost three quick wickets with some good bowling from the Cardiff spinners but then continued to pile on the runs with a fantastic 72-run partnership between Ollie Rayner and 8-year-old Tom Norton. Rayner went to 44 before getting out and Norton followed just after for 28 with Gwent posting a significant score.

In the field Gwent got off to a great start with a mix up between the two batters and Rayner quickly picked up the ball to run the opening batter out.  They then continued to take wickets at regular intervals with all the bowlers getting wickets. Cardiff made a fight with Kreshay Bharwani getting 28 and Joe Davies getting 20 but finished well short of the Gwent total.

Best performances: Matthew Hall 39, Kameel Sahabdeen 32, Ollie Rayner 44, Tom Norton 28, Owen Harris 2 for 13


151 for 8

59 all out Devon won

by 92 runs

On a wet day the game was reduced to 30 overs to get a game in before more wet weather came in; Devon won the toss and decided to bat. Gwent started well and bowled very tight, but then Devon then started to up the run-rate, with Jake Pascoe getting 35 and all the other batters getting into double figures, and finished setting Gwent a challenging target. Jayden Caswell performed well in the field taking 2 for 12 and a run out.

Gwent's run chase never got going with some very good bowling from Devon. The only real resistance was provided by Owen Harris who scored 16 as Gwent were bowled out with ten overs of their innings left.

 West Glamorgan

129 for 7

113 all out West Glamorgan

won by 16 runs

Gwent won the toss and bowled first getting off to a good start with Ollie Rayner taking a wicket with the second ball of the first over. West Glamorgan struggled to get going with Gwent bowling very tight and fielding well. They were struggling at 36 for 2 off 20 overs but Cian Davies, who made 62, and Luke Salter, with 29,l took West Glam up to 129 with some good shot-making and running between the wickets. Rayner finished with the fine figures of 3 for 10 in 7 overs.

In reply, Gwent’s innings got off to a poor start with them slumping to 26 for 5 after 12 overs. They did have a chance of victory after a fine 52-run partnership between Matthew Hall and Tom Norton twhich took them to 92 for 5 off 28 overs. Hall  was then run out by a great throw. Norton then continued on to score 40 but, with his dismissal, Gwent  struggled to get the runs against some strong tight bowling and finished agonisingly short.

Best performances:  Tom Norton 40, Ollie Rayner 3 for 10


133 for 9

129 for 9 Dorset won

by 4 runs

Gwent won the toss and bowled first on a wet wicket. Dorset made a strong start with Jamie Elviss getting 23 to take Dorset to 51 for 0 from 15 overs.  Six wickets were then taken for 39 runs in 20 overs, in a terrific Gwent fightback, thanks mainly to the bowling of Ben Day and Ethan Jones, who also affected a run out, with two wickets apiece.  However, the Gwent bowling was not as good in the final five overs during which the Dorset batters thrashed 43 runs.

Gwent’s reply began well with Ollie Rayner getting 46 before being caught by a great catch.  Matthew Hall then came in and got a quick 28 before getting out. However, the rest of the batters found runs hard to come by for the rest of the innings and Gwent needed 10 to win off the last over.  Unfortunately, this proved too much for them and the team finished just four runs short.

Best performances: Ollie Rayner 46

Mid Glamorgan

92 all out

156 for 7 Gwent won

by 64 runs

Gwent won the toss and decided to bat first on an overcast day at Aberdare Cricket Club. They got off to a good start scoring 40 off the first 12 overs before losing a wicket. Rhodri Williams was the first batsmen out when he tried to hit the spinner over the top and got caught at mid-on for 21. Gwent continued to make good progress with Matthew Hall and Jaiden Caswell rotating the strike well and putting on 60 moving the score onto 104-2 off 27 overs. Gwent then lost 3 wickets in two overs, including Hall for 35, but picked the rate up and recovered well to set a fairly challenging target.

Mid Glamorgan started their chase very well with Iestyn Williamson scoring freely hitting the ball to all parts of the ground. With the score on 56 for 1, however, Tom Barry changed the game by taking 4 quick wickets including a superb hat trick in the fifteenth over.   His final figures were, 5 overs - 1 maiden - 4 runs - 4 wkts. Mid Glamorgan then struggled to form partnerships through the middle overs and Gwent took wickets at regular intervals.  They were eventually bowled out with ten overs of their innings left, finishing well short of the Gwent total.

Best performances:  Tom Barry 4-4, Matthew Hall 35, Rhodri Williams 21