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Squad List 2018

Charlie Beddis (Chepstow), Cai Couchman (Sudbrook), Aneurin Evans (Ponthir), Ieuan Evans (Croesyceiliog), Harvey Heaven (Sudbrook), Jack Hope-Bell (Newport), Iwan Jones (Newport Fugitives), Harper Leigh (Newport Fugitives), George Lloyd (Sudbrook), Abdullah Majeed (Rogerstone), Josh Mason (Newport Fugitives), Cruz Morgan (Newbridge), James Morris (Abergavenny), Tom Norton (Abergavenny), Toby Palmer (Sudbrook), Harrison Parsons (Abercarn), Ethan Paterson (Blackwood), Morgan Sage (Sudbrook), Ollie Taylor (Chepstow), Max Warby (Chepstow)

Match Report Summary 2018

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





177 for 3

166 all out Gloucestershire

won by

7 runs

Gloucestershire won the toss and elected to bat on what seemed a good batting wicket. Trotman and Price got off to a good start thanks to some wayward bowling. However, Gwent pinned them back with some accurate bowling form Harper Leigh (8 runs off 4 overs) and the spinners, Cai Couchman and debutant James Morris.  Jack Hope Bell eventually got the breakthrough by bowling Trotman. Despite their lack of wickets, Gwent bowled well and restricted Gloucester to a reasonable target.

After tea, Gloucestershire got an early breakthrough which brought Cruz Morgan  out to join Iwan Jones. Both batted extremely well and put on a partnership of 114 before Morgan was caught for 28. Iwan Jones went on to make his half century but was later bowled by Gammon for a fine 61. Gwent were well set up for victory at 145 for 5 but an unfortunate collapse saw them lose 5 wickets for just 11 runs.

Best Performances: Iwan Jones 61, Cruz Morgan 28

81 all out

123 all out Gwent

won by

42 runs

Gwent won the toss and elected to bat at Newport Fugitives CC.  The Herefordshire opening bowlers, Snyed and Black, began by bowling a good line and length and both Gwent openers went early.  Then Harrison Parsons came to the crease and hit a whirlwind 43 from 25 balls including 8 fours and 1 six. He was eventually bowled and Gwent found themselves 6 wickets down for 70.  Iwan Jones (17) and new cap Abdulla Majeed batted patiently and managed to get the score to 120 before Hereford wrapped up the innings with nine of the allotted overs remaining,

Protecting a below par score, the Gwent opening bowlers got straight down to business. Ollie Taylor took two, and Aneurin Evans one, early wickets leaving Herefordshire 10 for 3. Their middle order did try to get things going but a crucial wicket by Harper Leigh meant that they were stopped in their tracks. Good bowling by the remaining Gwent players, with Cruz Morgan taking two wickets in two overs, meant that Hereford were always struggling to reach their target. Gwent eventually bowled them out for 81 in the 29th over.

Best Performance: Harrison Parsons 42

West Glamorgan

109 for 9

105 all out West Glamorgan

won by

7 runs

West Glamorgan won the toss and elected to bat on what seemed to be a green pitch. Some accurate Gwent bowling kept the scoring in check and wickets started falling. A good partnership between Lewis Edwards and James Lester in the middle overs then began to put the hosts back into contention.  Tom Norton and Harvey Heaven then put the pressure back on the hosts and they each had three wickets as West Glamorgan finished on a very achievable total.

When Gwent went into bat, they lost two early wickets; this brought Max Warby and Norton to the crease. Both scored 21 before Norton holed out in the deep and Warby was trapped LBW.  It was still looking good for a Gwent victory, when the introduction of the leg-spin of James Lester and Ryan Evans to the attack proved to be the turning point in the match.  They took five wickets between them as Gwent suffered a major collapse and the score became 100 for 9 with 6 wickets falling for just 28 runs. A rearguard action from Cruz Morgan and Heaven was not quite good enough and Gwent were bowled out by the penultimate ball of the match agonisingly just short of the target figure.

Best Performances:  Ethan Paterson 3-8, Harvey Heaven 3-8, Max Warby 21, Tom Norton 21

Scorecard: https://gwentyc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3680966


242 for 6

159 all out Wiltshire

won by

83 runs

On the hottest day of the year to date, Wiltshire won the toss and elected to bat. The outfield of the House pitch at Malborough college was electric and Wiltshire got off to a good start, with Gunston and Shardlow putting on 50 for the first wicket. The partnership was broken by the slow leg spin of Cai Couchman, who had Shardlow well stumped by Jones. Gunston continued to make hay as the sun beat down on the Gwent fielders. Ashman’s arrival at the crease really took the game away from Gwent; his 45 off 20 balls as Gunston reached a fine century, saw the home team reach an impressive score.

In reply, Iwan Jones and George Lloyd were soon up with run rate  However the introduction of  Redfurn and Dickenson slowed Gwent’s run rate and wickets fell at regular intervals. A rearguard action by Harper Leigh and Ieuan Evans brought some respectability to the score

Best Performances:  Harper Leigh 28, Ieuan Evans 22

Scorecard: https://gwentyc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3689453

West Glamorgan

104 for 8

106 for 6 Gwent

won by

4 wkts

Gwent won the toss and elected to field. An early run out after a direct hit from Harvey Heaven started a procession of West Glamorgan wickets. Ethan Paterson then picked up two wickets in consecutive balls, both caught by Harper Leigh. Hobbs stuck around but a third outstanding, diving catch, at backward point by Leigh sent him back to the pavilion. Rearguard action by Edwards and Hopkins got the West Glam total up to the hundred mark.

Gwent’s reply started well with Josh Mason and Iwan Jones putting on 50 for the first wicket before Mason was run out for 15. Jones batted well but was eventually caught for 32 and a minor collapse ensued but a solid unbeaten 22 from the skipper of the day, Toby Palmer, and a quick 9 by Harper Leigh saw Gwent over the line with seven overs to spare.

Best Performances:  Harper Leigh 3 dismissals in the field, Iwan Jones 32, Toby Palmer 22 not out

Scorecard: https://gwentyc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3682555


206 all out

207 for 4 Gwent

won by

6 wkts

Gwent won the toss and elected to field on a good wicket. Ieuan Evans took two early wickets but Roberts and Matravers batted well for a century partnership. Matravers in particular hit the ball very well and It wasn’t until some quick thinking by Palmer, to run him out from a no ball, that Gwent could apply some pressure to the lower order batsman. Lloyd bowled well for his wicket and Cruz Morgan and Tom Norton took two apiece.

In reply, Gwent looked for runs from the started and scored consistently at a run-a-ball throughout the innings assisted, initially, by a the number of extras conceded by the Somerset pace bowlers.  Iwan Jones and George Lloyd had soon put on 50 and Lloyd went on to score his half century with a fine display of back-foot driving and cutting. On his departure, Tom Norton and Jack Hope-Bell put on a matching winning 50-run partnership to allow Gwent to romp home with eight overs remaining. This was an excellent game of cricket played in a tremendous spirit much appreciated by a large crowd

Best Performances:  George Lloyd 59, Tom Norton 39 no out, Jack Hope-Bell 30

Scorecard: https://gwentyc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3564881

Carmarthen     Match postponed due to the weather - it proved impossible to rearrange

169 for 9

168 for 4 Dorset

won by

1 wkt

Gwent won the toss and elected to bat.  After the loss of an early wicket, George Lloyd and Toby Palmer (18) put on 43 for the second wicket. The score then became 65 for 3 when James Morris (36 not out) joined Lloyd and they put on 103 runs together.  After batting through the innings Lloyd was out off the last ball as he tried to reach his century. His 98 was an excellent innings played at nearly a run-a-ball.  The only disappointment, from a Gwent perspective, was that the other Gwent batters failed to match his run-rate.

In reply, Dorset were reeling on 31 for 4 thanks to a tight opening spell from Harvey Heaven and Charlie Beddis, who took two wickets and a run out.  While they continued to lose wickets Dorset were well ahead of the run-rate but at 146-9 were still 19 runs short.  A good display of Gwent fielding had seen a further two run outs from Aneurin Evans and Ethan Paterson. However, Konreddy, ably assisted by Fairchild, steered his side to victory, finishing on a fine unbeaten 56.

George Lloyd 98, James Morris 36 not out



224 for 5

116 all out Devon

won by

108 runs

Devon won the toss and elected to bat on what was a good wicket at Sudbrook CC.  Good opening spells by Aneurin Evans and Harvey Heaven restricted Devon to 35 from 10 overs.  Wickets by Harper Leigh and Cruz Morgan then brought Seb Linnit to the crease.  After a conservative start he proceeded to hit the Gwent attack to all parts of the ground. This included an 84-run partnership with Morgan in the last 10 overs which saw Devon reach an impressive total.  The Gwent bowlers struggled to contain the scoring rate apart from Tom Norton, whose 5 overs yielded 2 wickets for just 10 runs.

Gwent’s response was good and at 16 overs they were 78 for 2, which was well ahead of the run rate. However, a double bowling change of Gribble (4 for 18) and Vukusic (2 for 5) caused a collapse in the Gwent batting line-up  They lost 8 wickets in 9.1 overs for 23 runs and, disappointingly, failed to use 13 of their overs.  Cruz Morgan and George Lloyd were the only batters to make it into the twenties

Cardiff & Vale     Match postponed due to the weather - it proved impossible to rearrange
Cardiff & Vale

176 for 8

247 for 6 Gwent

won by

71 runs

Cardiff and Vale won the toss and put Gwent into bat and two good balls got the Gwent openers early.  However, this only brought in Tom Norton and Cruz Morgan who put on a stand of over 150.  Morgan played a supportive role whilst Norton’s power game saw the ball to all parts of the ground. Morgan eventually departed, caught at point for 45, and Norton went onto complete an excellent century. Some good hitting by the lower order batsmen saw Gwent finish on an impressive score.

Cardiff and Vale’s innings started off well, thanks to some hard hitting by Zac Williams and some short pitched bowling by Gwent and at 20 overs they were up with the run-rate. However, the Gwent spinners then got to work; Cai Couchman, Jack Hope-Bell and James Morris bowled their 14 overs for a miserly 50 runs. Couchman took 3 wickets while Morris' 5 overs cost just 11 runs with i wicket.  Williams went on to complete his century but Cardiff and Vale eventually finished well short of the target.  This was an excellent performance by Gwent.

Best Performances:  Tom Norton 126, Cruz Morgan 45, CaiCouchman 3-20

Scorecard: http://gwentyc.play-cricket.com/website/results/3702111


113 all out

114 for 4 Gwent

won by

6 wkts

Worcestershire won the toss and elected to bat. Gwent’s openers, Aneurin Evans and Charlie Beddis, bowled well and picked up 2 wickets apiece in the first 8 overs.  However, Worcestershire still managed to score freely with Jose hitting the shot of the day picking up a leg side half volley for 6. Despite the run rate of nearly 7 an over, however, they continued to lose wickets, Harper Leigh took two, and were eventually out having only used up 20 of their allotted overs.  Iwan Jones had three dismissals behind the stumps while Harrison Parsons took two catches.

Gwent’s reply faltered early on when both openers were out in the same over. However, Jones and Harrison Parsons then steadied the ship and put on an 80-run partnership. Parsons was eventually out for 34 whilst Jones succumbed on 48. Leigh hit the winning runs and Gwent won with 20 overs to spare.


West Glamorgan

132 for 9

98 all out West Glamorgan

won by

34 runs

Gwent won the toss and elected to field on what everyone thought was a good pitch despite being a used one.  The opening bowlers Ollie Taylor and Aneurin Evans bowled well only 9 runs in their 4 overs with Evans taking one wicket.  However, the pitch was proving to be slow in pace and with a variable bounce but Harrison Parsons kept wicket well in difficult circumstances.  The bowlers bowled reasonably well having a few overs each with none going for more than 20 runs in their first spells. Cai Couchman took 3 wickets, two of them caught and bowled, as well as a good catch at cover and George Lloyd took 1 wicket for just 3 runs off 4 overs.  The team were rightly satisfied in containing the opposition to an achievable total.

When Gwent batted, the wicket got slower and lower as the game progressed with many balls not getting above ankle-high.   On the whole the Gwent batsmen did not adapt to the conditions but the West Glamorgan bowlers bowled straight and took some good catches.  Wickets fell at regular intervals but only two batsmen attempted to adapt to the conditions. Parsons made a very correct 25 including some lovely cover drives (before falling to one of several that shot along the ground) and Evans, with a steady 17 not out, tried to shepherd the tail. It was disappointing the other nine batters couldn't amass the 34 runs needed to win and left 14 overs unused.

Best Performance: Cai Couchman 3 wkts & 3 catches, Harrison Parsons 25.

Carmarthen     It proved impossible to arrange